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The Very Thought of You
Nat King Cole
Released November, 1958
Recorded May 2, 6, 8, 1958
Length 49:36
Label Capitol
Produced by Lee Gillette

The Very Thought of You, is Nat King Cole's sixteenth studio album, released in late 1958.

The Very Thought of You, arranged by Gordon Jenkins, was one of Cole's highest rated albums in his central career. The album gave Cole several of hits including Jenkin's "This Is All I Ask," "For All We Know," and the the title track.

The Very Thought of You was re-released in 2007 on audio CD as well. This edition of the album featured the original track listing as well as four bonus tracks. These tracks included: "Don't Blame Me," "There is No Greater Love," "Farewell to Arms," and "Happy New Year."

Track listing[]

  1. "The Very Thought of You" (Ray Noble) – 3:52
  2. "But Beautiful" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:30
  3. "Impossible" (Steve Allen) – 3:12
  4. "I Wish I Knew (Notorious)" (C.A. Rossi, Al Stillman) – 3:16
  5. "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)" (Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren) – 2:53
  6. "Magnificent Obsession" (Fred Karger, Frankie Laine) – 3:56
  7. "My Heart Tells Me" (Mack Gordon, Warren) – 4:16
  8. "Paradise" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gordon Clifford) – 3:17
  9. "This Is All I Ask" (Gordon Jenkins) – 4:34
  10. "Cherie, I Love You" (Lillian Rosedale Goodman) – 3:34
  11. "Making Believe You're Here" (Sammy Cahn, Van Heusen) – 3:42
  12. "Cherchez La Femme" (Bob Marcus, Lorenzo Pack) – 2:44
  13. "For All We Know" (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 3:19
  14. "The More I See You" (Gordon, Warren) – 3:32


Nat King Cole piano, vocals
Gordon Jenkins Conductor, arranger