The Beautiful Ballads

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The Beautiful Ballads
Compilation album by
Released1967 (1967)
ProducerLee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
The Unforgettable Nat King Cole Sings the Great Songs!
The Beautiful Ballads
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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.[1] Most of the tracks were previously released as single A-sides or B-sides.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Felicia" (Ray Gilbert, Ulpio Minucci) - 2:15
  2. "Miss Me" (Bob Marcus) - 2:20
  3. "Marnie" - 2:40
  4. "Here's To My Lady" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) - 3:00
  5. "A Fool Was I" (Roy Alfred) - 2:49
  6. "Bend A Little My Way" (Joel Sherman, Jack Wolf) - 2:25
  7. "You'll See" (Eddie DeLange, Norman Gimbel) - 2:56 originally released as the B-side of "Wanderlust" in 1965
  8. "If I Knew" (Meredith Wilson) - 2:48
  9. "Back In My Arms" (Johnny Mandel) - 3:02
  10. "When It's Summer" (Johnny Burke, Nat "King" Cole) - 2:34
  11. "I'll Always Be Remembering ("Things")" (Dok Stanford) - 2:54


  1. ^ 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. "
  2. ^ 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, "