Cellophane - Fontana 1967
The Troggs of the 1960's can hardly be called an album's band. Nevertheless they did release some pretty solid albums for Fontana / Page One in the sixties. Cellophane from 1967, which was their third, contains the classic single "Love is All Around" and other great Reg Presley compositions like "All of the Time", "It's Snowing" and "My Lady". Reg Presley had/has the rare skill of being capeable of writing catchy rockers as well as memorable ballads. This CD release gives fine examples of both types.
The overall impression of the album, compared to their previous"Trogglodynamite", is that it's more quiet and melodic.
The bonus tracks are A's and B-sides of singles released during 1969-70; none of them were big hits and some of them are pretty obscure. Only few of them are up to the standards of the original album's best songs. Still tracks like "I Don't Know Why", "Easy Lovin'", "The Raver" and "Anything For You" are fine additions to a very good album.