There aren’t many artists who are better known for a live album than for any of their other works – but Peter Frampton is.
Peter had released five studio albums with average success before Frampton Comes Alive! hit the stores in 1976. Recorded in 1975 at Winterland in San Francisco and the Long Island Arena, New York, the album went on to become one of the best-selling live albums of all time.
Released on January 6, 1976, Frampton Comes Alive! reached #1 on the Billboard 200 in the week ending April 10, 1976. It stayed at #1 for ten weeks, but stayed on the charts for 97 weeks. It was the best-selling album for 1976 (6 million in the US alone), and was Album of the Year in the 1976 Rolling Stone Readers. Poll.
Frampton Comes Alive! contained three hit singles;
- Baby, I Love Your Way,
- Do You Feel Like We Do, and
- Show Me the Way.
just for the record
baby, i love your way fax
- Baby, I Love Your Way was written by Peter Frampton and originally appeared on his album Frampton (1975).
- The live version was released as a single and peaked at #12 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
- Baby, I Love Your Way was covered by American reggae band, Big Mountain in 1994. It peaked at #6 and features on the 1994 soundtrack for the movie Reality Bites. In the film itself, Michael Grates (played by Ben Stiller) explains the origins of Peter’s song.
- Baby, I Love Your Way also appeared in the 1999 movie Hi Fidelity. Lisa Bonet sings it and John Cusak’s character hates the song until he hears her.
- In 1988, the American band Will to Power created a medley of Baby, I Love Your Way with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s, Free Bird. Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a week.
- Baby, I Love Your Way lyrics.
baby, i love your way – peter frampton – 1976 – video
show me the way – peter Frampton – 1976 – video
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