This is a colossal 18-disc set that focuses on the iconic group’s hit-packed albums, plus two sets that explore the individual careers of founding members Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio. FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS - THE CLASSIC ALBUMS BOX contains 18 CDs of the albums that Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons recorded between 1962-1992.
Frankie Valli has recorded only sparingly as a solo artist, and virtually never after the late '70s. But in 2007, with his recurring appearances on The Sopranos and the success of the Four Seasons-based Broadway smash Jersey Boys, Valli's fame was higher than it had been in 30 years, and he returned with the solo album Romancing the '60s.
This is a 10 track collection of the group's hits that have been redone to make them more of a dance mix.
This is an inexpensive 10 track collection of Frankie Valli solo tunes after he split from The Four Seasons.
Essentially an expanded version of Rhino's superb 2002 single-disc compilation The Very Best of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Definitive Pop is an equally worthy two-disc collection bringing together all of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons best-known songs as well as some lesser known cuts.
A fairly standard trawl through Lene Lovich's back pages, rounding up all the hits and near misses that punctuated her four years at Stiff Records, backed up by more choice album cuts than one might remember there being. For obvious reasons, the Stateless debut album predominates here, with the manic flurry of "Lucky Number," "Say When," and "I Think We're Alone Now" positively refusing to leave your head once you've heard them again. Moving on, the enthralling "Bird Song" reminds you what Kate Bush once seemed capable of accomplishing (at least until Hazel O'Connor came along and devalued the whole thing), while a delicious cover of Frankie Valli's "The Night" still out-dramas any other version you could name. Lovich's later years, however, still sound as unremarkable as her early releases were astonishing, with the annoying "New Toy" single, and 1982's barely memorable "It's You (Only You)" closing the chronology in disappointing fashion. For anyone uncertain about rushing into Stateless itself, however, this is where you test the water. You'll be plunging in at the deep end soon enough.