FOUR SEASONS: LA STORIA DEL ROCK

Gruppo tra i ù longevi della musica internazionale, Il suo leader Frankie Valli, vero nome Francis Castelluccio, inizia con i Romans e i Variatones, che diventano in un primo momento i Four Lovers ottenendo buoni successi commerciali. Nel 1960, dopo alcuni cambiamenti di formazione, diventano iFour Season. Subito un successo con Sherry nel 1962 arrivano in prima classifica dei dischi.E dal 1964 al 1969 continuano a mietere successi uno dopo l’altro. Tentano anche strade diverse in campo musicale ispirandosi alla psichedelica che purtroppo non porta il successo sperato. Valli nel frattempo ha iniziato una carrire da solista. La band sembra arenarsi e solo nel 1980 e ripresa l’attività sempre con il suo leader Valli e con un concerto al madison Garden riconquistano il terreno perso, anche se negli ultimi anni non si hanno più notizie di nuove incisioni, ma solo sporadici concerti dal vivo.

 


Discografia

* 09/1962: Sherry & 11 Others (Vee Jay LP-1053 (Mono) / SR-1053 (Stereo))

* 12/1962: The 4 Seasons Greetings (Vee Jay LP/SR-1055)

* 02/1963: Big Girls Don’t Cry and Twelve others… (Vee Jay LP/SR-1056)

* 06/1963: The 4 Seasons sing Ain’t That A Shame and 11 others (Vee Jay LP/SR-1059)

* 08/1963: Golden Hits of the 4 Seasons (Vee Jay LP/SR-1065 (compilation package plus two new recordings “Silver Wings” and “Star Maker”)

* 09/1963 Folk Nanny (Vee Jay VJS-1082 reissue of previously released Vee Jay recordings; later repressed as ‘Stay and Other Great Hits’)

* 02/1964: Born To Wander–Tender and soulful ballads (folk-flavored) (Philips 200-129 (Mono) / 600-129 (Stereo)

* 03/1964: Dawn (Go Away) And 11 Other Great Songs (Philips 200-124 / 600-124)

* 07/1964: Rag Doll (Four Seasons album)|Rag Doll (Philips 200-146 / 600-146)

* 08/1964: More Golden Hits By The Four Seasons (Vee Jay VJS-1088)

* 10/1964: The International Battle Of The Century The Beatles vs The Four Seasons (Vee Jay DXS 30 2LPs repackage of previously released Vee Jay albums)

* ??/1965: Girls Girls Girls – We Love Girls (Vee Jay VJS-1121)

* 03/1965: The 4 Seasons entertain you (Philips 200-164 / 600-164)

* 11/1965: the 4 Seasons sing Big Hits by Burt Bacharach… Hal David… Bob Dylan… (Philips 200-193 / 600-193)

* 11/1965: All New Recorded Live • On Stage With The Four Seasons (Vee Jay VJS-1154)

* 11/1965: The 4 Seasons’ Gold Vault of Hits (Philips 200-196 / 600-196)

* 01/1966: Working My Way Back To You And More Great New Hits (Philips 200-201 / 600-201)

* 11/1966: The 4 Seasons’ 2nd Vault Of Gold Hits (Philips 200-221 / 600-221)

* 11/1966: Lookin’ Back (Philips 200-222 / 600-222 reissue of previously released Vee Jay recordings)

* 11/1966: The 4 Seasons’ Christmas Album (Philips 200-223 / 600-223 reissue of previously released ‘The 4 Seasons Greetings’)

* 05/1967: New Gold Hits (Philips 200-243 / 600-243 last group album to be released in mono and stereo)

* 06/1967: The 4 Seasons Present frankie valli solo (Philips 200-247 / 600-247)

* 12/1968: Edizione D’Oro The 4 Seasons Gold Edition – 29 Gold Hits– (Philips 2-6501 2LPs)

* 01/1969: The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette (Philips 600-290)

* 04/1970: Half & Half (Philips 600-341 alternating recordings by a solo Frankie Valli, and then, The 4 Seasons; first up Frankie Valli)

* 05/1972: Chameleon (MoWest MW108L)

* 11/1975: Who Loves You (Warner Bros BS 2900)

* 12/1975: The 4 Seasons Story (Private Stock PS 7000 2LPs)

* 04/1977: Helicon (Warner Bros BS 3016)

* 08/1980: Superstar Series Volume 4 (Motown M5104V1 four tracks by The Four Seasons)

* 01/1981: Frankie Valli 4 Seasons Reunited Live (Warner Bros/Curb 2WB 3497 2LPs)

* 08/1985: Streetfighter (MCA/Curb 5632)

* 05/1988: Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons 25th Anniversary Collection (Rhino Records Inc RNRD 72998-2 3CDs)

* 06/1990: Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons volume 1 rarities (Rhino Records Inc R2 70973)

* 06/1990: Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons volume 2 rarities (Rhino Records Inc R2 70974)

* 09/1992: Hope + Glory (Curb Records D2-77546)

* 07/1993: Four Seasons 4 The Dance Album December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) (Curb Records D2-77634)

* ??/1994: The 4 Seasons Sherry Big Girls Don’t Cry 2 LPS ON 1 CD + BONUS TRACKS (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 507)

* ??/1994: THE 4 Seasons Dawn (Go Away) Rag Doll 2LPs ON 1 CD (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 554)

* 01/1995: December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) (Curb Records D2-77693)

* 03/1995: The 4 Seasons Entertain You Working my Way Back to You 2 LPs ON I CD PLUS BONUS TRACKS (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 582)

* ??/1995: The 4 Seasons Ain’t That a Shame Live on Stage 2LPs ON 1 CD + BONUS TRACKS (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 596)

* ??/1995: The 4 Seasons Christmas Album Born To Wander 2LPs ON 1 CD (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 615)

* 04/1996: The 4 Seasons Sing Big Hits by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Bob Dylan New Gold Hits 2LPs ON 1 CD PLUS BONUS TRACKS (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 620)

* ??/1996: The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette the 4 seasons edition plus BONUS TRACKS (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 628)

* ??/1996: The 4 Seasons Frankie Valli Half & Half PLUS 6 BONUS TRACKS (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 635)

* ??/1997: The 4 Seasons Edizione D’Oro DOUBLE ALBUM ON CD CONTAINS VERSIONS OF THEIR HITS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD (Ace Records Ltd CDCHD 642)

* 05/2001: IN SEASON THE FRANKIE VALLI & THE 4 SEASONS ANTHOLOGY (Rhino/Warner Special Products R2 74266 2CDs)

* 05/2001: Off Seasons Criminally Ignored Sides From Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons (Rhino/Warner Special Products R2 74267)

* 06/2007: …Jersey Beat… The Music of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons (Rhino Entertainment Company R2 74852 3CDs + 1DVD)

* 05/2008: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons The Motown Years (Hip-O Select.com Motown Records a Division of UMG Recordings Inc B0010777-02 2CDs)

Singoli

* 1962: “Sherry”, peaked

* 1962: “Big Girls Don’t Cry”,

* 1963: “Walk Like a Man,

* 1963: “Ain’t That a Shame”,

* 1963: “Candy Girl”, 

* 1964: “Dawn (Go Away)”,

* 1964: “Stay”,

* 1964: “Ronnie”,

* 1964: “Alone”,

* 1964: “Rag Doll”,

* 1964: “Save It for Me”,

* 1964: “Big Man in Town”,

* 1965: “Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)”,

* 1965: “Girl Come Running

* 1965: “Let’s Hang On!”,

* 1965: “Don’t Think Twice”,

* 1966: “Working My Way Back to You

* 1966: “Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ‘bout Me)”,

* 1966: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”,

* 1966: “Tell It to the Rain”,

* 1967: “Beggin'”,

* 1967: “Can’t Take My Eyes off You”,

* 1967: “C’mon Marianne”,

* 1967: “Watch the Flowers Grow”,

* 1968: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”,

* 1975: “Who Loves You”,

* 1975: “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”,

* 1994: “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night

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