Frankie Valli does a great job with different types of songs. From Swearing to God. (Disco). to My Eyes Adored You. (Love Song).
Although not a stellar album overall, "Closeup" is the only place you'll find the expanded disco version of "Swearin' to God". If that's not important to you, then I'd opt for a compilation album, where you're sure to find "My Eyes Adored You". However, this album on CD is only available as an import-only, and the cheapest I've seen it listed was $69.99, so you're saving a bundle buying it online.
Great album , a must for collector !!
By RICK B.C.
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons are without a doubt one of the most prolific Rock and Roll groups ever to put music out onto the musical airwaves. Incredibly, Frankie Valli as solo artist, is no less prolific. "CLOSE UP" is his best work. It is his best solo album because of it's inclusion of both the smash hit "My Eyes Adored You" and "Swearin To God". However, it is the unedited version of "Swearin To God" that demonstrates not only Frankie Valli's enormous vocal range but also his 'spot on' musical instIncts and appreciation for what makes the difference between 'making good music' and 'true musical artistry'. Though often placed in the Disco box, this 10 minute, thirty-one second version is much, much, more. It is an example of great musical artistry. From the beautifully moving lyrics which Frankie Valli soars into the stratosphere with - to the exquisitely arranged musical background, complete with actual instruments and real background singers that he generously allots significant time to, - he has created the perfect song. Of his sizable list of hit songs within an incredible career, it is "Swearin To God" that firmly establishes Frankie Valli as one of the greatest vocalists and creative artists of the Rock Era.-- I SWEAR IT!!
By Bobby Bee
"Swearin' To God" & My Eyes Adored You" are worth the price of the albulm!