Frampton Comes Alive, a live album by Peter Frampton recorded in 1975 and released the following year to become the best selling album of 1976.
I have to confess to being mystified by its success.
I didn’t get it when some of the other kids at school were raving about it in 1976 and I still didn’t get it when I finally bought it a couple of years ago when I realised I was going to base my album collection on live recordings.
It’s one of those albums that so many people like that makes me think I must be wrong.
Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive
Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive Set List
A 25th Anniversary edition was issued in 2001 which added four extra songs and changed the order of play.
- Introduction/Something’s Happening – 5:56
- Doobie Wah – 5:43
- Lines on My Face – 6:59
- Show Me the Way – 4:32
- It’s a Plain Shame – 4:03
- Wind of Change – 2:57
- Just the Time of Year – 4:21 (25th Anniversary bonus)
- Penny for Your Thoughts – 1:34
- All I Want to Be (Is By Your Side) – 3:08
- Baby, I Love Your Way – 4:41
- I Want to Go to the Sun – 7:15
- Nowhere’s Too Far (For My Baby) – 4:49 (25th Anniversary bonus)
- (I’ll Give You) Money – 5:46
- Do You Feel Like We Do – 13:46
- Shine On – 3:29
- White Sugar – 4:43 (25th Anniversary bonus)
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash – 7:40
- Day’s Dawning/Closing – 3:34 (25th Anniversary bonus)
I will be writing a full review on this album but my impressions aren’t good. I don’t understand why so many people love this album.
Videos of Peter Frampton performing live in 1976.
Do You Feel Like We Do
Show Me The Way
What Other People Say About Frampton Comes Alive
This is one of the best selling live albums ever and one of the most revered.
It regularly featured in the greatest live albums ever lists and in particular, is included in:
Guitar World – 2nd
Slate Readers Poll – 7th
Planet Rock – 8th
DigitalDreamDoor.com – 10th
IGN – 25th
Classic Rock – 27th
Chordstrike.com – 66th
It’s also very popular at Amazon.
Buying Frampton Come Alive
There are different versions of this album and there are follow-ups with similar names. To help you to find the album quickly and easily, I’ve given you the following links::
What Do You Think About Frampton Comes Alive?
Do you think this album has deserved all the success it has received or is it over-rated?
Is it even the best live album by Peter Frampton? Lovers of Humble Pie will probably argue that eh peaked with Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore.
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