The Ultimate Donny Osmond Collection
John A. Kuczma | Marietta, GA USA | 05/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For the Donny Osmond collector, this is the best there is; a relatively inclusive (although incomplete) compilation of his top material, from the early solo days, through the collaboration with Marie, to his resurgence with Soldier of Love and Sacred Emotion. In fact, the differences in some of the selections are so pronounced that one is tempted to wonder if the same artist is singing on all of these tracks.There are two minor problems with the disc; first, it's not in chronological order, so the voice changes from track to track are a bit disconcerting; second, the technical difference in the mastering of the later releases makes the somewhat muddy sound of the early cuts more noticeable. After all, they were recorded on analog tape, and the sound engineers are only as good as the material they have to work with.Nonetheless, this is a very good collection of teeny-bopper pop from a very talented artist. There are some true musical gems mixed in with the better known material (Hey, Girl and Morning Side of the Mountain stand out). It may be saccharine sweet but, at least you know what you're getting; good, wholesome, middle-of-the-road pop vocals.Take a twenty-year journey down memory lane with Donny Osmond's 25-Hit Special Collection. You'll enjoy every minute of it!"
Good music from a more innocent time
Charles M. Moss | Millersville, MD United States | 11/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this cd for my wife, because she is a diehard Donny Osmond fan forever. I also like Donny myself, but the wife loves him to pieces. We saw him in concert at Wolf Trap Park in Virginia last year, and he sings more mature music, but the man still has a good voice. We also saw the Osmond Brothers-Merrill, Jay and Wayne which still sound great-they have the harmony that the Osmonds were famous for. I recommend this cd to anyone especially the diehard donny fans. Lots of music for a good price."
The Best of Donny (Without Marie)
Charles M. Moss | 06/27/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marie and the Osmond Brothers are not part of this CD. All of Donny's solo hits (and he had lots of them) are here in their original versions. Only a few of Donny's charted songs are missing, so this is not a complete collection, but none of them were hits anyway. Some filler appears, but so do two recent hits, "Soldier of Love" and "Sacred Emotion." All in all, this is the best Donny CD available."