I don't know much about this album, I have a copy on vinyl from 1959 and it sounds like crap, stereo but totally out of phase, weird and loopy sounding. Never heard the 1965 reissue LP. So, tonight I was cleaning out a bunch of CD-Rs that I've had lying around in a box and I came across on something I had totally forgotten, I mastered this entire album in 2008! Why? Well, we used one song on the "Nat King Cole Story" box ("O, Mary, Don't You Weep")and since there was no three-track, I had the album master and just in case they wanted more songs from it, I took the time and trouble to master it to CD-R as a quick ref since the actual LP sounded so terrible. The First Church Of Deliverance Choir really rock. Very dynamic, very tuneful group. The original tape was two-channel, recorded in Chicago at a church and at Universal Recorders, the album had songs from each location. The phase problems I fixed by flipping various segments in and out of phase. The balance problem I solved by simply putting Nat's voice in the center where it belonged. I did it, and then I promptly forgot about it until tonight. When I played it, the sound was amazing. A real audiophile "YOU ARE THERE" experience. I was totally blown away by it. Kevin Gray and I used the actual session stereo tape to do the NAT STORY song from, unplayed since 1959. The "cutting master" dub is usually used to make copies because it has some (key word "some") of the phase problems fixed. We bypassed that tape because it was second generation. The original tape is amazing once worked on. Truly awesome sound. Gordon Jenkins did the arrangements and conducted the choir and band. The album was a bomb when it was originally issued, correct? Nat was too cool and collected for this type of Gospel but listening to it tonight I felt he really was giving it his all, Nat Style. His voice contrasting with the choir was just right. Any more and he would have sounded like a preacher. So, who has heard these songs? Since no one has mentioned this album here as far as I can tell, it's obviously not a contender for any kind of audiophile reissue but it has to be one of the best recorded Nat King Cole albums of the era. Truly lifelike sound (when mastered correctly, that is). I can't even find ONE EXAMPLE on YouTube to play for you. No songs from this album have even been uploaded! A question. Since Nat's voice is out of phase on the album, is the MONO version from a separate edited tape or just a fold down of the stereo? If it's from the stereo, I don't see how they did it because if you fold it out of phase, Nat's voice VANISHES completely. If you flip the phase, the choir vanishes completely. So, how did they do it? Did they have a separate dedicated mono machine going as well? It would surprise me because I remember the stereo tape had a zillion edits in it. They would have had to duplicate that with the mono tape as well. So, any information you have on this album can you post here? I have a feeling this will be a very short thread! The recording engineer on this album has been lost but I remember someone telling me he was a protégé of Bill Putnam. If so, I would have fired him for the out of phase blunder. It's a child's mistake..