When Frampton Comes Alive! was released, there was no thought of multiplatinum status or sales of over 16 million worldwide. Alive! was a concert love letter, an early valentine for Frampton's many fans who had remained faithful to his solo vision, a good many of whom turned out at San Francisco's Winterland in 1975 to show their support. Upon its release, FM radio made the band's thrilling 15-minute jam of "Do You Feel Like We Do" a staple of late-night listening. By year's end, Frampton was a star of proportions that dwarfed his previous band involvements. The remastered 25th anniversary edition of the album leaves the formula virtually untouched, brightening the sound slightly and separating the band effectively. The reissue also adds four tracks from the original concert -- "Nowhere's Too Far for My Baby" and "Days Dawning" from Frampton, and "White Sugar" and "Just the Time of Year" from Frampton's Camel. Regardless of the poor choices Frampton made later, Frampton Comes Alive! remains a vibrant moment in history, unshaded by subsequent failures and unsullied by time.
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