Penthouse Serenade

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Penthouse Serenade
Studio album by Nat King Cole
Released September, 1952
Length 23:05
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
King Cole for Kids
1951
Penthouse Serenade
1952
Top Pops
1952
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (link) 4.5/5 stars

Penthouse Serenade is an instrumental jazz quartet album by Nat King Cole. It was released initially as a 10 inch LP in September, 1952, on Capitol Records. An expanded (12 track) version was reissued in 1955 and a 19 track version (13-19 being vocal tracks) was reissued in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

original 1952 10 inch LP album release:

  1. "Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)" (Burton, Jason) – 3:06
  2. "Somebody Loves Me" (DeSylva, Gershwin, MacDonald) – 3:03
  3. "Laura" (Mercer, Raksin) – 2:43
  4. "Once in a Blue Moon" (Caldwell, Kern based on Rubenstein's Melody In F) – 2:55
  5. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Burke, VanHeusen) – 3:03
  6. "Down by the Old Mill Stream" (Taylor) – 2:18
  7. "If I Should Lose You" (Rainger, Robin) – 3:11
  8. "Rose Room" (Hickman, Williams) – 2:46

4 tracks added for the 1955 12 inch LP re-issue:

  1. "I Surrender Dear" (Barris, Clifford) – 2:57
  2. "It Could Happen to You" (Burke, VanHeusen) – 2:46
  3. "Don't Blame Me" (Fields, McHugh) – 3:02
  4. "Little Girl" (Henry, Hyde) – 1:48

additional bonus tracks added to later CD release:

  1. "I Surrender Dear" (Barris, Clifford) (alt. take) – 3:00
  2. "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (Ahlert, Turk) – 2:11
  3. "Too Marvelous for Words" (Mercer, Whiting) – 1:53
  4. "Too Young" (Dee, Lippman) – 2:32
  5. "That's My Girl" (Ellington, Tobias) – 1:45
  6. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Arlen, Harburg, Rose) – 2:09
  7. "Unforgettable" (Gordon) – 3:05

Personnel[edit]

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penthouse Serenade". Retrieved 14 July 2013.