Nat "King" Cole - Just One of Those Things


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DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

Canada Eligible

Total download size: 3.01GB

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Cover art included, liner notes not included

This download includes both the Stereo and the Mono mix files of the album, with the exception of the bonus track, an alternative take of "Just For The Fun Of It" (mono only)

Mastered by Kevin Gray.

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

"As much as I adore the work of Gordon Jenkins, I am partial to the arrangements and conducting skills of Billy May...His work for Cole on this 1957 release resulted in one of the swingin'est track selections in the Cole cannon." Sound Quality = 96% out of 100% - Ken Kessler, HiFi News, January 2011

This has been a totally no-expenses-spared project. Using the original 3-track work tapes from Capitol's vaults, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman along with DSD specialist Gus Skinas bring you an entirely incomparable experience.  In order to master from the 3-track masters, AcousTech had to be outfitted for three-channel playback. That meant Kevin Gray had to find a third identical monitoring channel chain (including mixing board, amplifier and speaker) as well as a 3-track playback headstack and also a 3-track preview head for the vinyl cutting system.  It was a massive assignment. We've spent a fortune to include these extra bells and whistles and to make this a truly historic reissue.

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.

Just One Of Those Things was recorded in finely polished monaural and more minimalistic 3-channel stereophonic versions, each with dedicated microphones, console, mix and recorders. Each offers a different sonic perspective. The monaural recording was heard on the original hit records while the stereophonic recording offers the potential for a stunning wide-range realism. The bonus track, an alternative take of "Just For The Fun Of It," is mono only.

Originally released in 1957.

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When Your Lover Has Gone
A Cottage For Sale
Who’s Sorry Now?
Once In A While
These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
Just For The Fun Of It
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
I Understand
Just One Of Those Things
The Song Is Ended
I Should Care
The Party’s Over

Bonus Track:
You’ll Never Know
Just For The Fun Of It MONO

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Highly Recommended

posted on 06/07/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Yor
From a sound quality perspective I think this is the best of the Nat King Cole remasters. Nat sounds like he is right there in your room. Also the sound-stage is excellent! I had not heard of any of the songs before but they are growing on me every time I play them.

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