The Osmonds, the musical brothers from Utah who enjoyed a blockbuster bubblegum career in the 1970s, are captured in 1972 performances taped in Germany as part of the MusikLaden program. Fronted by pinup king Donny, the br... more »others appear onstage sporting leather (or is it vinyl?) jumpsuits bespangled with rhinestones and color-coordinated silk scarves. Singing frothy pop songs, they even occasionally play their instruments. Those who couldn't stand the Osmonds back then sure won't be won over by this trip into the archives. In fairness, though, if it's viewed as a cultural document, there is a certain innocent charm to the proceedings. There is squealing galore for Donny, who naturally ventures into the audience to kiss a young girl before breaking into dance moves that make him look like a pubescent Elvis. The Osmonds serve up a sugary child's helping of '70s rock, such as during "Crazy Horses," when one of Donny's older brothers fronts the band and cuts loose with a bizarrely awkward if exuberant imitation of Mick Jagger's stage strut. Proof that this was a less cynical time: despite all the artifice, no one seems concerned about hiding the band that's actually playing the instruments, and at times the camera even focuses on the frazzled hippies doggedly wailing away behind a stack of amps. --Robert J. McNamara« less
"If you love the Osmonds you have to have this video. They perform all their greatest hits from the days of Tiger Beat and Teen Beat. Great jumpsuits and dance moves! It will definitely get you to remember your teenage years with a smile."
A MUST OWN FOR OSMOND COLLECTORS!
Amanda Banasiak | Crown Point, IN USA | 09/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are an Osmond collector or just someone who likes this music this is a must own! The Osmonds are at one of their bests and would be hard to beat. The music and the smiling faces bring back memories from their past. It makes you smile just to watch them (as a family) performing once again. is a movie you'll never, ever get tired of. You can watch it over and over and still sing along every time!"
Blast From The Past
Osfan | The Great White North | 11/24/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Relive your childhood watching this DVD. But don't be mislead by the track length of 47 min. I can't believe Pioneer hasn't changed this to the correct length of 30 min yet. Far too short for a Concert DVD.Osfan"
Good but only 47 minutes long
loracks | Aventura, FL. USA | 01/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 1972 tape is only 47 minutes long compared to other concerts tapes being approximately 2 hours. They sing a total of 12 songs. It was more like watching a quick 30 minute T.V. special than a concert. But, it still was The Osmonds and overall I have to say 47 minutes is better than no minutes. I did enjoy the tape and would only recommend it to true die hard Osmond fans."
The Best of Musikladen - The Osmonds
C. Eckert | Tennessee | 01/02/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a true Osmond fan, I was just a little disappointed in this DVD. Although, I found most parts enjoyable. The way the cover looks I was thinking more of like the concerts I use to attend. If you a are true die hard Osmond fan you will appreciate this DVD and it will bring back memories of the 1970's. If you are more of a Donny & Marie fan, this video is not for you."