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Winter - Firelight On a snowy night - with eyes closed, slowly breathing cold air…the colder it is, the more a glowing window warms one's heart. Reference Recording s :. Vee-Jay exercised those rights liberally over the following year. The band was obligated to deliver one final album to Vee-Jay, which they did in the form of a "faux" live LP.
When Vee-Jay was finally declared bankrupt in , the Four Seasons' Vee-Jay catalog reverted to the band to settle unpaid royalties, and the tracks were then reissued by Philips. The change of label did not diminish the popularity of the Four Seasons in , nor did the onslaught of the British Invasion and Beatlemania. However, " Dawn Go Away " recorded for Atlantic Records , but never released by them , was kept from the 1 spot on the Hot by no fewer than three Beatles singles in the March 21, , edition two weeks later, the top five slots were filled by Beatles singles.
The discs were reissues of the albums Introducing The Beatles and Golden Hits of the Four Seasons , featuring each original album's label, title and catalog number. Today, this album package is a collector's item. Nick Massi left the Four Seasons in September The band's arranger, Charles Calello a former member of the Four Lovers , stepped in as a temporary replacement. A few months later, Joe Long was permanently hired and became a mainstay of the band on bass and backing vocals until , with Calello returning to arranging. In the meantime, the Four Seasons released recordings under a variety of names, including the Valli Boys, the Wonder Who?
Every Valli "solo" recording from to " My Eyes Adored You " in was recorded by the Four Seasons at the same time and in the same sessions as other Four Seasons material. Valli's first post single without the Seasons was 's " Swearin' to God ". More Top 20 singles followed in , , and , including " Let's Hang On! By , the band's popularity had declined, with public interest moving towards rock with a harder edge and music with more socially conscious lyrics. Aware of that, Bob Gaudio partnered with folk-rock songwriter Jake Holmes to write a concept album titled The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette , which discussed contemporary issues from the band's standpoint, including divorce "Saturday's Father" , and Kinks-style satirical looks at modern life e.
Stately's Garden", "Genuine Imitation Life". The album cover was designed to resemble the front page of a newspaper, pre-dating Jethro Tull 's Thick as a Brick by several years. The record was a commercial failure and led to band's departure from Philips shortly thereafter, but it did catch the attention of Frank Sinatra , whose album, Watertown , involved Gaudio, Holmes and Calello. Reverting to the "Four Seasons" billing without Valli's name up front, the band issued a single on Crewe's eponymous label, a rendition of " And That Reminds Me ", which peaked at number 45 on the Billboard chart.
John Stefan, the band's lead trumpeter, arranged the horn parts. Following that single, the band signed to Motown.
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A song from Chameleon , " The Night ", later became a Northern Soul hit and reached the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart , but was not commercially released in the United States as a single, although promotional copies were distributed in , showing the artist as Frankie Valli. In late and early , the Four Seasons recorded eight songs for a second Motown album, which the company refused to release, and later in , the label and the band parted ways. On behalf of the Four Seasons Partnership, Valli tried to purchase the entire collection of master recordings the band had made for Motown.
He took the tape to Larry Uttal , the owner and founder of Private Stock Records , who wanted to release it as a Frankie Valli solo single. Although the band remained unsigned in the later part of , Valli had a new label—and a new solo career. While the 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.
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Longtime member Joe Long stayed in the band 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.
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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 largely sung by Polci, though on "New York Street Song No Easy Way ", Valli also clearly stands out over the group harmonies on two notable a cappella sections.
Plus Valli took one solo lead vocal role on the album's concluding song, the brief Gaudio-Parker-penned "I Believe in You".
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