The Classic Albums Box

The Classic Albums Box

by Frankie Valli & the Four SeasonsFrankie Valli & the Four Seasons


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2014
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227959395
catalogNumber: 542582
Rank: 64789


Disc 1

  1. Big Girls Don't Cry
  2. Yessir, That's My Baby
  3. Peanuts
  4. La Dee Dah
  5. Teadrops
  6. Apple of My Eye
  7. Never On Sunday
  8. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  9. The Girl In My Dreams
  10. Oh, Carol
  11. Lost Lullabye
  12. Sherry

Disc 2

  1. Walk Like a Man
  2. Silhouettes
  3. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  4. Tonite, Tonite
  5. Lucky Ladybug
  6. Alone
  7. One Song
  8. Sincerely
  9. Since I Don't Have You
  10. My Sugar
  11. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
  12. Big Girls Don't Cry
  13. Goodnight My Love

Disc 3

  1. Candy Girl
  2. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
  3. Honey Love
  4. Soon (I'll Be Home Again)
  5. Stay
  6. Dumb Drum
  7. Marlena
  8. Long Lonely Nights
  9. New Mexican Rose
  10. That's the Only Way
  11. Melancholy
  12. Ain't That a Shame

Disc 4

  1. Connie-O
  2. Lost Lullaby
  3. Hi Lillie Hi Lo
  4. Goodnight My Love
  5. Soon
  6. Stay
  7. Silver Wings
  8. Starmaker
  9. Teardrops
  10. Long Lonely Nights
  11. Melancholy
  12. One Song

Disc 5

  1. Blues in the Night
  2. Just In Time
  3. Little Boy (In Grown Up Clothes)
  4. I Can Dream Can't I?
  5. How Do You Make a Hit Song?
  6. Medley: By Myself/Jada/We Three
  7. Day In Day Out
  8. My Mother's Eyes
  9. Mack the Knife
  10. Come Si Bella
  11. Brotherhood of Man

Disc 6

  1. Big Man's World
  2. You Send Me
  3. Mountain High
  4. Life is But a Dream
  5. Church Bells May Ring
  6. Dawn (Go Away)
  7. Only Yesterday
  8. 16 Candles
  9. Breaking Up is Hard To Do
  10. Earth Angel
  11. Don't Let Go
  12. Do You Want To Dance

Disc 7

  1. Born To Wander
  2. Don't Cry, Elena
  3. Where Have All the Flowers Gone
  4. Cry Myself To Sleep
  5. A Ballad For Our Time
  6. Silence is Golden
  7. New Town
  8. Golden Ribbon
  9. Little Pony (Get Along)
  10. No Surfin' Today
  11. Searching Wind
  12. Millie

Disc 8

  1. Save It For Me
  2. The Touch of You
  3. Danger
  4. Marcie
  5. No One Cares
  6. Rag Doll
  7. An Angel Cried
  8. Funny Face
  9. Huggin' My Pillow
  10. The Setting Sun
  11. Ronnie
  12. On Broadway Tonight

Disc 9

  1. Show Girl
  2. Where is Love?
  3. One Clown Cried
  4. My Prayer
  5. Little Darlin'
  6. Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
  7. Betrayed
  8. Somewhere
  9. Living Just For You
  10. Little Angel
  11. Big Man In Town
  12. Toy Soldier

Disc 10

  1. Anyone Who Had a Heart
  2. Anyone Who Had a Heart
  3. Always Something There To Remind Me
  4. Make It Easy On Yourself
  5. Walk On By
  6. What's New Pussycat?
  7. Queen Jane Approximately
  8. Mr. Tambourine Man
  9. Like a Rolling Stone
  10. Don't Think Twice
  11. All I Reall Want To Do
  12. Blowin' In the Wind

Disc 11

  1. Working My Way Back To You
  2. Pity
  3. I Woke Up
  4. Living Just For You
  5. Beggars Parade
  6. One Clown Cried
  7. Can't Get Enough of You Baby
  8. Sundown
  9. Too Many Memories
  10. Show Girl
  11. Comin' Up In the World
  12. Everybody Knows My Name

Disc 12

  1. C'mon Marianne
  2. Let's Ride Again
  3. Beggin'
  4. Around and Around (Andaroundandaroundandaroundandaround)
  5. Good-Bye Girl
  6. I'm Gonna Change
  7. Tell It To the Rain
  8. Dody
  9. The Puppet Song
  10. Lonesome Road

Disc 13

  1. American Crucifixion Resurrection
  2. Mrs. Stateley's Garden
  3. Look Up Look Over
  4. Something's On Her Mind
  5. Saturday's Father
  6. Wall Street Village Day
  7. Genuine Imitation Life
  8. Idaho
  9. Wonder What You'll Be
  10. Soul of a Woman

Disc 14

  1. Emily
  2. And That Reminds Me
  3. Circle In the Sand
  4. Sorry
  5. The Girl I'll Never Know (Angels Never Fly This Low)
  6. She Gives Me Light
  7. To Make My Father Proud
  8. Patch of Blue
  9. The Morning After Loving You
  10. Any Day Now/Oh Happy Day

Disc 15

  1. Silver Star
  2. Storybook Lovers
  3. Harmony, Perfect Harmony
  4. Who Loves You
  5. Mystic Mr. Sam
  6. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
  7. Slip Away
  8. Emily's (Salle De Dance)

Disc 16

  1. If We Should Lose Our Love
  2. Let's Get It Right
  3. Long Ago
  4. Rhapsody
  5. Helicon
  6. Down the Hall
  7. Put a Little Away
  8. New York Street Song (No Easy Way)
  9. I Believe In You

Disc 17

  1. Streetfighter
  2. Veronica
  3. Moonlight Memories
  4. Book of Love
  5. Did Someone Break Into Your Heart Last Night
  6. Commitment
  7. Once Inside a Woman's Heart
  8. What About Tomorrow

Disc 18

  1. Love Has a Mind of Its Own
  2. Learn How To Say Goodbye
  3. Hope and Glory
  4. This Time
  5. You and Your Heart So Blue
  6. Run For Your Life
  7. Help Me To Believe In You
  8. State of My Heart
  9. The Girl of My Dreams
  10. Even Now
  11. Just the Way You Make Love
  12. The Naked

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons   Primary Artist

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
Jimmy McHugh   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
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
Stillman   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Margo Sylvia   Composer
Jerry Wexler   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
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
L.C. Cooke   Composer
Allyson R. Khent   Composer
Sid Jacobson   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
Bronislau Kaper   Composer
William Nobles   Composer

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