This 18-song compilation emphasizes the lyrically happy and positive side of love songs as delivered by Nat King Cole. Songs From the Heart is part of the Capitol songbook series that yet again repackages classic recordings from their vaults. The majority of these late-'50s and early-'60s recordings followed the successful romantic format that focused on lush string arrangements over Cole's warm crooning. You can't argue with the selection of songs with timeless lyrics written by Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke, Harry Warren, and Harold Arlen. Along with Frank Sinatra, this era of Nat King Cole's recordings provided the romantic backdrop for an entire generation.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell