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Comprehensive Three CD Box Set Spotlights The 4 Seasons' Influential Legacy

June 20th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Frankie ValliLOS ANGELES - Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. More than 40 years after lead singer Frankie Valli, guitarist Tommy DeVito, bassist Nick Massi and keyboardist Bob Gaudio first topped the charts with "Sherry"-the first of three consecutive #1 hits-the group is back in the spotlight.

Thanks to Jersey Boys, a Tony® award-winning musical based on the band's story, the music and legend of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons are both finally getting their due. The musical is currently playing to sold-out crowds regularly at the August Wilson Theater in Manhattan and the Curran Theater in San Francisco. Additionally, the show will play at the Ahmanson theater in Los Angeles beginning May 25, and at the LaSalle Bank Theater in Chicago beginning October 6. By 2008, Jersey Boys will also have played in San Diego, Seattle, Houston, Tampa, Minneapolis, Cleveland and several other cities.

Rhino honors Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons with a spectacular boxed set featuring three CDs filled with 76 tracks of the band's biggest hits along with terrific album tracks, top-notch B-sides, plus a DVD packed with rare live performances. An 84-page booklet accompanies the set and features rare photos and track-by-track commentary from such music and entertainment icons as Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Barry Manilow, Quincy Jones, Cher, Neil Diamond, Fats Domino, Steven Van Zandt, Barry Gibb, Johnny Marr, Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman, Regis Philbin, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, and Joe Pesci, among others. Jersey Beat - The Music Of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons was released June 5.

Representing the most comprehensive Frankie Valli & Four Seasons collection ever released, the bonus disc contains a long-awaited compilation of the group's videos ranging from an early appearance on The Steve Allen Show to a rare live performance of "Rhapsody."

The collection highlights the band's early success-13 Top Ten hits between 1962 and 1967-including songs like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Dawn (Go Away)," "Rag Doll," and "Let's Hang On!" Arranged chronologically, the tracks follow the group through different lineups and continued success with "Working My Way Back To You," "Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)," the #2 smash "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and a cover of The Shirelles' hit "Will You Love Me Tomorrow."

Frankie ValliThe set also includes "My Eyes Adored You" and "Grease," a pair of #1 hits Valli recorded solo in the '70s; along with two #1 hits by The 4 Seasons, "Who Loves You" and the million-selling single "December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)" the first single without Valli's lead vocals; plus the 1984 single "East Meets West," a collaboration featuring Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons harmonizing with their West Coast musical brethren, The Beach Boys.

Writing for the boxed set's liner notes, Dennis Diken, drummer for the Smithereens and music historian, summarizes The 4 Seasons' "instantly recognizable" sound circa 1965: "Fans looked forward to an arresting drum kick-off or a sotto voce preamble that set up musical adventures, like the big-beat 'Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye),' and 'Let's Hang On!,' where Frankie's lulling intro is assaulted by one of the badass, snarling riffs of all time, giving flight to a four-on-the-floor stomp with beefy horns, vibes, and prominent bass that spoke Motown, Seasons-style."

Thanks to the success of Jersey Boys, millions of theatergoers have gained a new appreciation for the music and legend of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons. The musical production based on the life story of the band was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 2006 and walked away with Tony's for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical. The rags-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom continues to resonate with sell-out Broadway crowds since its debut in 2004 at California's La Jolla Playhouse.

The 4 SeasonsJersey Beat - The Music Of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons Track Listing:
Disc One
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. "Peanuts"
8. "Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)"
9. "Stay"
10. "Little Boy (In Grown Up Clothes)"
11. "Dawn (Go Away)"
12. "Big Man's World"
13. "Marcie"
14. "Silence Is Golden"
15. "Huggin' My Pillow"
16. "Ronnie"
17. "Rag Doll"
18. "Save It For Me"
19. "Big Man In Town"
20. "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)"
21. "Betrayed"
22. "Toy Soldier"
23. "Girl Come Running"
24. "Let's Hang On!"
25. "Don't Think Twice (It's All Right)" - The Wonder Who?
26. "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" - Frankie Valli
27. "(You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself" - Frankie Valli
28. "Pity"
29. "You're Ready Now" - Frankie Valli
30. "Cousin Brucie Go Go"


Disc Two
1. "Working My Way Back To You"
2. "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby"
3. "Everybody Knows My Name"
4. "Comin' Up In The World"
5. "Beggars Parade"
6. "Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)"
7. "I've Got You Under My Skin"
8. "The Proud One" - Frankie Valli
9. "Tell It To The Rain"
10. "Beggin'"
11. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - Frankie Valli
12. "C'mon Marinne"
13. "Lonesome Road" - The Wonder Who?
14. "Around And Around (AndAroundAndAround)"
15. "I Make A Fool Of Myself" - Frankie Valli
16. "Watch The Flowers Grow"
17. "Raven"
18. "To Give (The Reason I Live)" - Frankie Valli
19. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
20. "Good-Bye Girl"
21. "Saturday's Father"
22. "Electric Stories"
23. "Something's On Her Mind"
24. "Idaho"
25. "Genuine Imitation Life"

Disc Three
1. "And That Reminds Me (My Heart Reminds Me)"
2. "The Girl I'll Never Know (Angels Never Fly This Low)" - Frankie Valli
3. "She Gives Me Light"
4. "Patch Of Blue"
5. "Heartaches And Raindrops"
6. "Lay Me Down (Wake Me Up)"
7. "Where Are My Dreams"
8. "Sleeping Man"
9. "The Night"
10. "My Eyes Adored You" - Frankie Valli
11. "Swearin' To God" - Frankie Valli
12. "Who Loves You"
13. "Our Day Will Come" - Frankie Valli
14. "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)"
15. "Silver Star"
16. "Fallen Angel" - Frankie Valli
17. "Rhapsody"
18. "Grease" - Frankie Valli
19. "East Meets West" - with The Beach Boys
20. "Streetfighter"
21. "Hope And Glory"

DVD
1. "Big Girls Don't Cry" (The Steve Allen Show, 1963)
2. 1964 Medley - "Sherry/Walk Like A Man/Big Girls Don't Cry/Dawn (Go Away)/Rag
Doll/Brotherhood of Man" (On Broadway Tonight, 1964)
3. "Working My Way Back To You" (Hullabaloo, 1966)
4. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - Frankie Valli (The Bitter End, 1968)
5. "Let's Hang On!" (Top Of The Pops, 1971)
6. "Saturday's Father" (The Kraft Music Hall, 1968)
7. "(You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself" - Frankie Valli (The Joey Bishop Show, 1968)
8. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (The Ed Sullivan Show, 1966)
9. "Dawn (Go Away)" (Los Angeles Coliseum concert, 1972)
10. "Who Loves You" (Promo Film, 1974)
11. "Rhapsody" (Promo Film, 1976)
12. "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night" (Promo Film, 1975)