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Donny Osmond didn't let himself be deterred by a disastrous Broadway debut in 1982 (George M. Cohan's Little Johnny Jones closed after opening night). A decade later he starred in the North American tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and now his 2001 solo album, This Is the Moment, further proves that teen pop's loss has become musical theater's gain. Assisted by legendary pop producer Phil Ramone, Osmond puts a contemporary spin on a wide variety of Broadway tunes (though nothing from Joseph), emphasizing shows from the previous decade: Rent (a funky R&B "Seasons of Love"), Jekyll & Hyde (a smooth "This Is the Moment"), Aida, even Riverdance.
Osmond also parlayed his Andrew Lloyd Webber ties to include songs from two shows that hadn't yet hit Broadway: The Beautiful Game's "Our Kind of Love" (in its first commercial recording, though the tune falls short of Lloyd Webber's usual catchiness) and Whistle Down the Wind's "No Matter What." Particularly inviting are Seussical the Musical's "Solla Sollew" and Saturday Night Fever's "Immortality." Finally, Osmond closes the book on Little Johnny Jones by ending with a grand, sweeping arrangement of the show's "Give My Regards to Broadway," in which he vows he'll be there ere long. We'll be waiting, Donny. --David Horiuchi
Amazing song, amazing singer and voice. The live version is better, but it is not available for sale so this one will have to do.Published 9 months ago by Charles A. Vucetich
I have been teased by friends for liking (loving) Donny Osmond. He is so talented - sing, dance, skate...what a great entertainer! Love this CD.Published 12 months ago by EARBUKLE
This was my second time purchasing this CD - my first one was in my car that was stolen. Always been a Donny fan and also love musicals so I really enjoy listening to him singing... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Laura Murray
I bought this CD for two songs that I absolutely love - I Know The Truth and Our Kind of Love. These are two beautiful songs and the other songs on this CD are well worth... Read morePublished on October 5, 2011 by Debbie W.
I was a fan as a teenager, but hadn't really listened to any of Donny's work since then but I was looking for a rendition of "This is the Moment" and his was just fantastic. Read morePublished on August 26, 2007 by Amazon Customer