Analogue Productions - AAPP 4342 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech - Limited Edition - Pressed at RTI
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head 20 Years pure Analogue
Humble Pie embodies a genre yet to find a name, the division of ‘stadium rock’ that seemed to consist entirely of ex-pat British bands who did better in the USA than they ever could back home. Amusingly, as Smokin’ – their biggest-seller – shows, they were simply feeding back to America what Yanks rockers invented: southern-fried HM boogie, only now with an Essex twang. But when the line-up included ex-Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott, one of the best hard-rock vocalists ever, the results were miles away from the pedestrian. Marriott’s mod roots are evident, with covers of ‘Road Runner’ and ‘C’mon Everybody’, but elevated to a tougher, harder level.
Sound Quality: 87% Ken Kessler Hifi News
"I'll throw my two cents into the 'greatest rock vocalists' ring: Steve Marriott. He's the one for me...Boogie rock with a thick bottom end and lots of cowbell topped by Marriott's searing strutting cock voice is as much fun now as it was back then...I've got an original brown label A&M and it's always sounded good because A&M was a sound-conscious label with its own mastering room and recording studio but this Kevin Gray remaster smokes it in every way!...Very highly recommended!"
Music = 9/11; Sound = 9/11 - Michael Fremer, musicangle
• Cut by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering
When Peter Frampton left Humble Pie, the band he co-founded, the group replaced him with fireball guitarist Clem Clemson. And Humble Pie grew a whole lot more raucous, more freewheeling and downright greasy. Their third album, the first with Clemson, is unquestionably their greatest with Steve Marriott's soulful wail totally unleashed. Smokin' yielded the group's most memorable anthem - "30 Days In The Hole." Stephen Stills guests on some funky Hammond organ on "Road Runner 'G' Jam."
Cut by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering with the most intense attention paid to every minute detail, this reissue is positively Smokin'!
The 1972 album peaked at #6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. Highlights include versions of Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everybody", Junior Walker's "Road Runner", and the wah-wah laden slow blues "The Fixer". Alexis Korner guests on "Old Time Feelin'" while Greg Ridley assists with the main vocals in Marriott's place.
Bass, Vocals – Greg Ridley
Drums, Keyboards – Jerry Shirley
Engineer – Alan O'Duffy, Keith Harwood
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – Clem Clempson
Vocals, Guitar, Harp, Keyboards – Steve Marriott
1. Hot 'N' Tasty
2. The Fixer
3. You're So Good For Me
4. C'mon Everybody
5. Old Time Feelin'
6. 30 Days in the Hole
7. Road Runner
8. I Wonder
9. Sweet Peace and Time
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