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  1. Music Fan-atic
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Put These Pop Classics in Your Shopping Bag!, October 30, 2004
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    Music Fan-atic (Hogwarts) –

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    This review is from: Shopping Bag (Audio CD)
    Following on the huge success of their first three smash LPs and a hugely successful Christmas release (the Christmas Card LP had enough ADVANCE orders to certify it a gold record!)Shopping Bag is the Family’s fifth endeavor and comes across as a slicker pop sound that retrofitted them as a permanant and lasting contender on the pop scene. Unfortunately, this LP comes forward to the present as one of the less popular Partridge LPs despite it’s flashy floral print and silouette Partridge faces reminiscent of an Andy Warhol portrait. The original Partridge vinyl release, complete with the “prize-inside-the-package” gimmickery of an actual shopping bag and gatefold jacket with a foldout black & white awesome family portrait did little to properly propel the Partridge money making machine over the top. The sound was moodier and ridden with teenage angst but was not the lively , bubbley pop tunes teens had come to expect. Although “It’s One Of Those Nights” reached moderate success at #20 on the charts, it’s followup single “Am I Losing You”? With it’s wailing guitars did little to boost this LP with a dismal peak at barely above #60, throwing a wrench in the works. One must wonder who was choosing the hits with such great tunes as “Girl, You Make My Day”, “Every Little Bit O’ You” and “It’s All In Your Mind” such pop-infused bouncy fluff was also offered up here! Even the self-penned Cassidy gem “There’ll Come A Time” was better. The mood had changed, the sound had grown and the kids were restless for something new. BUT looking back from a more aged perspective, these tunes have held up well and the once child audience has matured to babyboomers and this LP conversion to CD sounds ripened, mellow and has aged like a fine and familiar wine. This collection of Partridge tunes, although not my most favorite as a child, has come forward with a much more appreciated sound and love that cannot be matched by a lot of pop from that time. Grab a copy of this CD, the liner notes by Lisa Sutton, foremost Partridge historian, are alone worth the price. The tighter background vocals are beautifully enhanced and great tunes like “Something New Got Old”, “Last Night” and “Hello Hello” actually sparkle here on this gem. Worth every penny of the purchase price and then some!
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  2. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A “must-have” for PF fans, August 6, 2016
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    Shopping Bag was one of my last PF album purchases as the group began to receive poor marketing and David Cassidy longed to move on from the group and the TV show. This recording is full of their classic sound, and the CD quality is next-to-vinyl, if not the same to some vinyl devotees. I recommend this CD for all PF fans!
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  3. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Pure Partridge Pop, October 4, 2016
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    Wayne Bokum (Doylestown, PA USA) –
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    No big chart topping hits on this Partridge Family album but plenty of great songs such as “Am I Losing You” and “Girl You Make My Day”. Advance orders of this record made it a gold one before it came out and this effort by David Cassidy and the group is pure seventies bubblegum pop.
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