Humble Pie’s “Up Our Sleeve: Official Bootleg Box Set Vol 3” is latest recorded testament to what this band did best; playing bluesy, gutsy, soulful hard rock, live on stage. Drawn from a variety of audience recordings that have previously only been available as “under the counter” pirate releases, this is an honest and raw tribute to a classic and much missed super-group on the 1970s, released in conjunction with Pie founder member and drummer, Jerry Shirley.
Remastered from the original tapes, John Coghlan’s Diesel has been overseen by long-time Quo associate Bob Young and John Coghlan himself. so now we have "Flexible Friends", named after the fact that by its very nature, the line-up of Diesel had to remain flexible, dependent on who was around at the time and available to join in.
Their 11th studio album, Back On Track, has much to offer fans of classic Humble Pie as much as fans of classic, blues-based hard rock. Produced with Andy Jackson, famed for his work with Pink Floyd, the album also features guest appearances from Zoot Money on Hammond organ.
Hot on the heels of last year’s Humble Pie’s Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 1 comes the Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 2, collating rare and previously (officially) unreleased live shows that were illicitly recorded between 1971 and 1981.