Frampton's Camel

Frampton's Camel

by Peter FramptonPeter Frampton


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Named after Frampton's touring band at the time, Frampton's Camel has a harder-rocking feel than its predecessor Wind of Change, with Mick Gallagher's percussive electric piano and organ taking a prominent position in the mix and Frampton getting a harder sound from his electric guitars (though his acoustic playing is so lush and lyrical that it dominates the album here and there in its quiet way). The sound on this recording lays out the formula that Frampton would take to mega-success three years later with the release of Frampton Comes Alive. The songs are all first-rate or close to it -- included here is the original studio version of the group composition "Do You Feel Like We Do," a quicker-tempo, extended (albeit less majestic) version of which appeared on the latter album and became a staple of classic-rock radio, but the Frampton-composed "I Got My Eyes on You" and "Don't Fade Away" and the Frampton-Gallagher "All Night Long" are also compelling examples of '70s hard rock at its commercial best. This album also includes a nice cover of Stevie Wonder's "I Believe (When I Fall in Love With You It Will Be Forever)," the power ballad "Lines on My Face," the rollicking "White Sugar," and Frampton's gorgeously lyrical, all acoustic "Just the Time of the Year." As on Wind of Change, Frampton's use of dynamics and mix of acoustic and electric guitars keeps the music from becoming one-dimensional. The October 2000 CD reissue, remastered in state-of-the-art sound, adds an even more expansive feel to this album and enhances its melodic richness. ~ Jim Newsom & Bruce Eder

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2000
Label: A&M
UPC: 0606949071523
catalogNumber: 490715
Rank: 48692

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Frampton   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Frank Carillo   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Mike Gallagher   Piano,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Vocals,Clavinet,Wurlitzer
Mick Gallagher   Keyboards
John Siomos   Drums
Rick Wills   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Peter Frampton   Producer
Doug Bennett   Remixing
Chris Kimsey   Engineer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer,Remixing
Dave Wittman   Engineer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Yvonne Wright   Composer
Beth Stempel   Reissue Production Coordination
Ryan Rogers   Reissue Design

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