Throughout these pages I've made no secret about the fact that I'm a huge fan of The Osmonds. So I was happier than a pig in poop when this release made it's appearance last year. The Osmonds 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert Live in Las Vegas was one of PBS' top pledge drive programs last year. Unfortunately I missed the original airing but in April of last year it made its debut at #3 on Billboard magazine's Top Music Video sales charts while the 2 DVD Collector's Edition version reached #16. In addition, the companion CD entered the Billboard Top 200 chart. I have yet to purchase the DVD but I did scoop up the cd as soon as it came out. Plans are in the works to get a hold of the DVD. When The Osmond family recently reunited to celebrate a historic 50th anniversary and performed live together for the first time in 27 years at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas last year. the event actually sparked a whole new wave of "Osmondmania" -- with the family recently appearing on Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Dancing With The Stars and Entertainment Tonight.
In their 50 historic years in entertainment, The Osmonds collectively and individually have recorded 142 albums with over 100 million units sold worldwide. They hold 51 Gold and Platinum sales awards, and their concerts have set attendance records around the world. This performance features all seven performing Osmonds - Donnie, Marie, Jimmy, Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay- and was recorded during their historic, sold-out 50th anniversary reunion show in Las Vegas in 2007. While maybe not the greatest release of last year, for a fan such as myself it was a great addition to my collection and it has made many many trips to the cd player in our house.
I Can't Live a Dream
Soldier of Love