The Beautiful Ballads is a 1967 posthumous album of recordings by Nat King Cole. The album was issued after the singer's death by Capitol Records collecting recordings which had not previously been available in LP form. Most of the tracks were previously released as single A-sides or B-sides.
^Billboard - 18 Nov 1967 - Page 36 "THE BEAUTIFUL BALLADS Nat King Cole. Capitol T 2820 (M); ST 2820 (S) Cole's musical legacy continues to beat strongly, and in this record consisting of tunes not previously available in" LP form, his warmth and unique styling sparkle. "Here's to My Lady," "Back in My Arms" and "When It's Summer" are chestnuts which show off Cole's magic. "
^American record guide - Volume 34, Issue 2 -1968 Page 888 "The Beautiful Ballads (Capitol ST/T-2820) is a compilation of lovely things that have never before been available in an album. Most of them, I suppose, were released at one time or another as singles. All are very good, "