Sunday, January 31, 2016

Natalie Cole: The Unforgettable Concert (1992)





Natalie Cole [1950–2015] gives a masterful concert at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California in January 1992. The songs are recorded on the album, Unforgettable…with Love, released on June 11, 1991. The “Unforgettable Concert” is a tribute to her father, Nat King Cole, who died from lung cancer (age 45) on February 15, 1965, when Natalie was 15. Jump forward 27 years. The concert ends with the song, “Unforgettable,” where, with the aid of digital technology, Natalie sings a duet with her father. Yes, I find this touching. Natalie Cole died of congestive heart failure on December 31, 2015; she was 65.

“The greatest thing you will ever learn is to love and be loved in return.”

The Songs:
  1. The Very Thought of You
  2. This Can't Be Love
  3. Paper Moon
  4. Nature Boy
  5. Mona Lisa
  6. Lush Life
  7. Non Dimenticar
  8. Almost Like Being In Love
  9. Route 66
  10. Straighten Up and Fly Right
  11. This Will Make You Laugh
  12. Frim Fram Sauce
  13. For All We Know
  14. The Song Is ended
  15. Smile
  16. That Sunday That Summer
  17. L-O-V-E
  18. Orange Colored Sky
  19. Thou Swell
  20. Medley: For Sentimental Reasons, Tenderly, Autumn Leaves
  21. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  22. Dance Ballerina Dance
  23. Unforgettable (with Nat King Cole)
  24. Avalon (encore)