Donny/Disco Train

Donny/Disco Train

by Donny Osmond
     
 

Hey, you're a big boy now! Packaged together as part of the 7Ts label's series of Osbros two-fers, Donny Osmond's seventh and eighth albums can either be praised as the first true expressions of what really made the young man tick -- or as sad examples of just how fast and hard the entire Osmond machine was shutting down. Donny is the best of the two, inasmuch as he… See more details below

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Hey, you're a big boy now! Packaged together as part of the 7Ts label's series of Osbros two-fers, Donny Osmond's seventh and eighth albums can either be praised as the first true expressions of what really made the young man tick -- or as sad examples of just how fast and hard the entire Osmond machine was shutting down. Donny is the best of the two, inasmuch as he is still plucking material from wherever he fancies and giving it no more of a facelift than his vocal arrangement demands. Artistic development across his earlier albums was slow, to say the least; Donny, however, has a maturity that takes him far from the winsome youth who won fans' hearts with "Puppy Love," and there's an ironic edge to the album's sole hit, "Where Did All the Good Times Go," that you did not need hindsight to appreciate. Once, the Osmonds ruled the world. Now they were scrambling to even keep up and, if you really want to know how far they'd fallen, Disco Train should leave you in no doubt. Not, thankfully, as execrable as the brothers' near-simultaneous The Proud One, Disco Train is still the sound of Osmond seeking success wherever he can grab it, from the "look at me, still hip as can be" absurdity of the album's title, through to the indeed discoid stylings that are draped behind songs that he'd once have performed straight. The title track and, later in the cycle, "Disco Dancin'" are the saddest inclusions here, but the album as a whole is a bottomless pit, from which it would take Donny a long time to escape.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2008
Label:
Glam / 7t's
UPC:
5013929046429
catalogNumber:
64
Rank:
53094

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Tracks

  1. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry  - Donny Osmond
  2. What's He Doing in My World  - Donny Osmond
  3. If Someone Ever Breaks Your Heart  - Donny Osmond
  4. Sixteen Candles  - Donny Osmond
  5. Where Did All the Good Times Go  - Donny Osmond
  6. Mona Lisa  - Donny Osmond
  7. This Time  - Donny Osmond
  8. I'm Dyin'  - Donny Osmond
  9. Ours  - Donny Osmond
  10. I Have a Dream  - Donny Osmond
  11. C'mon Marianne  - Donny Osmond
  12. Old Man Auctioneer  - Donny Osmond
  13. Swinging City Gal  - Donny Osmond
  14. I Follow the Music (Disco Donny)  - Donny Osmond
  15. Don't Need No Money  - Donny Osmond
  16. I Can't Put My Finger on It  - Donny Osmond
  17. Disco Train  - Donny Osmond
  18. Reachin' for the Feeling  - Donny Osmond
  19. I Got Your Lovin'  - Donny Osmond
  20. Disco Dancin'  - Donny Osmond
  21. Never Gonna Let You Go  - Donny Osmond

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donny Osmond   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Donny Osmond   Composer
H.B. Barnum   Arranger
Capps   Arranger
Don Costa   Arranger,Producer
Mike Curb   Producer
Ralph Ferraro   Arranger
Ed Greene   Engineer
Michael Lloyd   Producer
Alan Osmond   Producer
Wayne Osmond   Digital Editing
Jerry Styner   Arranger
Hank Williams   Composer
Tommy Oliver   Arranger
Luther Dixon   Composer
Merrill Osmond   Composer,Producer
Allyson R. Khent   Composer
Phil Hendriks   Liner Notes

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