Nat King Cole Just One of Those Things on 180g 45RPM 2LP Set from Analogue Productions
Mastered from the Original 3-Track Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech
Exquisite Sonics: Cole's Voice Has Never Sounded as Rich, Immediate, or Balanced
Audiophile Pressing of 1957 Classic Includes Bonus Track and Deluxe Packaging With Six-Panel Booklet and Two Essays
Cole's The Very Thought of You, Where Did Everyone Go?, A Nat King Cole Story, After Midnight, and St. Louis Blues also Available on 180g 45RPM LPs from Analogue Productions
Contrasting downbeat ballads with an ironic brassy, upbeat big-band attitude, the brilliant and expressive work of vocalist Nat King Cole and arranger Billy May on display here is one for the ages. 1957's Just One Of Those Things is a classic collection that perfectly captures the inherent experience of love and disillusionment.
On par with Frank Sinatra's period albums, the set swings effortlessly and lightly, as Cole brings a fine, unhurried touch to uptempo standards and jazz-based pop material. Featuring top shelf interpretations of "These Foolish Things," "Who's Sorry Now?" "The Party's Over" and more, this album is among its era's finest recordings of popular music, replete with a quality, style and spirit that remain touchstones for any vocal pop outing. What's more, a superb track recorded for the album, "You'll Never Know," which was originally omitted due to space constraints, is included as a bonus track on this pressing.
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 by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray from the original three-track analog tapes at Acoustech, complete with an all-analog system comprised of custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, and a specially installed console and monitoring chain, this 2LP set 's wonderful! A striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, 2,200-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album, and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process round out this stellar package. Positively essential for any audiophile or aficionado of vocal music, jazz, and/or pop.
Nat King Cole Just One Of Those Things Track Listing:
1. When Your Lover Has Gone
2. A Cottage For Sale
3. Who's Sorry Now?
4. Once in a While
5. These Foolish Things Remind Me of You
6. Just for the Fun of It
7. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
8. I Understand
9. Just One of Those Things
10. The Song is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)
11. I Should Care
12. The Party's Over
13. You'll Never Know (bonus track)