On to Victory (album)

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[3] 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[4] "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 Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Angel & Mother's Finest.[5]

On to Victory
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1980
StudioVilla Recorders, Modesto, California
GenreRock, blues rock, hard rock
LabelAtco, Jet
ProducerHumble Pie, John Elijah Wright
Humble Pie chronology
Back Home Again
On to Victory
Go for the Throat
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[2]

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  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 twoEdit

  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)


Humble Pie

Additional personnel

  • Cheryl Ashley – backing vocals
  • Marge Raymond – backing vocals
  • Lisa Zimmerman – backing vocals


  • Produced by The Pie and Johnny Wright
  • Recorded
  • Remixed at Soundworks, New York, New York
  • Engineered by John Wright, Akili Walker, Claig


  1. ^ On to Victory at AllMusic
  2. ^ Cross, Charles R. (2004). "Humble Pie". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 398. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  3. ^ On to Victory at Allmusic
  4. ^ Hewitt; Hellier. Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful... p. 248.
  5. ^ Muise, Dan. Gallagher, Marriott, Derringer & Trower. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 148.