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Nat King Cole – Golden Series Volumes 1-5 complete Japan 5 LP set with obi

$280.00

A rare complete set of Golden Series volumes 1-5 by Nat King Cole, with the original obi on all five LPs and with four pressed on red vinyl.

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Offered for sale is a rare complete set of volumes 1-5 of the Japan-only Golden Series by Nat King Cole, including the original obi on each LP.

Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 5 are on red vinyl.  Volume 4 is black vinyl.

About these copies:  These copies of volumes 1-5 of Golden Series are original Japanese issues, released in 1968 on the Capitol label.

These LPs were issued without a lyric insert, as the lyrics are printed inside the gatefold cover.

Volume 1 (Pretend):  The cover is M-, with a couple of very tiny corner bends.  The obi is M- and includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag.

The red vinyl disc is M- on side 1 and VG++ on side 2, with some minor scuffing through the last two tracks.  The disc appears to have had little play.

Volume 2 (L-O-V-E):  The cover is M-, with a couple of very tiny corner bends.  The obi is M- and includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag.

The red vinyl disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.

Volume 3 (Stardust): The cover appears M-, with no wear, but there’s a repaired 3″ split on the spine.  The obi is M-, though the reorder tag has been removed.

The red vinyl disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side two, with a small inaudible scuff through the first two tracks.

Volume 4 (It’s Only a Paper Moon): The cover is M-.  The obi is M-, though the reorder tag has been removed.

The black vinyl disc is M- and may have been played once.

Volume 5 (Cachito): The cover is M-.  The obi is M-, though the reorder tag has been removed.

The red vinyl disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.

Background: The unexpected death of Nat “King” Cole in 1965 from lung cancer inspired record companies around the world to re-release a lot of his material to eager buyers, and that was just as true in Japan as it was in the United States.

Among the releases issued in Japan was the Golden Series, issued in 1968, and which consisted of five different albums that were sold separately, rather than as a set:

  • Pretend
  • L-O-V-E
  • Stardust
  • It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • Cachito

The first two volumes are fairly common, but the last three, and especially the Spanish-language volume five, are quite rare.

All were originally issued on both red and black vinyl.

Tracks are:

Volume 1 (Pretend)

  • Pretend
  • Too Young
  • Nature Boy
  • Fascination
  • Red Sails in the Sunset
  • Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  • (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  • Mona Lisa
  • Around the World
  • You Are My SUnshine
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Papa Loves Mambo
  • Unforgettable
  • Lover Come Back to Me

Volume 2 (L-O-V-E)

  • L-O-V-E
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • Ramblin’Rose
  • Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy-Days of Summer
  • More
  • I Could Have Danced All Night
  • Oh, How I Miss You Tonight
  • I Don’t Want to Be Hurt Anymore
  • In Other Words (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • My First and Only Lover
  • Get Me to the Church On Time
  • Cappuccina
  • It’s a Lonesome Old Town

Volume 3 (Stardust):

  • Stardust
  • Love Letters
  • September Song
  • The Very Thought Of You
  • Again
  • When You’re Smiling
  • Answer Me, My Love
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Get Out And Get Under The Moon
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Once In A While
  • When I Grow Too Old To Dream
  • Poinciana
  • Vaya Con Dios

Volume 4 (It’s Only a Paper Moon):

  • It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • Swqeet Lorraine
  • (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
  • Three Foolish Things Remind Me of You
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • I Should Care
  • Caravan
  • I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  • Just One of Those Things
  • Angel Eyes
  • Sometimes I’m Happy
  • The Party’s Over
  • Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home.;

Volume 5 (Cachito):

  • Cachito
  • Te Quiero Dijiste
  • Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
  • Perfidia
  • El Choclo
  • Maria Elena
  • Aquellos Ojos Verdes
  • Lonely One
  • Solamente Una Vez
  • Tres Palabras
  • A Media Luz
  • Arrivederci Roma
  • La Golondrina
  • El Bodeguero

You can listen to “L-O-V-E” here:

 

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Additional information

Weight 70 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 1.25 in