on 29 August 2014
I'm 26 years old, I bought this album when I was 15 and i still see it as iconic. It is one of those that I put on as a fall back, when I want something I know I'm going to enjoy. From the opening line of "if ever there was a musician who was an honorary member of San Francisco society" to the end, it's a really great listen. Framptons use of the voice box to make his guitar talk was innovative and ground breaking, and it is really shown off on this live album. The recording quality is really high as well, which is probably what makes this one of the classic live albums.
on 6 May 2013
Having worn out 3 copies of the vinyl album, Knowing every single note, being able to play along on guitar or Bass. I was crushed by the bloody awful initial CD release with half the songs missing.
I was delighted that a second CD was released with the original Vinyl running order.
The extra tracks of this version are ok and interesting to hear but having the rest of it playing out of order just jars with me despite them saying it was how it should be.
I'm glad I have it but I will stick to the second CD version and the Vinyl when we have a record player session.
Still my favorite album bar none.
on 15 February 2016
I never tire of hearing this. Most of my favourite music is British, The Shadows, The Skids, Adam & the Ants, Cure, Bad Company, Big Country, Clash, Dr. Feelgood, Eddie & the Hot Rods, Dave Edmunds, Motors, Nazareth, Showaddywaddy, Undertones, Nick Lowe, Depeche Mode, Dave Clark 5, Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Armoury Show, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Stranglers, Tears for Fears, Queen, Spandau Ballet, Squeeze, Sex Pistols, etc etc BUT..........
The U.S. has some brilliant acts too. Listen to "But Seriously Folks" by Joe Walsh, "Left Overture" by Kansas, "Don't Look Back" by Boston, "Pet Sounds" by the Beach Boys - and songs like "The Reason" by Hoobastank and "Wish You Were Here" by Incubus.
Although Peter Frampton was born in England, I think of him as American - but anyway, who cares ?
This is a classic live album - was then and still is.
on 2 January 2013
Bought this because I no longer have any Frampton in my music collection (one of my 'lost vinyls' along life's winding path!) and wondered how I'd managed to get to the age of 57 without having a copy! Amazing album that really does deserve the accolade of being one of the best live albums ever. Buy this and be transported back to the atmosphere and experience of live music when you were a teenager in the 70s. Or, if you're currently a teenager, get a taste of what a real live music atmosphere feels like without going to a concert! Play it loud & tell your parents it's a history project if they complain!
on 6 December 2015
Decided to hear what all the fuss is about when I saw this at a bargain basement price. To be kind, I can only conclude the album hasn't aged well and the music has lost its relevance over time but due to its popularity struck a chord in the mid 70s. However other rock albums from that period still sound on the money. Lizzy's Jailbreak, Zeps Physical graffiti, Burn deep purple, I could go on. Frampton has no edge, its rock music for people who don't like rock music. It sounds very American which is fine if your from the States, but Frampton is a Londoner? Did The Who ever sound American? Not on your life! Sad Cafe do this type of music far better while keeping there feet firmly in the UK. I'm left bewildered at the popularity of Frampton comes alive. Avoid!