Nat King Cole ‎– The Unforgettable

Label:
Reader's Digest ‎– RDA-147/A, Capitol Special Markets ‎– RDA-147/A, RCA Custom ‎– RDA-147/A
Format:
8 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Box Set
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Mona Lisa/Nat King Cole's Greatest Hits (1948-51)
A1 Nat King Cole Mona Lisa
Featuring [With The] – Les Baxter Orchestra*Written-By – Livingston-Evans*
A2 Nat King Cole Unforgettable
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Gordon*
A3 Nat King Cole Too Young
Featuring [With The] – Les Baxter Orchestra*Written-By – Lippman*, Dee*
A4 Nat King Cole Jet
Written-By – Benjamin*, Weiss*, Revel*
A5 Nat King Cole Nature Boy
Conductor – Frank DeVol*Piano – Hank JonesWritten-By – ahbez*
Smile/Nat King Cole's Greatest Hits (1952-54)
B1 Nat King Cole Pretend
Written-By – Parman*, Lavere*, Douglas*
B2 Nat King Cole Somewhere Along The Way
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Adams*, Gallop*
B3 Nat King Cole Walkin' My Baby Back Home
Featuring [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Ahlert*, Turk*
B4 Nat King Cole Smile
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Chaplin*, Parsons*, Turner*
B5 Nat King Cole Can't I
Arranged By – Billy MayWritten-By – Lovett*
A Blossom Fell/Nat King Cole's Greatest Hits (1954-56)
C1 Nat King Cole A Blossom Fell
Written-By – John*, Cornelius*, Barnes*
C2 Nat King Cole Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Sosenko*
C3 Nat King Cole If I May
Featuring [With The] – David Cavanaugh OrchestraWritten-By – Singleton*, McCoy*
C4 Nat King Cole The Sand And The Sea
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Hester*, Parker*
C5 Nat King Cole That's All There Is To That
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – The Four KnightsWritten-By – Otis*, Owens*
Ramblin' Rose/Nat King Cole's Greatest Hits (1957-63)
D1 Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose
Featuring [With The] – Belford Hendricks Orchestra*Written-By – Sherman*, Sherman*
D2 Nat King Cole Looking Back
Featuring [With The] – David Cavanaugh OrchestraWritten-By – Hendricks*, Benton*, Otis*
D3 Nat King Cole Send For Me
Featuring [With The] – David Cavanaugh OrchestraSaxophone, Soloist – King CurtisWritten-By – Jones*
D4 Nat King Cole That Sunday (That Summer)
Featuring [With The] – Ralph Carmichael OrchestraWritten-By – Weiss*, Sherman*
D5 Nat King Cole Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer
Featuring [With The] – Ralph Carmichael OrchestraWritten-By – Tobias*, Carste*
Love Is The Thing/The Beautiful Ballads
E1 Nat King Cole The Very Thought Of You
Featuring [With The] – Gordon Jenkins Orchestra*Written-By – Noble*
E2 Nat King Cole Because You're Mine
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Brodszky*, Cahn*
E3 Nat King Cole When I Fall In Love
Conductor [Conducted By] – Gordon JenkinsFeaturing [With The] – Gordon Jenkins Orchestra*Written-By – Heyman*, Young*
E4 Nat King Cole Love Is The Thing
Featuring [With The] – Gordon Jenkins Orchestra*Written-By – Washington*, Young*
E5 Nat King Cole Answer Me, My Love
Written-By – Sigman*, Rauch*, Winkler*
Autumn Leaves/Seasons Of The Heart
F1 Nat King Cole Autumn Leaves
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Prévert*, Mercer*, Kosma*
F2 Nat King Cole Spring Is Here
Featuring [With The] – Gordon Jenkins Orchestra*Written-By – Rodgers-Hart*
F3 Nat King Cole In The Good Old Summertime
Adapted By – Cole*Featuring [With The] – Ralph Carmichael OrchestraWritten-By – Evans*, Shields*
F4 Nat King Cole September Song
Featuring [And] – Ralph Carmichael String ChoirFeaturing [With The] – George Shearing Quintet*Vibraphone [Vibes] – Warren ChiassonWritten-By – Weill*, Anderson*
F5 Nat King Cole The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Featuring [With The] – Ralph Carmichael OrchestraWritten-By – Torme*, Wells*
On The Street Where You Live/Broadway's Best
G1 Nat King Cole On The Street Where You Live
Featuring [With The] – Ralph Carmichael OrchestraWritten-By – Lerner-Loewe*
G2 Nat King Cole This Can't Be Love
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Rodgers-Hart*
G3 Nat King Cole People
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Merrill*, Styne*
G4 Nat King Cole Just One Of Those Things
Featuring [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Porter*
G5 Nat King Cole The Party's Over
Featuring [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Comden-Green*, Styne*
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing/The Film Favorites
H1 Nat King Cole Love Letters
Featuring [With The] – Gordon Jenkins Orchestra*Written-By – Heyman*, Young*
H2 Nat King Cole Fascination
Written-By – Manning*, Marchetti*
H3 Nat King Cole Stella By Starlight
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Piano – Nat Cole*Written-By – Washington*, Young*
H4 Nat King Cole Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
Written-By – Webster*, Fain*
H5 Nat King Cole The Ballad Of Cat Ballou
Featuring [With] – Stubby KayeWritten-By – Livingston*, David*
L-O-V-E/Ballads On The Bright Side
I1 Nat King Cole When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
Featuring [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Austin*, Mills*, McHugh*
I2 Nat King Cole Let's Fall In Love
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler*
I3 Nat King Cole L-O-V-E
Featuring [With The] – Ralph Carmichael OrchestraWritten-By – Kaempfert*, Gabler*
I4 Nat King Cole Love Is Here To Stay
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Gershwin-Gershwin*
I5 Nat King Cole Orange Colored Sky
Arranged By – Pete RugoloBass – Joe ComfortGuitar – Al HendricksonPiano – Paul Smith (5)Written-By – De Lugg*, Stein*
When Your Lover Has Gone/Ballads On The Blue Side
J1 Nat King Cole These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
Featuring [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Link*, Marvell*, Strachey*
J2 Nat King Cole Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Featuring [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Russell*, Ellington*
J3 Nat King Cole Lush Life
Written-By – Strayhorn*
J4 Nat King Cole When Your Lover Has Gone
Featuring [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Swan*
J5 Nat King Cole Dear Lonely Hearts (I'm Writing To You)
Featuring [With The] – Belford Hendricks Orchestra*Written-By – Halley*, Anton*
Stardust/Great Songs Of The Century (The '20s)
K1 Nat King Cole Stardust
Featuring [With The] – Gordon Jenkins Orchestra*Written-By – Carmichael*, Parish*
K2 Nat King Cole Ain't Misbehavin'
Featuring [With The] – Gordon Jenkins Orchestra*Written-By – Razaf*, Waller*, Brooks*
K3 Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine
Featuring [With The] – King Cole Trio*Vocals – Nat Cole*Written-By – Burwell*, Parish*
K4 Nat King Cole When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Featuring [With The] – Belford Hendricks Orchestra*Written-By – Goodwin*, Shay*, Fisher*
K5 Nat King Cole Who's Sorry Now?
Featuring [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Kalmar*, Ruby*, Snyder*
Tenderly/Great Songs Of The Century (The '30s And '40s)
L1 Nat King Cole It's Only A Paper Moon
Featuring [With The] – King Cole Trio*Guitar, Soloist – Johnny Collins*Vocals – Nat Cole*Written-By – Rose*, Harburg*, Arlen*
L2 Nat King Cole Red Sails In The Sunset
Written-By – Williams*, Kennedy*
L3 Nat King Cole Once In A While
Arranged By – Billy MayFeaturing [With The] – Billy May Orchestra*Written-By – Green*, Edwards*
L4 Nat King Cole Tenderly
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Lawrence*, Gross*
L5 Nat King Cole You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Kahn*, Brown*
For Sentimental Reasons/The King Cole Trio
M1 Nat King Cole (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Bass – Johnny Miller (2)Featuring [With The] – The King Cole Trio*Guitar – Oscar MooreVocals, Piano – Nat Cole*Written-By – Watson*, Best*
M2 The King Cole Trio* Sweet Georgia Brown
Bass – Johnny Miller (2)Guitar – Oscar MoorePiano – Nat Cole*Written-By – Bernie*, Casey*, Pinkard*
M3 The King Cole Trio* Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Bass – Johnny Miller (2)Guitar – Oscar MoorePiano – Nat Cole*Written-By – Kern*, Harbach*
M4 Nat King Cole Straighten Up And Fly Right
Bass – Johnny Miller (2)Featuring [With The] – The King Cole Trio*Guitar – Oscar MooreVocals, Piano – Nat Cole*Written-By – Mills*, Cole*
M5 The King Cole Trio* What Is This Thing Called Love?
Bass – Johnny Miller (2)Guitar, Soloist – Oscar MoorePiano – Nat Cole*Written-By – Porter*
Where Or When/Nat On Stage/In Person
N1 Nat King Cole Funny (Not Much)
Featuring [With The] – Antonio Morelli Orchestra*Written-By – Prince*, Neil*, Broughton*
N2 Nat King Cole Ballerina
Featuring [With The] – Antonio Morelli Orchestra*Written-By – Russell*, Sigman*
N3 Nat King Cole Where Or When
Featuring [With The] – Antonio Morelli Orchestra*Piano, Soloist [Piano Solo] – Nat Cole*Written-By – Rodgers-Hart*
N4 Nat King Cole The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Arranged By – David CavanaughFeaturing [With The] – Antonio Morelli Orchestra*Written-By – Rodgers-Hammerstein*
N5 Nat King Cole Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today)
Featuring [With The] – Antonio Morelli Orchestra*Written-By – Porter*
Route 66/On The Road With Nat
O1 Nat King Cole (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Featuring [With The] – King Cole Trio*Vocals – Nat Cole*Written-By – Troup*
O2 Nat King Cole The Sidewalks Of New York
Adapted By – Cole*Featuring [With The] – Ralph Carmichael OrchestraWritten-By – Lawlor*, Blake*
O3 Nat King Cole The Memphis Blues
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Norton*, Handy*
O4 Nat King Cole St. Louis Blues
Featuring [With The] – Nelson Riddle Orchestra*Written-By – Handy*
O5 Nat King Cole Avalon
Arranged By – David CavanaughFeaturing [With The] – David Cavanaugh OrchestraWritten-By – Jolson*, Rose*
Around The World/Romance In Faraway Places
P1 Nat King Cole Around The World
Written-By – Adamson*, Young*
P2 Nat King Cole Non Dimenticar
Written-By – Redi*, Galdieri*, Dobbins*
P3 Nat King Cole Arrivederci Roma
Featuring [With The] – Armando Romeu, Jr., Orchestra*Lyrics By [English Lyrics By] – Carl SigmanWritten By – Rascel-SigmanWritten-By – Rascel*
P4 Nat King Cole Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
Featuring [And] – Ralph Carmichael String ChoirFeaturing [With The] – George Shearing Quintet*Written-By – Howard*
P5 Nat King Cole Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
Featuring [With The] – Armando Romeu, Jr., Orchestra*Music By, Lyrics By [Spanish Lyrics By] – Osvaldo FarrésWritten By – Farrés-DavisWritten-By – Joe Davis (4)

Companies, etc.

Notes

Collector's Edition
Stereophonic

Made for Reader's Digest by RCA Records, New York, N.Y.
Manufactured under license from Capitol Records, Inc.

© 1979 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
℗ 1978, 1979 Capitol Records, Inc.

A = Record 1, Side 1 / B = Record 1, Side 2
C = Record 2, Side 1 / D = Record 2, Side 2
E = Record 3, Side 1 / F = Record 3, Side 2
G = Record 4, Side 1 / H = Record 4, Side 2
I = Record 5, Side 1 / J = Record 5, Side 2
K = Record 6, Side 1 / L = Record 6, Side 2
M = Record 7, Side 1 / N = Record 7, Side 2
O = Record 8, Side 1 / P = Record 8, Side 2

Tracks A4, B5, C5, E2, F1, H1, H3, H4, I2, I4, L2, L4, L5, M2, M3, M5, O5, P3: *Electronically re-recorded to simulate stereo

G1, from "My Fair Lady"
G2, from "The Boys From Syracuse"
G3, from "Funny Girl"
G4, from "Jubilee"
G5, from "Bells Are Ringing"
H1, from "Love Letters"
H2, from "Love In The Afternoon"
H3, from "The Uninvited"
H4, from "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing"
H5, from "Cat Ballou"

N1, N2, N3, N4, N5: At the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas

A/1 in runout, Record 4, Side 2, may be an overlapping AA yet looks like a X.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 1, Side 1): J1RS-5561
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 1, Side 2): J1RS-5562
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 2, Side 1): J1RS-5563
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 2, Side 2): J1RS-5564
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 3, Side 1): J1RS-5565
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 3, Side 2): J1RS-5566
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 4, Side 1): J1RS-5567
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 4, Side 2): J1RS-5568
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 5, Side 1): J1RS-5569
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 5, Side 2): J1RS-5570
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 6, Side 1): J1RS-5571
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 6, Side 2): J1RS-5572
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 7, Side 1): J1RS-5573
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 7, Side 2): J1RS-5574
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 8, Side 1): J1RS-5575
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Record 8, Side 2): J1RS-5576
  • Other (Label, Catalog #, Record 1): RD4A-147-2/1
  • Other (Label, Catalog #, Record 2): RD4A-147-2/2
  • Other (Label, Catalog #, Record 3): RD4A-147-2/3
  • Other (Label, Catalog #, Record 4): RD4A-147-2/4
  • Other (Label, Catalog #, Record 5): RD4A-147-2/5
  • Other (Label, Catalog #, Record 6): RD4A-147-2/6
  • Other (Label, Catalog #, Record 7): RD4A-147-2/7
  • Other (Label, Catalog #, Record 8): RD4A-147-2/8
  • Other (Sleeve, Back, Record 1): RDA-147/D1
  • Other (Sleeve, Back, Record 2): RDA-147/D2
  • Other (Sleeve, Back, Record 3): RDA-147/D3
  • Other (Sleeve, Back, Record 4): RDA-147/D4
  • Other (Sleeve, Back, Record 5): RDA-147/D5
  • Other (Sleeve, Back, Record 6): RDA-147/D6
  • Other (Sleeve, Back, Record 7): RDA-147/D7
  • Other (Sleeve, Back, Record 8): RDA-147/D8
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 1, Side 1 (B etched)): J1RS 5561 1 I A3 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 1, Side 2 (K etched)): J1RS 5562 2 I A2 K
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 2, Side 1 (B etched)): J1RS 5563 6 I A4 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 2, Side 2 (D etched)): J1RS 5564 1 I B2 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 3, Side 1 (B etched)): J1RS 5565 1 I A2 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 3, Side 2 (A etched)): J1RS 5566 1 I A1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 4, Side 1 (K etched)): J1RS 5567 1 I A2 K
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 4, Side 2 (M etched)): J1RS 5568 1 I A/1 M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 5, Side 1 (M etched)): J1RS 0̶ 5569 1 I A1 M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 5, Side 2 (K etched)): J1RS 5570 1 I A/3 K
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 6, Side 1 (B etched)): J1RS 0̶ 5571 1 I A4 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 6, Side 2 (C etched)): J1RS 5572 2 I A4 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 7, Side 1 (H etched)): J1RS 5573 3 I A2 H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 7, Side 2 (F etched)): J1RS 5574 1 I A2 F
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 8, Side 1 (K etched)): J1RS 5575 1 I A1 K
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped, Record 8, Side 2 (P etched)): J1RS 5576 1 I A2 P
  • Other (All Sleeves, Back): 446-RM-28139

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RDA-147/A Nat King Cole The Unforgettable(8xLP, Comp + Box) Reader's Digest RDA-147/A Canada 1987 Sell This Version
RD4-151 Nat King Cole The Unforgettable Nat King Cole(6xLP, Comp) Reader's Digest RD4-151 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
RDD-147-2/CDI Nat King Cole The Unforgettable(4xCD, Comp, RM) Reader's Digest RDD-147-2/CDI US 1992 Sell This Version
KRD-147 Nat King Cole The Unforgettable Nat King Cole(3xCass, Comp, Col) Reader's Digest KRD-147 US 1979 Sell This Version
2-733-0 Nat King Cole The Unforgettable(8xLP, Comp + Box) Reader's Digest 2-733-0 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

November 4, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

Nat King Cole had one of the most distinctive and appealing singing styles in all of pop music. His voice was strong and forthright ... yet it was also soft and intimate, a voice with lovely colors and textures, delivering a rich full open sound and a catchy way of phrasing. It was simply, an unforgettable voice. He started out as a pianist with his King Cole Trio, and by the mid 40's, he'd begun singing ballads, revealing such a unique talent that his jazz career became secondary. Even so, his jazz instincts remained with him, and it was his feeling for jazz phrasing, along with the immediately identifiable textures of his voice, that made him of the great figures in the history of pop culture. Here, gathered in the extensive collection [aprox. 10 songs per album times 8 albums, housed in a fine slipcase, and audiophile sleeves], are the memorable performances that made Nat Cole inimitable in his lifetime ... a singer with a sound so personal that you know who it is the moment you hear the first note.

Review by Jenell Kesler