Way more than just a collection of Jackie Lee's work for EMI in the mid 60s – as the set features almost as many unreleased tunes as it does actually-issued singles! The package offers a great look at the early years of this hip Brit female singer – a vocalist who ranks right up there with the 60s best by Sandie Shaw or Cilla Black
, and like both of them (especially Black
), has a great way of balancing bold vocals with a tightly syncopated groove! Backings are superb – and handled by Ivor Raymonde, Mike Leander, and Les Reed – all names we can trust for very groovy things at this point in their career – and the package also features a number of tracks that Lee recorded under the name of Emma Rede, plus two done with The Shadows as well. And before you complain, the material here was actually issued under the Columbia label at the time – which had ties to EMI – hence the title. Tracks include "Lonely Clown", "Love Is Gone", "So Love Me", "When The Boys Talk About The Girls", "The Town I Live In", "Just Like A Man", "Your Other Love", "For The Last Time", "Window Cleaner", and "Someday You'll Love Me".