“First of all, I’d like to thank you for coming here this evening. Secondly, I’d like to thank Radio Capital for allowing me to come here and be with you this evening. Thirdly, I’d like to thank my father for not noticing the hole in his packet of three.” – Steve Marriott, July 6, 1984
Originally released in 1984 in abridged form on the independent Aura Records label, Packet of Three kicked off the third chapter of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Marriott’s legendary career, after two decades fronting the Small Faces and Humble Pie. This live album captures a smokin’ set at Dingwalls in London, with Marriott in spectacular voice and the power trio format spotlighting his underrated guitar playing across a set of Small Faces and Humble Pie classics, blues standards, and covers.
Packet of Three is the only official live album from this era, produced and promoted by Marriott. This 2 LP reissue adds 6 bonus tracks that did not feature on the original 1984 single LP, presenting the complete concert on vinyl for the first time.
Includes revealing liner notes by Ralph Chapman drawing upon newly conducted interviews with surviving Packet of Three bandmate Jim Leverton and Aura Records head Aaron Sixx.