Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Musical Interlude: Sacred Emotion (1989)

One of the most interesting trends, short-lived though it was, at the end of the 80's, was the re-emergence of a pair of former teen idols on the pop charts.

David Cassidy (ex-The Partridge Family) made a run around 1990 with "Lyin' To Myself", but that turned out to be a 1-shot deal. Of late, he's been making news for the wrong reasons with his legal troubles.

And, then, there is Donny Osmond.

Osmond beat Cassidy back to the Hot 100 in 1989 with a self-titled CD, released on Capitol, which produced two Top 40 hits, "Soldier of Love" and this one, "Sacred Emotion", which appears to have been filmed in a desert somewhere. Last I knew, they didn't have deserts in Utah. Anyway, this video is taken from an episode of TBS' now-defunct Night Tracks series:


magicdog said...

I remember when Osmond and Cassidy made those singles and lots of teens were interested in them. Many had no idea who was singing them!!

Today, those songs seem too "Glass Tiger" for me to enjoy now. That's the risk of having music too rooted in one era rather than standing the test of time - like far better R&R tunes.

hobbyfan said...

Funny you should say that, since Glass Tiger recorded for a sister label of Capitol around the same time.