Annotation

In 2011, the Analogue Productions label reissued the album as a 2-disc hybrid SACD set and a 5-disc 45 rpm vinyl set. Both versions feature a new stereo mix of the entire album by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, while the SACD also includes a discrete three-channel mix of most songs. Two bonus tracks ("Ramblin' Rose" and "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer") are also included on both versions.

Annotation last modified on 2014-08-08 12:10 UTC.

Tracklist

Hybrid SACD (CD layer) 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Straighten Up and Fly Right
2:37
2 Sweet Lorraine
3:22
3 It's Only a Paper Moon
2:58
4 (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
2:56
5 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
3:04
6 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
3:11
7 Nature Boy
2:53
8 Lush Life
3:46
9 Calypso Blues
3:25
10 Mona Lisa
3:28
11 Orange Colored Sky
2:34
12 Too Young
3:25
13 Unforgettable
4.5 3:27
14 Somewhere Along the Way
3:00
15 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
4 2:43
16 Pretend
2:46
17 Blue Gardenia
3:04
18 I Am in Love
2:33
Hybrid SACD (SACD layer) 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Straighten Up and Fly Right (3.0 mix)
2:37
2 Sweet Lorraine (3.0 mix)
3:22
3 It's Only a Paper Moon (3.0 mix)
2:58
4 (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (3.0 mix)
2:56
5 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (3.0 mix)
3:04
6 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (3.0 mix)
3:11
7 Nature Boy (3.0 mix)
2:53
8 Lush Life (3.0 mix)
3:46
9 Calypso Blues (3.0 mix)
3:25
10 Mona Lisa (3.0 mix)
3:28
11 Too Young (3.0 mix)
3:25
12 Unforgettable (3.0 mix)
3:27
13 Somewhere Along the Way (3.0 mix)
3:00
14 Walkin' My Baby Back Home (3.0 mix)
2:43
15 Pretend (3.0 mix)
2:46
16 Blue Gardenia (3.0 mix)
3:04
17 I Am in Love (3.0 mix)
2:33
Hybrid SACD (CD layer) 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Answer Me, My Love
2:56
2 Smile
2:53
3 Darling, je vous aime beaucoup
2:49
4 The Sand and the Sea
2:41
5 If I May
2:58
6 A Blossom Fell
2:42
7 To the Ends of the Earth
2:25
8 Night Lights
2:49
9 Ballerina
2:42
10 Stardust
2.5 3:14
11 Send for Me
2:30
12 St. Louis Blues
2:25
13 Looking Back
2:27
14 Non dimenticar
3:07
15 Paradise
3:11
16 Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
1:56
17 Ay, Cosita Linda
2:14
18 Wild Is Love
2:48
19 Ramblin' Rose
2:49
20 Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
2:56
Hybrid SACD (SACD layer) 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Answer Me, My Love
2:57
2 Smile
2:55
3 Darling, je vous aime beaucoup
2:50
4 The Sand and the Sea
2:43
5 If I May
2:58
6 A Blossom Fell
2:43
7 To the Ends of the Earth
2:26
8 Night Lights
2:51
9 Ballerina
2:43
10 Stardust
2.5 3:16
11 Send for Me
2:33
12 St. Louis Blues
2:27
13 Looking Back
2:29
14 Non dimenticar
3:45
15 Paradise
3:14
16 Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
1:59
17 Ay, Cosita Linda
2:16
18 Wild Is Love
2:50
19 Ramblin' Rose
2:50
20 Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
2:56
21 Answer Me, My Love (3.0 mix)
2:56
22 Smile (3.0 mix)
2:53
23 Darling, je vous aime beaucoup (3.0 mix)
2:49
24 The Sand and the Sea (3.0 mix)
2:41
25 If I May (3.0 mix)
2:58
26 A Blossom Fell (3.0 mix)
2:42
27 To the Ends of the Earth (3.0 mix)
2:25
28 Night Lights (3.0 mix)
2:49
29 Ballerina (3.0 mix)
2:42
30 Stardust (3.0 mix)
3:14
31 Send for Me (3.0 mix)
2:30
32 St. Louis Blues (3.0 mix)
2:25
33 Looking Back (3.0 mix)
2:27
34 Non dimenticar (3.0 mix)
3:07
35 Paradise (3.0 mix)
3:11
36 Wild Is Love (3.0 mix)
2:48
37 Ramblin' Rose (3.0 mix)
2:49
38 Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer (3.0 mix)
2:56

Credits

Hybrid SACD (CD layer) 1

piano:
Nat King Cole (tracks 1–9, 11–18)
Nat King Cole (1950-03-11) (track 10)
arranger:
Nelson Riddle (1950-03-11) (track 10)
composer:
Fred E. Ahlert (track 15)
Dan Belloc (track 16)
Nat King Cole (track 9)
Milton DeLugg (track 11)
Sidney Lippman (track 12)
Jay Livingston (track 10)
Cliff Parman (track 16)
William Stein (track 11)
Kurt Adams (track 14)
Lew Douglas (track 16)
Irving Gordon (track 13)
Frank Lavere (track 16)
Bobby Troup (track 4)
Cliff Burwell (1928) (track 2)
Harold Arlen (1933) (track 3)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 8)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 6)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 7)
Cole Porter (1953) (track 18)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 12–14, 16–18)
Stan Kenton (track 11)
Billy May (track 15)
Ralph Carmichael (1950-03-11) (track 10)
Ralph Carmichael (1961) (track 6)
lyricist:
Cliff Parman (track 16)
Sylvia Dee (track 12)
Lew Douglas (track 16)
Ray Evans (track 10)
Sammy Gallop (track 14)
Don George (track 9)
Irving Gordon (track 13)
Frank Lavere (track 16)
Bobby Troup (track 4)
Roy Turk (track 15)
Mitchell Parish (1928) (track 2)
E.Y. Harburg (1933) (track 3)
Billy Rose (1933) (track 3)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 8)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 6)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 6)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 7)
Cole Porter (1953) (track 18)
orchestrator:
Charles R. Grean (track 6)
Pete Rugolo (track 6)
performer:
Les Baxter and His Orchestra (1950-03-11) (track 10)
producer:
Lee Gillette (tracks 1–18)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–12, 14–18)
Nat King Cole (1950-03-11) (track 10)
Nat King Cole (1961) (tracks 6, 13)
writer:
Nat King Cole (track 1)
Lester Lee (track 17)
Irving Mills (track 1)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (track 17)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 13)
Chappell/Morris Ltd. (tracks 4, 6)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 1)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 6)
United Music Corp. (track 14)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 17)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 6)
cover recording of:
Mona Lisa (1950-03-11) (track 10)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (1961-03-30) (track 6)
later parody versions:
It's Only a Paper Moon (parody version) (track 3)
later translated versions:
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (Spanish version) (track 4)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 6)
Luonnon poika (Luonnonlapsi) (track 7)
Mona Lisa (track 10)
Ruta 66 (track 4)
Valtatie 66 (track 4)
later versions:
parts:
Lush Life (Intro) (track 8)
recording of:
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (1961) (track 4)
Blue Gardenia (1961) (track 17)
Calypso Blues (1961) (track 9)
I Am in Love (1961) (track 18)
It’s Only a Paper Moon (1961) (track 3)
Lush Life (1961) (track 8)
Nature Boy (1961) (track 7)
Orange Colored Sky (1961) (track 11)
Pretend (1961) (track 16)
Somewhere Along the Way (1961) (track 14)
Straighten Up and Fly Right (1961) (track 1)
Sweet Lorraine (1961) (track 2)
Too Young (1961) (track 12)
Unforgettable (1961) (track 13)
Walkin' My Baby Back Home (1961) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 6)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 6)

Hybrid SACD (SACD layer) 2

composer:
Fred E. Ahlert (track 14)
Dan Belloc (track 15)
Nat King Cole (track 9)
Sidney Lippman (track 11)
Jay Livingston (track 10)
Cliff Parman (track 15)
Kurt Adams (track 13)
Lew Douglas (track 15)
Irving Gordon (track 12)
Frank Lavere (track 15)
Bobby Troup (track 4)
Cliff Burwell (1928) (track 2)
Harold Arlen (1933) (track 3)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 8)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 6)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 7)
Cole Porter (1953) (track 17)
lyricist:
Cliff Parman (track 15)
Sylvia Dee (track 11)
Lew Douglas (track 15)
Ray Evans (track 10)
Sammy Gallop (track 13)
Don George (track 9)
Irving Gordon (track 12)
Frank Lavere (track 15)
Bobby Troup (track 4)
Roy Turk (track 14)
Mitchell Parish (1928) (track 2)
E.Y. Harburg (1933) (track 3)
Billy Rose (1933) (track 3)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 8)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 6)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 6)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 7)
Cole Porter (1953) (track 17)
writer:
Nat King Cole (track 1)
Lester Lee (track 16)
Irving Mills (track 1)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (track 16)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 12)
Chappell/Morris Ltd. (tracks 4, 6)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 1)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 6)
United Music Corp. (track 13)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 16)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 6)
cover recording of:
Blue Gardenia (track 16)
Mona Lisa (track 10)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (track 6)
later parody versions:
It's Only a Paper Moon (parody version) (track 3)
later translated versions:
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (Spanish version) (track 4)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 6)
Luonnon poika (Luonnonlapsi) (track 7)
Mona Lisa (track 10)
Ruta 66 (track 4)
Valtatie 66 (track 4)
later versions:
parts:
Lush Life (Intro) (track 8)
recording of:
Calypso Blues (track 9)
I Am in Love (track 17)
Lush Life (track 8)
Nature Boy (track 7)
Pretend (track 15)
Sweet Lorraine (track 2)
Too Young (track 11)
Unforgettable (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 6)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 6)

Hybrid SACD (CD layer) 3

piano:
Nat King Cole (tracks 1–18)
composer:
Howard Barnes (track 6)
Hans Carste (track 20)
Charlie Chaplin (filmmaker) (track 2)
Harold Cornelius (track 6)
Pacho Galán (track 17)
Dominic John (track 6)
G. Redi (Italian composer) (track 14)
Carl Sigman (track 9)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (track 15)
Ollie Jones (track 11)
Fred Rauch (track 1)
Gerhard Winkler (track 1)
Hoagy Carmichael (1927) (track 10)
Anna Sosenko (1935) (track 3)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (tracks 1–18)
lyricist:
Pacho Galán (track 17)
Carl Sigman (track 1)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (track 15)
Gordon Clifford (track 15)
Michele Galdieri (track 14)
Sammy Gallop (track 8)
Ollie Jones (track 11)
Geoffrey Parsons (lyricist) (track 2)
Fred Rauch (track 1)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (track 9)
Charles Tobias (Tin Pan Alley songwriter) (track 20)
John Turner (lyricist) (track 2)
Gerhard Winkler (track 1)
Mitchell Parish (1929) (track 10)
Anna Sosenko (1935) (track 3)
producer:
Lee Gillette (tracks 1–18)
translator:
Carl Sigman (track 1)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (tracks 1–18)
writer:
Howard Barnes (track 6)
Brook Benton (track 13)
Harold Cornelius (track 6)
Belford Hendricks (track 13)
Hal Hester (track 4)
Dominic John (track 6)
Clyde Otis (American songwriter and record producer) (track 13)
Barry Parker (track 4)
Raymond Rasch (track 18)
Joe Sherman (tracks 7, 19)
Noel Sherman (tracks 7, 19)
Dottie Wayne (track 18)
publisher:
Barry Parker Music (track 4)
Bourne Co. (track 2)
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 2)
Mills Music, Inc. (track 10)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11823) (track 16)
cover recording of:
Stardust (the jazz standard) (1956-12-19 – 1956-12-28) (track 10)
Answer Me, My Love (1961) (track 1)
St. Louis Blues (1962) (track 12)
is based on:
Smile (Modern Times; original instrumental version) (track 2)
is the basis for:
Non dimenticar (track 14)
later translated versions:
Darling je vous aime beau (French version) (track 3)
Hymy (track 2)
Polvere di stelle (track 10)
Roosan tie (track 19)
Sonríe (track 2)
Sorridi (track 2)
part of:
Chaplin (track 2)
recording of:
Ay cosita linda (track 17)
Mary Don't You Weep (track 16)
Paradise (track 15)
Ramblin’ Rose (track 19)
Wild Is Love (track 18)
A Blossom Fell (1961) (track 6)
Ballerina (1961) (track 9)
If I May (1961) (track 5)
Looking Back (1961) (track 13)
Night Lights (1961) (track 8)
Non dimenticar (1961) (track 14)
Send for Me (1961) (track 11)
Smile (1961) (track 2)
The Sand and the Sea (1961) (track 4)
To the Ends of the Earth (1961) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 12)
translated version of:
Mütterlein (track 1)

Hybrid SACD (SACD layer) 4

piano:
Nat King Cole (tracks 1–13, 15–18)
composer:
Howard Barnes (tracks 6, 26)
Hans Carste (tracks 20, 38)
Charlie Chaplin (filmmaker) (tracks 2, 22)
Harold Cornelius (tracks 6, 26)
Pacho Galán (track 17)
Dominic John (tracks 6, 26)
G. Redi (Italian composer) (tracks 14, 34)
Carl Sigman (tracks 9, 29)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (tracks 15, 35)
William Christopher Handy (tracks 12, 32)
Ollie Jones (tracks 11, 31)
Fred Rauch (tracks 1, 21)
Gerhard Winkler (tracks 1, 21)
Hoagy Carmichael (1927) (tracks 10, 30)
Anna Sosenko (1935) (tracks 3, 23)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (tracks 1–13, 15–18)
lyricist:
Pacho Galán (track 17)
Carl Sigman (tracks 1, 21)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (tracks 15, 35)
Gordon Clifford (tracks 15, 35)
Michele Galdieri (tracks 14, 34)
Sammy Gallop (tracks 8, 28)
William Christopher Handy (tracks 12, 32)
Ollie Jones (tracks 11, 31)
Geoffrey Parsons (lyricist) (tracks 2, 22)
Fred Rauch (tracks 1, 21)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (tracks 9, 29)
Charles Tobias (Tin Pan Alley songwriter) (tracks 20, 38)
John Turner (lyricist) (tracks 2, 22)
Gerhard Winkler (tracks 1, 21)
Mitchell Parish (1929) (tracks 10, 30)
Anna Sosenko (1935) (tracks 3, 23)
producer:
Lee Gillette (tracks 1–13, 15–18)
translator:
Carl Sigman (tracks 1, 21)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (tracks 1–13, 15–18)
writer:
Howard Barnes (tracks 6, 26)
Brook Benton (tracks 13, 33)
Harold Cornelius (tracks 6, 26)
Belford Hendricks (tracks 13, 33)
Hal Hester (tracks 4, 24)
Dominic John (tracks 6, 26)
Clyde Otis (American songwriter and record producer) (tracks 13, 33)
Barry Parker (tracks 4, 24)
Raymond Rasch (tracks 18, 36)
Joe Sherman (tracks 7, 19, 27, 37)
Noel Sherman (tracks 7, 19, 27, 37)
Dottie Wayne (tracks 18, 36)
publisher:
Barry Parker Music (tracks 4, 24)
Bourne Co. (tracks 2, 22)
Bourne Music Ltd. (tracks 2, 22)
Hoagy Publishing Co. (tracks 10, 30)
Mills Music, Inc. (tracks 10, 30)
日音 Synch事業部 (tracks 2, 22)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11823) (track 16)
cover recording of:
Answer Me, My Love (track 21)
St. Louis Blues (track 32)
Stardust (the jazz standard) (track 30)
Stardust (the jazz standard) (1956-12-19 – 1956-12-28) (track 10)
Answer Me, My Love (1961) (track 1)
St. Louis Blues (1962) (track 12)
is based on:
Smile (Modern Times; original instrumental version) (tracks 2, 22)
is the basis for:
American Symphonic Suite (tracks 12, 32)
Non dimenticar (tracks 14, 34)
later translated versions:
Darling je vous aime beau (French version) (tracks 3, 23)
Hymy (tracks 2, 22)
Polvere di stelle (tracks 10, 30)
Roosan tie (tracks 19, 37)
Sonríe (tracks 2, 22)
Sorridi (tracks 2, 22)
part of:
Chaplin (tracks 2, 22)
recording of:
A Blossom Fell (track 26)
Ay cosita linda (track 17)
Ballerina (track 29)
If I May (track 25)
Looking Back (track 33)
Mary Don't You Weep (track 16)
Night Lights (track 28)
Non dimenticar (tracks 14, 34)
Paradise (tracks 15, 35)
Ramblin’ Rose (tracks 19, 37)
Send for Me (track 31)
Smile (track 22)
Wild Is Love (tracks 18, 36)
A Blossom Fell (1961) (track 6)
Ballerina (1961) (track 9)
If I May (1961) (track 5)
Looking Back (1961) (track 13)
Night Lights (1961) (track 8)
Send for Me (1961) (track 11)
Smile (1961) (track 2)
The Sand and the Sea (1961) (track 4)
To the Ends of the Earth (1961) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (tracks 12, 32)
translated version of:
Mütterlein (tracks 1, 21)