Easily the longest of any Capitol single-disc compilation, 2005's The World of Nat King Cole also benefits from a fresh remastering of its material to make it the best introduction to the interpretive brilliance of Nat King Cole. Nearly all the hits that need to be here are indeed present: "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Route 66," "Nature Boy," "Too Young," and "Mona Lisa." The compilers also wisely chose a few representative songs to replace some of the middling hits; the only surprise is the absence of "The Christmas Song" and "Lush Life," although the chart hits – "Answer Me, My Love," "Pretend," "Looking Back"…
This collection of musical Christmas cheer is packed full of the smoothly sung, sentimental favorites associated as much with Nat King Cole himself as with the season. The singer's performance of "The Christmas Song" is an unforgettable classic. Other traditional religious favorites like "I Saw Three Ships" and "Away in a Manger" are also featured, in a setting that, with its well-arranged orchestral accompaniment, manages to sound both sophisticated and folksy.
This collection contains 349 songs recorded at 91 separate recording sessions between October 11, 1942 and March 23, 1961. Two-thirds of the selection on this 18-disc anthology have either been out out of print since the 1940s, or have never been released in any form. Cole's 1956 album, AFTER MIDNIGHT, is included here in its entirety, along with all of the trio's more familiar songs. Included in this set are 104 tracks previously unavailable on US LPs. Sixty-six of the tracks were previously unavailable anywhere. Fifty-six rare Capitol radio transcriptions appear commercially for the first time. Dozens of the tracks appear at the correct speed for the first time ever.
This superb compilation of Snader Telescriptions demonstrates to perfection the two sides of Nat “King” Cole - the smooth, velvey- voiced crooner and the creative, influential jazz pianist. In his trio or quartet, these two aspects were usually combined to stunning effect. These three-minute performances, made as fillers for TV, were the forerunners of videos, but unlike the modern version these are actual filmed performances:What you hear is what you also see.
The ConstruKction of Light is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 2000. It has the distinction of being the first studio album to be released by King Crimson without Bill Bruford on drums since prior to the release of Lark's Tongues in Aspic (1973). It also in notable for the absence of Tony Levin on bass and Chapman Stick who had joined the band back in 1981. The concept of the double trio that marked the 1990s releases had reduced down to a quartet: Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto.
In 1954, Capitol Records released the 10" LP collection Eight Top Pops, compiling eight songs that had appeared on singles by Nat King Cole during 1952. The first two, "Somewhere Along the Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," were the biggest hits, both reaching number eight in Billboard. "Because You're Mine," Cole's cover of the Mario Lanza movie song (done in a far more relaxed style than Lanza's, of course), was also a major hit, reaching number 16. "Faith Can Move Mountains" and "The Ruby and the Pearl" were somewhat less successful, but still lodged in the Top 30, as did the B-sides "Funny (Not Much)" and "I'm Never Satisfied." The only one of the eight songs not to earn a chart placing was "A Weaver of Dreams," the B-side of the single "Wine, Women and Song." In 1963, Capitol expanded Eight Top Pops into the 12" LP Top Pops by adding two tracks at the end of either side of the original release. These four songs all came from an EP recorded by Cole in 1954, on which he covered hits by other performers, including Doris Day's "If I Give My Heart to You," the De Castro Singers' "Teach Me Tonight," and Perry Como's "Papa Loves Mambo".
UK collection of the greatest distorted guitar sounds - ever! Featuring eight tracks from the legendary Link Wray as he re-designs the sound of strumming, Plus 19 tracks tracking crashed amps, faulty valves and doctored speakers from Charlie Christian in 1941 to Django Rheinhardt, the legendary Goree Carter, Howlin' Wolf's guitar player Willie Johnson, 'Rocket 88's Willie Kizert, the hugely under rated Roy Buchanan, Dick Dale and a whole lot more. Re-mastered from the original sound sources with sleeve-notes by MOJO magazine's Dave Henderson.