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Jersey Boys (2005 Original Broadway Cast Recording) [CD]

Bill Hayes, Stephen Anthony Cummins, Sarah Ann Schmidt, John Young, Tituss BurgessAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (543 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Ces Soirees-LaTituss Burgess, Ensemble featuring Erica Piccininni 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Early Years: A ScrapbookJersey Boys - Full Company 8:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Cry For MeDaniel Reichard, The Four Seasons 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Backup SessionsJersey Boys - The Four Seasons 1:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. SherryJersey Boys 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Big Girls Don't CryThe Four Seasons 2:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Walk Like A ManThe Four Seasons 1:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. December 1963 [Oh, What A Night]Daniel Reichard, Ensemble feat. Tituss Burgess 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. My Boyfriend's BackSara Schmidt, Female Ensemble 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. My Eyes Adored YouJersey Boys 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dawn [Go Away]Jersey Boys 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Big Man In TownThe Four Seasons 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Dialogue: A Little TroubleJohn Lloyd Young, Mark Lotito0:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Beggin'The Four Seasons 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Dialogue: See How You Handle ItJ. Robert Spencer0:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Medley: Stay/Let's Hang On/Opus 17 [Don't You Worry 'Bout Me/Bye, Bye, Baby]The Four Seasons 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. C'Mon MarianneThe Four Seasons 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of YouJohn Lloyd Young 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Working My Way Back To YouThe Four Seasons 1:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Fallen AngelJohn Lloyd Young 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Rag DollThe Four Seasons 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Who Loves YouJersey Boys -Full Company 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 1, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000BFH2QY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (543 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #665 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Recounting the rich history and reliving the timeless sounds of the phenomenal Frankie Vallie & The 4 Seasons, the new Broadway musical Jersey Boys answers the musical-and philosophical question, "How did four would-be wise guys from Newark, NJ, become one of the greatest chart-topping successes in pop music history?" Jersey Boys celebrates legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi who, as the 4 seasons, wrote their own songs, invented their own identity, and sold 175 million records worldwide-all before they were 30. Rhino. 2005.

Although it squarely falls in the "jukebox musical" category, Jersey Boys doesn¹t try to integrate its songs in an artificial plotline. The show tells the story of the early-1960s group the Four Seasons, and the musical numbers tend to be introduced in context, as when songwriter Bob Gaudio comes up with a tune, or the quartet performs a show. This allows Jersey Boys to flow better than some of ill-fated peers, and the actors can shine without having to bend backward to accommodate an inane book. The show's most (only) daring move is to start with a hip-hop-tinged French-language version of "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)," an actual hit in France in 2000. After that it's all VH1-biopic territory, but it's done with so much flair, taste and energy that the ride's a fun one. The Four Seasons had enough hits ("Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," etc.) to easily fill an evening at the theater, so it's left to the cast to do right by them. And it does, particularly John Lloyd Young as the band¹s star lead, Frankie Valli. Young hits all the falsetto notes and brings real freshness to the part. His "Can¹t Take My Eyes Off You," a second-act peak, is signed, sealed and delivered with a star's acumen. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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211 of 217 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4th Of July Fireworks Explosion Of A Musical! November 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The August Wilson Theater was filled to the rafters with men and women of a certain age who were definitely of the Frankie Valli Generation. They sat quietly in their conservative dress and spoke quietly as the house lights dimmed. I thought: Well, this is gonna be a dull evening. The first bars of a familiar Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons song played and these old timers (me among them) were on their feet cheering, stomping, clapping, yelling and just dancing in the aisles! And this was how the entire evening went! For one night the cast of 'The Jersey Boys' transformed us back to the 60s and our youth. We were young, perky, full of energy and hope. The world belonged to us.

The show has garnered all of the praise of every newspaper and magazine in NYC. I haven't seen reviews like this in years and years. I thought I knew what to expect before the curtain went up. As fabulous as I assumed singer/actor John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli) would be, I was not prepared for his incredible voice and talent. It just doesn't get any better than this. This CD is one of the most outstanding Broadway soundtrack ever. And in my 63 years I have purchased more than a few of the classics. This one is an absolute MUST. If you can't fly to NYC to see the show then this is the next best thing.

Each actor/singer was outstanding and worked their butts off. It was an evening of magic that I know I will never see again on Broadway. SEE THIS MUSICAL! And also buy the CD. It's a winner in spades.
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78 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Cast Recording! March 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Many people, including myself, are pretty tired of the lackluster "catalog" musicals churned out these days. There are obvioulsy exceptions (I thoroughly enjoyed "Mamma Mia" & "Movin' Out"), but most are dull.

When "Jersey Boys" opened, I didn't give it too much thought, but purchased the cd mostly to hear the show's take on the frankie valli/four seasons catalog. I was totally impressed!

The cast (led by an excellent John Lloyd Young) sounds great, the songs sound great. Seeing the show was simply icing on the cake...oh, what a night!

Best tracks:

Big Girls Don't Cry
Walk Like A Man
December 1963 (one of my favorites as a kid)
My Eyes Adored You
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Who Loves You

Completely deserved the Tonys it received, including Best Musical, Best Actor (John Lloyd Young) & Best Featured Actor (Christian Hoff)!
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY WONDERFUL November 7, 2005
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I am simply astounded by this incredible CD. Pitch perfect renditions of 4 Seasons hits such as "Sherry' 'Walk Like a Man' 'Big Girls Don't Cry' 'My Eyes Adored You' 'Rag Doll' and more and the 4 Seasons led by the incredible falsetto of John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli is simply wonderful. It re-creates an era when teens, quarters in hand, played these songs on jukeboxes all across the country. Those teens have now grown and moved on but this joyful album brings back fond memories of a group whose only aim was to entertain and lift the spirits.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh what a night! November 2, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who is looking to add a little joy to their life should definitely own this cd. Not only is it music that we've all come to love, it's sung by the most talented group of people to hit broadway. John Lloyd Young's falsetto effortlessly soars. Daniel Reichard is simply wonderful. The rest of the cast is brilliant as well. If you like musiical theatre and/or great music from the 50's and 60's then this is the cast recording for you.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Show; Terrific Score May 31, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Jersey Boys was one of the best shows I've ever seen on Broadway. The music is more from my parents' older siblings time, but they are classics that nearly everyone is familiar with.

Unlike other "jukebox musicals", this one has a fantastic story that ties the Four Seasons hits into a coherent, emotional tale.

After a few preliminary numbers, "the whole world exploded" when the cast plays a succession of "Sherry", "Big Girls" and "Walk Like a Man". I've never seen an audience react to a showstopper like that before.

The CD is fantastic. John Lloyd Young really captures Frankie Valli's sound. If you can't see the show, get this CD. If you do see the show, you will listen to this CD a hundred times to recapture the magic.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Joyous Season November 4, 2005
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Being a 4 Seasons fan from day one, I could not wait for the release of this CD, and I certainly was not disappointed! The Jersey Boys musical brings to life the story and music of four poor guys from New Jersey who became a rock and roll phenomena. You'll be immediately drawn into the past, and you'll love it. Listen to John Lloyd Young's beautiful falsetto countered by J. Robert Spencer's bass. All of the classics are there: Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, and many more. The audio is crystal clear. Close your eyes and you'll believe you are actually at this hit Broadway musical. Don't miss getting this CD.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jersey Boys - Best Musical on Broadway December 26, 2005
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
The story of The Four Seasons, one of the best rock and roll groups in the history of rock and roll. This CD gives you the story lines in addition to the musical performances, which will be helpful for those unable to get to Broadway to see the show. If you can see the show, I recommend seeing it first before listening to the CD, or else you'll know some of the background which will tell you some stuff you may not have known, or wanted to have known, prior to seeing the show. A fabulous performance by one and all.

For more information, see my review of the Broadway show at:

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