The main claim to fame of the Magic Lanterns, besides the 1969 hit single "Shame Shame," was the inclusion of later soon-to-be star Albert Hammond as a bandmember -- and Black Sabbath lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne allegedly played bass with the group as well. Over the course of the band's career between 1968-1971, the Magic Lanterns released three albums in their native U.K. with only one being released in North America on the Atlantic label. This 18-track collection contains highlights from all three albums, including the hit "Shame Shame" from the album of the same name. Despite the album's liner notes claiming otherwise, Ozzy still denies he was part of this band.
AllMusic Review by Keith Pettipas