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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
If Frankie Valli was the voice of the Four Seasons, and he certainly was, possessing an astounding high tenor voice that could ascend effortlessly into falsetto range at the beat of a drum, then Bob Gaudio was the group's heart and soul. A fine songwriter, arranger, and producer, Gaudio was the creative auteur behind the Seasons in much the same way that Brian Wilson was the creative and production force behind the Beach Boys. He knew the kind of talent he had in Valli, and wrote songs like "Sherry," "Dawn," "Rag Doll," and countless others to put that amazing, soaring voice in play, and he did it well, with the Four Seasons ending up the fourth most successful singles ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
If Frankie Valli was the voice of the Four Seasons, and he certainly was, possessing an astounding high tenor voice that could ascend effortlessly into falsetto range at the beat of a drum, then Bob Gaudio was the group's heart and soul. A fine songwriter, arranger, and producer, Gaudio was the creative auteur behind the Seasons in much the same way that Brian Wilson was the creative and production force behind the Beach Boys. He knew the kind of talent he had in Valli, and wrote songs like "Sherry," "Dawn," "Rag Doll," and countless others to put that amazing, soaring voice in play, and he did it well, with the Four Seasons ending up the fourth most successful singles act in pop history, trailing only the Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Ray Charles, placing nearly 50 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1995. This box set collects 18 of their albums released between 1962 and 1992 in facsimile gatefold editions, preserving most of the group's legacy and history (a few things are missing, including 1962's Christmas release The Four Seasons' Greetings; the 1968 compilation Edizione d'Oro, which featured stereo mixes and alternate takes; 1972's Chameleon, which was released by and is still controlled by Motown Records; and 1981's Reunited Live). That's a lot of Four Seasons, who were always mainly a singles act. The group's albums were packaged around the hits, and usually included covers and other filler to flesh things out, so a set like this is primarily focused on ardent fans and collectors, who may be disappointed to find no additional annotation other than the original album notes for each facsimile, and some songs listed are in fact not actually on the discs, although over the course of 18 albums, it's a minor problem, but still irritating.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227959395
  • Catalog Number: 542582
  • Sales rank: 6,798

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Girls Don't Cry (2:29)
  2. 2 Yessir, That's My Baby (2:25)
  3. 3 Peanuts (2:23)
  4. 4 La Dee Dah (2:38)
  5. 5 Teadrops (2:20)
  6. 6 Apple of My Eye (2:18)
  7. 7 Never On Sunday (2:51)
  8. 8 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (2:18)
  9. 9 The Girl In My Dreams (2:22)
  10. 10 Oh, Carol (2:26)
  11. 11 Lost Lullabye (2:36)
  12. 12 Sherry (2:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Walk Like a Man (2:17)
  2. 2 Silhouettes (3:04)
  3. 3 Why Do Fools Fall In Love (2:13)
  4. 4 Tonite, Tonite (2:12)
  5. 5 Lucky Ladybug (2:47)
  6. 6 Alone (2:53)
  7. 7 One Song (2:28)
  8. 8 Sincerely (2:56)
  9. 9 Since I Don't Have You (2:36)
  10. 10 My Sugar (2:27)
  11. 11 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo (2:24)
  12. 12 Big Girls Don't Cry (2:26)
  13. 13 Goodnight My Love (3:07)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Candy Girl (2:40)
  2. 2 Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (3:14)
  3. 3 Honey Love (2:46)
  4. 4 Soon (I'll Be Home Again) (2:30)
  5. 5 Stay (1:58)
  6. 6 Dumb Drum (2:07)
  7. 7 Marlena (2:36)
  8. 8 Long Lonely Nights (2:47)
  9. 9 New Mexican Rose (2:49)
  10. 10 That's the Only Way (2:39)
  11. 11 Melancholy (2:48)
  12. 12 Ain't That a Shame (2:35)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Connie-O (2:27)
  2. 2 Lost Lullaby (2:35)
  3. 3 Hi Lillie Hi Lo (2:23)
  4. 4 Goodnight My Love (3:09)
  5. 5 Soon (2:29)
  6. 6 Stay (1:57)
  7. 7 Silver Wings (3:08)
  8. 8 Starmaker (2:19)
  9. 9 Teardrops (2:20)
  10. 10 Long Lonely Nights (2:47)
  11. 11 Melancholy (2:49)
  12. 12 One Song (2:21)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Blues in the Night (2:33)
  2. 2 Just In Time (2:15)
  3. 3 Little Boy (In Grown Up Clothes) (2:34)
  4. 4 I Can Dream Can't I? (2:39)
  5. 5 How Do You Make a Hit Song? (5:50)
  6. 6 Medley: By Myself/Jada/We Three (4:03)
  7. 7 Day In Day Out (2:02)
  8. 8 My Mother's Eyes (3:06)
  9. 9 Mack the Knife (3:41)
  10. 10 Come Si Bella (2:19)
  11. 11 Brotherhood of Man (3:14)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Big Man's World (2:38)
  2. 2 You Send Me (3:00)
  3. 3 Mountain High (2:40)
  4. 4 Life is But a Dream (3:04)
  5. 5 Church Bells May Ring (2:23)
  6. 6 Dawn (Go Away) (2:49)
  7. 7 Only Yesterday (2:43)
  8. 8 16 Candles (2:48)
  9. 9 Breaking Up is Hard To Do (2:42)
  10. 10 Earth Angel (2:27)
  11. 11 Don't Let Go (2:59)
  12. 12 Do You Want To Dance (2:20)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Born To Wander (2:42)
  2. 2 Don't Cry, Elena (2:05)
  3. 3 Where Have All the Flowers Gone (3:58)
  4. 4 Cry Myself To Sleep (2:53)
  5. 5 A Ballad For Our Time (2:30)
  6. 6 Silence is Golden (3:23)
  7. 7 New Town (3:01)
  8. 8 Golden Ribbon (3:12)
  9. 9 Little Pony (Get Along) (2:20)
  10. 10 No Surfin' Today (3:14)
  11. 11 Searching Wind (2:37)
  12. 12 Millie (2:45)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Save It For Me (2:38)
  2. 2 The Touch of You (2:33)
  3. 3 Danger (2:52)
  4. 4 Marcie (2:23)
  5. 5 No One Cares (2:30)
  6. 6 Rag Doll (3:00)
  7. 7 An Angel Cried (2:31)
  8. 8 Funny Face (2:16)
  9. 9 Huggin' My Pillow (2:40)
  10. 10 The Setting Sun (2:57)
  11. 11 Ronnie (3:00)
  12. 12 On Broadway Tonight (3:38)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Show Girl (3:02)
  2. 2 Where is Love? (3:27)
  3. 3 One Clown Cried (2:40)
  4. 4 My Prayer (3:05)
  5. 5 Little Darlin' (2:57)
  6. 6 Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye) (2:33)
  7. 7 Betrayed (3:01)
  8. 8 Somewhere (2:32)
  9. 9 Living Just For You (2:50)
  10. 10 Little Angel (2:19)
  11. 11 Big Man In Town (2:47)
  12. 12 Toy Soldier (2:37)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Anyone Who Had a Heart (3:05)
  2. 2 Anyone Who Had a Heart (3:23)
  3. 3 Always Something There To Remind Me (3:08)
  4. 4 Make It Easy On Yourself (3:06)
  5. 5 Walk On By (3:10)
  6. 6 What's New Pussycat? (2:24)
  7. 7 Queen Jane Approximately (3:46)
  8. 8 Mr. Tambourine Man (3:15)
  9. 9 Like a Rolling Stone (4:33)
  10. 10 Don't Think Twice - The Wonder Who? (3:02)
  11. 11 All I Reall Want To Do (2:10)
  12. 12 Blowin' In the Wind (2:56)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Working My Way Back To You (3:06)
  2. 2 Pity (2:38)
  3. 3 I Woke Up (2:43)
  4. 4 Living Just For You (2:49)
  5. 5 Beggars Parade (3:03)
  6. 6 One Clown Cried (2:40)
  7. 7 Can't Get Enough of You Baby (2:28)
  8. 8 Sundown (2:55)
  9. 9 Too Many Memories (3:25)
  10. 10 Show Girl (3:00)
  11. 11 Comin' Up In the World (2:58)
  12. 12 Everybody Knows My Name (3:25)
Disc 12
  1. 1 C'mon Marianne (2:36)
  2. 2 Let's Ride Again (3:02)
  3. 3 Beggin' (2:50)
  4. 4 Around and Around (Andaroundandaroundandaroundandaround) (3:11)
  5. 5 Good-Bye Girl (3:16)
  6. 6 I'm Gonna Change (3:00)
  7. 7 Tell It To the Rain (2:37)
  8. 8 Dody (3:19)
  9. 9 The Puppet Song (2:32)
  10. 10 Lonesome Road - The Wonder Who? (2:32)
Disc 13
  1. 1 American Crucifixion Resurrection (6:49)
  2. 2 Mrs. Stateley's Garden (3:15)
  3. 3 Look Up Look Over (4:43)
  4. 4 Something's On Her Mind (2:48)
  5. 5 Saturday's Father (3:14)
  6. 6 Wall Street Village Day (4:26)
  7. 7 Genuine Imitation Life (6:16)
  8. 8 Idaho (3:02)
  9. 9 Wonder What You'll Be (3:29)
  10. 10 Soul of a Woman (7:13)
Disc 14
  1. 1 Emily (4:27)
  2. 2 And That Reminds Me (3:32)
  3. 3 Circle In the Sand (3:48)
  4. 4 Sorry (3:22)
  5. 5 The Girl I'll Never Know (Angels Never Fly This Low) (3:41)
  6. 6 She Gives Me Light (3:15)
  7. 7 To Make My Father Proud (3:41)
  8. 8 Patch of Blue (3:06)
  9. 9 The Morning After Loving You (3:23)
  10. 10 Any Day Now/Oh Happy Day (4:41)
Disc 15
  1. 1 Silver Star (6:01)
  2. 2 Storybook Lovers (3:44)
  3. 3 Harmony, Perfect Harmony (4:48)
  4. 4 Who Loves You (4:25)
  5. 5 Mystic Mr. Sam (4:25)
  6. 6 December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) (3:35)
  7. 7 Slip Away (3:06)
  8. 8 Emily's (Salle De Dance) (6:44)
Disc 16
  1. 1 If We Should Lose Our Love (4:20)
  2. 2 Let's Get It Right (5:28)
  3. 3 Long Ago (5:14)
  4. 4 Rhapsody (5:21)
  5. 5 Helicon (4:28)
  6. 6 Down the Hall (4:14)
  7. 7 Put a Little Away (4:15)
  8. 8 New York Street Song (No Easy Way) (4:56)
  9. 9 I Believe In You (3:02)
Disc 17
  1. 1 Streetfighter (5:12)
  2. 2 Veronica (5:01)
  3. 3 Moonlight Memories (4:10)
  4. 4 Book of Love (5:19)
  5. 5 Did Someone Break Into Your Heart Last Night (4:53)
  6. 6 Commitment (3:35)
  7. 7 Once Inside a Woman's Heart (4:20)
  8. 8 What About Tomorrow (4:21)
Disc 18
  1. 1 Love Has a Mind of Its Own (4:24)
  2. 2 Learn How To Say Goodbye (4:19)
  3. 3 Hope and Glory (4:09)
  4. 4 This Time (4:11)
  5. 5 You and Your Heart So Blue (4:00)
  6. 6 Run For Your Life (3:29)
  7. 7 Help Me To Believe In You (4:04)
  8. 8 State of My Heart (4:06)
  9. 9 The Girl of My Dreams (4:15)
  10. 10 Even Now (4:51)
  11. 11 Just the Way You Make Love (3:40)
  12. 12 The Naked (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Marc Blitzstein Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Phil Ochs Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Neil Sedaka Composer
Lee Andrews Composer
Jesse Belvin Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Alan Freed Composer
Frankie Lymon Composer
Clyde McPhatter Composer
Maurice Williams Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Jerry Corbetta Composer, Producer
Paul Korda Composer
Larry Santos Composer
Artie Schroeck Composer
Bob Crewe Composer, Producer
Eddie Rambeau Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Lionel Bart Composer
Nathalie Archangel Composer
Charles Calello Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Hal David Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Edwin Hawkins Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Bobby Freeman Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Bob Gaudio Composer, Producer
Al Gorgoni Composer
Howard Greenfield Composer
Andy Hill Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Sandy Linzer Composer, Producer
Gilbert Lopez Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Judy Parker Composer
Denny Randell Composer
Peter Sinfield Composer
Frank Slay Composer
Al Stillman Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Margo Sylvia Composer
Manos Hadjidakis Composer
George Goldner Composer
Eric Lilljequist Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Dick St. John Gosting Composer
Nick Massi Composer
Frank Churchill Composer
Morty Craft Composer
George Matola Composer
Al Peterson Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Larry Morey Composer
Lou Stallman Composer
Camillo Bargoni Composer
Raymond Bloodworth Composer
Georges Boulanger Composer
Nelson Cogane Composer
Selma Craft Composer
Bernice Davis Composer
Helen Deutsch Composer
Mimi Uniman Composer
Gerald Wexler Composer
L.C. Cooke Composer
Allyson R. Khent Composer
Sid Jacobson Composer
M. Craft Composer
Angelo "Chubby" Cifelli Composer
Peggy Farina Composer
A. Bernstein Composer
Verscharen Composer
Bob Boulanger Composer
Bud Rehak Composer
Raoul J. Cita Composer
McCleod Composer
Robin Swenson Composer
Roberson Composer
Loring Composer
Shannon Gaudio Composer
Steven Wise Composer
Shilkret Composer
George Motola Composer
Douglas Henderson Composer
McHugh Composer
Bronislau Kaper Composer
William Nobles Composer
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