Drew's Famous Rehearsal Dinner collects re-recordings of classic love songs perfect for a wedding's rehearsal dinner, ranging from "Night and Day" and "The Girl from Ipanema" to "Let's Fall in Love" and "It Had to Be You." Unlike some of the rock-oriented collections in the Drew's Famous series, these interpretations of the standards work fairly well, although they still can't hold a candle to some of the great singers they're trying to emulate. Still, the collection is a pretty inspired mix of tunes, drawing from show tunes ("'S Wonderful"), smooth jazz ("Songbird"), and standards ("The Look of Love," "My Romance," and "When I Fall in Love"). While a collection of the original versions of the songs included on Drew's Famous Rehearsal Dinner would be ideal, this collection of covers could add a bit of sophistication in a pinch.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares