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Platinum Collection

Review NAT KING COLE - PLATINUM COLLECTION - 3 CD SET
The Platinum Collection - Dean Martin

Review The Very Best Of Nat King Cole features 28 hits and classics on one CD, including 1 previously unreleased track, Morning Star. Highlights include Unforgettable, Mona Lisa, (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66, and more. The World Of Nat King Cole documentary airing on PBS' American Masters on May 17th to over 5 million viewers.
The Very Best Of Nat King Cole

Review Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Nat King Cole's death in 1965, this compilation is the CD companion of an excellent DVD/documentary. Produced with the blessing of his estate, this disc is a thorough survey of his timeless genius--all recorded on the Capitol label. It captures his sumptuous and soothing tenor voice crooning on the pop tunes he made famous, like the ethereal "Nature Boy," the melancholy "Mona Lisa," and the bouncy "Straighten Up and Fly Right," and "Route 66." It also features Cole's often-overlooked skills as an Earl Hines-style pianist. "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)," and "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup," attest to his international appeal, and see if you can keep a dry eye when you listen to Natalie Cole's posthumous, digitally-enhanced duet with her father on "Unforgettable." From strings to big bands, Nat King Cole is never out of style. --Eugene Holley, Jr.

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Ultimate Sinatra [4 CD][Centennial Collection]

Review 2009 five CD set containing 100 classic tracks by this legendary artist, one of the biggest selling and best remembered musical icons of all time. The five discs are housed in striking contemporary packaging, embossed slipcases and the booklet includes an artist biography. Includes 'Unforgettable', 'Mona Lisa', 'Too Young', 'Smile' and many more. DMG 100.
16 Most Requested Songs

Review Elvis wasn't the only King who had a way with a love song! This unique collection will find its way to your heart with 24 of Nat's most romantic recordings: his hits Too Young; Unforgettable; Because You're Mine , and Stardust plus Love Letters; Let's Fall in Love; More; You'll Never Know; Answer Me; The More I See You; The Very Thought of You , and more!
Love Songs

Review Nat returned to the piano and the sound of his great '40s trio for this 1956 gem, here augmented by five additional tracks and one alternate take! Violinist Stuff Smith, alto saxophonist Willie Smith and trombonist Juan Tizol are featured on four songs each, while trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison stars on five tunes, including mellow, late-night remakes of Sweet Lorraine; Route 66 , and It's Only a Paper Moon . 20-bit Super Bit Mapping remastering insures a hi-fi time.
The Definitive Collection

Review Nat "King" Cole endured more than his share of scorn and rebuke from all manner of fans and critics. He wasn't jazzy enough to satisfy many, not white enough to please the pop cultural obsession with Anglo- and Euro-American stardom. In answer to all of this, Cole simply proceeded, crooning beautifully even after he'd walked away from the piano and become primarily a vocal sensation. This 1956 collection is famous as Cole's riposte to the critique that he wasn't jazzy. The session brings several Swing Era stars on board: violinist Stuff Smith, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, trombonist Juan Tizol, and alto saxophonist Willie Smith. The horns and violin fronted a semistandard jazz setup of guitar, drums, and percussion, along with Cole's own considerable chops on piano. As an improviser, Cole heavily influenced a generation of ivory ticklers, including Oscar Peterson and others, and here he shows himself a stellar pianist. His runs bespeak Cole's utter perfection on the keyboard. This is a crucial document. --Andrew Bartlett
100 Hits Legends

Review Ten hits and classics from the jazz genius turned pop superstar! Includes Unforgettable; Mona Lisa; Send for Me; Answer Me, My Love; Ramblin' Rose; a Blossom Fell; Ballerina; Walkin' My Baby Back Home; (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons, and the Sand and the Sea.
Moon River: The Very Best Of Andy Williams

Review The voice of Nat King Cole with the orchestra of Gordon Jenkins. HiFi 12" LP. There's an incomparably romantic quality about the singing of Nat King Cole, a warmth and tenderness that encompasses all who listen. Her, in rich orchestral settings, his popular voice is given full expression. The 12 familiar ballads on this LP are: When I Fall in Love Stardust Stay as Sweet as You Are Where Can I Go Without You? Maybe it's Because I Love You Too Much Love Letters Ain't Misbehavin' I Thought About Marie At Last It's All In the Game When Sunny Gets Blue Love is the Thing Mono.
Johnny Mathis Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Review VOLUME ONE : 4CD set. Collects eight original albums from "Cole Espanol" (1958) to "Tell Me All About Yourself" (1960).
Ella Fitzgerald - Gold

Review ************CHECK OUT MY MANY RARE AND HARD TO FIND JAZZ ,ROCK & FUNK , CDS FEATURE IN MY STORE ************* PLEASE NOTICE THAT EACH AND EVERY BOX SET HAS BEEN PERSONALLY INSPECTED TO INSURE QUALITY AND ACCURATE DESCIPTIONS THERE ARE NO RETURNS ON OPEN BOX SETS***************
The Very Best Of Nat King Cole

Review You could fill box set after box set with Nat "King" Cole's work--and those are certainly out there--and never hit a less-than-stellar note. But for the creme de la creme, it'd be hard to fault this career-spanning, 22-song retrospective. From the swinging jump blues of "Straighten Up and Fly Right" to the easy lope of his definitive "Route 66" to the lush balladry of "Mona Lisa," every facet of the great singer-pianist's is explored. Bookended by Cole's original version of "Unforgettable" and his posthumous duet with daughter Natalie, this collection provides an ideal introduction to--or a stirring reminder of--Nat "King" Cole's legacy. --David Sprague
Classic Sinatra

Review 3LP set pressed on white vinyl. Great collection of signature songs incl Unforgettable, When I Fall In Love, Mona Lisa, Nature Boy & more
Moon River: The Very Best Of Andy Williams

Review NAT KING COLE - PLATINUM COLLECTION - 3 CD SET
The Very Best Of Perry Como

Review The Very Best Of Nat King Cole features 28 hits and classics on one CD, including 1 previously unreleased track, Morning Star. Highlights include Unforgettable, Mona Lisa, (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66, and more. The World Of Nat King Cole documentary airing on PBS' American Masters on May 17th to over 5 million viewers.
16 Most Requested Songs

Review Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Nat King Cole's death in 1965, this compilation is the CD companion of an excellent DVD/documentary. Produced with the blessing of his estate, this disc is a thorough survey of his timeless genius--all recorded on the Capitol label. It captures his sumptuous and soothing tenor voice crooning on the pop tunes he made famous, like the ethereal "Nature Boy," the melancholy "Mona Lisa," and the bouncy "Straighten Up and Fly Right," and "Route 66." It also features Cole's often-overlooked skills as an Earl Hines-style pianist. "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)," and "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup," attest to his international appeal, and see if you can keep a dry eye when you listen to Natalie Cole's posthumous, digitally-enhanced duet with her father on "Unforgettable." From strings to big bands, Nat King Cole is never out of style. --Eugene Holley, Jr.

Watch Free Clips about Nat "King" Cole


The World of Nat "King" Cole (high bandwidth) (300k stream)


The World of Nat "King" Cole (low bandwidth) (56k stream)


Unforgettable... With Love

Review 2009 five CD set containing 100 classic tracks by this legendary artist, one of the biggest selling and best remembered musical icons of all time. The five discs are housed in striking contemporary packaging, embossed slipcases and the booklet includes an artist biography. Includes 'Unforgettable', 'Mona Lisa', 'Too Young', 'Smile' and many more. DMG 100.
Love Songs

Review Elvis wasn't the only King who had a way with a love song! This unique collection will find its way to your heart with 24 of Nat's most romantic recordings: his hits Too Young; Unforgettable; Because You're Mine , and Stardust plus Love Letters; Let's Fall in Love; More; You'll Never Know; Answer Me; The More I See You; The Very Thought of You , and more!
Greatest Hits

Review Nat returned to the piano and the sound of his great '40s trio for this 1956 gem, here augmented by five additional tracks and one alternate take! Violinist Stuff Smith, alto saxophonist Willie Smith and trombonist Juan Tizol are featured on four songs each, while trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison stars on five tunes, including mellow, late-night remakes of Sweet Lorraine; Route 66 , and It's Only a Paper Moon . 20-bit Super Bit Mapping remastering insures a hi-fi time.
The Definitive Collection

Review Nat "King" Cole endured more than his share of scorn and rebuke from all manner of fans and critics. He wasn't jazzy enough to satisfy many, not white enough to please the pop cultural obsession with Anglo- and Euro-American stardom. In answer to all of this, Cole simply proceeded, crooning beautifully even after he'd walked away from the piano and become primarily a vocal sensation. This 1956 collection is famous as Cole's riposte to the critique that he wasn't jazzy. The session brings several Swing Era stars on board: violinist Stuff Smith, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, trombonist Juan Tizol, and alto saxophonist Willie Smith. The horns and violin fronted a semistandard jazz setup of guitar, drums, and percussion, along with Cole's own considerable chops on piano. As an improviser, Cole heavily influenced a generation of ivory ticklers, including Oscar Peterson and others, and here he shows himself a stellar pianist. His runs bespeak Cole's utter perfection on the keyboard. This is a crucial document. --Andrew Bartlett

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