Is This What You Want? [2010 Bonus Tracks]

Is This What You Want? [2010 Bonus Tracks]

by Jackie Lomax
     
 
Although Jackie 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

Overview

Although Jackie 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. [The 2010 reissue of Is This What You Want? was remastered by the same Abbey Road team who remastered the acclaimed 2009 Beatles reissues and was expanded by six bonus tracks: his second single "New Day" and both sides of his last 45 for Apple, "How the Web Was Woven"/"Thumbin' a Ride," plus the previously unreleased "You've Got to Be Strong," "You Make It with Me," and "Can You Hear Me." There were also four accompanying digital downloads: "Going Back to Liverpool" and mono mixes of "Sour Milk Sea," "The Eagle Laughs at You," and "Little Yellow Pills."]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2010
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099990825521
catalogNumber:
08255
Rank:
122692

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackie Lomax   Primary Artist,Musician
George Harrison   Musician
Paul McCartney   Musician
Nicky Hopkins   Musician
Hal Blaine   Musician
John Barham   Musician
Alan Branscombe   Musician
Eric Clapton   Musician
Spike Heatley   Musician
Larry Knechtel   Musician
Tony Newman   Musician
Bishop O'Brien   Musician
Klaus Voormann   Musician
Joe Osborn   Musician
Pete Clark   Musician
Richard Starkey   Musician

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Paul McCartney   Arranger,Producer
Jackie Lomax   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Cover Design
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Doris Troy   Composer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Peter Bown   Engineer
Mal Evans   Arranger,Producer
Barry Sheffield   Engineer
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Clive Westlake   Composer
Richard Imrie   Cover Photo
David Most   Composer
Darren Evans   Redesign
Aaron Bremner   Management
Mike Heatley   Reissue Producer
Geoffrey Emerick   Engineer
Gerry Collins   Engineer
Andy Davis   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer

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