Sunday, January 24, 2016

Unforgettable With Love by Natalie Cole (on CD)

Unforgettable With Love
by Natalie Cole [Compact Disc 781.63 Col]

This 1991 album was the return to recording for Natalie Cole, after several years battling drug addiction. She couldn’t have picked a better project to revive her career, tapping into the deep well of hits by her father, legendary singer Nat King Cole, to create a unique tribute to her dad. Natalie’s full, rich voice is perfect for reinterpreting such Nat King Cole hits as “Mona Lisa”, “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and “Don’t Get Around Much Any More”, as well as a number of his lesser-known but still wonderful songs like “Avalon” and “Non Dimenticar”. However, for me, there’s just one song on this album that makes the entire album worthwhile — using some creative audio editing, Natalie is actually able to sing a duet with her dad on the title track, “Unforgettable”. This duet is one of my all-time favorite pieces of music. A music video was also done of that duet, cutting together imagery of both Coles, and I recommend viewing that on YouTube. Following her passing in 2015, as I sampled her various albums, I kept coming back to this one as a personal favorite, and I still highly recommend it!

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try almost another other album by Natalie Cole, particularly Still Unforgettable, and Holly & Ivy, Natalie’s Christmas album.] [ official Natalie Cole web site ]
Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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