Donny Osmond (album)

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Donny Osmond
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Studio album by Donny Osmond
Released April 25, 1989
Genre Rock, dance-pop
Length 50:51
Label Capitol, EMI
Producer Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Donny Osmond, George Acogny
Donny Osmond chronology
Donald Clark Osmond
(1977)
Donny Osmond
(1989)
Eyes Don't Lie
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Donny Osmond is a 1989 album released by Donny Osmond. It was released on Capitol Records. It is notable for featuring the number 2 smash hit, "Soldier of Love", which Randall Popken, Alice Newsome and Lanell Gonzales called "a faintly suggestive tune set to a post-disco beat." It was released as a tune by a "mystery singer", as Osmond's promoter feared that no one would buy the album if the singer was revealed.

The album is also notable for featuring five songs that Osmond co-wrote, and for Osmond also handling drum programming and keyboards on several tracks. In addition to "Soldier of Love," it featured four other charting singles: "Sacred Emotion" (another big radio hit), "Hold On," "I'll Be Good to You," and "If It's Love That You Want." Another single, "I'm In It For Love," featured only as a bonus track on some copies of the compact disc, had become a minor UK hit prior to the success of "Soldier of Love."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Soldier of Love" (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers) 3:51
  2. "If It's Love That You Want" (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers) 4:26
  3. "Sacred Emotion" (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers) 5:11
  4. "Inner Rhythm" (Matthew Wilder, Sharon Robinson) 3:24
  5. "Faces in the Mirror" (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Donny Osmond) 5:20
  6. "My Secret Touch" (George Acogny, Ron Holden, Damian Legassick, Donny Osmond) 4:12
  7. "I'll Be Good to You" (Stephen Kipner, Mark Spiro) 6:03
  8. "Groove" (George Acogny, Donny Osmond) 4:56
  9. "Only Heaven Knows" (George Acogny, Donny Osmond) 4:36
  10. "Hold On" (Donny Osmond, Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken) 4:01
  11. "I'm In It for Love" - bonus track (Andy Goldmark, Peter Henderson) 4:50

Production[edit]

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11[edit]

  • Produced by Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers
  • Tracks 1, 2 mixed by Acar S. Key
  • Tracks 3, 5, 7, 10 & 11 mixed by Darroll Gustamachio

Track 6[edit]

  • Produced By Donny Osmond, George Acogny & Evan Rogers
  • Mixed By Darroll Gustamachio

Tracks 4, 8, 9[edit]

  • Produced By George Acogny
  • Tracks 4 & 9 mixed by Rod Beale
  • Track 8 mixed by Michael Bauer

Engineers[edit]

  • Darroll Gustamachio, Acar Key, Dave Botrill, Rod Beale, Matt Noble, Mike Harlow, Quinn Baston, Matt Hathaway, Steve Heinke
  • Album Mastered By Tony Cousins

Personnel[edit]

  • J.J. Bell: guitar (8)
  • Michael Brecker: saxophone (4, 6), EWI (4, 9)
  • Jean-Paul Ceccarelli: drums (6, 8)
  • Manny Elias: LinnDrum (4)
  • Erwin De Marc Hadour: keyboards (6)
  • Darryl Jones: bass (4)
  • Rory Kaplan: keyboards (7)
  • Manu Katché: drums (4), percussion (4), bass vocals (4)
  • Dave Koz: saxophone (3, 10)
  • Alan Murphy: guitar (6)
  • John "Noodle" Nevin: bass (1, 3, 5, 10)
  • Donny Osmond: lead vocals, backing vocals (1-6, 8, 10), drum programming (6), keyboards (9, 11)
  • Ira Siegel: guitar (4)
  • Carol Steele: percussion (8)
  • Carl Sturken: guitar (1, 2, 5, 7, 10), keyboards (1-5, 7, 10, 11)
  • Michael Thompson: guitar (7)
  • Peter-John Vettese: keyboards (4, 6, 8, 9), fretless bass (6), drum programming (9)
  • Backing vocals: Cindy Mizelle (1, 10), Evan Rogers (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10), Carol Kenyon (3), Barbara Drennan (4), Julian Littman (4), Dolette McDonald (4, 8), Carol Rowley (4, 6), Linda Taylor (4, 6), Dave Botrell (9), Audrey Wheeler (10), Lorelie McBroom (11)

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 54[2]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Sacred Emotion" Adult Contemporary 4[3]
1989 "Sacred Emotion" The Billboard Hot 100 13[3]
1989 "Hold On" Dance Music/Club Play Singles 36[3]
1989 "Hold On" The Billboard Hot 100 73[3]
1989 "Soldier of Love" The Billboard Hot 100 2[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Donny Osmond - Donny Osmond : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Albums chart history-Donny Osmond". Retrieved September 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Billboard singles chart history-Donny Osmond". Retrieved September 3, 2009. 

References[edit]

  • Donny Osmond: Donny Osmond CD booklet. 1989 Capitol Records.