Chameleon is a 1972 album by The Four Seasons notable for being their only album recorded for Motown. The album met with limited success in the US; no single was even issued from the album in America. "The Night", however, met with success in the UK and peaked at No. 7 in 1975, becoming a Northern Soul mainstay.
The following singles were recorded during the band's tenure at Motown; none of these appeared on Chameleon. Some, however, later turned up on Frankie Valli's 1975 "solo" album Inside You, which was a collection of unreleased songs and outtakes from Chameleon.
"Walk On, Don't Look Back" - MoWest 5026
"How Come?/Life and Breath" - Motown 1255
"Hickory/Charisma" - Motown 1288
"You've Got Your Troubles/Listen to Yesterday" - Motown 1251
"The Scalawag Song (And I Will Love You)" - Motown 1279
Although reception at the time of release was lukewarm, opinions today from both fans and critics are very positive. Noted for the distinctive Motown sound combined with the sounds of the Four Seasons, the album's "slick pop production values" made for a unique album in their catalog. Unavailable on Compact Disc until 2008, the compilation Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The Motown Years finally made this album, Frankie Valli's "Inside You", and non-album singles accessible to a new audience on a 2-disc set.