The Definitive Pop Collection

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / Frankie Valli / The Four Seasons

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The Definitive Pop Collection Review

by Matt Collar

Essentially an expanded version of Rhino's superb 2002 single-disc compilation The Very Best of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Definitive Pop is an equally worthy two-disc collection bringing together all of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons best-known songs as well as some lesser known cuts. This collection actually bests the previous version by including a few more excellent album tracks like "Silence Is Golden," "Marlena," and the group's excellent take on Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs' "Stay." Still, it's the hits most people are looking for and featured here are classics including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Dawn (Go Away), " as well as such Valli solo cuts as "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Grease." While there are adequate budget-oriented compilations available, listeners looking for a well-rounded anthology of the Four Seasons material needn't look any further than Definitive Pop.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:33 Amazon
2 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:28 Amazon
3 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:19
4 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:38 Amazon
5 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:36 Amazon
6 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 01:57 Amazon
7 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:48 Amazon
8 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:07 Amazon
9 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:57 Amazon
10 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:00 Amazon
11 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:36 Amazon
12 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:45 Amazon
13 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:33 Amazon
14 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:01 Amazon
15 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli feat: The Wonder Who? 02:56 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:20
2 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:32
3 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:07
4 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:34
5 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:42
6 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:37
7 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:49
8 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:21
9 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 02:33
10 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:20
11 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:32
12 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 04:04
13 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 04:13
14 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:22
15 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Four Seasons / Frankie Valli 03:22
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