Humble Pie — Eat It (April 1973, Japan mini LP, 2007)
λ• Eat It was the seventh album by English rock group Humble Pie, released in 1973. A double album, it reached #13 on the Billboard 200, and #34 in the UK.
Location: Beehive Cottage, Moreton, Essex
Album release: April 1973 / 2007
Recorded: Steve Marriott's clear sounds home studio, (Essex) / Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow (s. 4)
Record Label: Universal Music Japan
01. Get Down To It 3:27
02. Good Booze And Bad Women 3:18
03. Is It For Love? 4:41
04. Drugstore Cowboy 5:40
05. Black Coffee 3:11
06. I Believe To My Soul 4:05
07. Shut Up And Don't Interrupt Me 3:07
08. That's How Strong My Love Is 3:49
09. Say No More 2:01
10. Oh, Bella (All That's Hers) 3:28
11. Summer Song 2:48
12. Beckton Dumps 3:16
13. Up Our Sleeve 5:01
14. Honky Tonk Women 3:58
15. (I'm A) Road Runner 13:29
• Steve Marriott — Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboards, Remixing, Vocals
• Dave "Clem" Clempson — Guitars, Vocals
• Greg Ridley — Bass, Vocals
• Jerry Shirley — Drums
• Billie Barnum — Vocals
• The Blackberries — Vocals
• Venetta Fields — Vocals
• B.J. Cole — Pedal Steel Guitar
• Sidney George — Saxophone
• Clydie King — Vocal Arrangement, Vocals
λ• Chris & Irish Engineer
λ• Fin Costello Inside Photo, Photography
λ• Michael Doud Art Direction
λ• John Kosh Cover Design, Preparation
λ• Jim McCrary Photography
λ• Produced by The Pie
• Billboard Albums
• 1973 Eat It The Billboard 200 #13
• Steve Marriott had been talking to the group about having backing singers from early on. During the recording of Eat It Steve Marriott had been in touch with Venetta Fields and asked her to find two other girls to help her out. Fields chose Clydie King and Sherlie Matthews (Both previously with Raeletts) to become the blackberries and flew to London. When Marriott asked them to perform on tour with Humble Pie Sherlie Matthews declined due to other commitments such as her two children and her husband. Matthews chose Billie Barnum to be missing member of the Blackberries.
• Each side of this double album is different: Side 1 features Steve Marriott penned rock and roll; Side 2 has classic R&B covers; Side 3 is a collection of acoustic Steve Marriott songs; finally Side 4 features Humble Pie live in concert.
• This album showcases the dynamic diversity and talent of Steve Marriott's gritty bluesy vocals with some funky soul mixed in throughout along with straight ahead blistering rockers. The band is right on and they deliver an extremely energetic powerhouse combination on this double album that overall ranks with their best along with Smokin' and Performance Rockin' The Fillmore.
• Eat It was the band's seventh official album release and their fifth for A&M Records. [This was also their 3rd double LP (2–record set) within 18 months, the other 2 being 1971's Performance Rockin' The Fillmore and the late 1972 A&M compilation — Lost & Found.]
• Steve Marriott produced this album and it was the first album recorded in Marriott's newly built home recording studio he titled Clear Sounds, in a converted barn at Beehive Cottage, Moreton, Essex.
• "Get Down to It" was featured in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
λ• Digitally remastered edition of this 1973 album from the British Blues/Boogie band led by former Small Faces main man Steve Marriott. Each side of the original double album was different: Side One features Steve Marriott– penned Rock 'n' Roll; Side Two has classic R&B covers; Side Three is a collection of acoustic Steve Marriott songs; finally, Side Four features Humble Pie live in concert. This album showcases the dynamic diversity and talent of Steve Marriott's gritty bluesy vocals with some funky Soul mixed in throughout along with straight ahead blistering rockers. This reissue comes with new artwork and sleeve notes by Malcolm Dome who has interviewed members of the band to get the complete story. 24bit Remaster 2007.
01 "Get Down to It" (Marriott) – 3:27
02 "Good Booze and Bad Women" (Marriott) – 3:18
03 "Is It for Love?" (Marriott) – 4:41
04 "Drugstore Cowboy" (Marriott) – 5:40
05 "Black Coffee" (Ike Turner, Tina Turner) – 3:11
06 "I Believe to My Soul" (Ray Charles) – 4:05
07 "Shut up and Don't Interrupt Me" (Bristo, Starr) – 3:07
08 "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison) – 3:49
09 "Say No More" (Marriott) – 2:01
10 "Oh, Bella (All That's Hers)" (Marriott) – 3:28
11 "Summer Song" (Marriott) – 2:48
12 "Beckton Dumps" (Marriott) – 3:16
13 "Up Our Sleeve" (Humble Pie, lyrics by Steve Marriott) – 5:02
14 "Honky Tonk Women" (Keith Richards, Mick Jagger) – 3:58
15 "(I'm A) Road Runner" (Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland) – 13:29
YouTube: Black Coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqsMKvkzdwc
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