Peter Frampton Great 70's Rock Artist
Peter Frampton is a Masterpiece Rock Artist
I had seen Peter Frampton many years ago in concert. He played all his classic 70s music that made him the great artist of his time. I still have his masterpiece album "Frampton Comes Alive."
The band's most successful song and forever a classic is "Do You Feel Like We Do." This song originally came from the Frampton's Camel album released in 1973. It was the band's second album then called, Frampton's Camel. Originally this song was about waking up with a hangover with the opening lyrics being "Well, woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand..." It reached 110 on the US charts with the song's track being 6:44 minutes and was not then released as a single.
This song was added to Frampton Comes Alive album, which was released in 1976 and became Peter Frampton's masterpiece album. As a live performance and on the album, this song plays more than twice as long as the originally version, 14:17 minutes.
Disappointed in the lack of success from the Frampton's Camel album, Frampton and his band did not want to be confused with the band named Camel. It was decided to perform under his name, Frampton.
After coming into America from the UK, the band toured as the backup band for two years supporting acts such as the J. Geils Band and ZZ Top.
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English guitarist, pianist and singer Peter Frampton was a school-friend of David Bowie. As a teenager he joined a band called The Herd, who had a UK No.6 hit in "From The Underworld" (1967), followed by "I Don't Want Our Loving To Die" the next year, which hit No.5. Soon Frampton became unhappy with his image as a teen idol, and formed Humble Pie with Steve Marriot of The Small Faces.
Three reasons to love Peter Frampton
1. Frampton was one of the first music artists to use a talk box. This is used to apply speech sounds (in the same way as singing) onto a musical instrument, typically a guitar.
2. Frampton was one of several '70s rock artists to break through to a wide audience with a live album, which turned them into a success after struggling to make a name from themselves.
3. Frampton Comes Alive album of 1976, became the best-selling live album of all time and held that title for more than 20 years
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By Fred W. Anson (aka "Mr. IT") on October 16, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Peter Frampton's studio albums have typically been a step or two down in performance, energy and intensity from his live albums. I don't know why this is, but it has been noted not only by this reviewer but many others. This album, as well as his 2004 release, "Now", is the odd exception.
From the screamin' opener, "Day In The Sun" to the sweet closing ballad, "Changing All The Time" this album is superb. In fact, it just might be Peter Frampton's best studio album ever. Other songs that first appeared on this album that have since become staples of his live repertoire are: "It All Comes Down To You"; "You"; "Can't Take That Away"; and "Off The Hook". If you have enjoyed his live performances of these songs you will not be disappointed here.
Sweetening the pot are four bonus tracks which were originally released in Japan as an EP. For devoted Peter Frampton fan these four songs can be considered his small contribution to the short lived "Unplugged" fad of the 1990's. They're nothing to get too terribly excited about but, yo dude, they're free!
Finally, the liner notes by Peter Frampton add some interesting insight into how he works on his projects in general and this project in particular. It's interesting stuff that, to me, explains in part why his albums tend to be so "hit or miss". None-the-less, it worked on this one!
This is one of my favorite Peter Frampton albums. I suspect that it may be (or become) one of yours too!
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