Nat "King" Cole - Just One of Those Things


S & P Records



Product No.:
AS&P 508
UPC: 739343050815
Limited Stock

180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP    

Originally released in 1957, Just One Of Those Things has become a standout title in the Nat King Cole library because the theme is comparable to Frank Sinatra’s swing albums of the same time period and employs the same arranger and conductor, Billy May. The reissue of this classic was mixed and mastered by Steve Hoffman from the original three-track session masters.  The lacquers were cut at AcousTech Mastering by Kevin Gray with plating and pressing at RTI.

"...Hoffman remixed from the original 3 track master tape, cutting way back on the reverb to produce a positively stunning studio document from the golden age of analog recording...Don't let the 1957 date throw you: this recording has the goods - it's spacious, three-dimensional, and immediate...All in all Just One of Those Things is a great re-issue, filled with classic music making from all involved. It will never date and was thus worthy of a 2004 release. It's never sounded better. Either cutting engineer Kevin Gray or Hoffman scribed into the dead wax 'Nat Lives!' This disc is the proof. Highly recommended for both music and sound." Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer,

1. When your Lover Has Gone
2. A Cottage For Sale
3. Who's Sorry Now?
4. Once in a While
5. These Foolish Things Remind Me of You
6. Just for the Fun of It
7. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
8. I Understand
9. Just One of Those Things
10. The Song is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)
11. I Should Care
12. The Party's Over
13. Day In - Day Out
14. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself a Letter)
15. Something Makes Me Want to Dance With You

Customer Reviews (4.55 Stars) 11 person(s) rated this product.

This is special - thanks Mikey!

posted on 02/21/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Robert S.
Big soundstage, lush, articulate, and the details are there without making it a tiring listen. The background is dead quiet. This is an excellent pressing. Own it!

Another masterpiece by King Cole

posted on 10/11/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike from NJ.
I've gotten a few of these new Nat "King" Cole releases and all of them have been 5 stars. I'm not sure if one is better than the other but all of them are keepers that will be in "heavy rotation" for many, many listenings.

Cole so Cool

posted on 10/29/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Winfrey L. Goldman
While going through some audiophile pressings at my favorite record store, I ran across this gem. Apparently an "early" issue from the now-famed Hoffman/Grey remaster team at Acoustic Sounds, Cole simply blows you away. The LP insert is cool too! Find one now!

Incredible sound, no matter what vintage

posted on 07/06/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Dave
One reviewer must have something wrong with his system. I found this LP stunning on my system. Nat's voice is wonderful, full and rich. The big band directed by Billie May is powerful, with sizzling trumpets and wonderful tuba lines. Of course, as in all May arrangements, the bones and bass bones have a big part.

I have a hard time chosing between this or "After Midnight" with Nat 'King' Cole and his trio from 1956. By this point in his career Nat was most often recorded with too many strings, these two albums are wonderful.



posted on 05/15/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: DeVries
Very very good sound. Not bad for 1957 recording!

Maybe I got a bad one!

posted on 03/03/2008
1 Stars
This was very dissapointing. Absolutely no life or pizzaz to the music. The record sounds as though someone recorded Nat singing live to the music on a radio. I didn't even listen to the second side.


posted on 02/26/2007
5 Stars
You need this in your collection. Get it while it's still available!


posted on 01/17/2007
5 Stars
Nat is right there with you...beautiful

Triumph for Sam P. and Steve Hoffman

posted on 10/05/2004
5 Stars
Reviewer: Sckott @ Steve Hoffman Forums
Just an outstanding job, highly recommended. As something that came out of Capitol's Studio 'B' 1957, there has never been a more realistic account of the original recording until now. The power and beauty of the 3-track masters come forth with depth and irresistible charm. This is fast becoming one of my most treasured and "example" piece of vinyl I own because the sound just outperforms everything I've ever owned; It's that good!

Even for people who don't know or haven't gotten into Nat King Cole's performances will love the "hip" lounge sound, the orchestra and Nat's rich voice that sweetens every familiar standard. What's more, this is the first time this title has ever been mastered correctly. In past issues, the sound was horribly out of phase and thin as a rail. Now you can hear what really went on in these masterful sessions.

There are a few bonus tracks added to the original lineup with studio chatter intact, showing just how hard the band worked. More please!


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