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Phase III/Live
     

Phase III/Live

by The Osmonds
 
The second installment in the 7Ts label's series of Osbros two-fers, these are the albums that -- at least until "Crazy Horses" trampled everything else underfoot -- proved that there was more to the combo than those toothsome grins and some candyfloss pop. Opening Phase III, their sensibly titled third album, "Down by the Lazy River" was at least as solid as

Overview

The second installment in the 7Ts label's series of Osbros two-fers, these are the albums that -- at least until "Crazy Horses" trampled everything else underfoot -- proved that there was more to the combo than those toothsome grins and some candyfloss pop. Opening Phase III, their sensibly titled third album, "Down by the Lazy River" was at least as solid as anything the rival Jackson 5 were then knocking out, and ushers the listener into an album that actually exceeds whatever demands the hit machine might have been making. Partially recorded at Muscle Shoals, and certainly benefiting from the surroundings, Phase III is the closest the brothers had yet come to recapturing their in-concert penchant for good-time rock & rolling, as "A Shot of Rhythm and Blues" shrugs off its over-candied arrangement, while an exuberantly bouncing "Yo Yo" ricochets off the ballads and establishes a mood that feeds effortlessly into the second of the albums included on this disc, 1972's Live. Recorded before "Crazy Horses" became their biggest hit yet, Live nevertheless captures all the hysteria of a great Osmonds show, a mixture of covers, hits, and medleys that never lets up. In terms of drama and choreography, the later Around the World double set is the definitive article, but Live preserves the sound of the siblings before it all became so smooth and slick, and is all the better for it.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2008
Label:
Glam / 7t's
UPC:
5013929045828
catalogNumber:
58
Rank:
31163

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Performance Credits

Osmonds   Primary Artist
Donny Osmond   Organ,Vocals
Alan Osmond   Guitar,Vocals
Wayne Osmond   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Jay Osmond   Drums,Vocals
Jimmy Osmond   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Merrill Osmond   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Ed Greene   Engineer
Rick Hall   Producer
Michael Lloyd   Producer
Alan Osmond   Composer,Producer
Wayne Osmond   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Jimmy Osmond   Composer
Merrill Osmond   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Phil Hendriks   Liner Notes
Curb   Producer

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