Nat King Cole : Love is The Thing

Nat King Cole : Love is The Thing


Nat King Cole (piano, vocals) with Gordon Jenkins and his orchestra

Capitol 824

Analogue Productions Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - When I Fall in Love
A2 - Stardust
A3 - Stay As Sweet As You Are
B1 - Where Can I Go Without You?
B2 - Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much (mono only)
B3 - Love Letters (mono only)
C1 - Ain't Misbehavin'
C2 - I Thought About Marie (studio chatter, false start on 45rpm LP only)
C3 - At Last
D1 - It's All In The Game
D2 - When Sunny Gets Blue
D3 - Love Is The Thing

December 19, 28, 1956 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Love is the theme for twelve ballads of heavenly strings orchestrated by the distinctive Gordon Jenkins, sympathetically backing the intimately expressive and supremely musical voice of the incomparable Nat "King" Cole. Featuring such legendary classics as "Stardust" and "When I Fall In Love," Love Is The Thing topped the charts upon its release, is among its era's finest, most stylistically defining recordings of popular music and continues to enchant listeners to this day.

Using the original 3-track session tapes from Capitol's vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the stunning wide-range potential and beauty of these recordings in this 45-RPM 180-gram vinyl edition. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 2,800-word essay by Chris Hall on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.

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