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Nat 'King' Cole - Love Is The Thing


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 824-45
UPC: 753088082474
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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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 it's cut at 45 RPM, plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!2

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'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,

"...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, 180-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
2. Stardust
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

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 18 person(s) rated this product.

"Sunny Bee"

posted on 03/27/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Reed
This album is remarkably perfect. Form the bite in the strings to the "in the room" presence of Nat. What can't they all be like this?

Analog is King!

posted on 10/17/2015
5 Stars
This record is truly a breathtaking example of what this medium is actually capable of. Like with all of Analogue Productions' records, they are simply stunning. Don't give this a second thought if you like Nat King Cole. I'd give it 6 starts if I could!


posted on 10/21/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: VETO
Obviously done by someone who had their heart in their work.

Sheer nectar!

posted on 02/29/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Dandy Cobalt
A delightful record - fabulous sound. The quality convinced my wife to allow me to upgrade my turntable - must be good !!

More than beautiful is...

posted on 04/01/2011
5 Stars
This is an awesome recording! Mr Cole's music is a wonderful heritage and thanks to Analogue Production we now can enjoy the music in the absolutely best conditions.


posted on 03/23/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Will
two words came out of my mouth when his voice first came on . This has to be the record to show off analog music . And zero surface noise to boot. 10/10

Absolutely amazing!

posted on 03/14/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Allan Gilmour
I thought I knew Nat King Cole's recordings well, how wrong was I? Nat's vocal nuances and sheer variety of intonations have been revealed to me truly for the very first time.

I'm staggered by this recording, it is so completely real.

Congratulations to all the engineers involved with this 45rpm pressing for achieving such superb results from the master tapes. Well done!!!

Great album from 1957!

posted on 02/15/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Marion Kiker
Actually have not heard LP yet but based on previous Nat King Cole 45 RPM LP set I can only imagine!


posted on 01/12/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Vladimir Yankov
If you like to have one demo LP (and you can easily switch to 45rpm) this is the one!


posted on 01/15/2011
5 Stars
Although I have not listened to this album I would like to comment on the packaging. This is my third order I have placed with 'accoustics' and by far the best packaging I have had. The album made it down here(New Zealand) in perfect condition. Thanks for the outstanding shipping. This gives me great confidence in your ability to ship more expensive items that I would not hesitate to now order.



Truly Great Sound

posted on 11/27/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Vic N
I have to admit that I've never purchased a Nat King Cole album before. I bought this based on reviews and a listen to samples on Amazon. It arrived in a box with a couple of other records I'd bought, so I thought I'd put it on the turntable first and listen to one side before I listened to the others, just to see what all the fuss was about. Well I ended up listening to the whole thing and forgot about the other records. As soon as the music started, it sounded amazing. Cole's voice is unique and the recording has him centred and forward. In fact he was so far forward, I had to adjust the toe in on the speakers after the first song as I was just about rubbing noses with the guy! His voice is solid and "real". The orchestra is absolutely silky smooth, fluid and luscious. The mastering is superb with lovely detail, but warm at the same time. If you're a fan of Nat King Cole, then this is a must have. If your not, then listen to samples of the album. If you think "not bad", then get it!

A gem!!!!

posted on 09/09/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike from NJ.
This is as good as it gets. I hope all the new Nat Cole releases are this good as I about to order several more.

Like Being In The Studio!

posted on 08/07/2010
5 Stars
Seriously, this is as close to being there as you can get.

The clarity, immediacy and presence of Nat and the orchestra has to be heard to be believed.

The only thing that could have bettered an already legendary performance was a meticulous first class transfer of the original source material, and this LP delivers!

Mr. Cole is in the room!

posted on 06/02/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Paul M. Mock
It is almost an eerie experience listening to this LP the first few times. Someone else said it but it bears repeating..."I don't want to say that Nat is in the room with me, but I mixed him a cocktail and offered him an ashtray!" This is nothing short of sonic beauty. You THINK you know this album? You won't until you own this 45RPM edition.

This is why I love Vinyl

posted on 05/20/2010
5 Stars
Simply amazing with breathtaking quality. A release for the ages! WOW!!!!!

Fantastic Recording

posted on 05/17/2010
5 Stars
This is the reason that I am addicted to analog recordings. I've never heard Nat King Cole any better than this. He was simply standing in my room with his full orchestra. Unbelievable stuff.

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