STEVE MARRIOTT Signed Sealed Alchemy STRTR165 (2003)
Part of a low priced series of CD’s from Alchemy (formerly NMC). Steve
Marriott made his name in the Small Faces, followed by Humble Pie, a
straight ahead blues rock outfit and the band became massive in the US.
A good selection of songs across Steve Marriott’s career but sadly the
inlay sleeve has no song writing credits, line-ups or where the songs
originate. Highlights include a faithful cover of ‘Oh Well’, a live
rendition of Humble Pie’s ‘Don’t Need No Doctor’ (which was brutalised by
WASP some years ago) and ‘Stay With Me Baby’. ‘Tin Soldier’ by the Small
Faces is here in a live version but no other Small Faces tracks are on the
disc which is a shame.
Not a bad introduction but very sparse info and none of the big hits by
the Small Faces either.
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly