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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Deb­o­rah Jones

Dream Lover Bobby Darin’s songs give biomu­si­cal Dream Lover a solid base but the life clinches the deal. Darin grew up in a lov­ing fam­ily that had big se­crets and was good at keep­ing them. He was po­lit­i­cally ac­tive, mar­ried San­dra Dee, head­lined at the swanki­est night­clubs, en­joyed suc­cess as a film ac­tor, had a ca­reer slump and a re­vival, and died at 37. Ob­vi­ously there’s a lot to know and the Dream Lover set-up is promis­ing. A thrilling 18-piece band is ar­rayed show­room-style on three lev­els as Darin’s life is seen through the lens of a dy­ing man’s mem­o­ries.

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