Wild Is Love
Wild Is Love
Nat King Cole
Released 1960
Recorded November 8, 10, 1959
Length 35:50
Label Capitol
Produced by James Ritz

Wild Is Love, is Nat King Cole's twenty-second studio album, released in 1960.

This is one of the several albums that were arranged by Nelson Riddle. In addition to the Nelson Riddle arrangements, all of the songs featured in Wild Is Love were written by Ray Rasch and Dotty Wayne. The album was structured very similarly to that of Concept albums from artists such as Frank Sinatra, featuring an introduction and ending to the story of the album, as well as having the tracks of the album tell a slight story.

Cole was recorded saying that Wild Is Love was the "the biggest thrill of my recording career."

This album was also Cole's first work with producer, James Ritz.

Track listing Edit

  1. Introduction – 0:44
  2. "Wild Is Love" – 2:03
  3. "Hundreds and Thousands of Girls" – 2:38
  4. "It's a Beautiful Evening" – 3:15
  5. "Tell Her in the Morning" – 3:01
  6. "Are You Disenchanted?" – 3:26
  7. "Pick-Up" – 2:42
  8. "Beggar for the Blues" – 3:31
  9. "World of No Return" – 2:50
  10. "In Love Again" – 2:48
  11. "Stay with It" – 2:17
  12. "Wouldn't You Know (Her Name Is Mary)" – 2:28
  13. "He Who Hesitates" – 3:21
  14. "Wild Is Love (Finale)" – 0:46

Personnel Edit

Nat King Cole vocals
Nelson Riddle Conductor, arranger
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