Nat King Cole – Sings for Two in Love (Full Album)

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Nat King Cole Sings for Two In Love is a 1955 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Nelson Riddle.

AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann:
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 (https://goo.gl/HPYKdk).

Track listing:
“Love Is Here to Stay” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:49
“A Handful of Stars” (Jack Lawrence, Ted Shapiro) – 3:26
“This Can’t Be Love” (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:30
“A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet” (Gus Kahn, Harry Woods) – 3:18
“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) – 2:40
“Let’s Fall in Love” (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 2:48
“There Goes My Heart” (Benny Davis, Abner Silver) – 2:53
“Dinner for One, Please James” (Michael Carr) – 2:57
“Almost Like Being in Love” (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 1:53
“Tenderly” (Walter Lloyd Gross, Lawrence) – 2:57
“You Stepped Out of a Dream” (Nacio Herb Brown, Kahn) – 2:35
“There Will Never Be Another You” (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 3:38
original 10 inch LP = 8 tracks total: A1-A4 + B1-B4

Personnel:
Nat King Cole – vocal
Nelson Riddle – arranger, conductor

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Released: 1953 (10″ LP), 1955 (12″ LP)
Recorded: January 27, 28, 1953 and August 23, 25, 1955
Length: 22:43 (34:24 = 1955 12 inch release)
Label: Capitol
Producer: Lee Gillette

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