This must surely be the ultimate in romantic ballads on CD: the smooth voice of Nat Cole accompanied by the sumptuous string arrangements of the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra! The LP was recorded in December of 1956 - incredibly, more than half a century ago, but still sounding as fresh today. The CD version was released in 1987.
And it's not only the romance in the performances - the songs are some of the most romantic too: Victor Young and Eddie Heyman's `When I fall in love' and `Love letters', and other Victor Young numbers, `Love is the thing', with Ned Washington and `Where can I go without you?' with lyrics by Peggy Lee; Hoagy Carmichael's `Stardust' (yes, all of it!) to which Mitchell Parish added lyrics [Sinatra's version with Don Costa gives us only the first half of the piece, much to Hoagy's annoyance!]; `At last', written by Warren and Gordon for the Glenn Miller 1942 movie Orchestra Wives; an original Gordon Jenkins number, `I thought about Marie'; and many more.
If you are in romantic mood, this CD cannot fail to please.