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When Warner Bros. Pictures brought JERSEY BOYS to theater screens a few weeks back, it wasn’t quite the out-of-the-gate hit that people were expecting… but it’s a tough summer, especially when you’re up against giant robots and all. At the core of the Clint Eastwood film is music – and while I may emphasize “rock” here quite a bit, those that know me well know that I’m all over the place in terms of interest, and musical history is very important to me. With that, I hope that the music of FRANKIE VALLI and THE FOUR SEASONS (along with that of other vocal groups) will always gain new listeners who appreciate the timeless quality of their songs. That said, my friends at Rhino Records have teamed up with THE ROCK FATHER for a massive giveaway… perhaps “the ultimate” FOUR SEASONS giveaway, in which one (1) lucky reader will score 3 new box sets, and the JERSEY BOYS Soundtrack – 29 discs in all! Let’s take a look…
A colossal collection that contains 18 CDs of the albums that Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons recorded between 1962-1992. Presented in a clamshell box, each album comes in a mini-jacket that replicates the original album’s artwork. All of the group’s biggest hits are here, including five #1’s – “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Rag Doll” and “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night).” The set touches on different eras of the group’s career from its early days to later works like The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette (1969), the million-selling Who Loves You (1975), and the group’s final album Hope + Glory (1992).
Containing eight CDs of Valli solo albums recorded between 1967 and 1980. Presented in a clamshell box, each album comes in a mini-jacket that replicates the original album’s artwork. The set opens with his 1967 solo debut The 4 Seasons Present Frankie Valli Solo and it’s follow-up Timeless, which produced the Top 40 hit “To Give (The Reason I Live).” His first solo #1, “My Eyes Adored You,” and the smash hit “Swearin’ To God” are both found on his 1975 album Closeup. His second #1 hit came in 1978 with the theme song to the film Grease, found on the album Frankie Valli…Is The Word. The set closes with the singer’s 1980 album, Heaven Above Me.
A two-disc compilation that pays tribute to many of the memorable songs that Gaudio wrote through the years. It begins with “Short Shorts,” a 1958 hit that he co-wrote when he was 15 and a member of the Royal Teens. Many songs feature Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, but there is no shortage of other artists who have performed Gaudio’s songs, including Frank Sinatra, the Tremeloes, The Walker Brother, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Cher and the Temptations.
While assembling the album’s 25 tracks, producer Gaudio carefully selected some of the best songs recorded by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and intertwined them with recordings by cast members from both the film and the stage musical. The soundtrack is full of surprises and makes a perfect audio companion for both new fans discovering the quartet though the film as well as long-time followers of The Four Seasons.
Enter to Win THE FOUR SEASONS Prize Pack :
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QUESTION: What is your favorite song by FRANKIE VALLI and THE FOUR SEASONS?
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Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen on, about, or after August 4, 2014, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prize provided by Rhino Records.
1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.