The Cyrkle & the Buckinghams: Take 2 collects five songs apiece from the late-'60s pop bands, including their respective big hits, "Red Rubber Ball" and "Kind of a Drag." Though the delicate, harpsichord-driven chamber pop of the Buckinghams' "Inside Looking Out" and the Cyrkle's winsome "Cloudy" (which, like "Red Rubber Ball," was penned by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley) are pretty good on their own terms, nothing here has the impact of the bands' definitive songs. This isn't a bad collection, but it probably won't hold much interest for anyone who isn't a die-hard fan of the Buckinghams, the Cyrkle, or the slightly obscure realms of '60s pop.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares