'Tis the Seasons

'Tis the Seasons

by Frankie Valli Frankie Valli
'Tis the Seasons

'Tis the Seasons

by Frankie Valli Frankie Valli

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Overview

There isn't a lot Frankie Valli hasn't done in a career that's spanned seven decades (so far). One of those things used to be making a Christmas album as a solo act, but Valli has crossed that off his bucket list with the release of 2016's 'Tis the Seasons, with the title punningly reminding us that this is the work of the leader of the enduringly popular vocal group the Four Seasons. While Four Seasons fans may be part of the target audience for this, except for a cover of "Frosty the Snowman," 'Tis the Seasons doesn't bear much resemblance to Valli's chart hits of the '60s and '70s. Instead, this album is focused on contemporary pop in various flavors, though none so strong they they would disrupt a normal family get-together. The production is polished and up to date, and the song selection is devoted entirely to various holiday classics, ranging from the twinkling electro-pop of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and the grand-scale spectacle of "Oh Come All Ye Faithful/Angels We Have Heard on High" to the somber tone of "Blue Christmas" and the romantic mood of "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve." And Valli and producer Bob Gaudio bring in legendary guitarist Jeff Beck to lay smooth but rootsy blues figures over "Merry Christmas, Baby." 'Tis the Seasons finds Frankie Valli embracing more than just his signature vocal sound, and bringing a modern but crowd-pleasing approach to these classic songs of the season.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2016
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227943127
catalogNumber: 556984
Rank: 118232

Tracks

  1. Joy to the World/Do You Hear What I Hear?
  2. The Christmas Song
  3. Winter Wonderland
  4. Merry Christmas, Baby
  5. Frosty the Snowman
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  7. Jingle Bell Rock
  8. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  9. Blue Christmas
  10. What are You Doing New Year's Eve
  11. White Christmas
  12. O Come All Ye Faithful/Angels We Have Heard on High
  13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frankie Valli   Primary Artist
Bob Gaudio   Vocals
Gary Janney   Vocals
Jason Eskridge   Vocals
Terry White   Vocals
Jason Barton   Vocals
Ryan Sutton   Vocals
Debra Clements   Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Personal Assistant
Hugh Martin   Composer
Blair Masters   Arranger
Jule Styne   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Johnny Moore   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Joe Beal   Composer
Jim Boothe   Composer
Jim Salvati   Cover Art,Inlay Painting
Jay Johnson   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Richard Smith   Composer
Gloria Shayne Baker   Composer
Billy Hayes   Composer
Ryan Sutton   Vocal Engineer
Blair Robinson   Programming,Orchestration
Robby Robinson   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Concept

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