L-O-V-E

June 24, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1992 Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 29:23
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  • ASIN: B001AL7VO6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,156 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Greg Van Beek on February 13, 2009
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Nat King Cole recorded the hit title song for this album in June of 1964. Following its success on radio and as a 45rpm single, Capitol decided to frame an album around it. The remaining tracks (save for the final 5 cuts on this CD, which are bonus tracks) were recorded in San Francisco, where Cole was performing a two-week engagement at the Circle Star Theater, on December 1, 2, & 3, with an orchestra under the direction of Ralph Carmichael.

It was on December 1st, 1964, just prior to the first session, that Nat King Cole was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Ignoring the Hotel Fairmont house doctor's order to cancel all further plans and return home to his own personal physician at once, Cole, perhaps sensing this may turn out to be his final recording session, decided to gather what remaining strength he had to complete the album. But he was not his usual relaxed self during these sessions, as he tried desperately to suppress his now almost constant cough. Surviving photographs show a shockingly thin, grim-faced Cole in the studio.

But despite the gravity of his health situation, he was in remarkably good voice, and responded well to Carmichael's lush / brassy arrangements on songs like "More", "The Girl From Ipanema", and "My Kind of Girl", the latter allowing Nat Cole to revisit his jazz roots one final time. Perhaps the most swinging cut of all is "Swiss Retreat", with Cole's deep, rich baritone gliding along effortlessly over Bobby Bryant's trumpet. An early thirties Guy Lombardo hit, "Coquette", is given a definitive reading as well.

The bonus cuts Collector's Choice generously included on this CD reissue are gems to be savored.
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"L-O-V-E" may be the single most joyous album Nat King Cole ever recorded. It may not be the deepest examination of love ever put on record, but it is nothing sort of exhilarating to listen to. Most of the tracks are the up-tempo swing he mastered in the late 1950s, and Cole is abetted here by arranger/conductor Ralph Carmichael, who very nearly matches the high level set by Nelson Riddle for vocal arrangements. The album mixes standards from the 1920s and 30s like "Three Little Words" and "Coquette" with then-popular hits like the title track, "More," and "The Girl From Ipanema." There are just enough ballads to keep things from boiling over, and the whole album swings even more than Cole's records with Billy May.

The bonus tracks are a little bizarre: "Marnie" is an attempt to fit a not-too-inspired love lyric to one of Bernard Herrmann's best movie themes, which makes for a disconnect between words and music (especially if you know the film), while two other numbers push Cole towards folk music. But "L-O-V-E" is a great album by a great singer, and is simply a ball to listen to.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Dorothy M. Seim on April 18, 2008
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I still enjoy the restful style of Nat King Cole. This was is just that.
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By Roy Sherman on January 17, 2010
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THIS ALBUM IS OUTSTANDING AND SO WAS THE PRICE. THE MAN'S VOICE GOES ON AND ON FOR MANY YEARS BECAUSE THEY JUST DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THAT ANYMORE. HE IS A LEGEND UP THERE WITH BING CROSBY,PERRY COMO, FRANK SINATRA,AND DEAN MARTIN. BEAUTIFUL VOICES FROM PAST YEARS AND THOU THERE ALL GONE YOU JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LISTEN AND IT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO THOSE GREAT TIMES. THANK YOU AMAZON FOR A PRICE NO ONE COULD COMPETE WITH AND MOST OF ALL THANK YOU MR. NAT KING COLE FOR A NEVER ENDING ENJOYMENT OF A GREAT SINGER
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