Donny Osmond will celebrate fifty years in show business with his new album, Soundtrack of My Life, out January 13, 2015 on Verve.
According to Osmond, each track on the album tells a story about his life in the music business. While a full track list has not been released, a press release talks about Stevie Wonder’s My Cherie Amour, which was the first record Osmond ever bought and he has even was able to get Wonder to play harmonica on the track.
Also on the album is Michael Jackson’s Ben which was originally offered to Osmond but he was not able to accept because he was touring, so Jackson recorded the song himself.
Peter Gabriel’s Don’t Give Up is included as Osmond’s wife uses the song to encourage Donny, as is Elton John’s Your Song, the song that Osmond heard at one of his concerts at the moment he knew he would marry his wife (and she was going out with Donny’s brother at the time).
The album also will include three originals.
Also new is an app that Osmond has released that includes the stories behind the songs on the upcoming album and a short snippet from each. “After fifty years of entertaining, I wanted to do something unique to celebrate a milestone in my career, as well as the launch of my 60th album. This app was designed to share the music that has affected me throughout the years. These are more than just great songs; each holds personal significance to a long-lasting career. In essence, these songs are the soundtrack of my life . . . so far.”
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