On only his third full-length, 12-inch LP recorded as such, Dean Martin finally found a way to construct an album in the style of pal and rival Frank Sinatra's highly successful concept LPs: Bring Sinatra in as the conductor. (The arrangements are by Pete King.) Repose was Sinatra's chosen theme, and he selected a set of songs well-suited to Martin's bedroom voice, from Johnny Mercer's "Dream" and "Hit the Road to Dreamland" to "Let's Put Out the Lights (And Go to Sleep)" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me." Just as on a Sinatra theme album, the title track was written to order, in this case by Lew Spence with lyrics by Marilyn Keith and her husband-to-be, Alan Bergman. Martin brought more attention to the sessions than usual, and the sympathetic string arrangements supported his romantic vocals, making this one of his best album releases.
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann