Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Frampton Comes Alive 2
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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OK, not great
Mr. IT | The OC | 10/11/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Live In Detroit" is better, "Frampton Comes Alive" is the best. Ironically, Peter frampton is alway better live than in the studio yet in this case, the studio album that this tour was promoting ("Peter Frampton") was better than this performance.
If you can still find a copy of the video that was released simultaneously with this album you'll know why. This was not one of Peter Frampton's better tours (this work was compiled from the San Francisco and Ventura, California shows). This project was poorly conceived and executed. Further, while all excellant musicians, the band was just a bit too loose -- at times downright silly -- to justify putting this event on wax and releasing it to the public.
Oh well, what's done is done.
However, despite my prior comments I still have hope that they will come to rerelease this concert on DVD along with some special features (such as the in-flight interview with Peter Frampton that persuaded me to buy to buy it in the first place). That's because there are some great covers of individual songs (as has been mentioned in other reviews, "I'm In You" comes to mind as does "Lying" and "Off The Hook") There were also eight (8) additional songs* on the video that did not make it to CD.
If you're looking for some truly great Frampton live projects I would steer you toward the 25th Anniversary Special Edition of "Frampton Comes Alive" or "Live In Detroit" instead of this CD. However, if my "wishlist" DVD version of this concert ever becomes available I will buy it since there was no visual record of the original concerts (there were actually five cities and several shows) that "Frampton Comes Alive" came from. If that makes me an unobjective devoted Peter Frampton fan then I suppose it's, "Guilty as charged!" I like this guy, his band, and his music.
* The eight missing songs are as follows: 1) "Sunrise" (actually an extended J.R. Robinson drum solo); 2) "Lines On My Face"; 3) "Show Me The Way"; 4) "All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side); 5) "Penny For Your Thoughts"; 6) "Nassau/Baby I Love Your Way"; 7) "I Wanna Go To The Sun"; 8) "Do You Feel Like We Do?""
Lightening doesn't strike twice
firstname.lastname@example.org | Las Vegas, NV | 07/11/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This could be looked at as a sincere attempt to release totally new music in a live setting. Or it could be seen as a shameless attempt to cash in on phenomenon that happened twenty years earlier. Since he didn't throw "Show Me the Way" on this one, I'll give the benefit of the doubt that it's mostly the former, with a little bit of the latter thrown in for marketing purposes. So on the good side, we have a group of veteran rockers putting on a well-played set. As said before, he didn't duplicate stuff from "Frampton Comes Alive", unless you want to count the part where he "talks" through his guitar. And some of the numbers do rock quite well.The problem is not enough really good songs. I never liked "I'm in You", which I thought WAS a marketing attempt to sell his picture with his curly locks to the ladies, so if this is the hit, it's disapointing. Also, there are too many other songs in this vein that aren't even as good as that. Not bad, but not something I'd keep coming back to for more."
Good, solid rock
email@example.com | 10/24/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For a guy who grew up with Frampton Live and matured(?) through the 70's and 80's, Live II is a fun reminder of what drew me to Frampton Live orginally. Live II is a more mature Frampton, whose music is best heard rather loud when driving to and from appointments."