Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Solo / Timeless
Genres: Pop, Rock
Frankie's first two solo albums from 1967 and 68 were essentially Four Seasons projects sans group harmony, with Bob Crewe producing and Bob Gaudio, Charles Calello and Artie Schroeck arranging. The material here was every... more »
Frankie's first two solo albums from 1967 and 68 were essentially Four Seasons projects sans group harmony, with Bob Crewe producing and Bob Gaudio, Charles Calello and Artie Schroeck arranging. The material here was every bit as strong (or even stronger) than on the group efforts. Also includes Frankie's original version of The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore), which went on to be a huge hit for the Walker Brothers.
Get it if you can!
Brian Campbell | Chicago, Illinois | 07/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a interesting collection of solo Frankie stuff; featuring his first two Phillips solo albums (Frankie Valli Solo & Timeless) on one CD. The Solo album is wonderful and merits five stars alone. Frankie makes My Funny Valentine an amazing song, unlike it's been heard before. That is my favorite solo Frankie song & worth the price of the whole album alone (I promise!). The Timeless album takes a bit more of a required taste and while still very good, not quite my liking.There are once in a while new copies floating around on here under New & Used and eBay. If you can find one, pick this up if it even sounds just slightly interesting. I did just for the heck of it and was very happy with it! :)"
An Ace Of A Release
Brian Campbell | 10/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In pulling together two Philips stereo vinyl LPs, Ace of London not only provides the original LP cover notes in the insert, but five more background pages written in 1994 by Bob Hyde, along with two bonus tracks that did not appear on the original Solo album (Cry For Me and This Is Goodbye), and one that was not part of Timeless(I Make A Fool Of Myself).
Those albums also produced five hit singles, with these being culled from Solo: (You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself (# 39 Billboard Pop Hot 100 in early 1966; The Proud One (# 68 Hot 100 in December 1966 and its flipside, Ivy); and Can't Take My Eyes Off You (# 2 Hot 100 in summer 1967 and its B-side, The Trouble With Me. From Timeless came the following: I Make A Fool Of Myself (# 18 Hot 100 in late summer 1967 and its flipside, September Rain [Here Comes The Rain], and To Give [The Reason I Live} (# 17 Adult Contemporary/# 29 Hot 100 in January 1968 and its B-side, Watch Where You Walk). That last B-side was also used on the flip of My Eyes Adored You, a # 1 Hot 100 in late 1974/early 1975.
As is always the case with Ace products, the sound quality is excellent."
The amazing 60's****
D. Chan | 12/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"big f. valli fan. i had to pass up on all valli projects. i like to have the CD's seperately. these are two great albums. i'm sure the record cos. will release them in a box set. worst of all i don't like when good songs are edited. ***** i.e. the closeup/valli disc ( 2 songs were edited ). ****"