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It is what you expect,
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This review is from: Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Audio CD)
This album certainly must be considered four or five stars. It is exactly what you expect in a "very best": 20 songs, including six #1s and almost every one at least a top-ten hit. The songs I wanted were right there.
The book is a nice history of the band, written in a positive style, naturally. For you "Jersey Boys" watchers, the departure of Tommy merits only a single sentence, with none of the financial challenges mentioned. Inclusion of the lyrics might have been a nice touch, but you know almost all of them anyway, don't you?
The only area somewhat lacking is the quality of the sound. We must remind ourselves that the original 1960s recordings can only be pushed so far. Thus, they sound a little thin by modern standards of depth and richness.
My particular CD had a few rough spots and drop-offs when run on a simple CD player. Fortunately, after ripping the tunes to my PC, they sounded fine. Whew.