Nat King Cole St. Louis Blues 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 or Balanced
Cole's Just One Of Those Things, Where Did Everyone Go?, A Nat King Cole Story, After Midnight, Love Is the Thing, and The Very Thought of You also Available on 180g 45RPM LP from Analogue Productions
Casting early 20th Century works by "the Father of the Blues" with particularly smooth vocals by Nat King Cole and the resourceful orchestrations of Nelson Riddle resulted in this classic album, a worthy tribute to the W.C. Handy legacy.
Never before has this record sounded so rich, 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 at Acoustech by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray for an unparalleled sonic experience.
Also included is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 2,800-word essay by Chris Hall about the album, and a 1,200-word reflection by Michael Fremer about the remastering process.
Audiophile delights and vocal albums don't come more definitive than this! Absolutely no expense was spared in the production or mastering efforts. A special monitoring chain (in addition to the three-track preview heads and custom headstocks) was even installed at Acoustech exclusively for these Cole reissues!
Nat King Cole St. Louis Blues Track Listing:
1. Overture (Love Theme/Hesitating Blues)
2. Harlem Blues
3. Chantez Les Bas
4. Friendless Blues
6. Joe Turner's Blues
7. Beale Street Blues
8. Careless Love
9. Morning Star
10. Memphis Blues
11. Yellow Dog Blues
12. St. Louis Blues