Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Who Loves You by The Four Seasons, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Who Loves You is an original 1975 Japanese pressing on the Warner Brothers label.
The cover is VG++, with slight edge and corner wear. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M-, with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.
A nice copy of a scarce Four Seasons/Frankie Valli LP.
Background: Released in 1975, Who Loves You was the first album by the “new” Four Seasons, with only Frankie Valli returning as a performer from their previous LP.
The title cut and “December 1963” both reached the Top 5 on the U.S. singles chart.
After mounting a comeback as a solo artist with the hits “My Eyes Adored You” and “Swearin’ to God” in 1974-1975, Frankie Valli, along with longtime partner Bob Gaudio, turned to their group, the Four Seasons, to work the same magic. The band had not charted since 1970 and had not released a record since 1973. Noting the success of the Bee Gees’ “Jive Talkin’,” a disco-oriented hit that most listeners did not recognize at first as a Bee Gees track, Gaudio fashioned “Who Loves You,” set to a disco beat and emphasizing a harmonized chorus over Valli’s solo singing, its title borrowed from the popular catch phrase “Who loves ya, baby?,” frequently spoken by actor Telly Savalas on his hit TV series, Kojak. … It is notable that as an LP, Who Loves You never got higher than number 38 in Billboard, even with those three hit singles, which suggested that the new fans the Four Seasons had acquired were a fickle singles audience who did not have much allegiance to them beyond the next dancefloor success. That fickleness would be demonstrated by the failure of their next album, Helicon, which attempted to push Valli (who had announced his imminent departure from the group) even further into the background.
You can listen to the title track here:
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1975|