Humble Pie

Greatest Hits Live

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Recorded on May 6, 1973, at San Francisco's Winterland Theater, Greatest Hits Live presents the post-Peter Frampton era of Humble Pie, featuring guitarist Dave Clemson backing what was by then Steve Marriott's vehicle. Marriott is in full cry on this recording, delivering his soulful, ingratiatingly over-the-top take on R&B-based hard rock with plenty of spirit; he even sings the between-song audience banter. In concert, Humble Pie displayed a ferocity that was sometimes missing from their studio albums, and Greatest Hits Live not only captures that quality perfectly, it also does so arguably better than any other live album in the group's discography. [Greatest Hits Live is basically a reissue of the 1996 release King Biscuit Flower Hour: In Concert on King Biscuit Records. The new edition has a different, improved cover and new liner notes. It also omits a track, Frampton's "Stone Cold Fever."]

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