Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the January 2011 Issue of Stereophile!
Mastered from the Original 3-Track Analog Masters by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at Acoustech!
Click Here to read Michael Fremer's essay on the Nat King Cole Mastering efforts!
Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 3,200-word essay by Chris Hall on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title.
In what some consider his last great album prior to his tragic passing, Nat "King" Cole approached the dramatic dark side of love in the spirit of Sinatra's saloon songs to timeless, haunting effect with the album Where Did Everyone Go? The distinctive orchestrations of Gordon Jenkins for strings accompany the intimately expressive and supremely musical voice of the incomparable Nat "King" Cole in such classic songs as "Someone To Tell It To," "I Keep Going Back To Joe's," "Spring Is Here," "The End Of A Love Affair" and other reflections of one who had and now has not. Nat "King" Cole and arranger Gordon Jenkins followed their hit albums Love Is The Thing and The Very Thought Of You with this striking shift toward the dramatic. The result again stands among its era's finest, most stylistically defining recordings of popular music and still retains its grand sense of tragedy and beauty.
Using the original first generation 3-track session tapes from Capitol's vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the stunning beauty of these recordings. Two bonus tracks recorded for the album, "A Farewell to Arms" and "Happy New Year," are included in this double 45-RPM 180-gram album set for their first release in original production quality. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 3,200-word essay by Chris Hall on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.
Originally released in 1963.
"[P]erfect sound quality, breathtaking arrangements, tasteful material and that voice. Aaah! That voice! It delivered so much, and was so inimitable that Cole could use it to make any song his own... Cole creates the necessary mood with such completeness that you feel an ache in nearly every note." - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, Sound Quality Rating: 95%
180g 45rpm Double Vinyl
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech
Includes six-panel booklet with rare photos and essays by Chris Hall and Michael Fremer
1. Where Did Everyone Go?
2. Say It Isn't So
3. If Love Ain't There
4. (Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
5. Am I Blue?
6. Someone To Tell It To
7. The End Of A Love Affair
8. I Keep Goin' Back To Joe's
9. Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)
10. No, I Don't Want Her
11. Spring Is Here
12. That's All There Is
13. Farewell To Arms
14. Happy New Year