The Very Best of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The Four Seasons are often overlooked when lists of important bands of the 1960s are made. That really shouldn't be the case. With Frankie Valli's amazing bray of a voice backed by the solid harmonies of the other Three Seasons singing simple, powerful songs with great hooks and lots of musical surprises, they were really quite special. And Bob Crewe knew how to produce records that sounded great on car radios: the drums snap, the guitars crunch, and the voices jump out of the mix. The Four Seasons had a lot of really big hit songs: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Dawn Go Away," and "Working My Way Back to You." This compilation rounds up all their chart smashes from their...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The Four Seasons are often overlooked when lists of important bands of the 1960s are made. That really shouldn't be the case. With Frankie Valli's amazing bray of a voice backed by the solid harmonies of the other Three Seasons singing simple, powerful songs with great hooks and lots of musical surprises, they were really quite special. And Bob Crewe knew how to produce records that sounded great on car radios: the drums snap, the guitars crunch, and the voices jump out of the mix. The Four Seasons had a lot of really big hit songs: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Dawn Go Away," and "Working My Way Back to You." This compilation rounds up all their chart smashes from their original incarnation in the 1960s plus two tracks "Who Loves You" and the disco-fied "December, 1963 [Oh, What a Night]" from the mid-'70s. One could question the inclusion of solo tracks by Frankie Valli on a Four Seasons compilation. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "My Eyes Adored You," "Swearin' to God," and "Grease" are all fine songs and hits as well, but sound out of place, as his solo style is nothing like the classic Four Seasons sound. It seems like a disservice to the group. Surely Rhino could have found a few more Four Seasons tunes to round out the disc -- maybe a song from their weird concept album, The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette, or the should-have-been-a-smash "Silence Is Golden." Ignoring all that, this is still the best single-disc Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons compilation on the market since Rhino has deleted their superior Anthology, which had more tracks and only one Frankie Valli solo number and could easily be recommended to the casual fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2003
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227449421
  • Catalog Number: 74494
  • Sales rank: 3

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sherry (2:32)
  2. 2 Big Girls Don't Cry (2:25)
  3. 3 Walk Like a Man (2:17)
  4. 4 Candy Girl (2:37)
  5. 5 Dawn (Go Away) (2:47)
  6. 6 Ronnie (2:59)
  7. 7 Rag Doll (3:01)
  8. 8 Save It for Me (2:38)
  9. 9 Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye) (2:32)
  10. 10 Let's Hang On (To What We've Got) (3:18)
  11. 11 Working My Way Back to You (3:06)
  12. 12 Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me) (2:35)
  13. 13 I've Got You Under My Skin (3:41)
  14. 14 C'mon Marianne (2:35)
  15. 15 Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli (3:23)
  16. 16 My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli (3:32)
  17. 17 Swearin' to God - Frankie Valli (4:05)
  18. 18 Who Loves You (4:12)
  19. 19 December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) (3:21)
  20. 20 Grease - Frankie Valli (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Frankie Valli Vocals, Background Vocals
Charles Calello Bass
Bob Gaudio Keyboards, Vocals
Joe Long Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Tommy DeVito Guitar, Vocals
Nick Massi Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Crewe Composer, Producer
Barry Gibb Producer
Albhy Galuten Producer
Bob Gaudio Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
Sandy Linzer Composer
Gary Peterson Discographical Annotation
Denny Randell Composer
Karl Richardson Producer
Pat Sierchio Liner Notes
Maria Villar Art Direction
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Dave Schultz Remastering
Lawrence Santos Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a Simpler time

    Happy music that reminds me of a simpler time and is well done technically.
    Good to cheer me up on a cloudy morning and get me moving.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Memories

    I went with friends to see the musical 'Jersey Boys'..and when I got home I ordered this CD. It is GREAT. It brought back memories from local DJ dances from the 1960's. Fun to listen too...wonderful songs!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE THIS ONE

    I LOVED THIS ONE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ONES YET I COULD LISTEN TO THIS CD ALL DAY FRANKIE YOURE AWESOME

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  • Posted June 28, 2014

    Nice,,,, Great...!

    Nice,,,, Great...!

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