Peter Frampton - Frampton's Camel


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Frampton@50 Series studio releases on Hybrid SACD — Frampton's Camel

Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering direct-to-DSD from analog tape!

Peter Frampton and Intervention Records are thrilled to announce the Artist-Approved Frampton@50 Series Hybid SACD releases. These meticulously restored reissues present the essential 1972-1975 studio releases that put Peter Frampton on the fast track to becoming the household name and rock legend he remains to this day, Wind of Change, Frampton's Camel and Frampton.

These releases are also included together the exclusive Frampton@50 Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set. This amazing box set is numbered and limited to only 2,500 copies, and is also available from Acoustic Sounds.

The Frampton@50 Series Hybrid SACD reissues sound sensational and are mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering direct-to-DSD from the best-sounding analog tape sources available.

Released in 1973, Frampton's Camel is classic early '70s rock, and it set the stage for Frampton Comes Alive a few years later.

When Peter Frampton was labeled the Face of '68 by Rave magazine he was with The Herd, a pop-oriented band who nevertheless produced some classy singles. In April 1969 Frampton left the Herd to form the "supergroup" Humble Pie with Marriott on guitar and vocals, Jerry Shirley on drums, and Greg Ridley on bass. After four albums Frampton quit Humble Pie in October 1971 to go it alone, releasing the appropriately titled Wind of Change the following year.

He then formed Frampton's Camel to tour the US in support of his debut — their first public appearance was at The Academy of Music, New York in September 1972 supporting The J Geils Band. In December 1972 the band went into Electric Lady Studios in New York to begin recording the album that became Frampton's Camel.

Frampton's band was a movable feast throughout the early 1970s, but at this time it was future Blockhead and former Animal Mick Gallagher on keyboards and Hammond B-3, bass player Rick Wills (formerly with Cochise and later with stadium rockers Foreigner), and American drummer John Siomos, whose credits by this time had included the brilliant "Hello It's Me" with Todd Rundgren. For this album, Frank Carillo, an American musician who had also played on Wind of Change, was drafted in to play acoustic guitar and backing vocals.

Frampton's Camel is classic early 1970s rock, but with a difference. It includes some outstanding melodic songs — always a trademark of Peter's career. The album opens with the funky "I Got My Eyes On You" written by Frampton, and while it is very definitely "of its time," it is completely indicative of what made both this album and Frampton so appealing. "All Night Long" is one of the two co-written songs on the album; this one features Gallagher as well as some gorgeous guitar work. It was also one of the two tracks released as a single, but it failed to dent the charts on either side of the Atlantic.

The album's recognizable closer "Do You Feel Like We Do," was written by the entire band, becoming a track that would go on to become one of the standout cuts on Frampton Comes Alive, where it also closed side 4 of the double LP. What's not to love about this track? It is easy to hear why it translated into such an excellent stadium rocker. A great riff allows it to build and build, and that Gibson rings out loud and clear.

Side A
I Got My Eyes On You
All Night Long
Lines On My Face
Which Way The Wind Blows
I Believe (When I Fall In Love With You It Will Be Forever)
Side B
White Sugar
Don't Fade Away
Just The Time Of Year
Do You Feel Like We Do

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