℗ 1976 A & M Records SP 3703
At the time of its release, «Frampton Comes Alive!» was an anomaly, a multi-million-selling (mid-priced) double LP by an artist who had previously never burned up the charts with his long-players in any spectacular way. The biggest-selling live album of all time, it made Peter Frampton a household word and generated a monster hit single in «Show Me the Way». And the reason why is easy to hear: the Herd/Humble Pie graduate packed one hell of a punch on-stage — where he was obviously the most comfortable — and, in fact, the live versions of «Show Me the Way», «Do You Feel Like I Do», «Something s Happening», «Shine On», and other album rock staples are much more inspired, confident, and hard-hitting than the studio versions. — Bruce Eder.