In his first album for several years, Peter Frampton proves that he has not lost his touch, with a collection of ten songs and two instrumentals of a consistently high quality throughout. It would be difficult to select the best tracks, but the slow and powerful 'It all comes down to you' and 'So hard to believe' are among my favourites. Perhaps reflecting Frampton's maturity, fast paced or very heavy rock is largely absent from this album, with the emphasis being on slower, more thoughtful songs based around melodic hooks rather than guitar riffs. The songs are on the whole quite personal and the overall impression is that Frampton has put a lot of himself into this album. The voice - distinctive if a bit limited - remains the much same as we remember from past albums, and is especially attractive in the overdubbed vocal harmony sections. An interesting duet with the late Steve Marriott is also included. The backing tracks are largely dominated by keyboards and acoustic guitars, and although there is plenty electric guitar work there are fewer of the tasteful extended electric guitar solos than many Frampton aficionados might have wished. It's also something of a shock to discover that Peter's trademark black Les Paul guitar was not used, and its absence from the sound picture is evident. However, in Kevin Savigar, who played keyboards and co-wrote many of the songs, Frampton has found a good collaborator and the overall result is a clear and sharp, contemporary sound, which is at times reminiscent of some Steve Winwood albums. Since his glory days of the mid 70s, new albums from Peter Frampton have been fairly rare, so this one is very welcome. It's a good effort, nearly an hour long and also now available at a bargain price.