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Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

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New Jersey's favorite sons in the days before Bruce Springsteen, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons were practically the only group from the doo-wop era to continue to thrive during (and after) the British Invasion. Aside from a natural facility for four-part harmony, the group had the added advantage of keyboardist Bob Gaudio (who wrote most of the group's hits) and producer Bob Crewe, who gave the songs a Spector-esque sheen. This disc collects the best Four Seasons stuff from 1962 to 1965, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Dawn (Go Away)." It's an appealing package, but provides an incomplete picture of the group; Four Seasons fans should definitely check out Volume 2, which includes more complex later hits like "Let's Hang On" and "Working My Way Back To You." --Dan Epstein

1. Sherry
2. Big Girls Don't Cry
3. Walk Like A Man
4. Ain't That A Shame
5. Candy Girl
6. Marlena
7. Stay
8. Dawn (Go Away)
9. Ronnie
10. Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)
11. Save It For Me
12. Big Man In Town
13. Bye, Bye, Baby
14. Girl Come Running
15. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 19, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000032I9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,415 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1999
Format: Audio CD
An upbeat, amusing collection of songs you'll enjoy. Call it fluff, but it's fluff at its best! These energetic songs will soon have you dancing, and the pleasant lyrics are a reminder of a more innocent time.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 2000
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I love this collection, it sounds better than before, it has all the great songs. Reminds me of when I was in Nursing School, with Martha and Cindy just us girls, talking about who was cuter. I always liked Frankie. The tape is great, it has many of the great hits of their hayday. I remember driving in my `65 mustang just thrashing to, Don't go away and definitely Sherry!! Its a great greatest hits collection for anyone else who is lost in the `60s!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By P Magnum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 28, 2005
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Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 is a collection of the Four Seasons' hits from the first stage of their career. The songs have a Jersey street corner feel and the group's harmonies are stellar. Songs like the number one hits "Sherry", "Walk Like A Man" & "Big Girls Don't Cry" are classics as are other gems like "Bye, Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)", "Big Man In Town" and great Bob Dylan cover "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" recorded under the name The Wonder Who with Frankie Valli singing in a register that is just beneath a dog whistle.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Eclectic Revisited on November 2, 2004
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I lived in three distinctly different areas of the country during the first four years of the Four Seasons' popularity. Frankie Valli, certainly the linchpin of the group, did not get separate billing then as there were only 4 total of them. The songs evoke different memories as there was a lot of change in the Sixties, as we quickly went from "Sherry" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" in 1962 (The American Graffiti year as in last of the innocence) to years of civil unrest, war, etc. Wherever you were in those years, the Four Seasons always delivered quality material. I can't recommend this CD enough. My favorite tune is still the romantic if schmaltzy "Candy Girl" from 1963.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. L LaRegina on October 24, 2009
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Of the few things questionable about the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 1991 D.V.D.s GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE and GREATEST HITS VOLUME TWO, most dubious is the decision not to package them as a single double disc collection, despite this being a compilation by music appreciation-centered Rhino Records. Who would want to buy one but not the other?

Perhaps more knowledgeable fans will correct me, but GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE and GREATEST HITS VOLUME TWO include every hit song in the career of not only the Four Seasons but also Frankie Valli's solo recordings. Stretching it, you could ask why "Silence is Golden," the flip side of the "Rag Doll" 45 that would be a smash cover version by the Tremeloes, did not make it to this collection. Also, why does the GREATEST HITS mix of "Girl, Come Running" lack the "Come home, baby" refrain in its opening? I had never heard this instrumental opening version. And if you know both mixes of "Dawn," the version here starts with Valli's vocal intro, not the drums-only opening of the other mix.

The package's credits do not mention Patti Austin is the female singer who contributes lead vocals to Frankie Valli's solo hit "Swearin' to God."

If you have a mono switch on your stereo, you may want to use it when playing the 1960s songs on these C.D.s, which are the fake stereo common with reissues of recordings made before the 1970s.

An informative essay by rock and roll journalist Gene Sculatti spreads across GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE and GREATEST HITS VOLUME TWO. As Rhino cared enough to have Sculatti treat us to this educational overview of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' career, you know you're buying this collection from a company that likes good music as much as you do.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Love Good Music on April 29, 2010
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Took my wife to see Jersey Boys twice while they were in Charlotte, and though she is younger than I, she instantly became a major fan of FV4S and understands what I have said for years, how music used to be magic to hear and plain FUN to play.... I purchased the volume 1 & 2 of this set.

I also had the earlier 2 tape cassette FV4S set (volume 1 & 2) years ago as well as double albumn set released in 70's of these songs (both those had Silence is Golden and a couple other songs not in this cd set), but hearing them on these cd's today is even so much better just like being in a live concert.

My younegst son cannot believe the "vibe" of the songs and enjoys listening to these regularly too saying "Dad, why doesn't music today sound like this music?".... That sums it up for everyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suzie Q on September 1, 2009
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I love oldies. I was able to listen to portions of the CD before I ordered. This allowed me to know what I was getting. I was very impressed with the ordering process and prices. It was very easy to order and the shipping time was extremely quick. The product arrived in top quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kmcla67 on April 14, 2008
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This is a great CD! Loved it so much I had to buy Vol 2. You can listen to
all the songs before you purchase and they are fantastic. I'd highly
recommend this to anyone who loves these songs.
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