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Unforgettable

I’m glad that Tommy LiPuma and Natalie Cole came up with this wonderful project. This album covers a fine collection of timeless ballads, the very same songs that the legendary Nat King Cole recorded and popularized some 30 years ago. Even the line-up of the songs, they are exactly the same order as her father’s “The Unforgettable Nat King Cole. ” Of course, there’s no comparison between the father and daughter. Both are equally talented and artistic in their own styles. My first Natalie Cole CD is “I’ve Got Love On My Mind. ” I got it in the early ’90s because I want to hear how she interpreted my all-time favorite, “Stairway To The Stars. ” It was more than what I expected, hers is the best interpretation I have ever heard. I was thinking then that she would do great with the standards. I’m glad that she finally recorded these classics. The finale,”Unforgettable,” is astounding, simply put, it’s a marvel! You know how you always save the best for last? This track is the cream of the crop, amazing “digitally remastered” duet! Honorable mentions and my topmost choices are, George and Ira Gershwin’s “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” orchestral arrangement by Johnny Mandel; Ray Noble’s “The Very Thought Of You,” arranged by Michel Legrand; Bob Russell and Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” arranged by Bill Holman; and the medley of “For Sentimental Reasons”/ “Tenderly”/ “Autumn Leaves,” arranged by Marty Paich. In my opinion, this album is by far the best she ever recorded. With 22 timeless and romantic classics rendered beautifully by “The Other Cole” and backed up by the finest musicians the industry ever produced, this will surely be a classic in the making. It’s a keeper. You’ll enjoy listening to it! Check it out!

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Unforgettable Review

Nat King Cole had a great voice that was so smooth. It’s nice to hear his daughter Natalie reprise his hits, and of course sing the duet "Unforgettable" with him as the finale. Even some of Nat King Cole’s original band and orchestra members play again for Natalie. How neat!Definitely worth listening to! -Read Reviews-

love her, miss her, so glad i was able to see her live before she passed. great memories listening to this album

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