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4.6 out of 5 stars
Ultimate Collection
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on 24 April 2013
Like many probably, I was too embarrassed to buy an Osmonds/Donny Osmond album back in the day due to their boy-band image - but am now old enough to longer care. Some of this is great music, no question - and the fact that this double CD explores the entire output of the Osmond family - Donny, Marie, Little Jimmy and The Osmonds band as well - makes this sound much better than would a Donny & Marie CD, as their music tends to sound sugary, delicious as sugar sometimes is!

My personal view is that it is the Donny & Marie songs - both individually and as a duo - which lift this compilation into greatness due to their distinctive, sweet, clear, emotional voices and harmonies. However, the out-and-out rocking of The Osmonds successfully manages to temper the sweetness of Donny and Marie. My favourites here are The Twelfth of Never, Puppy Love, Deep Purple Dream, Love Me For A Reason, Let Me In, and of course, the country-styled Paper Roses ...like roses made of paper, there isn't any sweetness in your heart. Crazy Horses is probably the best of the rock songs, and here we get the original and an interesting remix of that song.

Modern boybands from Take That onwards tend to be targetted with being manufactured and heartless, but despite all the hype they went through, there is an honesty and love for music and songs here in The Osmonds.
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on 18 June 2017
Arrived earlier than expected which was nice but one niggle. It says on the box that there are three 'enhanced cd' bits of excerpts from Top of the Pops but I cannot seem to access them. Both outer and inner box say this but no way could I find them. Apart from that it was a real blast from the past.
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on 22 August 2016
I bought this CD to bring back some happy memories of the Osmonds during 1970's and 1980's and this CD does exactly that!! Many good Osmonds hits and songs on here - thank you Osmonds Family!!!
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on 24 January 2018
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on 14 May 2017
A bit disappointed to hear this the tunes sounded so much better in the 70's but I suppose things sound different with age still like the group and theoldie songs
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on 1 April 2018
The osmonds very retro.
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