The 30th anniversary of Natalie Cole’s multiple Grammy-winning and multi-platinum Unforgettable…With Love will be marked early in 2022 by a variety of special editions from Craft Recordings.
The centerpiece of the newly remastered 1991 album was Cole’s electronic duet with her father, Nat King Cole, on the song “Unforgettable.” The newly remastered version of the song is now streaming. The set went to No.1 on the Billboard 200, won seven Grammys (including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Unforgettable”) and was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in the US alone.
In stores on February 4, the original 22-track album will be available on 180 gram vinyl as a 2LP set, and CD and digital editions will include Natalie’s versions of of “At Last” and “Cottage for Sale,” both of which were single B-sides during the album’s original release.
A limited edition purple vinyl pressing of the album, as well as exclusive merchandise, is available to order via Cole’s official website. Target will offer a pink vinyl edition of the LP on January 7, and an exclusive white vinyl disc will be available at Barnes & Noble, in tandem with the wide release.
Ahead of the full release, PBS will offer the CD of Unforgettable…With Love exclusively during their pledge drive, which begins on Saturday (November 27). That day, a special encore of the Emmy-winning 1992 concert, Unforgettable, with Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat King Cole will air on PBS Great Performances.
Produced by Tommy LiPuma, David Foster, and André Fischer, the album featured Cole’s interpretations of many of her father’s signature songs, including “Nature Boy,” “Route 66,” and “Mona Lisa.” She was accompanied on piano by her uncle, Ike Cole, and by lush orchestral arrangements. In her 40-year career, Cole released 23 studio albums, selling over 30 million copies worldwide.
Pre-order the remastered Unforgettable…With Love.