by: Various Artists
This beefy, 38-track set is the ultimate soundtrack to the decadent, neon-cool world of 1960s Las Vegas, as exemplified by the highball-drinking, cigarette-smoking, skirt-chasing misadventures of the Rat Pack. The title promises A NIGHT ON THE TOWN WITH THE RAT PACK, and that is what it delivers, with songs from the lounge triumvirate of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin. The set list includes classics like "Luck Be a Lady," "A Foggy Day," and "I've Got You Under My Skin," and with equal weight given to performances by each of the three singers, no one will go away disappointed. There are plenty of swinging good times, off-the-cuff witticisms, and sultry romantic interludes on offer, proving once again that nothing goes better with a martini than these guys.