Contrasting downbeat ballads with an ironic brassy, upbeat big band attitude, the ironic Cole Porter standard "Just One Of Those Things" sets the tone for a distinctive, pungent experience of love and disillusionment with a swing. Brilliantly backing the intimately expressive and supremely musical voice of the incomparable Nat 'King' Cole, a big band with no 'strings' smolders, swings, saunters, storms, sighs and sizzles with the arrangements of the distinctive Billy May. 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 and its quality, style and spirit remains unexcelled. 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 beauty of these recordings. A superb track recorded for the album, "You'll Never Know", which was omitted due to space constraints, is included in this double 45-RPM 180-gram album set. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 2,200-word essay by Jordan Taylor 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.
Nat 'King' Cole: Just One Of Those Things (45rpm-edition)
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