This 28-song compilation is being released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Nat "King" Cole's passing, and there could hardly be a more appropriate way to remember this singular artist.

This 28-song compilation is being released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Nat "King" Cole's passing, and there could hardly be a more appropriate way to remember this singular artist. A Cole documentary of the same title will be released in the spring as a companion to this album. The memorable performances include Cole putting his silky stamp on "Stardust," "Nature Boy," "Route 66," "Mona Lisa," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Unforgettable," "Almost Like Being in Love" and "Send for Me." Also included is the 1991 duet "Unforgettable," where technology united Cole with his daughter Natalie. "The World of Nat King Cole" features tracks he cut with his trio—which remind us of his piano virtuosity—as well as orchestral pieces. Four decades after Cole's death, listening to these songs confirms the notion that there will never be another voice like his.—PVV