The Very Thought of You (Nat King Cole album)

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The Very Thought of You
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Studio album by Nat King Cole
Released November 1958
Recorded May 2, 6, 8, 1958
Genre Traditional pop
Length 62:36
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
St. Louis Blues
(1958)St. Louis Blues1958
The Very Thought of You
To Whom It May Concern
(1958)To Whom It May Concern1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Very Thought of You is a 1958 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Gordon Jenkins.[2] The album peaked at #17 on Billboard Magazine's Top LP chart.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "The Very Thought of You" (Ray Noble) – 3:52
  2. "But Beautiful" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:30
  3. "Impossible" (Steve Allen) – 3:12
  4. "I Wish I Knew (Notorious)" (C.A. Rossi, Al Stillman) – 3:16
  5. "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)" (Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren) – 2:53
  6. "Magnificent Obsession" (Fred Karger, Frankie Laine) – 3:56
  7. "My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)" (Mack Gordon, Warren) – 4:16

LP side B:

  1. "Paradise" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gordon Clifford) – 3:17
  2. "This Is All I Ask" (Gordon Jenkins) – 4:34
  3. "Cherie, I Love You" (Lillian Rosedale Goodman) – 3:34
  4. "Making Believe You're Here" (Sammy Cahn, Van Heusen) – 3:42
  5. "Cherchez La Femme" (Bob Marcus, Lorenzo Pack) – 2:44
  6. "For All We Know" (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 3:19
  7. "The More I See You" (Gordon, Warren) – 3:32

Bonus tracks added to Capitol Record's CD re-issue:

  1. "Don't Blame Me" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) – 3:56
  2. "There Is No Greater Love" (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) – 3:03

Bonus tracks added to the Collectors' Choice Music CD re-issue, recorded in 1962:

  1. "Farewell to Arms" (Allie Wrubel, Abner Silver) – 2:51
  2. "Happy New Year" (Gordon Jenkins) – 3:09

The "bonus" tracks "Don't Blame Me" and "There Is No Greater Love" were part of the original recording session, and were added to Capitol Record's 1987 and 1997 CD re-issues. In 2007 Collectors' Choice Music also re-issued "The Very Thought of You" on CD and included the tracks "Happy New Year" and "Farewell To Arms" from a 1962 recording session.




  • Capitol Records SW 1084 (The Very Thought of You) at