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Love Songs of the '70s

Donny OsmondAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Donny was born December 9, 1957 to George and Olive Osmond in Ogden Utah. He is the seventh of nine children: eight boys and one girl. The entire Osmond Family have a long and varied career, which had a humble beginning singing barbershop harmony on Main Street Disneyland. Soon thereafter, Donny and his siblings became very successful teen idols worldwide.

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  • Audio CD (April 24, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000MNOXIU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,130 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Musically speaking, children of the '70s subscribe to a tribe mentality: At first glance, former Stooges fanatics may have little in common with onetime discomaniacs, but get them together and odds are they'll bond over a mutual belief that Cliff Richard's "We Don't Talk Anymore" was, for its time, one hot track. Which is why Donny Osmond did himself a favor by recording this batch of retreads--what he loses in nostalgia points for making a disc without Marie (all these years later, there's still an element that prefers a little bit of country with its little bit of rock'n'roll), he makes up for in timeless material that, not incidentally, is very well sung. It's possible to hear Dan Hill's ever-tender "Sometimes When We Touch" here without missing Hill for a second, for instance. And because Donny's nice-guy reputation precedes him by decades, he's a natural at putting his own sunshiny spin on Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now." If Love Songs disappoints even a sliver, it's because the title limits the song selection to disallow tracks that could have formed an equally enjoyable record: Goofy Songs of the 70s. Suffice it to say that Leo Sayer's "When I Need You" leaves a listener with a deep hankering to hear Donny's rendition of "You Make Me Feel Like Dancin'," too. --Tammy La Gorce

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There were some nights during his triumphant starring run as the villainous Gaston in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast when Donny Osmond's mind was racing. No, he wasn't trying to remember his next line; rather, he was thinking about the album he was in the process of recording. The album is called Love Songs of the '70s, and once you hear it, you'll know why. Donny gave it his all he could perform vocals to completed musical tracks in his dressing room whenever he liked. True to its title, Love Songs of the '70s is a collection of some of the ost memorable romantic pop and R&B ballads of a golden, multiplatinum era. Just a casual glance at some of the songs will transport listeners back to a special place in their lives: Laughter in the Rain Oh, Girl, If, Let's Stay Together, How Deep Is Your Love,You Are So Beautiful these are some of the priceless selections Donny has chosen for this remarkable set.

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
By J. Niss
Format:Audio CD
This should be a guilty pleasure but it is so good I can't feel bad about listening to it. This is so much fun to hear!

Songs I've always found way too "schmaltzy" are so cleanly presented, with such an absence of histrionics, that I am finding them very enjoyable. These renditions clear the mind of the many awful versions that these and similar songs have suffered elsewhere, including on American Idol. Not a hint of any singer except Donny Osmond here - no copying or mimicing the originals - but respect and taste are on display as he captures the essential subtleties that made the songs memorable (and adds many of his own seemingly effortlessly).

If you had told me that Donny Osmond would sing crystal clear covers of "you are so beautiful to me" and "lets stay together" that I would like, I would have said you were crasy. So I guess Mr. Osmond has gotten me to do what George Michael was unable to inspire in me: to listen without prejudice. OK Donny, you have a new fan, one of many in response to this I suspect. Your hard work and attention to every note have paid off beautifully!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding compilation of '70s love songs May 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Love Songs of the '70s is a fine CD by Donny Osmond containing classic love songs from the 1970s. These tunes are sure to bring back memories for those of us who first heard these songs on the radio! I know they bring back great memories for me even if Donny didn't sing them originally. The sound quality is excellent and the artwork is very nicely done.

"I Can See Clearly Now" gets the royal treatment that would make Johnny Nash proud! Donny sings this with lots of positive energy; and the backup chorus works wonders to enhance even further the natural beauty of this optimistic number. Donny's voice is in excellent form, too--he never skips a beat! In addition, "Sometimes When We Touch" features Donny performing this ballad with great sensitivity; and this impresses me greatly. Donny sings with all his heart and soul; and just one listen proves it!

Neil Sedaka's "Laughter In The Rain" easily rivals the original version; and when Donny sings this the number takes off like a jet! Donny's excellent diction and his uncanny sense of timing make this a very special number. "Laughter In The Rain" is clearly a major highlight of this album. "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer shines like silver and gold combined when Donny performs this with panache; and the music that accompanies him is elegant without ever drowning him out.

"You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker is very moving; this always tugs at my heartstrings and Donny gives this all his heart and soul. The strings enhance the beauty of the number and the guitar arrangement is very well done as well. Listen also for "How Deep Is Your Love" originally by The Bee Gees; Donny truly was born to sing numbers just like this one!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! May 15, 2007
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I grew up about the same time as Donny Osmond, I thought that he was so uncool, I liked the J-5, and I thought Michael was so cool. It's funny how things turn out. MJ left his religious affiliation to further his career, and it worked, DO didn't and his career died. In the Mid 80's I was working as a corporate sales manager for a wholesale/ retail company that had our show case store in Orem Utah, and I used to run into Mr. Osmond, and one of his kids on occasion, he looked angry and bitter, unless he was looking at his child and then he looked peaceful. I didn't know him, I didn't talk to him I just observed. Over the years, we have learned both what a freak MJ is and some of the difficulties that DO went through.

But all that is beside the point of this review, this is a very, very good album of covers of ballads, from a decade of very good ballads, except in that we don't always know about people, and so judging music on what we think about someone's coolness might be counterproductive. More to the point, Donny's voice is a finely crafted instrument on the whole CD.

So if you are a DO fan, get this CD and see how well this artist has matured.
If you are not a DO fan, forget who is on the cover, and give it a try anyway, these are excellent vocals on excellent songs.

If you want a very nice CD of love songs, which have been interpreted in an excellent fashion, you will be amazed as soon as you put this CD in your deck!
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt singing...great cd! April 24, 2007
Format:Audio CD
donny has made a fine cd with beautiful vocals... he has put his heart into this i can tell, sure the songs are all redos but he does them really well... when i need you sounds just as great as Leo Sayer's version,, Also You are So beautiful sounds very good also...Was actually kind of surprised at how good this cd is...
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars first class March 11, 2007
Format:Audio CD
enjoyed every song, some really lovely songs of the seventies and again donny sings them to perfection, if you purchase this cd you will not regret it, every penny is worth it
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Bit.......Of Great Music! April 24, 2007
By Tess
Format:Audio CD
Every song prompts heartfelt memories, every note performed to perfection. Donny's incredible vocal performance on this CD, coupled with brilliant arrangements is not to be missed! In this case, the old saying, "nothing beats the original", just doesn't apply!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of familiar songs beautifully done.
I gave this CD to my husband for his birthday and although he would've liked to have heard the original artists, he even liked these renditions. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SMB
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE GREATEST DONNY OSMOND CD's IN A VERY LONG TIME!! A MUST...
GREAT CD! I first bought it when I went to Donny's intimate concert was here in So. Cal. at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center... Not too far from my home. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sheree Renee Heller
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
this cd has all of my favorite love songs from the seventies. it was a great find on amazon. played it over and over the day i got it.
Published 8 months ago by Patricia Abbott
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Donny ...
Great album. Donny can really croon out any good song, but these bring back so many memories. Great album to add to collection.
Published 15 months ago by Char58
4.0 out of 5 stars romantic songs
This CD is very romantic. I love Donny Osmond so I am bias. Wonderful voice and great music.Made me go back in time!!
Published 20 months ago by Mariana
3.0 out of 5 stars Apples or Onions: Gorgeously, wonderfully, excruciating punishment...
A great set, as memorable as cover retreads by Manilow (several times over), Michael Bolton, Neil Diamond's Broadway box, Vanilla Ice's HIP HOP CLASSICS, Clay Aiken.... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Son of Flintstone
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed :(
I'm a huge Donny fan, and normally I jump to buy any of his new CD's. The trouble this time is, I HAVE all of the songs on this "Love Songs of the 70's" album, because they are on... Read more
Published on August 3, 2010 by Charlotte Davey
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!
Anyone that knows me well knows that I am a huge fan of Donny Osmond. Osmond, much like Asschowder, has an ability to take song written by average people and turn them into... Read more
Published on September 15, 2009 by McBowlerpimp
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring back the 70's
This a great C.D for bringing back those specail memories, there was more than one song on this C.D. where I had tears in my eyes. Read more
Published on September 14, 2008 by J. Moffitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I could give this more than 5 stars!!!
First off, I am prejudice when it comes to Donny because I have been a fan of his for more than 30 years. Read more
Published on July 30, 2008 by Bubbles
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