Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Anthology: Greatest Hits 180g Vinyl 2LP
From 1962 to 1978, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sold more than 100 million records, even before the invention of the compact disc prompted Seasons collectors to buy the hits all over again.
For decades after their heyday, Frankie and the Seasons continued to be a top concert draw, and radio constantly played their classics, not to mention the new remixes that kept popping up on the charts. In 1990 Frankie and the other original Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only five years after the Hall opened for business.
When the unknown Seasons sang "Sherry" on American Bandstand, they suddenly became the hottest band in the land, and after nine years as a recording artist, Frankie Valli became an "overnight" sensation with a No. 1 record.
The sound of "Sherry" was unlike anything else on the airwaves. "Many R&B groups had used falsetto as part of their background harmonies," explains Frankie, "but we were different because we put the falsetto out front and made it the lead."
Giant hits like "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn (Go Away)," "Ronnie," "Rag Doll," "Save It For Me," "Big Man in Town," "Bye Bye Baby (Baby, Goodbye)," "Let's Hang On," "Working My Way Back to You," "Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" followed one after the other.
1988's Anthology: Greatest Hits collects all of the aforementioned classics and more! Gatefold 180g vinyl 2LP reissue from Friday Music mastered by Joe Reagoso under the supervision of 4 Seasons co-founder Bob Gaudio. Liner notes by Dave Marsh.
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Anthology: Greatest Track Listing:
2. Big Girls Don't Cry
3. Walk Like A Man
4. Candy Girl
6. Dawn (Go Away)
9. Rag Doll
10. Silence Is Golden
11. Save It For Me
12. Big Man In Town
13. Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)
14. Girl Come Running
1. Let's Hang On!
2. Don't Think Twice
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
8. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
9. C'mon Marianne
10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
11. Who Loves You
12. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)