As Donny Osmond moved more and more into territory occupied by MOR singers Michael Ball and Michael Bublé, he found himself, an adult contemporary singer, competing even with the likes of Westlife. He didn't disown his past as a child star, opening the album with a re-recording of his most famous hit, "Puppy Love," and From Donny…With Love also included tracks from his childhood in the early '70s with songs like "When I Fall in Love" and "The Twelfth of Never." Both of these are so laid-back, unlike his earlier versions: the former is even slower than the Nat King Cole original. There are quite faithful, if unemotional versions of "How Long," "How Deep Is Your Love," "Let's Stay Together," "Right Here Waiting," "This Guys in Love with You," and "If," and Osmond returned to his love of musical theater with the songs "This Is the Moment" from Jeckyl & Hyde, "Seasons of Love" from Rent, and "Luck Be a Lady" from Guys & Dolls. The album ended with the only new track, "Never Gonna Say Goodbye," a song recorded live at Edinburgh Castle.
Collectables presents 24 more of the greatest holiday hits of all time. All songs are the original hits by the original artists that made them great. Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Bing Cosby, Brian Wilson, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Gloria Estefan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Buster Poindexter, Englebert Humperdinck, Donny Osmond, John Denver, The Manhattan Transfer, Gladys Knight, Kenny Vance, Bobby Vinton and Aretha Franklin.
The Osmonds seventh and eighth albums were originally released in 1974 and 1975 respectively. Both are combined on a single CD for this digitally remastered reissue. Among the hit tracks are the title singles - the No. 1 U.S. hit "Love Me for a Reason" and "I'm Still Gonna Need You" - as well as "Having a Party." This release also includes in-depth liner notes and pictures of many European single sleeves.