Nat King Cole
To celebrate Nat King Cole’s centennial and his legacy of enduring music, Capitol/UMe has partnered with the Nat King Cole Estate for a number of exciting projects. Among them are two new collections that showcase Cole’s remarkable talents — both due out on March 15. Ultimate Nat King Cole will arrive on CD and digital, with a 2-LP configuration to follow on June 14. It features 21 tracks, including all those aforementioned classics, and a new duet version of “The Girl From Ipanema” with Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter, who made waves with his Nat King Cole and Me tribute album last year. Accompanying the music are new liner notes including an essay penned by James Ritz.
On the same day, Capitol/UMe will release International Nat King Cole, a 14-track set of non-English versions of classic songs, all recorded in August 1964. Among them are “L-O-V-E” in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Italian; “Muetterlein” (“Answer Me, My Love”) in German; and “Autumn Leaves” in French and Japanese. The limited-edition collection will be available exclusively from the uDiscoverMusic Online Store and will also feature liner notes from James Ritz.