Fantastic Remastering Of Humble Pie's Best Album
farmer john | 05/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Background: The very first lp I ever bought was Humble Pie's "Lost and Found", a re-release of their first two Immediate albums. I still have that record as well as another version of the same that includes "Natural Born Bugie". I also added an early release (Line Music GmbH /1987) of "As Safe as Yesterday Is" to my cd collection. I was never satisfied with the sound of that cd as it was mastered with a low volume level and little detail. It especially paled in comparison to my japanese version of "Town and Country".
When I saw the japanese version of "As Safe as Yesterday Is", I initially balked at the asking price. I had it in my cart for some time, but when the price was decreased from an Amazon seller, I jumped. This is the one. I now rate it as indispensible. The remastering (K2/HD coding) is unbelievable. I hear details that weren't even hinted at in my earlier versions. When cd's claim that they might reveal the source limitations of the original analog source, they usually don't. This one does. You will hear everything just as if you were in the recording studio with the band.
If you like the early Pie, you will love this release. If you aren't familiar with the earliest version of the group (Peter Frampton years), you should give this album, "Town and Country" and "Humble Pie" a listen. They were a very different group from the boogie band that they later became. I like the second incarnation very much, but the earliest lineup holds a special place in my heart."
Humble Pie Serves Up A Great First Dessert
Wharf Rat | Texas | 03/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Putting their fine pedigrees behind them, the members of the newly formed "Humble Pie" set out to create some great music of their own; which, surpasses anything they previously accomplished with their former groups. In this, their first album, you get a combination of various musical styles done in a way that only these guys could utilize them. There's folk, country, blues, rockabilly, motown and 'in your face' hard 'n' heavy rock... All combined together to create the distinctive style and sound that was Humble Pie. Each one of these men were great musicians in their own right, but the combination of their great instrumentation, song writing ability and the singing of Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton forged a formidable rock and roll force that ranks with the best of the best groups from that era of rock's history. This is a great first effort and points forward to the greatness to come for this first incarnation of one of rock's unsung bands. This album is a keeper!
This 2008 remastered pressing by Repertoire sounds absolutely fantastic to these ears and I recommend it to both Humble Pie fans and to those of you who aren't familiar with them, but should be. This remastered edition comes in a nicely made package with extensive liner notes and lyrics. (Not to mention that this Repertoire edition costs half the price of the Japan import!)"