The Rat Pack

This CD / DVD compilation set is wonderful. The DVD is a spectacular live set of the stage performance recorded in St. Louis, Missouri o­n June 20, 1965. The qualities of the two discs are spectacular, especially considering the date of the original recordings. The acclaimed Rat-Pack are incredible talents. Sammy Davis Jr. shows off his versatility as a singer, dancer, impressionist and overall performer par excellence. Dean Martin's signature voice and humor are featured o­n both discs. Finally, you get Frank Sinatra powered by the Count Basie Orchestra. Sinatra sings with delight and determination. This CD features songs from several performances, but the way the DVD is edited it makes you feel like a complete Pack performance. The CD, recorded at The Villa Venice Night Club, in Chicago o­n November 26 to December 2nd, 1962, is equally impressive; showcasing the Pack's musical and comical musing. Standout versions of: "I left My Heart In San Francisco," "Volare," "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" are performed with bravado and humor; this compilation makes you feel like you were there. So if you want relive some musical memories or chronicle a few new o­nes, check out this wonderful double disc winner.

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