Osmondmania! Osmond Family Greatest Hits

Osmondmania! Osmond Family Greatest Hits

by The Osmonds



The Osmonds were the first family of AM pop in the 1970s. This 28-song compilation collects tracks by the Osmond brothers, as well as Donny's solo work, Marie's solo work, and Donny & Marie together. The Osmond brothers had some really big hits, and their ten tracks here are littered with them. Songs like the joyous Jackson 5-inspired "One Bad Apple," the crazed, hard rocking "Crazy Horses," and the infectious "Down by the Lazy River" show a group with an energy and a strong sense of popcraft. Donny tended to go for the soft, teen idol type of sounds. His 12 entries on Osmondmania! feature cuddly tracks like "Puppy Love," "Young Love," and "The Twelfth of Never," and give a good idea why the little girls went wild for Donny. Marie clocks in with three country-influenced songs, including her smash, "Paper Roses." Her popular teaming with Donny found the pair exploring many styles of music, but they were mostly rooted firmly in AM pop. Three songs by the duo are featured, the cover of "Deep Purple" being a highlight. Osmondmania! is a nice summation of the work of the first family of '70s pop. The tracks are well selected and sequenced and Alan Osmond's liner notes are a nice touch. One has to wonder why Little Jimmy Osmond's ridiculous hit single, "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool," was omitted -- but only a little, since mostly one is too busy grooving along with the light and poppy sounds of the Osmonds.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2003
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0044006563428
catalogNumber: 065634

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Osmonds   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Sonny James   Producer
Paul Anka   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Dewey Terry   Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Mickey Buckins   Composer
Rick Cartey   Composer
Mike Curb   Producer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Rick Hall   Composer,Producer
Don "Sugarcane" Harris   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
David Jones   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Michael J. Lloyd   Producer
Phil Medley   Composer
Alan Osmond   Composer,Producer
Wayne Osmond   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Merrill Osmond   Composer
Lee Pockriss   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
Dick Manning   Composer
Robert Marcucci   Composer
Fred Spielman   Composer
Janice Torre   Composer
John Bristol   Composer
Wade Bowen   Composer
Robyn Flans   Liner Notes
Danny Costa   Producer
Bob Guadido   Composer
Carole Joyner   Composer

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Osmondmania! Osmond Family Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Toria94 More than 1 year ago
My mom turned me on to the Osmonds as she liked them a lot when she was my age, 14. Donnie was her favorite of course and she had posters of him hanging in her room. The songs range from love songs to really upbeat ones and it's so funny to see her dancing to the fast ones like Lazy River and Yo-Yo. She said she was glad that this CD uses the old versions that she loved as a teenager rather than a redo because once you fall in love with a song performed a certain way you don't really want it ruined by being redone a new way. We don't always agree on which songs are the best, but we both think Donnie was hot and I personally love Marie's songs. I would recommend this CD to others my age and also those of my mom's age (40+) who want to enjoy songs of their youth or want to find an alternative to some of the rot that's out there for us to listen to today.