"great early cd by the pie.this particular cd has two albums in one.all the extras are actually their next album.this is early and not the nut-thumping performance type of pie, but still good album."
Peter Syle | Australia | 11/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The early signs of the great band they were to become are on show here. A bit softer and more country flavour than later albums , but nevertheless still well played, interesting compositions and also great value for money as it is almost 2 albums in one. A lot of people just prefer the popular, big selling releases, but I like collecting the whole catalogue to see how bands progress from their ealy days. This is worth getting as the basic Humble Pie ingredients are there, Marriot, Frampton, Shirley and Ridley, who I believe should be viewed by history as one of the top 4 or 5 rock bands of all time, especially their live performances."
DScott | Forked River NJ | 01/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been listening to Humble Pie since my brother brought home Rockin' The Fillmore. I was 9 years old back then and I always thought that was the best live album ever created! Then as I got older now in my late 40's I discovered this album! What a gem! It amazes me how you can listen to music written 40 years ago and have it sound so fresh as if it was written today! I always liked Pie's harder music but I was blown away by the simple almost Crosby Stills and Nash type Songs on this album! Just great soul piercing music for those long cold winter nights!"
The Second Slice of Humble Pie
Wharf Rat | Texas | 05/12/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Town and Country" is Humble Pie's second album. You'll hear less 'heavy' rock on this album, but that's not a bad thing when it comes to this band. It really is the 'sister' album to "As Safe As Yesterday Is" and compliments that first album so well. Brilliant musicians/songwriters/singers that these guys were, they merely continued with the more 'country' and 'folk' oriented music that they occasionally performed on their first album. They are still searching for and working on forming a cohesive, collective identity here. Town and Country is a bridge to their third, self-titled effort "Humble Pie" . It's a pleasure to hear the tight rhythm section backing the excellent guitar playing and singing of Marriott and Frampton. This record is a necessity for all fans of Humble Pie. It serves as a great document showing how the entire band was only getting better with each effort. Highly recommended... you won't be disappointed.
This review is of the Remastered 2008 Repertoire Records [REP 5052] edition issued with two Bonus tracks: "79th Street Blues" (Which, showed up two albums later on 'Rock On' with the title "79th And Sunset") and a great instrumental entitled "Greg's Song" composed by Greg Ridley.
The 2008 Repertoire Remasters are highly recommended for their great packaging, liner notes, pictures and, most importantly, their overall sonic quality and faithful reproduction of these classic albums: "As Safe As Yesterday Is", "Town And Country" and the self-titled "Humble Pie" . If you want these albums and wish to spend less than half of the price of the Universal/Japan Imports, I highly recommend them. Hopefully, Repertoire will remaster and release the rest of the Pie's catalog. Peace!"