7.Morning Star (previously unreleased film version from St. Louis Blues)
8.Penthouse Serenade (instrumental)
10.Walkin' My Baby Back Home
14.Somewhere Along The Way
16.A Blossom Fell
18.Let There Be Love
19.Almost Like Being In Love
21.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter)
22.Let's Face The Music And Dance
23.Autumn Leaves (French version)
24.When I Fall In Love
25.That Sunday, That Summer
27.L-O-V-E (multi-lingual version)
28.I Wish You Love (live at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas 1/14/60)
Personnel: Nat King Cole (vocals, piano); Nat King Cole; Oscar Moore, John Collins (guitar); Harry Bluestone (violin); Lee Young, Norris "Bunny" Shawker (drums); Jack Costanzo (bongos); Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet).
Recording information: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (11/30/1943-08/18/1964).
Photographer: William Claxton.
Arrangers: David Cavanaugh; Nelson Riddle.
A single-disc anthology can't truly do justice to the many facets of Nat King Cole's career, but the superlative 28-track THE VERY BEST OF NAT KING COLE makes an air-tight case for the crooner as one of the greatest pop singers of the pre-rock-&-roll era. All of his hits are here, including his signature songs "Unforgettable," "Mona Lisa," and the truly mysterious yet lovely "Nature Boy," along with perhaps the definitive readings of the pop standard "Stardust" and the swing classic "Straighten Up and Fly Right." It's impossible to go wrong here.