Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Dawn (Go Away)/Rag Doll

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This 64-minute, 24-track disc is part of a series released by British reissue label Ace collecting all of The Four Seasons' and Frankie Valli's recordings for the Vee Jay and Philips labels during the 1960s. Contained here is the material from The Seasons' first two pop-oriented albums for Philips (their sixth and seventh new albums overall). Like the three pop albums they made for Vee Jay in 1962 and 1963, Dawn (Go Away) is a hit-plus-filler set. The title track was their fourth Top Ten single; the rest of the album finds them performing covers, often in extremely rearranged form, of oldies like "Sixteen Candles" and "You Send Me." Rag Doll differs from the formula in that it contains all-new songs written by The Four Seasons' resident songwriters, Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. Three of them, the title track (a number one hit), "Ronnie," and "Save It for Me," were Top Ten hits. The rest are good pop songs just below single-release quality. This disc captures The Four Seasons at a transitional point, as they move from the post-doo wop sound of their early work to the more mature style they would develop in response to competition from The Beach Boys and the Beatles. (Contains annotations and discography.)

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:39
2 3:00
3
2:41
4 3:05
5 2:23
6 2:49
7 2:44
8 2:49
9 2:42
10 2:28
11
2:59
12 2:22
13 2:38
14 2:33
15 2:52
16 2:23
17 2:29
18 2:59
19 2:32
20 2:15
21 2:40
22 2:56
23 3:00
24 2:33
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