The Unforgettable

NAT KING COLE

Sold out

In stock at our Melbourne warehouse

$7 flat-rate shipping across Australia

Our take

Nat King Cole was one of America's best known jazz singers and pianists, and recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts. It began when he was 15, when Cole dropped out of high school to pursue a music career, and later found work as a young adult playing piano in nightclubs while touring with the musical "Shuffle Along". According to legend, his career as a vocalist started when a drunken bar patron demanded that he sing for their entertainment. Cole said later in his life that this fabricated story sounded good, so he didn't argue with it at the time.

Unforgettable was released in 1954, and is best known for its title track, a cover of the famous Irving Gordon song, arranged for Cole by legendary composer Nelson Riddle. "Unforgettable" was made famous again in 1991 by Cole's daughter Natalie, when modern recording technology was used to reunite father and daughter in a duet. The duet version rose to the top of the pop charts, almost forty years after its original success.

The vitals

A small preview from Spotify

Released: 1954
Genre: Jazz
Label: Capitol

Condition: New
Format: 1 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM

Tracklist

1. "Unforgettable" (3:13)
2. "A Portrait Of Jennie" (3:09)
3. "What'll I Do?" (3:05)
4. "Lost April" (2:58)
5. "Answer Me, My Love" (2:38)
6. "Hajji Baba (Persian Lament)" (3:07)
7. "Too Young" (3:13)
8. "Mona Lisa" (3:16)
9. " (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" (2:54)
10. "Red Sails In The Sunset" (3:17)
11. "Pretend" (2:44)
12. "Make Her Mine" (2:57)

Spice up your sound

Suits the common OM series cartridge. Get this guy if your old one has worn down after several hundred hours of play (or is busted).

Sold out

We've bundled a Pro-Ject Clean It and Brush It - the minimum bits we recommend to keep your vinyl and stylus dust-free.

Sold out

A deep-cleaning system for those who have big collections and second hand vinyl. No serious collector is without something like this.

Sold out

Goes well with...

Sold out
Sold out
Sold out

Reading material

by Angus

We take a look at the different ways to do the important work of keeping your records and stylus clean.

by Angus

Since many of our visitors are at the beginning of their vinyl voyage, we thought it'd be helpful to have a starter's compass.

by the team

Instant Classic is Australia's new way to buy records + the equipment to listen to them on.