- Released: August 6, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Polydor / Umgd
- 1.One Bad Apple
- 2.Double Lovin'
- 4.Down By The Lazy River
- 5.Hold Her Tight
- 6.Crazy Horses
- 7.Goin' Home
- 8.Let Me In
- 9.Love Me For A Reason
- 10.The Proud One
- 11.I Can't Stop
- 12.He Ain't Heavy ... He's My Brother
The Osmonds: Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Donny Osmond, Jay Osmond.
Producers: Mike Curb, Alan Osmond, Rick Hall, Michael Lloyd, Jerry Goldstein.
Compilation producers: Mike Ragogna, Alan Osmond.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Robyn Flans.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Osmonds collects a dozen of the bubblegum vocal group's biggest hits, including their versions of "One Bad Apple" and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother." Ranging from the Motown-lite of "Double Lovin'" and "Yo-Yo" to the gospel-inflected "Down by the Lazy River" to surprisingly rockin' tracks like "Hold Her Tight" and "Crazy Horses," the collection reveals that the Osmonds explored and adopted more styles than the sweet, traditional pop -- exemplified here by "Let Me In" -- with which their name is usually synonymous. Though it's not as comprehensive as 1995's 21 Hits Special Collection, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Osmonds still offers a good selection of the band's career highlights. ~ Heather Phares