Unforgettable (1961 version)

~ Recording by Nat King Cole

Annotation

there were altogether three recordings of this song by Cole:
1. the original 1951 (mono) recording, with an arrangement written by Nelson Riddle;
2. a second non-orchestrated version recorded in 1952, featured as a bonus track on the CD reissue of 1955's completely instrumental (save the bonus material) Penthouse Serenade;
3. this 1961 stereo recording included in The Nat King Cole Story (1961), with Nelson Riddle's 1951 orchestral arrangement.


in the 1991 album Unforgettable: With Love where this duet originally appeared, Nat King Cole was uncredited.

Annotation last modified on 2017-02-17 06:00 UTC.

Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
3.1 Unforgettable 3:24 The Nat King Cole Story Nat King Cole Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) SWCL 1613
1.13 Unforgettable 3:27 The Nat King Cole Story Nat King Cole Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 95129
1.1 Unforgettable 3:28 The Unforgettable Nat King Cole Nat King Cole EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CDEMTV 61, CDP 7977782
1.22 Unforgettable 3:29 The Greatest Hits Nat King Cole Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7243 8 29687 2 6
1.22 Unforgettable 3:29 The Greatest Hits Nat King Cole DCC Compact Classics GZS-1127
1.2 Unforgettable 3:29 The Legendary Nat King Cole Nat King Cole Dressed to Kill
1.25 Unforgettable 3:29 Unforgettable Nat King Cole Nat King Cole Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
1.4 Unforgettable 3:27 Nat King Cole Nat King Cole Falcon Neue Medien, Universe (Compilations — Attention, some releases may be bootlegs) 3759
2.1 Unforgettable 3:27 Diamonds Are Forever Various Artists 7243 5 32496 2 5
1.10 Unforgettable 3:27 Harmony Jazz : Le Chant des rêves Various Artists
1.17 Unforgettable 3:29 Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole Disky 85930
1.2 Unforgettable 3:28 Love Songs Nat King Cole
1.10 Unforgettable 3:30 The Best of Me: A Collection of David Foster's Greatest Works Various Artists 143 Records, Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Warner Strategic Marketing 0927 41297 2
2.18 Unforgettable 3:28 The Piano Songs Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") UICZ-1107/8
1.1 Unforgettable 3:27 The Original American Songbook Various Artists Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom WSMCD197
1.33 Unforgettable 3:29 100 Hits Only You Various Artists RMG Records RMG 1401 MP3
1.1 Unforgettable 3:31 Absolute: Unforgettable Classics Various Artists EVA (for use with NL/BE/FR releases only. see annotation)
3.19 Unforgettable 3:28 Greatest Hits of the 50's Various Artists Disky DB 901865
1.14 Unforgettable 3:31 Je t'aime 3 Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 981 621-2
1.2 Unforgettable 3:29 They're Playing Our Song: Unforgettable Various Artists Time-Life Music C26300GM31
1.5 Unforgettable 3:32 Ultimate Love Songs Collection: When a Man Loves a Woman Various Artists Time-Life Music 19685-2, OPCD-1193
1.51 Unforgettable 3:31 The World of Nat King Cole - His Very Best Nat King Cole Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
1.51 Unforgettable 3:31 The World of Nat King Cole - His Very Best Nat King Cole Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
10.13 Unforgettable 3:28 Nat King Cole Nat King Cole Documents 222756-321
1.1 Unforgettable 3:27 The Best Of Nat King Cole Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 09463-11888-2-4
2.24 Unforgettable 3:27 Unforgettable Love Songs Various Artists Virgin TV VTDCD859
1.17 Unforgettable 3:29 One Shot 1991 Various Artists Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group") 9849363
5.23 Unforgettable 3:27 101 Love Songs Various Artists Virgin TV VTDCDX 901
1.28 Unforgettable 3:27 101 Fifties Songs Various Artists Virgin TV VTDCDX 925
1.5 Unforgettable 3:29 Time Life Music - Romancing the 70s: Ultimative Love Songs Various Artists Time-Life Music
1.2 Unforgettable 3:28 Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture Various Artists Reprise Records
1.2 Unforgettable 3:28 Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture Various Artists Reprise Records, Warner Sunset Records 516751-1
5.20 Unforgettable 3:28 101 Housework Songs Various Artists Virgin TV VTDCDX 949
10.2 Unforgettable 3:29 Hits of the 50s Various Artists Weton-Wesgram B.V. (not an imprint, for marketing/distribution only) LATA10011
2.2 Unforgettable 3:31 David Foster Presents Love, Again David Foster Warner Music Japan WPCR-13934, WPCR-13935
4.21 Unforgettable 3:27 101 Golden Memories Various Artists EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), EMI TV 50999 4 57288 2 2, VTDCDX 984
7.1 Unforgettable 3:27 Moments to Remember: Golden Hits of the '50s & '60s Various Artists
1.13 Unforgettable 3:27 The Nat King Cole Story Nat King Cole Analogue Productions CAPP 1613 SA
2.3 Unforgettable 3:29 Songs For You Various Artists Union Square Music USMMXDCD001
1.12 Unforgettable 3:26 100% More Loungin', Urban Sounds for Modern Living, Volume 2 Various Artists
1.6 Unforgettable 3:29 Love in the Afternoon Various Artists
1.4 Unforgettable 3:28 The Ultimate Collection Nat King Cole
1.1 Unforgettable 3:28 The Unforgettable Nat King Cole
1.24 Unforgettable 3:27 The Unforgettable Nat King Cole Nat King Cole Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7 99230 2
1.18 Unforgettable 3:29 Time Life Ultimate Wedding Songs Various Artists
Promotion
1.6 Unforgettable 3:29 Planet DJ, Volume 5 Various Artists
Bootleg
1.8 Unforgettable 3:29 KISA, Volume 2: Love's Reunion Various Artists
1.3 Unforgettable 3:28 Who Watches the Watchmen: Complete Soundtrack Various Artists [no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)
(unknown)
2.1 Unforgettable 3:29 They're Playing Our Song: Great Romantic Standards, Volume 1 Various Artists Heartland Music H010-02

Relationships

piano: Nat King Cole
conductor: Ralph Carmichael
producer: Lee Gillette
vocals: Nat King Cole (1961)
recording of: Unforgettable (1961)

Unforgettable

composer: Irving Gordon
lyricist: Irving Gordon
publisher: Bourne Co.