Around the World: Live in Concert

Around the World: Live in Concert

by The Osmonds

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Overview

Around the World: Live in Concert

This is the last even halfway essential Osmonds album, not because it can even hold a candle to the majestic Osmonds Live released three years earlier, but because it remains an object lesson in how to put on a show. And what a show it was! As always, the lion's share of the concert was devoted to medleys, showcases for Donny and Marie, Jimmy, and the banjo-plucking Merrill, and ensemble workouts for a selection of Stevie Wonder hits and old rock & rollers. But hit singles and album favorites, all picked with a sharp eye for maximum impact, were interspersed throughout, and it would be the finicky fan indeed who walked away regretting that a favorite song had not turned up somewhere in the performance. Recorded toward the end of the Osmonds' years of true fame, Around the World's sole drawback is that the group was such a well-oiled machine by this point. It is hard to shake the impression that every last scream from the crowd was milked with Pavlovian doggedness, and there are moments when you'd swear that if Donny were just to shake his tush a little harder in either direction, he could actually have played a tune on the audience's voiceboxes. But that in itself is an art form that too few modern-day performers have perfected, for all the hysteria that they seem to generate, which in turn is another reason why this album is so precious. The audience is as much of a performer as the band!

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2012
Label: Glam / 7t's
UPC: 5013929052826
catalogNumber: 2905282
Rank: 53711

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Osmonds   Primary Artist
Marie Osmond   Vocals,Group Member
Donny Osmond   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Dana Hughes   Trombone
Alan Osmond   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Wayne Osmond   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
John Rosenberg   Trumpet
Dan Sawyer   Guitar
Jay Osmond   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Jimmy Osmond   Conga,Vocals,Group Member
Merrill Osmond   Banjo,Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Eric Lindemann   Keyboards
John Mitchell   Saxophone
Dennis Parker   Bass
Evan Diner   Conga,Drums

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Jim Messina   Composer
Osmonds   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Silhouettes   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Ed Greene   Engineer
John Rosenberg   Arranger
Mike Stoller   Composer
Strong   Composer
Lockhart   Composer
Phil Hendriks   Liner Notes
Virl Osmond   Concept
Sheri Leverich   Art Direction
Handman   Composer
Woodard   Composer
Loggins   Composer
Cochran   Composer
Barnum   Composer
Robin Magruder   Live Sound
Masanobo Ono   Stage Manager

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