Capitol/EMI Records
Vocal Music, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz

Album Review

Nat King Cole possessed one of the most accessible and appealing voices of any singer in the 1950s. This ballad-oriented set puts the emphasis completely on his voice (there is no piano playing or any hint of his jazz-oriented past) and features Cole accompanied by Gordon Jenkins' sweet arrangements for a string orchestra. Many other singers might find it difficult to overcome, much less uplift this type of accompaniment, but Cole's basic and honest delivery works quite well in this setting. Highlights include "The Very Thought of You," "But Beautiful," "This Is All I Ask," "For All We Know," and "The More I See You."
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. The Very Thought of You
  2. But Beautiful
  3. Impossible
  4. I Wish I Knew (Notorious)
  5. I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
  6. Magnificent Obsession
  7. My Heart Tells Me
  8. Paradise
  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
  16. There Is No Greater Love
  17. Farewell to Arms
  18. Happy New Year