Frankie Avalon

Venus [De Lite]

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De Lite's version of Frankie Avalon's greatest hits collects 22 tracks that provide only adequate representation of the former 1950s teen idol. While two versions of Avalon's biggest hit, "Venus," are included, neither is the original hit recording, but the disco versions! This collection leaves off several hits, including "De de Dinah," "Why," "Beach Party," and "Don't Stop Now." Unfortunately what is included are re-recorded tracks and cover versions that should be avoided. If you're looking for the original versions of "Venus," "The New Old Days," and "Take Time to Know Her," pick up 25 All-Time Greatest Hits on Varese.

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