Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the double live album Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Frampton Comes Alive! is a 1976 pressing on the A&M label.
This copy does not include the poster found in some early pressings of the album.
The cover is VG+ with moderate edge and corner wear. The obi is M-.
The lyric insert is M-.
Side one is VG++ with a couple of light scuffs. Side two is VG+ with an inaudible scratch through the first two tracks.
Sides three and four are M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.
A nice, if imperfect, copy of an album that’s hard to find as a first pressing.
Background: Frampton Comes Alive! was one of the biggest selling albums of the 1970s and it turned the former Humble Pie guitarist into a superstar overnight.
The album reached #6 on the UK charts and #1 in the U.S., where it sold more than 8 million copies.
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.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|