Unforgettable... with Love is an album by Natalie Cole that was released on June 11, 1991 by Elektra Records.
The album consists of covers of standards that were performed by her late father, Nat King Cole.
It won the 1992 Grammy Award for "Album of the Year" and "Best Engineered – Non-Classical."
Tracklisting[edit | edit source]
- The Very Thought Of You 4:15
- Paper Moon 3:24
- Route 66 3:00
- Mona Lisa 3:45
- L-O-V-E 2:32
- This Can’t Be Love 2:13
- Smile 3:37
- Lush Life 4:20
- That Sunday That Summer 3:31
- Orange Colored Sky 2:26
- Medley: For Sentimental Reasons/Tenderly/Autumn Leaves 7:26
- Straighten Up And Fly Right 2:40
- Avalon 1:51
- Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 2:34
- Too Young 4:32
- Nature Boy 3:23
- Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup 3:24
- Almost Like Being In Love 2:11
- Thou Swell 1:50
- Non Dimenticar 2:56
- Our Love Is Here To Stay 3:28
- Unforgettable (duet with Nat King Cole) 3:29
Chart Performance[edit | edit source]
"Unforgettable... with Love" peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, #1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart and #5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. As of 2009, it was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA.
As of 2016, the album has sold 6,2 million copies in United States (according to Nielsen Music).
Critical Reception[edit | edit source]
Entertainment Weekly gave the album a "B+", writing: "On balance it’s an impressive achievement — light-years beyond similar attempts to sing prerock standards by, among others, Linda Ronstadt and Carly Simon."
Alex Henderson of Allmusic wrote: "Paying tribute to her late father on "Mona Lisa," "Nature Boy," "Route 66," and other gems that had been major hits for him in the 1940s and early '50s, the 41-year-old Cole sounds more inspired than she had in well over a decade."