This is a very nice CD with some very good hit songs from the 4 Seasons....I wished I had disc #1 as it might have contained more of their past hits...this CD did however have some very good songs and I do enjoy listening to it.
Music For All Seasons
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 10/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With his glass shattering falsetto, Frankie Valli has one of the most distinctive voices in music. This cd is a nice combination of the band's mid to late 60's efforts along with all of Mr. Valli's big solo hits. The band's "Let's Hang On", "Opus 17" & "Tell It To The Rain" still found fresh and Mr. Valli's solo "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" is one of the ultimate sing-a-long songs in history. Some of the 70's stuff like "My Eyes Adored You" venture into schmaltz, but others like the song that never dies "December 1963" (a number one song in 1976 and a Top 40 hit again in the 90's) and the title song to the movie Grease more than make up for it. This isn't the definitive Four Seasons collection, but a nice place to start."
Clark_Gable_fangirl | San Jose, CA USA | 03/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was my very first Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons CD, and this is also the CD that made me become a FVFS fan! What can I say...the guy's voice is a charm, and this collection has some of his greatest stuff! If you are a young 60's-70's music lover or someone who is barely starting to have an affinity towards those oldies but goodies, pick up this CD as soon as you can! "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" is a beautiful song of course, and if you've only heard the cheap, horrendous new versions of it, you'd better hear the original because it's truly a classic, and a wonder. "Swearin' To God" "Let's Hang On!" "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and the disco hit "December, 1963" are definately FVFS gems as well. Don't miss out on this super cool CD with songs by the greatest guys in the world: Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons! :)"
Too bad this and its sister release VOLUME ONE are not a dou
J. L LaRegina | New Jersey | 10/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of the few things questionable about the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 1991 D.V.D.s GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE and GREATEST HITS VOLUME TWO, most dubious is the decision not to package them as a single double disc collection, despite this being a compilation by music appreciation-centered Rhino Records. Who would want to buy one but not the other?
Perhaps more knowledgeable fans will correct me, but GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE and GREATEST HITS VOLUME TWO include every hit song in the career of not only the Four Seasons but also Frankie Valli's solo recordings. Stretching it, you could ask why "Silence is Golden," the flip side of the "Rag Doll" 45 that would be a smash cover version by the Tremeloes, did not make it to this collection. Also, why does the GREATEST HITS mix of "Girl, Come Running" lack the "Come home, baby" refrain in its opening? I had never heard this instrumental opening version. And if you know both mixes of "Dawn," the version here starts with Valli's vocal intro, not the drums-only opening of the other mix.
The package's credits do not mention Patti Austin is the female singer who contributes lead vocals to Frankie Valli's solo hit "Swearin' to God."
If you have a mono switch on your stereo, you may want to use it when playing the 1960s songs on these C.D.s, which are the fake stereo common with reissues of recordings made before the 1970s.
An informative essay by rock and roll journalist Gene Sculatti spreads across GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE and GREATEST HITS VOLUME TWO. As Rhino cared enough to have Sculatti treat us to this educational overview of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' career, you know you're buying this collection from a company that likes good music as much as you do. Funny enough, Sculatti even alludes to "Silence is Golden" even though the song didn't make the cut!
When you read Gene Sculatti's GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE and GREATEST HITS VOLUME TWO remarks, please note this is a 1991 collection as he says, "[the song `Grease'] effectively capped the recording career of The 4 Seasons and Frankie Valli. Last, though, is a word we ought to be wary of using in connection with The 4 Seasons."
Gene Sculatti was right, of course. JERSEY BOYS, the Broadway show about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, would open in 2005. As I write this in October 2009, JERSEY BOYS continues on Broadway.
Oh, and don't forget Frankie Valli's role as mobster Rusty Millio in seven episodes of television's THE SOPRANOS between 2004 and 2006. "
FRANKIE VALLI IS A GREAT SINGER!
Kirsten | New Jersey | 01/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I GOT FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS GREATEST HITS 2 CD YESTERDAY I LOVE IT ITS GREAT I LOVE THE BACKUP SINGERS TOO THEY CAN SING TOO!
MY FAVORITE SONGS ON THERE ARE RAG DOLL LETS HANG ON WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU OPUS ( DON'T YOU WORRY 'BOUT ME) I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU MY EYES ADORED YOU WHO LOVES YOU DECEMBER 1963 )OH, WHAT A NIGHT( GREASE!