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EDITORS’ NOTES

Peter Frampton’s 1976 double-LP live album Frampton Comes Alive! is a touchstone of the era. It was a remarkable achievement and the apex of his career. His guitar playing is among the most underrated in rock. “Show Me the Way,” and “Baby, I Love Your Way” are classic hits, but it’s the subtleties of “Lines On My Face,” “Winds of Change” and the expansive 13-plus minutes of “Do You Feel Like We Do” that make this a fully dominating accomplishment. This 35th Anniversary Deluxe Version features sparkling remastered sound, several bonus tracks, including the solid rocker “Nowhere’s Too Far for My Baby” and a radio performance of “Day’s Dawning,” plus an overwhelming performance of “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Warren Haynes that brings out the bluesy-heaviness that’s always been present in the tune. Frampton’s cover of “Jumping Jack Flash” is indicative of ‘70s arena rock, fleshed out with keyboards and long instrumental breaks. “Somethin’s Happening,” “Doobie Wah” and “It’s a Plain Shame” round out this moment in rock history.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Peter Frampton’s 1976 double-LP live album Frampton Comes Alive! is a touchstone of the era. It was a remarkable achievement and the apex of his career. His guitar playing is among the most underrated in rock. “Show Me the Way,” and “Baby, I Love Your Way” are classic hits, but it’s the subtleties of “Lines On My Face,” “Winds of Change” and the expansive 13-plus minutes of “Do You Feel Like We Do” that make this a fully dominating accomplishment. This 35th Anniversary Deluxe Version features sparkling remastered sound, several bonus tracks, including the solid rocker “Nowhere’s Too Far for My Baby” and a radio performance of “Day’s Dawning,” plus an overwhelming performance of “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Warren Haynes that brings out the bluesy-heaviness that’s always been present in the tune. Frampton’s cover of “Jumping Jack Flash” is indicative of ‘70s arena rock, fleshed out with keyboards and long instrumental breaks. “Somethin’s Happening,” “Doobie Wah” and “It’s a Plain Shame” round out this moment in rock history.

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About Peter Frampton

Though forever enshrined as the fair-haired boy of 1976’s Frampton Comes Alive!, English singer/guitarist Peter Frampton (born in Kent in 1950) had, by that point, already spent a decade putting in work. He started as a member of psychedelic journeymen The Herd at age 16, joined blues-rockers Humble Pie by 18, and played on sessions with the likes of George Harrison and Harry Nilsson. So maybe it shouldn't surprise anyone that Frampton Comes Alive! was the biggest-selling album ever at that time: Anchored by “Show Me the Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way,” and “Do You Feel Like We Do” (featuring his memorable talk-box guitar solo), it's at once virtuosic and casual, exploratory and lived-in—a perfect synthesis of rock, pop, and technological innovation that also anthologizes his best songs. After a series of lulls during the late '70s, Frampton reinvigorated his career, playing alongside his childhood friend David Bowie on his 1987 album, Never Let Me Down, and its corresponding Glass Spider Tour. With a great sense of humor and perspective on his legacy—he quipped to CBS in 2012, “You know you’re on the radio too much when even you change the channel”—Frampton went on to play himself on The Simpsons and The Family Guy while continuing to bring his electrifying energy to the stage, touring in 2018 with fellow ’70s rock powerhouse Steve Miller.

HOMETOWN
Beckenham, England
GENRE
Rock
BORN
April 22, 1950

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