Nat King Cole Love Is The Thing 180g 45rpm 2LP
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcoustTech!
Click Here to read Michael Fremer's essay on the Nat King Cole Mastering efforts!
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 180-gram vinyl edition. 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.
"The double 45rpm cut results in cleaner transients and greater cut-to-cut consistency as the cut never comes close to the smaller inner groove area radii. If you already own the DCC, should you make the investment in this reissue? I’d say yes. 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." - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 10/10, Sound 10/10
• 180g 45rpm Double Vinyl
• Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech
• Includes six-panel booklet with rare photos and essays by Chris Hall and
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, falst start on 45rpm LP only)
9. At Last
10. It's All in the Game
11. When Sunny Gets Blue
12. Love Is the Thing