1975 Frankie Valli – Closeup

Closeup is an album by Frankie Valli, released in February 1975 on the Private Stock label. It had been seven years since his prior album, and afforded Valli his first of two number-one solo hits in the US (in addition to five as lead singer of The Four Seasons). The LP reached #51 on the U.S. Billboard albums chart.

The album contains two hit singles: “My Eyes Adored You” (US #1) and “Swearin’ to God” (US #6). It also contains Valli’s original version of “I Can’t Live a Dream,” which became a hit for the Osmond Brothers in late 1976

Tracks

1  I Got Love For You, Ruby (Sandy Linzer) 03:25
2  Why (Bob Gaudio; Judy Parker) 02:47
3  He Sure Blessed You (Bob Gaudio; Judy Parker) 03:30
4  Waking Up To Love (Bob Crewe; Kenny Nolan) 04:33
5  I Can’t Live A Dream (Arnold Capitanelli) 03:13
6  My Eyes Adored You (Bob Crewe; Kenny Nolan) 03:32
7  In My Eyes (Bob Crewe; Kenny Nolan) 04:27
Swearin’ To God(Bob Crewe; Denny Randell) 10:31

Musicians

1 I Got Love For You, Ruby

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarMike Deasy
GuitarNeil Levang
PianoMichel Rubini
CongasBobbye Hall
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsJackie Ward
Background VocalsMarti McCall
VocalsFrank Vallie


2 Why

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarMike Deasy
GuitarNeil Levang
PianoMichel Rubini
CongasBobbye Hall
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsJackie Ward
Background VocalsMarti McCall
VocalsFrank Vallie


3 He Sure Blessed You

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarMike Deasy
GuitarNeil Levang
PianoMichel Rubini
CongasBobbye Hall
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsJackie Ward
Background VocalsMarti McCall
VocalsFrank Vallie


4 Waking Up To Love

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsRick Marotta
DrumsRon Zito
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarCliff Morris
GuitarElliott Randall
GuitarEric Weissberg
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarJerry Friedman
PianoKen Ascher
SaxLew Del Gatto
SaxDave Tofani
SaxGeorge Young
SaxJoe Farrell
SaxRobert Keller
TromboneDave Taylor
TromboneMeco Monardo
TromboneWayne Andre
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetLew Soloff
PercussionJim Maelen
Background VocalsCarl Caldwell
Background VocalsJo Armstead
Background VocalsPatti Austin
Background VocalsTasha Thomas
VocalsFrank Vallie


5 I Can’t Live A Dream

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarMike Deasy
GuitarNeil Levang
PianoMichel Rubini
CongasBobbye Hall
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsJackie Ward
Background VocalsMarti McCall
VocalsFrank Vallie


6 My Eyes Adored You

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsRick Marotta
DrumsRon Zito
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarCliff Morris
GuitarElliott Randall
GuitarEric Weissberg
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarJerry Friedman
PianoKen Ascher
SaxLew Del Gatto
SaxDave Tofani
SaxGeorge Young
SaxJoe Farrell
SaxRobert Keller
TromboneDave Taylor
TromboneMeco Monardo
TromboneWayne Andre
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetLew Soloff
PercussionJim Maelen
Background VocalsCarl Caldwell
Background VocalsJo Armstead
Background VocalsPatti Austin
Background VocalsTasha Thomas
VocalsFrank Vallie


7 In My Eyes

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsRick Marotta
DrumsRon Zito
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarCliff Morris
GuitarElliott Randall
GuitarEric Weissberg
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarJerry Friedman
PianoKen Ascher
SaxLew Del Gatto
SaxDave Tofani
SaxGeorge Young
SaxJoe Farrell
SaxRobert Keller
TromboneDave Taylor
TromboneMeco Monardo
TromboneWayne Andre
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetLew Soloff
PercussionJim Maelen
Background VocalsCarl Caldwell
Background VocalsJo Armstead
Background VocalsPatti Austin
Background VocalsTasha Thomas
VocalsFrank Vallie


8 Swearin’ To God

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsRick Marotta
DrumsRon Zito
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarCliff Morris
GuitarElliott Randall
GuitarEric Weissberg
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarJerry Friedman
PianoKen Ascher
SaxLew Del Gatto
SaxDave Tofani
SaxGeorge Young
SaxJoe Farrell
SaxRobert Keller
TromboneDave Taylor
TromboneMeco Monardo
TromboneWayne Andre
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetLew Soloff
PercussionJim Maelen
Background VocalsCarl Caldwell
Background VocalsJo Armstead
Background VocalsPatti Austin
Background VocalsTasha Thomas
VocalsFrank Vallie

Strings

Cello – George Ricci, Kermit Moore
Harp – Margaret Ross (tracks: A4, B1 to B3)
Violin – Charles Veal, Henry Roth, Jack Shulman, Jesse Ehrlich, Marshall Sosson, Shirley Cornell, William Hymanson (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5)
Violin – Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Max Pollikoff, Peter Dimitriades (Tracks 4, 6, 7, 8)

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Gaudio (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5)
Producer – Bob Crewe (Tracks 4, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By – Charlie Callelo
Engineer (Recording, Mixing) – Val Garay (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5)
Engineer (Recording, Media Sound) – Michael Delugg (Tracks 4, 6, 7, 8)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Art Direction – Beverly Weinstein
Design – The Music Agency
Photography By – Joel Brodsky

Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios
Recorded At – Mediasound
Recorded At – The Sound Factory
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Private Stock Records, Ltd
Copyright (c) – Private Stock Records, Ltd.