|1. I Can't Stand It No More|
|2. Got My Feet Back On The Ground|
|3. Where I Should Be (Monkey's Song)|
|4. Everything I Need|
|5. May I Baby|
|6. You Don't Know Like I Know|
|7. She Don't Reply|
|8. We've Just Begun|
|9. Take Me By the Hand|
|10. It's A Sad Affair|
Where I should be has been unavailable for many years, and surprisingly was not included in the series of remastered A&M Frampton albums (dating from 1972 to 1977) which was issued on CD in 2000. His recordings from throughout the 1980s also remain unavailable at present. Though Where I should be is not one of his better albums, I was grateful of its reissue, but was very disappointed with the quality of the mastering, which sounds as though it was done from an LP record (with weak dynamics and instrument definition, low level background hiss, quick fade-outs, and even audible pitch fluctuations in places). Although many of the original photographs are included, the fold-out insert (not a booklet) is dominated by an uninformative, error-strewn account of Frampton's career, and unlike the original album no musician credits are provided. I am a Peter Frampton fan of 30 years standing and am reluctant to give one of his albums a low rating, but this CD release is a classic cheap reissue, and one must hope that eventually it will be properly remastered and issued on CD to the same high standard as his earlier solo albums.
Sadly, this album didn't help Peter's career, and he began a downward spiral from which he never quite recovered. This is such a shame, since he is such a talented musician. I'm glad to see that this album is seeing the light of day again with this re-release. I hope the albums that followed: "Breaking all the Rules" and the highly underrated "Art of Control" get released as well.
This is one of those albums I can listen to beginning to end without ever having to skip a song. If there's a problem with the album, it's that it's too short! I find the album to be a great piece of work, full of catchy songs: "I Can't Stand It No More," "Got My Feet Back on the Ground," "Where I Should Be," and "Everything I Need" come to mind right off the bat. It's an album every Frampton fan should have. Very highly recommended!
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