From The Jam Live

The existence of the band From The Jam has been ten years in the making and the presence of the irrepressible Bruce Foxton has ensured high quality control.

The band are polished, sound-wise and note perfect throughout this twelve track CD, recorded at a variety of live venues throughout 2017.

It isn’t simply a 'best of. run through, in this album there are more than decent versions of Jam classics from over their short but illustrious career. The album also tries to dig out the rare surprise.

From The Jam has the added marvel of Russell Hastings at the fore front of everything, showing his love for The Jam in his psyche. It shines through in his passion for the songs and he never steps too far away from the template of the original.

All in all this CD is a fitting account of From The Jam at their best. A band resplendant in all things nostalgic but the CD shows that there is a need for a document and record of fans reliving their love of a band.

Bruce Foxton and his bandmates have notched up a career with Jam classics, but they are also progressing with new written material under another title. This album shouldn’t be undervalued.

From The Jam Live stands up on its own as a live document, a testament to the band's music.

Ian Millar