I’ve been thinking for a long time how the collecting hobby of Four Seasons sounds was pretty exhausted and that with the passing of older fans that interest in their music and sound will ‘fall of the cliff’ as no-one younger seems to coming forward with interest and technical skill to carry on the research that we have been doing for the last 40 plus years. Keeping the sounds of harmony alive today and into future. How refreshing it was therefore to get the chance to speak with Kyler Schwartz in Philadelphia.
Kyler is a 23 year old avid 60s vinyl collector who is part of the Teensville Records team ‘bringing 60s rarities to the world’. I was sent for review one of their latest project releases on CD…… ‘A Sound For All (Four) Seasons –A selection of Jersey Harmony Sound-Alikes 1963 – 1967’. It’s a 32 track collection of Four Seasons imitators and contains many sides not heard before by even the most avid of Four Seasons collectors.
And the sound quality is excellent with tracks scoring generally DR10/11 on the Dynamic Range meter with RMS at or around -11 db loudness making it the best sounding set of such tracks since the ACE Laurie Sixties Vocal Groups CDCHD 346. The re-masters of even the well known tracks is an essential listen for any collector
The interview runs 25 mins and features clips from some of the tracks discussed and some of the rarer sounds. I can’t speak too highly of this set , if you like Four Seasons sounds and harmony groups generally. It’s a truly great set of rarities.