Peter Frampton - Frampton's Camel - 180g LP

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Peter Frampton - Frampton's Camel - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Intervention Records - IR-033 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Pressed at RTI - Limited Edition 

100% analog mastered from a 1/2" safety copy of the original master tape

Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Stoughton Printing "Old-Style" single pocket jacket

"The Frampton@50 premium vinyl reissues sound sensational and are 100% Analog Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the best-sounding analog tape sources available. The flat, heroically quiet 180g vinyl is pressed at boutique press Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, Ohio. Intervention approached the Frampton@50 album art restoration with the same fanatical attention to detail and authenticity as the audio. The jackets for all three Frampton@50 Series LPs are Old Style 'Tip Ons' by Stoughton Printing, with Wind of Change and Frampton's Camel sporting 'brown-in' blanks true to the U.K. original LP releases. Frampton original LPs came with an inner sleeve with lyrics printed on both sides, which Intervention has expanded to comprise the interior panels of a gorgeous single-LP gatefold. All three LP jackets are printed on heavy stock, and film laminated for enhanced beauty and durability." — Mike Mettler, Analog Planet

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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