All-Time Greatest Hits of the Osmond Family

The All-Time Greatest Hits of the Osmond Family

by The Osmonds
     
 
The Osmond Family were one of the great families of entertainers in the '60s and '70s, starting young and honing their performance skills for years before breaking through with "One Bad Apple" in 1971. That song is the greatest Jackson 5 cut that isn't by the Jackson 5, but the Osmonds weren't copycats -- most of their music is in the AM pop and bubblegum tradition of

Overview

The Osmond Family were one of the great families of entertainers in the '60s and '70s, starting young and honing their performance skills for years before breaking through with "One Bad Apple" in 1971. That song is the greatest Jackson 5 cut that isn't by the Jackson 5, but the Osmonds weren't copycats -- most of their music is in the AM pop and bubblegum tradition of artists like Tommy Roe and the Partridge Family. The Osmonds spun off in all directions, with Donny, Marie, Little Jimmy, and the duo of Donny & Marie making their own concurrent hits. The All-Time Greatest Hits of the Osmond Family is a three-disc set that collects the high points of the Osmonds' recording careers, from "One Bad Apple" to their various late-'80s pop and country comeback hits. The Osmonds quickly moved away from the Jackson 5 sound after their first few hits and dabbled in hard rock ("Crazy Horses") and folksy pop ("Chilly Winds"), while Donny's and Marie's solo recordings gravitated toward teen idol fare that amounts to a '70s update of Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen (except that Donny, in particular, could really sing). The Donny & Marie sides are the real charmers in the bunch and show how appealing the Osmonds' sound could be -- those cuts, and the classic "One Bad Apple," are the ones with the potential to convert Osmond skeptics. From a consumer standpoint, the box set is unfortunately thin. Curb has released single-disc Osmond anthologies that offer more tracks than any one disc in this set, and the booklet has -- for a box set -- disappointingly brief notes and few pictures. The set rounds up the chart highlights of the various solo and combination acts within the Osmond family and is a handy all-in-one package in that regard, but it could have been more generous and detailed in its presentation. It also could have compiled all of the Osmonds' Top 40 hits without increasing its length, but several are omitted. A real Osmond maniac could buy the Osmonds' 21 Hits, Donny Osmond's 25 Hits, Marie Osmond's 25 Hits, and one of the Donny & Marie anthologies (all of which are inexpensive) and get about 50 percent more music at a comparable price. For less dedicated listeners with a broad interest in the doings of the the Osmonds, The All-Time Greatest Hits of the Osmond Family will suffice.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2000
Label:
Curb Records
UPC:
0715187795525
catalogNumber:
77955

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. One Bad Apple (Don't Spoil the Whole Bunch)
  2. Double Lovin'
  3. Yo-Yo
  4. Down by the Lazy River
  5. Hold Her Tight
  6. Crazy Horses
  7. Goin' Home
  8. Let Me In
  9. Chilly Winds
  10. Love Me for a Reason
  11. The Proud One
  12. I Can't Live a Dream
  13. I Got You
  14. I Think About Your Lovin'
  15. It's Like Falling in Love (Over and Over)
  16. Never Ending Song of Love
  17. She's Ready for Someone to Love Her
  18. Baby, When Your Heart Breaks Down

Disc 2

  1. Sweet and Innocent
  2. Go Away Little Girl
  3. Hey Girl
  4. Puppy Love
  5. Too Young
  6. Why
  7. Lonely Boy
  8. The Twelfth of Never
  9. A Million to One
  10. Young Love
  11. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  12. Ours
  13. Is Someone Ever Breaks Your Heart
  14. Soldier of Love
  15. Sacred Emotion
  16. Long Haired Lover from Liverpool

Disc 3

  1. Paper Roses
  2. My Little Corner of the World
  3. "A" My Name Is Alice
  4. Meet Me in Montana
  5. There's No Stopping Your Heart
  6. Read My Lips
  7. You're Still New to Me
  8. I Only Wanted You
  9. Everybody's Crazy 'Bout My Baby
  10. I'm Leaving It All up to You
  11. Morning Side of the Mountain
  12. Make the World Go Away
  13. Deep Purple
  14. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  15. (You're My) Soul and Inspiration
  16. Take Me Back Again
  17. A Little Bit Country. A Little Bit Rock n' Roll
  18. When Somebody Cares for You
  19. A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Osmonds   Primary Artist
Marie Osmond   Track Performer
Dan Seals   Track Performer
Donny Osmond   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Sonny James   Producer
Evan Rogers   Producer
Perry Botkin   Producer
Don Costa   Producer
Mike Curb   Producer,Liner Notes
Michael Garvin   Composer
Rick Hall   Producer
Clayton Ivey   Producer
Bucky Jones   Composer
Kyle Lehning   Producer
Michael Lloyd   Producer
Alan Osmond   Producer
Carl Sturken   Producer
Terry Woodford   Producer
Paul Worley   Producer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Ed Norman   Producer
Glenn Sweitzer   Art Direction

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