Love Songs of the ’70s – Donny Osmond (2007)
March 20, 2008
Well here’s what happened … I was looking for the new Dolly Parton CD when I saw and heard this Donny Osmond one yelling “Buy me! Buy me”. So I picked him up. I still sought out the Dolly disc, but it turns out that there was only one Motown cover (all the rest were new songs Dolly had written) so the CD would not have been appropriate for this blog’s theme. So thanks to Donny Osmond I have new music to blog about this week.
Donny has been in the public eye a lot lately. I had seen him interviewing the “Dancing With the Stars” contestants on ET when his sister Marie was participating this past winter. Then I caught the tail end of “The Osmond 50th Anniversary Special” on PBS during one of their recent pledge weeks. (Please re-air it soon PBS!) Then a few weeks ago he did a turn in the Martin Lawrence/Raven-Symone Disney’s “College Road Trip” and he was a stand out! And finally his CD begged me to take him home with me bringing me to this post. 🙂
I can only say that you just gotta get out and buy this one. I sure did sleep on it because the song selection is right up my alley. Donny has picked some of my favorite pop and R&B love songs of the seventies and has covered them very, very well readers. Age has only mellowed Donny’s voice and it is easy to see why he is still sharing his gift of song. There is not a bad tack in the bunch. And it is not “over-produced as some sets of this ilk are. Track 4 comes a little close with too much horn for my taste on the chorus — but other than that, the arrangements and orchestrations are just right.
1 I Can See Clearly Now – original by Johnny Nash
2 Sometimes When We Touch – original by Dan Hill
3 Let’s Stay Together – original by Al Green
4 Laughter In The Rain – original by Neil Sedeka
5 When I Need You – original by Leo Sayer
6 How Long – original by Ace
7 Mandy – original by Barry Manilow
8 You Are So Beautiful – original by Joe Cocker.
You Are So Beautiful – Donny Osmond (2007)
9 Will It Go Round In Circles – original by Billy Preston. Donny was singing this on the PBS Special I mentioned above and he did a fantastic job on it live. You can tell he loves the song.
Will It Go Round In Circles – Donny Osmond (2007)
10 How Deep Is Your Love – original by Bee Gees
11 Alone Again Naturally – original by Gilbert O’Sullivan
12 If – original by Bread
Here is a recent interview of Donny by the ladies of “The View”
What a guy. Find out what Donny is currently up to at his web site.
Thanks for stopping by.
PS. I sure would love tickets and plane fare to the July Vegas Show to see Donny and Marie Live. Oprah are you reading this? (ROTFL)