Steve Marriott has got to be in the top 20 of all time great guitar players/song writers for hard blues rock. Saw him four times here in Rochester, NY. I even picked him and his band up at the hotel in my car and took them to the Penny Arcade one night. These 2 albums for $15 is a great deal. Don’t even think twice about it. There are a couple of songs that aren’t so hot but the rest of them are good. True of almost every album ever made. Another good one is Packet of Three – Live. That’s the band he had when he died. He was also in talks with Peter Frampton about getting Humble Pie back together. It was a sad day when he died in that house fire. R. Lee
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Two great Marriott albums at a great price. Had these on vinyl when they came out 20+ years ago. If you are a Pie fan, these are a must for your collection !
I keep asking myself how many times did I almost spend the $50 and buy a second hand copy of the original pressing of On To Victory? When someone gave me the heads-up that not only was this CD going to be reissued, but bundled with Go For The Throat, and priced below $15 . . . well, let’s just say I was pretty darn happy. Humble Pie made some great music during this era (early 80’s). The band had lots of ideas, energy, and talent. I saw them at least 3 times during various tours to support these releases and I am THRILLED to finally have both of them on CD. If you love Humble Pie and Steve Marriott (not to mention Bobby Tench on guitar and vocals, journeyman drummer Jerry Shirley, and “Booty” Jones holding down the back beat), then throw down a few fins and get this release. You’ll love it.
Technical note: This seems to be a straight release rather than remastered. Given how many older recording remasters end up sounding overly echoed or compressed, I’d say good choice.