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4.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring titles, but great tunes!!
This CD rounds up the Troggs 3rd and 4th UK albums from 1967/68. "Cellophane" is undoubtedly the stronger of the two (surely, it must win a prize for the strangest album title), but, despite the uninspiring name, "Mixed Bag" is better than one might expect.
By the time these albums were originally released,The Troggs popularity had somewhat waned, but by this point...
Published on 2 Aug 2012 by Ms. A. Crane

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3.0 out of 5 stars Collectors item
Ok, as a music collector I want this record in my collection, but
it's not a sensation. Not even The Troggs best tracks.
Published 13 months ago by Leif Holmgren


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4.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring titles, but great tunes!!, 2 Aug 2012
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Ms. A. Crane (South of England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Cellophane / Mixed Bag (Audio CD)
This CD rounds up the Troggs 3rd and 4th UK albums from 1967/68. "Cellophane" is undoubtedly the stronger of the two (surely, it must win a prize for the strangest album title), but, despite the uninspiring name, "Mixed Bag" is better than one might expect.
By the time these albums were originally released,The Troggs popularity had somewhat waned, but by this point their records were still generally of a very high standard. As with their previous two albums, The Troggs embraced a wide variety of styles, from the pure pop of "Hip Hip Hooray", the slower ballad-type songs (I have to admit, these I am not a big lover of) to the out-and-out grungy rockers that they do best (in my humble opinion). The psychedelic influence is also quite evident on songs like "Purple Shades" and "Maybe The Madman", which, although I'm not sure if these are serious or tongue in cheek, are still fine examples of the genre.
My main criticisms of these two albums are i)too many slow ballads like "You Can Cry If You Want". When The Troggs are at their best, as they are at various points on this CD, they are outstanding, so why lower the tone with under-par songs like this?; ii)not enough Reg Presley-sang songs (the others are not bad, but they lack his charisma) and iii) the fact that 10 of the 12 songs on "Mixed Bag" were actually released as a single or B-side at some point. Nowadays, that isn't really relevant, but as a record buyer in the 60s you would have felt somewhat cheated.
Now, onto the good points! As previously mentioned, the psychedelic tracks are very strong, whilst I very much doubt anyone could fail to be charmed by the "Little Red Donkey"! Despite the few weak tracks, when the CD is played all the way through, one can appreciate that on the whole this is still a strong collection. Other great ones to watch out for are "Somewhere My Girl Is Waiting" and "Say Darlin'" and, of course, the best one on the CD (and possibly the greates thing The Troggs ever recorded) "Too Much Of A Good Thing". No, it's not a question of "too much of a good thing" - there's not enough of this sort of thing on this CD! If it were as good as this throughout, it would be 5*. As it is, it's still a worthy addition to anyone's collection who appreciates The Troggs, or music from this period in general.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Collectors item, 8 Aug 2013
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Ok, as a music collector I want this record in my collection, but
it's not a sensation. Not even The Troggs best tracks.
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