Likes we continue to stand in awe of the way that when Ed writes Dino he does so in the most powerful and poetic Dino-way possible...and this review is proof positive of it dudes! We are absolutely thrilled to be able to share it 'gain for all youse Dino-philes to bask in all the Dino-glory of Ed's gloriously golden review....includin' both the Dino and Frank Sinatra ver-si-on as well as our fav of fav from the Bob Hope special.
Likes we don't hear much from our Dino-devoted pallie Ed these days, but we hope somehow, someway that you will know our deepest of deep Dino-appreciato for your magnificant way of homagin' our Dino in the hugest of huge ways! Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP
It’s a "Marshmallow World" in the winter! The official voice of the season is a familiar one pallies. Breezes of Dino stirring the chilly holiday air has become an encouraging trend in our Dino-verse. Dino doin’ carols, fires doin’ chestnuts, snowflakes doin’ noses, it’s all one big collective snowball of yule tide!
Scoot over Der-Bingle, Dino’s oldie but a goodie “Marshmallow World” is the “White Christmas” of the 21st century! Very similar to the late blooming “Ain’t That a Kick in The Head”, “Marshmallow World” is experiencing a late growth spurt. Wasn’t long ago where if you didn’t own the LP, you didn’t hear this gem. And that’s a shame! The now familiar tune, recorded June 30th 1966 for Reprise Records, and released on the Dean Martin Christmas Album on October 11, 1966, wasn’t re-released into present day media until after 1998.
December 21, 1967. The Dean Martin Show. Woo woo! Dino's having a blast. Ole Blue Eyes quips a ‘punkin head’. Dino-Cool and The Voice radiating audio warmth to the masses. Tuxes, and cigarettes singing snowballs and sugar dates. Crazy-daddy! Pick your pleasure, LP version of "MW", Dino 'n Frank version , or the Bob Hope special version. Like art, you can't explain it, but you know it when you see it. Pure Dino.
The Bob Hope Special
Anywhere, anytime. Adorning the tree, or driving in your car. It's an audio candy cane pally. Ideally, for yours truly, this cut is perfect for a cozy winters night with that someone special. Perhaps an egg-nog or favorite vino. Make due with what you have, Dino will make up for everything you're short of. After all, you are now in his world.
Enjoy, and good night.
Written by Sigman & De Rose
Produced by Jimmy Bowen
Arranged and Conducted by Ernie Freeman
It's a marshmallow world in the winter
When the snow comes to cover the ground
It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day
I wait for it the whole year round.
Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly
In the arms of the evergreen trees
And the sun is red like a pumpkin head
It's shining so your nose wont freeze.
The world is your snowball, see how it grows
Thats how it goes whenever it snows
The world is your snowball just for a song
Get out and roll it along
It's a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts
Take a walk with your favorite girl
It's a sugar date, what if spring is late
In winter it's a marshmallow world.