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Album Review

"I'm back" acknowledges Peter Frampton in the song of the same name from his first studio album in nine years. But even though Frampton claims he had complete control over every aspect of this release, the results show that maybe a good A&R person should have been hired for consultation. While this is undoubtedly a Frampton disc, complete with strummy ballads, a handful of harder-edged tunes, and lots of shimmering guitar solos, songs like the riff rocker "I'm Back" — that sports puerile lyrics such as "I'm back, like Schwarzenegger in Terminator, I'm back like a boomerang" — could use some tinkering. Otherwise, little has changed over the decades since Frampton's superstar days. He can still write a pretty Beatles-esque ballad like this disc's charming "Above it All." However, the sap factor is far too high on the tune to his daughter "Mia Rose," a track that should have stayed as a personal lullaby and not something he needs to subject the rest of us to. Keyboardist Bob Mayo — from the Frampton Comes Alive band — has stuck in there; but the guitarist co-writes the majority of these cuts with Nashville pro Gordon Kennedy, who also adds backing vocals. There's nothing wrong with shuffling pop-rockers like "Flying Without Wings," or the opening "Verge of a Thing," except Frampton tries too hard to rock out, and barely manages to navigate his way through increasingly clumsy lyrics. Far better are the numerous ballads and the Jeff Beck/Blow By Blow-styled jazz-rock instrumental "Greens," which showcases Frampton's beautifully incisive quicksilver guitar. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," the album's only cover, is a by-the-numbers but heartfelt tribute to George Harrison, highlighted by a powerful solo. Now is a middling return to form, with peaks, valleys and enough sparks to show that Peter Frampton remains a vibrant artist who might have some better albums in him.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic!!!

I have been a loyal Peter Frampton fan since my next door neighbor turned me on to him in the very early 70's. Since then like most artists, Peter has had his highs and lows when it comes to making records. NOW is one of those really great highs. He opens it up with a great rocker "Verge Of A Thing" which simply gets your attention and reminds you that Peter is a guitarist, and one of the finest to come out of England, or anywhere else for that matter. He proves that from track to track using his uncanny sense of creating a melody and blowing you over with at times what he didn't play. Restraint is something that the real greats understand. The songs are great, his playing is even better. Go buy this record!!! BTW His cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is the best I've ever heard. Rock On Peter indeed!!!

bonus tracks

So happy to see "Now" includes the bonus tracks which were originally released only for the European market. "How Long is Forever" is a lovely song!

Vintage Frampton

Wow. I lost touch with the work of Mr. Frampton shortly after I'm in you. On a whim I grabbed this off itunes. It's like
stepping in the wayback machine and remembering all the things that made rock and roll great in the late 70's and early 80's.
I was at his concert in the summer of '77 and there's no doubt the work on this album is every bit as good. Rich melodies and
great guitar work abound. If you enjoyed Frampton Comes Alive, you'll certainly enjoy this.

Biography

Born: April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Peter Frampton was one of the biggest arena rock stars of the '70s, making his name largely on the double-LP concert set Frampton Comes Alive! Frampton was one of several '70s rock artists (Kiss, Cheap Trick, etc.) to break through to a wide audience with a live album; much like the others, he'd recorded several previous albums and built a following through extensive touring, in the process honing an exciting concert presence. That helped Frampton Comes Alive! become the best-selling live album of...
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