Nat King Cole The Very Thought of You on Hybrid 3-Channel SACD from Analogue Productions
Mastered from the Original 3-Track Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech
Includes Complete Original "Close Mike" Mono Mixes on SACD Layer
Exquisite Sonics: Cole's Voice Has Never Sounded as Rich or Balanced
Features First-Ever Original Mono Mix Versions of "Don't Blame Me" and "There Is No Greater Love"
Also Available on 180g 45RPM 2LP Set
Nat King Cole and arranger Gordon Jenkins followed their hit 1957 album Love Is The Thing by foraging further into romantic and sensual bliss the following year with the 1958 release of the stripped-down The Very Thought Of You. With the spotlight squarely on Cole's unsurpassed voice, with the songs devoid of pianos or jazz-based instrumentals, this ballad-dominant set thrives on the strenght of Jenkins' sweet string work and Cole's emotional, honest deliveries.
Never before has this record sounded so sumptuous, with every detail and nuance restored in a manner that places you in the recording studio with Cole. Mastered from the original three-track analog master tapes by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray for an unparalleled sonic experience. In addition, the SACD layer includes the first-ever original mono mixes of "Don't Blame Me" and "There Is No Greater Love."
“This means you will be able to hear the real deal plus a surround and stereo mix of these legendary albums. By real deal I mean the close-miked mono creation, done live in Capitol Tower Studios A & B along with the "upstairs" control room creation, the stereo versions with a different set of microphones and parameters. This is very exciting to me. These mono versions have been out of print since the 1960's and we will use the original mono reels, mastered flat to DSD via the awesome Grimm A/DSD converter." - Steve Hoffman, describing the mastering process
Nat King Cole The Very Thought Of You Track Listing:
1. The Very Thought of You
2. But Beautiful
4. I Wish I Knew the Way to Your Heart
5. I Found a Million Dollar Baby
6. Magnificent Obsession
7. My Heart Tells Me
9. This Is All I Ask
10. Cherie, I Love You
11. Making Believe You're Here
12. Cherchez la Femme
13. For All We Know
14. The More I See You
15. Don't Blame Me (bonus track)
16. There Is No Greater Love (bonus track)