For those of you that want the "old Frankie" back, you may want to consider that he is 79 YEARS OLD! This is phenomenal talent at any age.
Songs are better live
I went to see him last night and he promoted this album. Honestly the songs were better live than on the album. I have to get used to it.
Romancing the 60
This music isn't the Frankie Valley I listened to in the 60's. It is ok if you are wanting slow and laid back. I was recently on a Norwegian cruise ship that had a group paying tribute to the Four Seasons music and sounded just like them.
Only for the hardcore fans
By DooWop Erick
I love Frankie Valli and 90 percent of what he's done over the years, but I'm sorry this just doesn't measure up. The arragments are lame, little to no passion, and a typical selection of 60's hits. I live in Vegas and saw the Jersey Boys a few months back, and it was awesome! I'm 36 and discovered the 4 Seasons in high school and have been a fan since, but this album is god aweful. Sorry Frankie. I would love for him to maybe really go back to his roots like Kenny Vance and the Planatones and do that kind of genre. This album just sounds tired.
Awsome Album Frankie!
This is an awsome album! I've been a Frankie Valli fan for a long time and I was surprised when he came out with this one. I loved it! I wish more teens liked his music I'm probably the only teen in the world who likes Frankie Valli. I've seen Jersey Boys and it was great! Now I'm acually going to see him at a consert!!! (Hope he can sign my records)
Romancing the 60's
By country girl 50
He's lost the strength and power of his voice.
By Meister Fritz
As a baby-boomer, I purchased these cuts and, unfortunately, I am sorely disappointed. With credit to Frankie, he's certainly trying to perform at an elevated level, but age seems to be an obstacle. His voice just does not respond with the strength and power that he once exhibited. I was a fan of the Four Seasons and I'm thrilled with the musical, "Jersey Boys." Perhaps I'm spoiled, but this simply is not the Frankie Valli that I remember so well.
Still Got It After All These Years
By TX Mustang
I grew up listening to the 4 Seasons. From Sherry on. I would listen to their records for hours on end.
It wasn't just Frankie's vocals, it was Bob Gaudio's writing and arranging. They were and are a great team. It's a testament to their character and class that in the age of 50 page contracts, teams of lawyers and lawsuits, their simple handshake deal has lived on about 50 years.
This is a great album. You will find timeless talent here. Frankie's voice may not be as strong as it used to be but he still does live concerts and we still go back whenever we can for a great evening. I've noticed more college age and 30 something kids showing up in recent years and that's nice to see.
I'm amused to see Any Day Now is included here. In the 70's they released an album called Half and Half. Half was Frankie as a solo and half were 4 Seasons songs. I'm probably the only person with the original vinyl album. The last track was a medley of Any Day Now and Oh Happy Day. It was a great album and I'm glad to see them come back to a piece of it after all these years.
Frankie & Bob, thank you for a lifetime of great music and memories and thank you for making one more for us old timers. God Bless!
By UK Wildcat Fan
When I first heard about this album and then purchased it I had some doubts. I thought Frankie was fantastic but now, at his age, could he have anything left? Well, when we first listened to the album we were just blown away. Frankie has done an unbelievable job with his versions of some very popular songs from the 60's. It makes me want to get out there and see him in concert once again. While it does not pack the energy of a typical 4 Seasons album it is still a great recording and I highly recommend any Frankie Valli fan to buy the entire album, it is that good. Here's hoping Frankie sitll has more in him and we here another release in the near future, who knows, maybe even a full blown Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons album is in the works. We can only hope.
To think that now after all these years, Frankie can still put on an record thats keeps his normal tone. I just love his songs and this makes them even better.