Selected Solo Works

Selected Solo Works

by Frankie Valli

CD

Overview

Frankie Valli was the voice of the Four Seasons, possessing an astounding high tenor voice that could ascend effortlessly into falsetto range at the beat of a heart, a Jersey boy who knew how to sing pop inside and out, from street-corner doo wop to uptown Vegas crooning. The bulk of his legacy will always be based on his work as part of the Four Seasons, who placed some 50 classic singles in Billboard's Top 100 charts before all was said and done. Valli enjoyed a moderately successful solo career as well, and since the songwriter and arranger behind most of the Four Seasons' hits, Bob Gaudio, continued to work closely with Valli during the solo years, his recordings make an easy transitional sidebar to the Seasons' material. This set collects eight of Valli's ten solo albums in facsimile fashion, missing only 1975's Inside You, which was released and is still controlled by Motown Records, and Valli's most recent album, 2007's Romancing the '60s. The end result is a lot of Frankie Valli in one place, which will probably be too much for the casual fan, but as an addendum to his work fronting the Four Seasons, this set is a valuable archival release, in part because Valli's soaring falsetto was simply one of the most amazing and distinctive voices in all of 20th century pop music.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2014
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227959401
catalogNumber: 542581

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. My Funny Valentine
  2. (You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself
  3. Ivy
  4. Secret Love
  5. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  6. My Mother's Eyes
  7. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
  8. The Trouble With Me
  9. The Proud One
  10. You're Ready Now

Disc 2

  1. By the Time I Get To Phoenix
  2. Expression of Love
  3. For All We Know
  4. Sunny
  5. Watch Where You Walk
  6. To Give (the Reason I Live)
  7. Eleanor Rigby
  8. Fox In a Bush
  9. September (Here Comes the Rain)
  10. Make the Music Play
  11. Stop and Say Hello
  12. Donnybrook

Disc 3

  1. I've Got Love For You, Ruby
  2. Why
  3. He Sure Blessed You
  4. Waking Up To Love
  5. I Can't Live a Dream
  6. My Eyes Adored You
  7. In My Eyes
  8. Swearin' To God

Disc 4

  1. Our Day Will Come
  2. How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away
  3. You Can Bet (I Ain't Goin' Nowhere)
  4. Heart Be Still
  5. Elise
  6. Carrie (I Would Marry You)
  7. Sweet Sensational Love
  8. Closest Thing To Heaven
  9. Walk Away Reneé

Disc 5

  1. Easily
  2. We're All Alone
  3. Can't Get You Off My Mind
  4. So She Says
  5. Lucia
  6. Boomerang
  7. You're the Song (That I Can't Stop Singing)
  8. Look At the World It's Changing
  9. Where Were You (When I Needed You)
  10. What Good Am I Without You

Disc 6

  1. I Need You
  2. Second Thoughts
  3. I Could Have Loved You
  4. With You
  5. Native New Yorker
  6. Lady Put the Light Out
  7. Boats Against the Current
  8. Rainstorm
  9. I'm Gonna Love You
  10. There's Always a Goodbye

Disc 7

  1. Grease
  2. Needing You
  3. Sometimes Love Songs Make Me Cry
  4. Without Your Love
  5. Over Me
  6. Save Me, Save Me
  7. You Can Do It
  8. A Tear Can Tell
  9. You Better Go
  10. No Love At All

Disc 8

  1. Where Did We Go Wrong
  2. Let It Be Whatever It Is
  3. If It Really Wasn't Love
  4. Passion For Paris (An American in Paris)
  5. Soul/Heaven Above Me
  6. Just Tell Me You Love Me
  7. Eat Your Heart Out

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frankie Valli   Primary Artist
John Tropea   Guitar
Don Grolnick   Keyboards
Marvin Stamm   Horn
George Young   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Kenny Ascher   Keyboards
Bob Babbitt   Bass
Vivian Cherry   Background Vocals
George Devens   Percussion,Vibes
Gordon Edwards   Bass
Larry Fast   Synthesizer
Jerry Friedman   Guitar
Steve Gadd   Drums
Hilda Harris   Background Vocals
Jeff Layton   Guitar
Yvonne Lewis   Background Vocals
Yolanda McCullough   Background Vocals
Linda November   Background Vocals
Gene Orloff   Strings
Frank Owens   Keyboards
Lance Quinn   Guitar
Pat Rebillot   Keyboards
Margaret Ross   Harp
Allan Schwartzberg   Drums
David Spinozza   Guitar
Richard Tee   Keyboards
Carlos Martin   Conga
Loni Groves   Background Vocals
Vinnie Bell   Guitar
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass
Helen Miles   Background Vocals
Jeff Miranov   Guitar
Mike Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
New York String Section   Strings
New York Horn Section   Horn
Richard Gajate   Conga
David Freidman   Percussion

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Eric Carmen   Composer
Albert Lee   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Boz Scaggs   Composer
Frankie Valli   Composer,Executive Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Dave Appell   Composer,Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Jerry Corbetta   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Richard Kerr   Composer
Bill LaBounty   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Evie Sands   Composer
Artie Schroeck   Arranger,Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer,Director,Producer
Teddy Randazzo   Composer
Kenny Nolan   Composer
Riccardo Cocciante   Composer
Bobby Hebb   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer,Producer
Lee Garrett   Composer
Albhy Galuten   Composer,Producer
Billy Alessi   Composer
Bobby Alessi   Composer
Kenny Ascher   Composer
Mike Brown   Composer
Charles Calello   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bob Clearmountain   Engineer
Tony Colton   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Michael Delugg   Engineer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Guy Fletcher   Composer
Val Garay   Engineer
Mort Garson   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer,Producer,Direction
Ken Gold   Composer
Lenny Lee Goldsmith   Composer
Lani Groves   Composer
Dick Halligan   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Barry Leng   Composer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Clarence McDonald   Composer
Simon May   Composer
Marty Panzer   Composer
Judy Parker   Composer
Billy Radice   Engineer
Denny Randell   Composer
Roger Rhodes   Engineer
Randy Richards   Composer
Karl Richardson   Producer
Tony Rivers   Composer
Jay Senter   Composer
Lee Shapiro   Composer
Fred Webb   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Hank Medress   Producer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Mike Petrillo   Composer
Doug Flett   Composer
Don Ciccone   Composer
Beverly Weinstein   Art Direction
Kevin Tighe   Composer
Tony Sansone   Composer
Carol Connors   Composer
Chris Andrews   Composer
Bill Drake   Original Liner Notes
Victoria Pike   Composer
Pierre Groscolas   Composer
Angelo "Chubby" Cifelli   Composer
Molly-Ann Leikin   Composer
Chris Forde   Duet
Peggy Farina   Composer
Richard Germinaro   Composer
Roger Joyce   Composer
Iren Koster   Composer
Bob Calilli   Composer
June Williams   Composer
Arnold Campitanelli   Composer
Robert Taylor   Composer

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