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Analogue Productions - AAPP 1613-45 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl -
Mastered By Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering
AAA 100% Analogue - Deluxe Box Set - Canvas Bound Embossed Box
Booklet - Essay - Pressed at QRP
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Stereophile Record to Die For!
Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
"...Sonically, this just may be a permanent entry in the global audiophile community's list of 'Best-Ever Sounding LPs'.
It certainly belongs there for musical content, too." Sound Quality: 99% out of 100% - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News
Many other N.K. Cole LPs of the period were reissued and remastered by this same team of players and worthy of inclusion but if condemned to own only one, this is the one to get. Tone Audio
Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat "King" Cole Reissues A Positive Feedback Brutus Award!
"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues you're really missing out!" - , Positive Feedback, Issue 52
"The results on this five 45rpm 180g LP set are simply astonishing, particularly if you've heard the originals. The transparency, dynamics and three-dimensionality create the intense sensation of being in the studio with the musicians and especially with Cole who appears as a visceral, floating apparition between the speakers.
The size and three-dimensionality of the vocal image produces the sensation of the listener being a 'fly on the microphone mike stand' listening to Cole perform, surrounded by musicians. The arrangements and performances are faithful to the originals but the sound of course is far superior.
The feeling is of sitting in on history by being there, not merely eavesdropping after the fact...Given the sonics and the superb packaging, it's easy to say that this box set is worth every penny of its considerable cost. I cannot recommend it more highly." Music = 10/11; Sound = 11/11 - Michael Fremer, Musicangle
"...mastered from the original three-track work tapes is a sonic spectacular that outdoes the original by a wide margin - as does its packaging.
A major reissue." Stereophile Records To Die For - Michael Fremer, Stereophile,
ot only is the sound AMAZING, the presentation box is so beautiful. It is a piece of art
It pays off handsomely and all comes down to the most impressive vocal recording ever in areas of size, power, delivery, dynamic contrasts, transparency, clarity, and intimacy; sometimes startlingly so by Cole 'jumpin out' way past the front of the soundstage. Not to forget the sweet refined timbral qualities of the orchestra and its strings in particular, plus a spot-on analog warm tonal balance without overdoing it. The deluxe packaging is top notch and superior to the original with a canvas-bound embossed box, including an informative album-size booklet with b&w photos of 'King' in studio. Without doubt, so is the sound which makes this collection of sweet love songs and traditional pop, a no-brainer. Many other N.K. Cole LPs of the period were reissued and remastered by this same team of players and worthy of inclusion but if condemned to own only one, this is the one to get.-Sound
Additional liner notes by Nat "King" Cole expert Jordan Taylor.
One of Nat "King" Cole's crowning achievements and a fittingly lavish celebration of a cultural and musical icon, The Nat "King" Cole Story offers a glorious overview of the career of one of the greatest and most beloved performers in popular music history. 38 tracks, many re-recorded in stereo for this anthology, offer a selection spanning his popular career.
5 LP set
Cut from the Original 3-Track Master Tapes!
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
Canvas-bond Embossed Box
Booklet features essays and pictures
1. Straighten Up And Fly Right
2. Sweet Lorraine
3. It's Only A Paper Moon
4. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
6. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
7. Nature Boy
8. Lush Life
9. Calypso Blues
10. Mona Lisa
11. Orange Colored Sky
12. Too Young
14. Somewhere Along The Way
15. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
17. Blue Gardenia
18. I Am In Love
19. Answer Me, My Love
21. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
22. The Sand And The Sea
23. If I May
24. A Blossom Fell
25. To The Ends Of The Earth
26. Night Lights
29. Send For Me
30. St. Louis Blues
31. Looking Back
32. Non Dimenticar (Don’t Forget)
34. Oh, Mary, Don’t You Weep
35. Ay, Cosita Linda
36. Wild Is Love (spoken intro and song)
37. Ramblin’ Rose
38. Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer
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