Very Best of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons: Jersey's Best

The Very Best of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons: Jersey's Best

by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
     
 
At their best in the early '60s, the Four Seasons, thanks in no small part to the songwriting and production team of Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, plus, of course, Frankie Valli's one of a kind soaring lead vocals, were a sort of bridge between the previous era's doo wop groups, the teen idol phenomenon that emerged in the very late '50s,

Overview

At their best in the early '60s, the Four Seasons, thanks in no small part to the songwriting and production team of Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, plus, of course, Frankie Valli's one of a kind soaring lead vocals, were a sort of bridge between the previous era's doo wop groups, the teen idol phenomenon that emerged in the very late '50s, and the coming pop sophistication of groups like the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Early- and mid-'60s tracks like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn (Go Away)," "Silence Is Golden," and "Rag Doll" are all enduring classics from the era, and all of them are included in this two-disc set, along with two notable 1975 singles attributed to the Four Seasons, "Who Loves You" and "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)," and Valli's big solo hits, 1967's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and 1974's "My Eyes Adored You" (Valli was big on songs about eyes, apparently). When all is said and done, it makes for a pretty nice survey of the intertwined careers of both Valli solo and as part of the Four Seasons. Truth be known, it's really all one thing, built around Crewe and Gaudio's resilient writing and production skills and Valli's soaring-close-to-the-sun vocals. The early stuff seems to work best, though.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0081227993764
catalogNumber:
1308480
Rank:
11502

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Sherry
  2. Big Girls Don't Cry
  3. Walk Like a Man
  4. Candy Girl
  5. Marlena
  6. Stay
  7. Dawn (Go Away)
  8. Silence Is Golden
  9. Ronnie
  10. Rag Doll
  11. Save It for Me
  12. You're Ready Now
  13. Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
  14. Girl Come Running
  15. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

Disc 2

  1. Let's Hang On
  2. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
  3. Working My Way Back to You
  4. Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)
  5. I've Got You Under My Skin
  6. Tell It to the Rain
  7. Beggin'
  8. Can't Take My Eyes off You
  9. C'mon Marianne
  10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
  11. The Night
  12. My Eyes Adored You
  13. Who Loves You
  14. December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)
  15. Grease

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Larry Santos   Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer
Kenny Nolan   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Judy Parker   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Mike Petrillo   Composer
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes
Ruzicka   Composer
Raymond Bloodworth   Composer
L. Russell Brown   Composer
Angelo "Chubby" Cifelli   Composer
Peggy Farina   Composer

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