★★★ 3 star review of JACK LEE “Bigger Than Life” from RECORD COLLECTOR magazine


Following 2008’s One Way Ticket, featuring reworked Nerves and solo songs, Alive have compiled this set on which tracks such as Crime Doesn’t Pay, Paper Dolls and I’m Gonna Have Fun crystallise the upbeat US bubblegum jangle of the 70s with big melodic choruses and heartfelt yearning delivered in his reedy voice.
Oddly, such was their consummate makeover of Lee’s sole hit it’s possible to fantasise Blondie taking several tracks to their swooning pop heaven. Unsurprisingly, his version’s the highlight here but Lee’s talent obviously deserves wider recognition. – Kris Needs / RECORD COLLECTOR