Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Streetfighter / Hope & Glory
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
The 4 Seasons came back from an eight-year hiatus with the old gang (Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe, Charles Calello, Sandy Linzer) largely intact, and the 1985 album Streetfighter was the happy result, which updated... more »
The 4 Seasons came back from an eight-year hiatus with the old gang (Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe, Charles Calello, Sandy Linzer) largely intact, and the 1985 album Streetfighter was the happy result, which updated their classic group vocal harmonies into a more contemporary sound. Gaudio also wrote all but three of the tunes on 1992's Hope & Glory, which put Frankie's glorious pipes out front where they belonged!
Surprisingly great stuff
Bay Man | Coos Bay, Oregon | 02/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this double CD not thinking it would be anything great but, being a fan of the group, thought I would listen to what their later sound was like. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I have enjoyed both CD's very much and have to say Frankie's voice was very strong considering he was much older during these recordings than during thier prime years of recording and hit making. Obviously, this music wasn't a major hit with the kids but for fans of the Seasons this is really good stuff and, for me, it was like brand new music from Frankie and the gang. Makes you wish they were still recording. I guess I will have to try to catch them in concert as that is what they seem to only be doing these days. One of the biggest surprises and pleasures to me was a cover of "Who Wrote the Book of Love". Great version of this song offered up by the 4 Seasons. The sound on these CD's is also very impressive and if you have been a fan of the group I highly recommend buying this CD, you won't be sorry."
Robert Mazetta | Orange city, FL | 01/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well I gotta say, I've been looking for the streetfighter album for the longest time. The quality is really good and if your a huge fan of Frankie Valli like I am, then this will be a nice addition to your collection. Hope & glory was not to bad if you are a fan of the early 90s pop/dance sound, but I mainly got this for streetfighter. Very nice :)"
Streetfighter was overlooked
Ralph A. D'auge | Staten Island | 10/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I decided to go for it, having recently bought the older stuff from the 60's. I can't stop playing the song Streetfighter...and what a song perfect for radio play, surprising that it never made the radio, but hey from what I hear, radio and the decision makers dismissed the 4 seasons in the 80's and not until recent vote by fans have they even noticed. The Streetfighter song was grossely overlooked by radio and Hope and Glory, while most not real radio play, has fantastic vocal arrangements and Even Now is a hit waiting to happen. Why the record company doesn't take some of these and promote some as radio play, even today, maybe add a few beats is beyond me, especially witrh how populare Valli is today. I highly recomend. 4 stars, not 5 because the song material, while vocally superior, the words were not as high quality as expected from the Seasons. Hey they set their own bar and it is very high."