Exclusive Premiere: The 30th-Anniversary Digital Release of Natalie Cole’s “Cottage For Sale”

photo by EJ Camp, courtesy LPC Media

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With lyrics written by Larry Conley and music by Willard Robinson, the track “Cottage For Sale” (or “A Cottage For Sale”) is a classic.

The song, first published in 1929, has had more than 100 people cover it. The first was The Revelers in January of 1930, followed by Bernie Cummins with his New Yorker Orchestra just two months later.

But one of the best to do it is Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole, who recorded it and released the song as a b-side in 1991, just over 30 years ago.

To date, Natalie’s rendition of “Cottage For Sale” has never appeared on any digital platforms—until now. American Songwriter has the exclusive premiere today (February 3), ahead of its global release on digital platforms everywhere on February 4.

The song will be released digitally (and also on a two-disc vinyl) as part of the remastered 30th-anniversary edition of Natalie’s seven-time Grammy-winning LP, Unforgettable…With Love. The re-issue will also include a cover of the famed track “At Last,” and the groundbreaking virtual duet of the classic “Unforgettable,” with Natalie’s legendary father, Nat King Cole.

Unforgettable…With Love topped the Billboard 200 upon its release in 1991 and went on to be certified seven-times Platinum.

Natalie, who was born in 1950 and passed away in 2015, was also the daughter of jazz singer Maria Hawkins Ellington. She originally broke out as an artist not wanting to cover her father’s material. But once she was established, later in her career, she embraced his work. Nat King Cole passed away in 1965.

Together, Natalie and Nat’s duet peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991.

Check out “Cottage For Sale” below, as well as the full track listing of Natalie’s re-issue. Fans can pre-order the re-issue album HERE.

Unforgettable…with Love track list (vinyl)

Side A:

1. The Very Thought Of You 

2. Paper Moon 

3. Route 66 

4. Mona Lisa 

5. L-O-V-E

6. This Can’t Be Love

Side B:

1. Smile

2. Lush Life

3. That Sunday That Summer

4. Orange Colored Sky

5: A Medley Of: For Sentimental Reasons, Tenderly & Autumn Leaves

Side C:

1. Straighten Up And Fly Right

2. Avalon

3. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

4. Too Young

5. Nature Boy

6. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup 

Side D:

1. Almost Like Being In Love

2. Thou Swell

3. Non Dimenticar

4. Our Love Is Here To Stay

5. Unforgettable 

Photo by George Hurrell / LPC Media

Unforgettable…with Love track list (CD/Digital)

1. The Very Thought Of You 

2. Paper Moon 

3. Route 66 

4. Mona Lisa 

5. L-O-V-E

6. This Can’t Be Love

7. Smile

8. Lush Life

9. That Sunday That Summer

10. Orange Colored Sky

11. A Medley Of: For Sentimental Reasons, Tenderly & Autumn Leaves

12. Straighten Up And Fly Right

13. Avalon

14. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

15. Too Young

16. Nature Boy

17. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup 

18. Almost Like Being In Love

19. Thou Swell

20. Non Dimenticar

21. Our Love Is Here To Stay

22. Unforgettable 

23. At Last*

24. Cottage For Sale*

*Bonus Tracks

Main photo by EJ Camp / LPC Media

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