NAT KING COLE - After Midnight

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This disc is playable as Mono only on both the CD and SACD layers.

Included with this deluxe reissue is a 4,600-word essay by Chris Hall about the album.

Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat "King" Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!

"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out!" - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52

In this felicitous blending of Nat "King" Cole's supreme talents as jazz pianist and vocalist with small combos featuring fellow jazz alumni, classic pop and jazz met in a wildly successful brew. A combination of new and familiar songs are featured, including fresh recordings of classic hits like "Route 66." Musicians include Harry "Sweets" Edison, Juan Tizol, Lee Young, Stuff Smith and Willie Smith augmenting his famous Trio. In addition to the full original album, five additional tracks and one alternate take from the original sessions are included in this release. Mellow, classy, focused and vibrant, After Midnight was a hit and an instant classic upon its release in 1956 and remains a gem to treasure today.

Mastered from the original first-generation full-track monaural session tapes by Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray and Gus Skinas to high resolution DSD and standard CD, the exemplary recording is presented in appropriately exquisite sound quality.

Recorded in 1956.

Just You, Just Me

Sweet Lorraine

Sometimes I'm Happy


It's Only A Paper Moon

You're Looking At Me

Lonely One

Don't Let It Go To Your Head

I Know That You Know

Blame It On My Youth

When I Grow Too Old To Dream

(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

Bonus tracks, songs left off original LP:


What Is There To Say?

I Was A Little Too Lonely

You Can Depend On Me

Two Loves Have I

Just You, Just Me, Take 2

Additional Information

Record Label Analogue Productions
Music Genre Jazz