A dozen previously unreleased Nat King Cole tracks recorded in the mid-1950s will finally see the light of day in June via "Night Lights." Due June 5, the Capitol set culls 20 tracks the legendary voc

A dozen previously unreleased Nat King Cole tracks recorded in the mid-1950s will finally see the light of day in June via "Night Lights." Due June 5, the Capitol set culls 20 tracks the legendary vocalist/pianist recorded during sessions with arranger/conductor Nelson Riddle in 1955-56 for a studio album, but were never released as such.

The previously unreleased songs include "Believe," an inspirational number by "Peter Pan" composer Moose Charlap; the ballads "I Promise You" and "The Way I Love You" featuring Puerto Rican trombonist Juan Tizol (Duke Ellington Orchestra); the doo-wop-ish forays "Mr. Juke Box" and "I Got Love"; and a love song titled "Sometimes I Wonder."

Several of the tracks were released as singles -- the title track (a No. 11 pop hit in 1956) and its flip-side, "To The Ends Of The Earth" (No. 25, 1956), and "Never Let Me Go," which is from Paramount Pictures' 1955 film "The Scarlet Hour" (No. 79, 1956). Four of the songs, including the No. 21 1956 hit "Too Young To Go Steady," were written by Jimmy McHugh for the little-known musical "Strip For Action," and briefly issued on a 45 EP, but have not been released together since.

In 1999, Capitol released "Live At The Circle Room," a collection of previously undocumented nightclub performances from 1946. As a testament to the artist's enduring popularity, late last year the Cole title "Holiday Favorites" (EMI-Capitol Special Markets) peaked at No. 10 on Billboard's Top Holiday Albums tally, one of just two releases in the top-25 of the Dec. 2 chart not by a current artist.

Here is the track listing for "Night Lights":

"Night Lights"
"I Got Love" (previously unreleased)
"Stay" (previously unreleased)
"Mr. Juke Box" (previously unreleased)
"I Just Found Out About Love" (from "Strip For Action")
"Dame Crazy" (from "Strip For Action")
"Too Young To Go Steady" (from "Strip For Action")
"Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow"(from "Strip For Action")
"The Shadows" (previously unreleased)
"Believe" (previously unreleased)
"To The Ends Of The Earth"
"Never Let Me Go" (from the 1955 film "The Scarlet Hour")
"I Promise You"
"The Way I Love You" (previously unreleased)
"Once Before" (previously unreleased)
"Make Me" (previously unreleased)
"Sometimes I Wonder" (previously unreleased)
"I Need A Plan" (previously unreleased)
"I'm Willing To Share This With You" (previously unreleased)
"The Story's Old" (previously unreleased)