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Frankie Valli - Romancing The 60s

Frankie Valli has recorded only sparingly as a solo artist, and virtually never after the late '70s. But in 2007, with his recurring appearances on The Sopranos and the success of the Four Seasons-based Broadway smash + Jersey Boys, Valli's fame was higher than it had been in 30 years, and he returned with the solo album Romancing the '60s. In similar company with the standards records of Barry Manilow that topped the charts in the mid-2000s, the album presents a baker's dozen of nuggets from the pop canon (plus an extra thrown in as part of a medley). It doesn't come as a surprise that Valli's tastes run as heavily into pop as Manilow's, which results in many choices from the Brill Building stable (plus a healthy dose of Motown). Also, there's a preponderance of American choices, the only one outside the hemisphere being Brit producer Tony Hatch on "Call Me" (and that one hit the charts thanks to American Chris Montez). Although Valli had kept active during the years as a live performer, it may still be a surprise to hear how his sweet falsetto has thinned as it's aged. Valli has a large orchestra behind him on most songs, as well as backing vocals on several performances to bolster his singing. The last track, On Broadway, features the Jersey Boys themselves.

01 Take Good Care Of My Baby
02 My Cherie Amour
03 Spanish Harlem
04 Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
05 Any Day Now
06 Let It Be Me
07 What A Wonderful World
08 Call Me
09 This Guy's In Love With You
10 Sunny
11 My Girl/Groovin'
12 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
13 On Broadway

Frankie Valli - Romancing The 60s