On to Victory (album)

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On to Victory
On to Victory Humble Pie.jpg
Studio album by Humble Pie
Released April 1980
Recorded 1980
Genre Rock, blues rock, hard rock
Label Atco, Jet
Producer Humble Pie, John Elijah Wright
Humble Pie chronology
Back Home Again
(1976)Back Home Again1976
On to Victory
Go for the Throat
(1981)Go for the Throat1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

On to Victory is the ninth studio album recorded by the English rock band Humble Pie and the first with a new lineup including vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriott, Drummer Jerry Shirley, vocalist and guitarist Bobby Tench from The Jeff Beck Group, and American bassist Anthony "Sooty" Jones. They recorded "Fool for a Pretty Face", which Marriott had written earlier and the song proved good enough for them to secure a recording contract with Atco[1] in 1980. In UK their material was released by Jet Records, owned by the former Small Faces manager Don Arden. The album peaked #60 on the Billboard 200 album chart[2] Fool for a Pretty Face was released as a single and reached #58 on the US singles charts and a promotional tour followed as part of The Rock'n Roll Marathon, supporting Ted Nugent and Aerosmith[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Fool for a Pretty Face" (Marriott, Shirley) 4:12
  2. "You Soppy Pratt" (Marriott, Jones, Shirley) 4:08
  3. "Infatuation" (Marriott) 3:45
  4. "Take It from Here" (Marriott) 3:39
  5. "Savin' It" (Tench, Marriott) 4:41

Side two[edit]

  1. "Baby Don't You Do It" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) 3:25
  2. "Get It in the End" (Marriott, Jones, Shirley) 2:41
  3. "My Lover's Prayer" (Otis Redding) 4:02
  4. "Further Down the Road" (Marriott, Tench, Jones, Shirley) 4:29
  5. "Over You" (Allen Orange, Clarence Toussaint) 2:22

A-side "Fool for a Pretty Face" (Marriott, Shirley) B-side "You Soppy Prat" (Marriott, Jones, Shirley)


  • Steve Marriott - guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Bobby Tench - guitar, vocals
  • Anthony "Sooty" Jones - bass, vocals
  • Jerry Shirley - drums
  • Cheryl Ashley - backing vocals
  • Marge Raymond - backing vocals
  • Lisa Zimmerman - backing vocals
  • Produced by The Pie and Johnny Wright
  • Recorded at Villa Recorders, Modesto, California
  • Remixed at Soundworks, New York, New York
  • Engineered by John Wright, Akili Walker, Claig


  1. ^ On to Victory at Allmusic
  2. ^ Hewitt; Hellier. Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful... p. 248. 
  3. ^ Muise, Dan. Gallagher, Marriott, Derringer & Trower. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 148.