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Cool Then, Cool Now [2 CDs + Book] [Box set]

Dean MartinAudio CD
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It’s been nearly ten years since Dean Martin departed this earth, but the man’s stature as an artist and icon continues to grow. His importance to generations of music fans (not to mention aficionados of masculine cool) now far outstrips his former reputation as the tippler of the Rat Pack¹s tuxedoed triumvirate or Jerry Lewis’ crooning straight man. He was, simply ... Read more in Amazon's Dean Martin Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 7, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • ASIN: B004JZPMO6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,441 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Ain't That A Kick In The Head (Featuring Kevin Spacey)
2. Mambo Italiano
3. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
4. I'm Sitting On Top of the World
5. (Open Up The Door) Let The Good Times In
6. Snap Your Fingers
7. C'est si Bon
8. Everybody Loves Somebody
9. That's Amore
10. Memories Are Made Of These
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Sway
2. Volare
3. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Featuring Robbie Williams)
4. Bumming Around
5. LA is My Home
6. Welcome To My World
7. King of the Road
8. Who's Got The Action?
9. Five Card Stud
10. Born to Lose
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Editorial Reviews

Limited two CD/book package. Cool Then Cool Now is a collection of music and intimate family photos that capture the essence, spirit and fullness of Dean Martin's life. Presented as a hardcover photo album this unique collection showcases Dean as The Entertainer, The Family Man, The Sportsman, The Man-About-Town and The Movie Star. The two CDs contain a total of 28 tracks. The book features tributes from some of the people that knew him best including comedian and co-star Jerry Lewis, and Academy Award winning actress and co-star Shirley Maclaine. Also included are tributes from legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, and global star Robbie Williams.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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"DEAN MARTIN cool then, cool now" is a fun photo essay of how cool Dean Martin's life was during the best of times. This is a combo photo album and dual CD musical tribute ... let's hit on the book first.

The Book...

It's important to note that "cool then, cool now" is not a biography or expose; there are several books that fit that bill (try Shawn Levy's Rat Pack Confidential), but this Dean Martin Family Trust effort is essentially a photo album. With the exception of a forward from Kevin Spacey and brief intros at the beginning of each major section, the only words in the book are captions under the photos. That said, the writing that does appear is nicely done -- just enough to lend some context, humor and poignancy to the great pictures.

Speaking of the pics, the quality of the photography and the book overall is excellent. The photos are beautiful -- looking and feeling like actual photographs -- you'll find yourself trying not to touch them when turning the pages!

The book is laid out in life-sections following a one page introduction from Kevin Spacey. Spacey's forward is a well written tribute to Dean, the actor, performer... and of course the king of cool. Spacey does a nice job of showing how Dean -- a generation away -- made such a difference in Kevin's approach to acting and performing. It's a surprisingly personal and sentimental slice of Spacey and a great leadoff for the book.

The Entertainer...

The first section is briefly introduced by Robbie Williams, who also sings a remastered Please Don't Talk About Me duet with Dean on the CD.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Photo Book June 28, 2011
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I'm really excited about this book. It's full of beautiful photos of Dino with his children, friends, on movie sets etc. It really gives you a sense of what an incredibly life Dean lived. It includes 2 CDs, too. Nothing more relaxing than Dino on the stereo and flipping through the pages. Miss you Dino!
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5.0 out of 5 stars COOL THEN COOL NOW December 19, 2011
By Diana
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dean Martin Winner! February 7, 2012
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As one of the world's biggest Dean Martin fans, I couldn't wait to get this book and CD. I am delighted with everything about it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome January 8, 2012
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Who does not love Dean Martin? His voice can always get to me, and who can not enjoy his humor. Handsome and Italian. Who could ask for anything more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Keepsake for Any Dean Martin Fan! October 23, 2011
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Dean Martin was, and still is, one of the greatest entertainers to ever walk the face of the earth. This book shows candid photos from his family life, which paint a much different picture than the swinging nightlife he took part in. I haven't listened to the CD's yet, but I know that they will be fabulous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really worth it if you are a Dean Martin fan September 20, 2011
By Ali
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big fan of Dino and the Cool Then, Cool Now is amazing book containing a summarize version of Dino amazing career. So I highly recommend it to anyone who is really a Dean Martin fan.
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