By: Gary Graff
There will be quite a bit of Humble Pie for fans to consume in the near future, according to Peter Frampton.
The guitarist tells us that a box set edition of the British group's four May 1971 shows at New York's Fillmore East -- which were culled for that year's "Performance Rockin' the Fillmore" album -- is due out this year, with liner notes by drummer Jerry Shirley.
Frampton tells us that the set does even more justice to the legacy of Humble Pie and its late frontman Steve Marriott:
"The performances are all radically different 'cause they're all ad-libbed, and Humble Pie is that way. And it's so great to be able to take yesterday's 24-track (tape) and use today's technology to bring out what's really there. And it's phenomenal. Just to hear Steve talk, and we haven't edited anything out. It's just from the moment we walk on stage to the moment we walk off. Nothing is edited at all."
A Humble Pie box set is also on the docket, according to Frampton, and he and Shirley are entertaining the idea of some sort of live tribute shows in which they'll play with other artists.
Frampton, meanwhile, kicks off his Guitar Circus tour on May 26 in Little Rock, Ark., with guests such as B.B. King, Robert Cray and Sonny Landreth.
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