Donny Osmond – The Definitive Collection
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ — The baby boomer generation has grown up with Donny Osmond, one of the most popular stars in pop music history. Now, a new generation has discovered him after his recent win on this season’s hit TV series Dancing With The Stars and a recent reunion with sister Marie resulted in a wildly successful Las Vegas show that continues its run. Donny Osmond – The Definitive Collection (Polydor/UMe), released December 15, 2009, is a reminder of his hit-making career.
Spanning four decades, Donny Osmond – The Definitive Collection contains all six of his solo Pop Top 10 hits and four other Top 15s; the two biggest hits from the Osmonds; his two highest charting duets with his sister Marie, and their fan favorite “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll”; his 2002 solo remake of the Osmonds’ hit “Crazy Horses”; “Any Dream Will Do” from the musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; and the U.K. 12-inch mix of “Soldier Of Love,” making U.S. CD debut on this collection. Track-by-track annotations include trivia and never-before-available information from the MGM Records archives.
One of nine children, Donny’s family became well-known as regular performers on Andy Williams’ hit musical variety television series. Donny made his TV debut on December 10, 1963, one day after his sixth birthday. Less than 10 years later he was a teen idol.
Between 1971 and 1973, he hit gold and Top 10 with “Go Away Little Girl” (#1), “Hey Girl,” and remakes of Paul Anka’s “Puppy Love,” Roy Orbison’s “Sweet & Innocent” and the Johnny Mathis ballad “The Twelfth Of Never.” With his brothers, he mined gold with “One Bad Apple” (#1) and “Yo-Yo.” Other Top 15 hits on Donny Osmond – The Definitive Collection are “Too Young,” “Why” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight.” With Marie in 1974, he scored the Top 10s “Morning Side Of The Mountain” and “I’m Leaving It All Up To You” (a gold single as well) before starring with her in a variety series.
Donny returned to the charts in 1989 when “Soldier Of Love” hit #2; “Sacred Emotion” also then went Top 15. Subsequently, he starred in nearly 2,000 performances of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. A talk show with Marie, a best-selling autobiography, starring as the singing Shang in Disney’s animated film Mulan, and more, followed. Donny Osmond – The Definitive Collection concludes with 2004′s “Breeze On By,” a U.S. Adult Contemporary Top 40 and U.K. Pop Top 10.
As his popularity on Dancing With The Stars has proved once again, Donny Osmond’s star shines as bright as ever.
SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises