Baby, It's You 3. A Taste of Honey 5. There's a Place 6. Sherry 2. I've Cried Before 3. Marlena 4. Soon I'll Be Home Again 5. Ain't That a Shame 6. Walk Like a Man Side 2 1. Connie-O 2. Big Girls Don't Cry 3. The backing vocals are mixed too low, though. I don't like that element. I'm certainly not prepared to say this sounds better than the mono mix, but I do like the stereo mix nontheless, as more than just a curiosity.
I still don't know if I'll ever find that CD with the stereo mix, though! I have two versions of Dawn in true stereo in good quality with the mono intro 'pretty as a midsummers morn' both for free download on you tube. Jethro Bodine Jr , Nov 30, Last edited: Nov 30, Dear God Where did that first part of the video come from? It sure ain't no vampire flick. Actually the transition from the intro to the stereo track clashes and for some reason doesn't match up well.
I assume that's because they are different takes at the least. The stereo version is a great record in its own right, but its not the hit. JamieC , Nov 30, It is too loud where I spliced them together. I was afraid to mess with anymore. Had already spent days on it. I did not do the second song.
Why on Earth did it go OOP so soon? And,does anyone here know of a label that has republished it on CD? Location: Baton Rouge. Location: The OC. Doug Sclar , Jul 15, It had nothing to do with a fifth Season. After that, they went back and forth with 'The Four Seasons' dropped the numeric for the alpha and 'Frankie Valli and FatherMcKenzie , Jul 15, Location: Atlanta, GA. GroovinGarrett , Jul 15, While new hits for the Four Seasons had dried up in the first half of the s, the band never lost its popularity as a performing act.
Longtime member Joe Long stayed in the group until The new lineup boasted two new lead singers in Don Ciccone formerly of the Critters and Gerry Polci , who eased the singing load on an ailing Frankie Valli who was gradually losing his hearing due to otosclerosis , though eventually, surgery restored most of it.
Records as the disco era dawned. At the same time, Uttal was persuaded to release The Four Seasons Story , a two-record compilation of the band's biggest hit singles from to It quickly became a gold record , selling over one million copies before the RIAA started awarding platinum records for million-selling albums. Valli had his first truly solo hit in the summer of when the Bob Crewe-produced " Swearin' to God " followed "My Eyes Adored You" into the upper reaches of the Hot , peaking at the 6 position and capitalizing on the growing disco craze.
The song was released in three forms: the eight-minute album version, the ten-minute extended inch single version, and the four-minute single version. This record featured Patti Austin on bridge vocals before she became well-known. Gerry Polci did about half of the lead vocals, sharing them with Valli and one led by Ciccone 'Slip Away'. The title song had Valli doing the lead on the verses, but none of the trademark falsettos in the chorus.
It was a Top 10 British hit in October , relaunching their career there. The single also hit number one in the United Kingdom. Although the band also scored minor chart placements with " Silver Star " with Valli on harmony vocals 38 in and "Down the Hall" 65 in , both sung by Polci, and "Spend the Night in Love" 91 in , which again featured Polci as main lead vocalist and Valli singing the bridge section and contributing to backup group vocals, "December, " marked the end of the Seasons' hit-making run.
A dance remix of "December, " returned them briefly to the upper reaches of the Billboard singles charts almost two decades later.
The success of Who Loves You increased the popularity of the Four Seasons as a touring group and reignited recording unit, but when 's Helicon album was released by Warner Bros. In the UK they had chart hits with both "Down The Hall" and "Rhapsody" with verses sung by Don Ciccone and Valli appearing to notable effect only as lead voice over group harmonies on the chorus.
At the same time, Valli's string of solo hits had come to an end as he parted ways with Private Stock Records. Helicon saw Polci and Ciccone heavily featured as lead vocalists, Valli, besides his co-lead chorus vocal on "Rhapsody" and some backing vocals, only taking a brief bridge lead vocal on two songs that were sung mainly by Polci. Plus, Valli took one solo lead vocal role on the album's concluding song, the brief Gaudio-Parker-penned "I Believe in You".
Excluding Valli's " Grease " single, which hit 1 while the motion picture of the same name became the highest-grossing musical in cinematic history, the last Top 40 hit for the band was behind them.
Both Valli and the band released singles and albums on an occasional basis, but after "Grease", only a remixed version of their biggest seller, "December " would visit the upper half of the Hot in The latter became a UK single but failed to chart, while the former was released as a single in America, inching its way into the Hot However, the record did not sell well.
Even after the rise and fall of the band's sales in the disco era, the Four Seasons, in one version or another the group became a sextet as Jerry Corbetta , formerly of Sugarloaf , joined the lineup , continued to be a popular touring act, with Valli being the only constant in the midst of a fluctuating lineup.
Although Gaudio is still officially part of the band he and Valli are still equal partners in the Four Seasons Partnership , he now restricts his activities to writing, producing, and the occasional studio work. In August , MCA Records released the band album Streetfighter , which yielded two singles in the title track and "Book Of Love", a post-disco -style revamp of the Monotones' recording.
In , Frankie revamped the group and started touring with a new band of Four Seasons consisting of Landon Beard, Todd Fournier, and brothers Brian Brigham and Brandon Brigham, who were with Valli longer than any incarnation of singers.
The four gentlemen left with Valli's blessing in to pursue their own group called "The Modern Gentlemen". Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.Jun 29, · Flip side of their #1 hit “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Transferred from 45rpm: Vee-Jay - Connie-O (Bob Crewe-Bob Gaudio) by The 4 Seasons, produced by Bob Crewe.