"And here he is, the star of our show, direct from the bar: Dean Martin..." the MC spouts this familiar greeting to welcome the listener to another fabulous live album of the Rat Pack.
No punches are pulled as each Rat Pack member (Dean, Frank, and Sammy) emerges in turn and sings some wonderfully arranged dance band tunes (notably "Chicago", "Please Be Kind", and "Out of This World"). The orchestra is near flawless as they plow through ballads and up swing tunes that will force your foot to tap.
The sound quality and re-mastering (if any) is not the greatest on this album. But what this album lacks in studio-produced quality is made up with onstage live hijinks between those knuckleheads of Vegas.
As an added bonus, the last five tracks, featuring Frank, seem to be other tunes that were recorded at another time (some live, some studio).
All and all, a Rat Pack fan should not hesitate to own this collection, and others should seriously consider purchasing this charming and hummable live performance album.