Jackie Lomax Is This What You Want? [2010 Bonus Tracks]
- Released: October 25, 2010
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Capitol
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1173 stars out of 5 -- "[S]uggestive of the lithe, R&B influenced fare most capably done by the early Traffic."
- 1.Speak To Me
- 2.Is This What You Want?
- 3.How Can You Say Goodbye
- 5.Sour Milk Sea
- 6.Fall Inside Your Eyes
- 7.Little Yellow Pills
- 8.Take My Word
- 9.The Eagle Laughs At You
- 10.Baby You're a Lover
- 11.You've Got Me Thinking
- 12.I Just Don't Know
- 13.New Day [Mono Singles Mix]
- 14.Thumbin' a Ride
- 15.How the Web Was Woven
- 16.You've Got To Be Strong [Previously Unreleased]
- 17.You Make It With Me [Previously Unreleased]
- 18.Can You Hear Me [Previously Unreleased]
Producers: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr.
Audio Remasterers: Guy Massey; Alex Wharton.
Liner Note Author: Andy Davis .
Recording information: Abbey Road; Marquee Studio, London; Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Trident.
Arranger: George Harrison.
Although Lomax was fortunate enough to be one of the first signees to Apple, it was a cross to bear as well as a blessing, since his Beatle connections -- George Harrison produced the album, and donated a tune -- interfered with his shot at being evaluated on his own merits. Truth to tell, had the exact same record come out on a different label without any Beatle involvement, it would have made even less of an impact than it did. Lomax is a passable but unarresting singer and songwriter, and most of the tracks chug along in a humdrum blue-eyed soul-rock vein. Whether consciously or not, Lomax's better compositions sometimes bear Beatlesque influences, like the title track, which has a casual resemblance to "Come Together" (recorded after this album's release), and the uncommonly tender "Fall Inside." The George Harrison-penned tune, "Sour Milk Sea," is nothing special; the Beatles' own version, cut in demo-like circumstances as they were rehearsing tunes shortly before starting work on The White Album, has long been available on bootleg. ~ Richie Unterberger
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