Nat King Cole – Sings For Two In Love (1955/2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Nat King Cole – Sings For Two In Love (1955/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 34:26 minutes | 416 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Nat King Cole Sings for Two in Love was Nat King Cole’s first album made specifically for the new 12″ LP format. Like Frank Sinatra, with whom he shared a record company and a conductor, Cole made a thematic album with Sings for Two in Love, in this case a set of 12 romantic ballads. But they aren’t actually all for “two in love.” There are songs for two who think “This Can’t Be Love” or that it’s “Almost Like Being in Love,” or who tell each other “Let’s Fall in Love.” And then there are post-love songs — “Autumn Leaves” and “Dinner for One Please, James.” If Cole really is singing for “two in love,” he’s giving them good news and bad. Of course, his plaintive, undisturbed singing makes the happy and sad sentiments seem equally content, and Nelson Riddle’s orchestrations consistently support the singer without challenging him or getting in his way. – William Ruhlmann

1. Nat King Cole – Love Is Here To Stay
2. Nat King Cole – A Handful Of Stars
3. Nat King Cole – This Can’t Be Love
4. Nat King Cole – A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet
5. Nat King Cole – Autumn Leaves (Remastered)
6. Nat King Cole – Let’s Fall In Love
7. Nat King Cole – There Goes My Heart
8. Nat King Cole – Dinner For One Please, James
9. Nat King Cole – Almost Like Being In Love (Remastered)
10. Nat King Cole – Tenderly (Remastered)
11. Nat King Cole – You Stepped Out Of A Dream
12. Nat King Cole – There Will Never Be Another You