One of the great live rock and roll albums of the 1970s is only on sale for only $3.99 right now! Amazon is offering up a MP3 version of Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive! in a fantastic deal. This is the 35th anniversary deluxe edition, which means that 19 songs right now are available for instant download.
Frampton Comes Alive!, which was originally released as a 2-record set back in 1976, unexpectedly catapulted the young Frampton, born of English heritage and had been in Humble Pie and had released solo albums to no fanfare in America, into the success stratosphere, with radio and chart hits “Show Me the Way,” “Baby I Love Your Way,” and the lengthy and guitar de force “Do you Feel like We Do,” replete with voice box and axe histrionics which sent the live audience into a frenzy.
Turntables everywhere at the time of its release made Frampton a huge superstar, and his nice guy mentality and pretty boy looks made him an idol to young people from coast to coast. Other great tracks include “Doobie Wah” with a hyper guitar funk bridge that also shows that Frampton could play guitar ball with the rest of the greats; “I Wanna Go to the Sun,” a great cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Jumping Jack Flash”; “(I’ll Give You) Money,” and Humble Pie’s “Shine On,” also rock with that mid 70s “feel good” mentality mixed with no-nonsense string bending.
This deluxe edition has a handful of tracks not available on the original release. A great bargain of a great album by an unsung hero of classic rocks pantheon!
1. Introduction/Something’s Happening
2. Doobie Wah
3. Lines on My Face
4. Show Me the Way
5. It’s A Plain Shame
6. Wind of Change
7. Just The Time of Year
8. Penny For Your Thoughts
9. All I Want to Be (Is By Your Side)
10. Baby, I Love Your Way
11. I Wanna Go to The Sun
1. Nowhere’s Too Far For My Baby
2. (I’ll Give You) Money
3. Do You Feel Like We Do
4. Shine On
5. White Sugar
6. Jumping Jack Flash
7. Days Dawning
8. Do You Feel Like We Do
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.
Editor’s Note: In true Frampton fashion and Stoogeypedia thoroughness, the author dictated this entire article to us using a voice box.