Love Is the Thing
Love Is the Thing
Nat King Cole
Released April 1957
Recorded December 19, 28, 1956
Label Capitol
Produced by Lee Gillette

Love Is the Thing, is Nat King Cole's fourteenth studio album, released in the spring of 1957.

This album was Cole's first work with Gordon Jenkins. This album, in 1960, achieved gold status, and in 1992, this album was certified platinum status. The album was primarily given high reviews, sometimes reviewed as one of the best of both Cole and Jenkins.

This album was re-released in 1991, containing three bonus tracks: "Someone to Tell It To," "The End of a Love Affair," and "If Love Ain't There." This version of the album was released again in 1996, and again in 2007. This latter release contained the album Where Did Everyone Go?

Track listing Edit

  1. "When I Fall in Love" (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) – 3:10
  2. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 3:15
  3. "Stay as Sweet as You Are" (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) – 2:59
  4. "Where Can I Go Without You?" (Peggy Lee, Young) – 2:57
  5. "Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much" (Irving Berlin) – 2:50
  6. "Love Letters" (Heyman, Young) – 2:46
  7. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 3:17
  8. "I Thought About Marie" (Gordon Jenkins) – 3:06
  9. "At Last" (Gordon, Harry Warren) – 3:00
  10. "It's All in the Game" (Charles G. Dawes, Carl Sigman) – 3:07
  11. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) – 2:46
  12. "Love Is the Thing" (Ned Washington, Young) – 3:01

Personnel Edit

Nat King Cole piano, vocals
John Kraus engineer
Marcia McGovern pre-production
Billy May Conductor, arranger
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