Ray Anthony's Dream Dancing was the first of several so-called "dream dancing" albums he made. It was one of his most popular albums, providing sweet, romantic big band music for slow dancing and easy listening, and inspired a slew of imitators. The muted arrangements overlaid with Anthony's melodic trumpet lines create a dreamy effect not unlike Bert Kaempfert's "Stranger on the Shore," mesmerizing listeners into a slow-dancing trance. This is mood music in the best sense of the term, and Anthony is so effective at his art ...