Sunday, 9 April 2017

Humble Pie Vinyl Box Set: A&M Years, 1970-1975

The A&M classics get remastered and repackaged in one must-have box set for Humble Pie fans, courtesy of Universal.

When British Blues rock comes up in conversation, a handful of names tend to get mentioned.  Humble Pie is one of those names.

Formed in the late 60s, the band was considered one of the first super groups, rounded up by Mod poster boy Steve Marriott, fresh out of The Small Faces. Joining him were Greg Ridley (ex Spooky Tooth), Peter Frampton (ex The Herd) and young whippersnapper, 17-year old Jerry Shirley on drums.

Going on to create universal hits such as 'I Don't Need No Doctor', '30 Days In The Hole' and 'Thunderbox', the box set gives us a slice of Humble Pie history including albums from the eras of both lead guitarists, Clem Clempson and his predecessor Frampton. Since only the A&M albums will be given the re-mastered 180 gram black vinyl treatment, the first two Immediate records won't be included, which will no doubt disappoint fans of the early period.

However, fans of the prime era will be delighted with what's on offer, especially as Eat It has had a much needed clean-up.  Jerry Shirley clearly revels in this; expressing his opinion on the remaster he says the album in particular, had sound problems originally that have now been eradicated once and for all, so that all our fans, old and new, can hear it as it was intended to be”.

Shirley and Frampton worked closely with A&M to create this collection, with Frampton adding “we pay tribute to our two lost brothers, Steve and Greg and hope you enjoy this as much as we did putting it all together”.

The set will include:

Humble Pie (1970)
Rock On (1971)
Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore (1971) [2LP]
Smokin’ (1972)
Eat It (1973) [2LP]
Thunderbox (1974)
Street Rats (US Version) (1975)

Due for release on the 2nd June, make sure you pre-order your copy here and don't miss out!

Writer: Michelle Godding

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