Offered for sale is a U.S. stereo pressing of Mixed Bag by Richie Havens.
About this copy: This copy of Mixed Bag is a 1970 pressing on the MGM label of an album that was originally released in 1966 on the Verve/Forecast label.
The cover is VG with light ring wear and slight foxing on the back, but no tears, holes, or writing. The cover has a banner that says, “The Woodstock Show-Stopper ‘Handsome Johnny’ Included In This Album!”
The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: Released in 1966, Mixed Bag was the debut LP by singer-songwriter Richie Havens.
The album reached #182 on the U.S. album charts, likely reaching that position in 1970 after Havens’ appearance in the Woodstock film.
Richie Havens’ finest recording, Mixed Bag captures the essence of his music and presents it in an attractive package that has held up well. A close listen to lyrics like “I Can’t Make It Anymore” and “Morning, Morning” reveals sadness and loneliness, yet the music is so appealingly positive that a listener actually comes away feeling uplifted. In fact, on most of the songs on this album, it’s the sound of Havens’ distinctive voice coupled with his unusual open-E guitar tuning, rather than the specific lyrical content of the songs, that pulls the listener in.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1970|