These discs present no less than thirty-eight (!) cuts that shed light on what a varied and intriguing catalogue of music this man produced. Jackie is sadly no longer with us (he passed away in 2013). But thanks to the fine folks at Angel Air this collection will help his memory live on forever. Totally groovy tracks include “Soul Light,” “Give Your Heart To Somebody,” “Throw Your Love Away,” and “She Took Me Higher.”
babysue (July 2015)
Lomax may not have much name recognition, but that’s not for a lack of quality, and Rare, Unreleased, and Live shows that Lomax is a man whose catalogue is worth exploring.
The Recoup (July 2015)
This 2 CD set reveals a true artist and composer well respected by his famous peers. He could handle it all. Here you can go back to The Undertakers with Throw Your Love Away, cross the pond to experience the driving, big-band soul of Soul Light, Who’s Foolin’ Who and Against All Odds, and there’s a live San Francisco concert from 1975. We lost Jackie when he passed away in 2013 back where he’d started, The Wirral, Cheshire. But his 69 years were filled with creative achievement. He’s sadly missed.
Blues Matters (July 2015)
…he remains interesting as a recording artist. This CD retains such interest but is aimed at Lomax fans as it contains a host of rarities, largely from 1965-1970 including solo work, from Heavy Jelly, that Bee Gees cover, a German version of How The Web Was Woven and The Lomax Alliance plus a 1976 live concert from San Francisco. For the Lomax fan, this collection is a ‘must buy’.
Paul Rigby, theaudiophileman.com (June 2015)
This splendid anthology of the vocalist’s work draws on hitherto unreleased recordings made between 1965 and Jackie’s untimely death in 2012, including the mellow Merseysider’s favourite concert, a particularly appealing live set which was captured for posterity at the Savoy in San Francisco in December 1976.
Kevin Bryan, Regional Newspapers (May 2015)
…The same slightly sad effervescence fills ‘Hold On To What You Got’ that underscores Lomax’s optimism, and his lyrical unwillingness to give up infuses another 1990 song, ‘Against All Odds’ which lent its title to Jackie’s last-ever record. One not to bend, there was much more to him, and now this ‘more’ has been added to the artist’s legacy. 5 stars
DMME.net (May 2015)
This release compiles tracks across Jackie’s 47 year career before his untimely death in 2013. A double CD set that brings together unreleased tracks, rare tracks and a live concert from 1976 at the Savoy in San Francisco.
Sunday Mercury (April 2015)
It’s a collection of the late singer’s gems from his time with the Scouse also-rans THE UNDERTAKERS up to the songs he worked on in the last year of his life, with the pride of place given to Jackie’s American concert from 1976. A real treat.
DMME.net (April 2015)