Out Now: Frankie Valli, ‘TIS THE SEASONS
Holiday traditions: everybody’s got ‘em. For diehard music fans, one of those traditions is seeing which artists will decide that the time is finally right to release a Christmas album. In Frankie Valli’s case, it’s taken him rather a lot of time to make that decision, but after being in the music business for 55+ years, he’s finally released the first solo Christmas album of his career: ‘TIS THE SEASONS, which is in stores now.
Produced by Bob Gaudio, who formed The Four Seasons with Valli way back in 1960, ‘TIS THE SEASONS features 13 classic Yuletide tracks, including a version of “Merry Christmas, Baby” with guest guitar by Jeff Beck. Gaudio has pointedly said that while the material may be familiar, the treatments may not be, but don’t worry: Valli’s voice is still out in front, right where it’s always been.
Here’s the full track listing for your perusal:
1. "Joy To The World/Do You Hear What I Hear?"
2. "The Christmas Song"
3. "Winter Wonderland"
4. "Merry Christmas, Baby" - featuring Jeff Beck
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"