1969 Jackie Lomax – Is This What You Want

Is This What You Want? is the debut album by English rock and soul singer Jackie Lomax, released in 1969 on the Beatles’ Apple record label. It is notable for the involvement of three Beatles: It was produced by George Harrison and features contributions from Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The album includes Lomax’s debut single for Apple, the Harrison-written “Sour Milk Sea”, while the US version added “New Day”, which was produced by Lomax and released as a non-album single in Britain.

The recording sessions for Is This What You Want? began in London in June 1968. The majority of the songs were recorded in Los Angeles in October–November that year, after Harrison had completed work on the Beatles’ White Album. Among the other guest musicians on the album were members of the Wrecking Crew, Eric Clapton, Nicky Hopkins, Klaus Voormann and John Barham. Although the album received favourable reviews, it failed to achieve commercial success. The 2010 reissue includes bonus tracks covering the rest of Lomax’s output while on Apple Records.


1  Speak To Me (Jackie Lomax) 3:10
2  Is This What You Want? (Jackie Lomax) 2:46
3  How Can You Say Goodbye (Jackie Lomax) 4:14
4  Sunset (Jackie Lomax) 3:55
5  Sour Milk Sea (George Harrison) 3:55
6  Fall Inside Your Eyes (Jackie Lomax) 3:11
7  Little Yellow Pills (Jackie Lomax) 4:03
8  Take My Word (Jackie Lomax) 3:58
9  The Eagle Laughs At You (Jackie Lomax) 2:26
10  Baby You\’re A Lover (Jackie Lomax) 3:04
11  You\’ve Got Me Thinking (Jackie Lomax) 2:55
12  I Just Don\’t Know (Jackie Lomax) 3:03



BassJoe Osborn
BassJackie Lomax
BassKlaus Voormann
BassPaul McCartney
BassBilly Kinsley
Upright BassSpike Heatley
DrumsHal Blaine
DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsBishop O\’Brien
DrumsTony Newman
DrumsPete Clark
GuitarJackie Lomax
GuitarGeorge Harrison
GuitarEric Clapton
GuitarPaul McCartney
GuitarTim Renwick
GuitarLeon Russell
Acoustic GuitarJackie Lomax
Acoustic GuitarGeorge Harrison
MoogPaul Beaver
MoogBernie Krause
OrganLarry Knechtel
OrganNicky Hopkins
OrganChris Hatfield
OrganLeon Russell
OrganBilly Preston
PianoLarry Knechtel
PianoNicky Hopkins
PianoLeon Russell
PianoBilly Preston
SaxAlan Branscombe
PercussionPete Clark
Background VocalsPaul McCartney
VocalsJackie Lomax

Liner Notes

Producer – George Harrison
Arranged By – George Harrison
Engineer – Armin Steiner, Barry Sheffield, Geoff Emerick, Ken Scott, Peter Bown
Special Effects – Alan Pariser, Bernie Krause, Mal Evans, Paul Beaver

Design – Jackie Lomax
Photography By – Richard Imrie

Recorded At – Trident Studios
Recorded At – EMI Studios
Recorded At – Sound Recorders, Hollywood
Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.