Donny & Marie

Donny & Marie

by Donny Osmond

CD

Overview

It's been 30-some years since Donny & Marie Osmond recorded an album of new material, so it's only appropriate that Donny & Marie's eponymous 2011 album sound a bit like it could have come out during the pre-MTV early '80s, its opening "A Beautiful Life" boasting a chorus that would feel right at home on a TV sitcom. Donny & Marie maintains that blissfully unaware time warp throughout its long running time. Some traces of the modern world creep in, whether it's a line about a guy who works at WalMart or a pummeling Gavin DeGraw hook, but producer Buddy Cannon is keenly aware that neither Donny & Marie nor their audience care much for anything contemporary that isn't modified by the word "adult," so that's what he helps them serve up: sunniness so sweet that every track sticks together. There's no separating the smiling ballads and the cheerful pop songs, partially because the whole album is so lengthy it quickly loses any sense of momentum. Then again, Donny & Marie isn't an album with a purpose other than offering hardcore fans a bunch of new recordings by the Osmond siblings -- and that's precisely what it delivers song after song, all of them new but feeling old, cozy, and comfortable.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2011
Label: Mpca
UPC: 0653738257422
catalogNumber: 2574

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donny Osmond   Primary Artist
Jerry Williams   Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
Buddy Cannon   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Melonie Cannon   Background Vocals
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
John Hobbs   Synthesizer,Piano,Wurlitzer
Paul Leim   Percussion,Drums
Rob Mader   Alto Saxophone
Randy McCormick   Synthesizer,Hammond B3
Larry Paxton   Bass
Cindy Richardson Walker   Background Vocals
Scott Vestal   Banjo
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Gil Kaupp   Trumpet
Bobby Terry   Acoustic Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Miguel Rodriguez   Baritone Saxophone
Nathan Tanouye   Trombone
Tony Castle   Synthesizer
Gavin DeGraw   Piano
Jim "Moose" Brown   Piano
Rocco Barbato   Tenor Saxophone
Rachael Lauren   Background Vocals
Don Marrandino   Background Vocals
Mekenna Bree   Background Vocals
Stephen James   Background Vocals
Dan Tyminski   Mandolin

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer
Jeremy Lubbock   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Jerry Williams   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Evan Rogers   Composer
Walt Aldridge   Composer
Gary Baker   Composer
Stephanie Bentley   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Producer
Butch Carr   Engineer
Nicky Chinn   Composer
Steve Diamond   Composer
Paul Leim   drum programming
Susan Longacre   Composer
Richard Marx   Composer
Sue Sheridan   Composer
Carl Sturken   Composer
Chris Farren   Composer
Babyface   Composer
Jerome Bunke   Producer
Cliff Maag   Engineer
Gordie Sampson   Composer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Blair Daly   Composer
Gavin DeGraw   Composer,Producer
John Titta   Executive Producer
Matt Johnson   Composer
Stephen Craig   Composer
Bill Porricelli   Executive Producer
Don Poythress   Composer
Marla Cannon-Goodman   Composer
Frank Myers   Composer
Clay Mills   Composer
Tim Brennan   Engineer
Eric Paslay   Composer
Karen Kingsbury   Composer
Chris Tompkins   Composer

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Donny and Marie 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a GREAT FAN of Donny & Marie FOR MANY YEARS, since 1974. The songs on this CD is ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!!!! Fans of Donny & Marie will ABSOLUTELY love this CD ALSO. They will do the same also with the ratings above FOR SURE. When the fans go to see them perform in concert at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nevada, they will be in for a REAL TREAT !!! This CD will a BEST SELLER FOR SURE and put in MANY stores across the U.S.. This is a MUST HAVE FOR SURE !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A joy to listen to this adult contemporary album over and over. The Osmonds continue to entertain with great music and pure vocals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased this CD when it came out and have enjoyed it ever since. The music and vocals are clean and relaxing to listen to. In a age when so much "music" promoted is full of foul language and lacking musical instruments, this is such a blessing. I grew up an Osmond fan and they continue to deliver great musical performances year after year. A+
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