Nat “King” Cole – Love Is The Thing – Analogue Productions 45RPM 200g Vinyl
Analogue Productions’ Blue Note and Nat “King” Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!
“…if you haven’t picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you’re really missing out!” – David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52
“…Cole’s voice is closely-miked, producing the sensation of a giant, solid, three-dimensional apparition between the speakers. Playing the opener, ‘When I Fall in Love,’ for a visitor inevitably results in bulging eyes of disbelief and involuntary sighs and ‘wow!’s. It never fails…The double 45 RPM…it’s as good as you will ever hear this classic album and while today we think of every new reissue as always being available, don’t count on it! Get this while you can…I wouldn’t go through life without a copy of Love is the Thing and this one is easily the best yet and probably the best you’ll ever hear or be able to buy unless the master tape ends up on the auction block.” Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 – Michael Fremer, musicangle.com
“…More than your typical reissue, Acoustech’s efforts with these 3-channel work tapes might almost be described as a restoration project…The results are stunning.” – Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, September 2010
“…the Nat King Cole LPs are astonishingly beautiful, particularly played through my new Wilson Maxx3’s. They make me cry.” – Max Paley, Acoustic Sounds customer
Love is the theme for twelve ballads of heavenly strings orchestrated by the distinctive Gordon Jenkins, sympathetically backing the intimately expressive and supremely musical voice of the incomparable Nat “King” Cole. Featuring such legendary classics as “Stardust” and “When I Fall In Love,” Love Is The Thing topped the charts upon its release, is among its era’s finest, most stylistically defining recordings of popular music and continues to enchant listeners to this day.
Using the original 3-track session tapes from Capitol’s vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the stunning wide-range potential and beauty of these recordings in this 45 RPM, 200-gram vinyl edition pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 2,800-word essay by Chris Hall on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.
Originally released in 1957.
1. When I Fall In Love
3. Stay As Sweet As You Are
4. Where Can I Go Without You?
5. Maybe It’s Because I Love You Too Much (mono only)
6. Love Letters (mono only)
7. Ain’t Misbehavin’
8. I Thought About Marie (studio chatter, false start on 45 RPM LP only)
9. At Last
10. It’s All In The Game
11. When Sunny Gets Blue
12. Love Is The Thing