Where I Should Be

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Where I Should Be
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 30, 1979
RecordedNovember 1978 – May 1979
StudioThe Record Plant, New York City
GenreRock, pop
Length41:04
LabelA&M
ProducerPeter Frampton
Peter Frampton chronology
I'm in You
(1977)
Where I Should Be
(1979)
Breaking All the Rules
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone(not rated)

Where I Should Be is the sixth studio album by Peter Frampton, released in 1979.

Background[edit]

In 1978 Peter Frampton appeared in the movie version of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, alongside the Bee Gees. He played the role of Billy Shears. The movie was not received well, although it did give Frampton another Rolling Stone magazine cover appearance. The soundtrack was successful though, it reached #5 in the album charts and went platinum. Frampton appears on the album, performing The Beatles tunes alongside people like George Burns. On July 21, 1978, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released into theaters. In June 1978, Frampton suffered a near fatal car crash in the Bahamas, which left him with a concussion, muscle damage and broken bones. To make matters worse, he and his longtime girlfriend also ended their relationship. But in 1979, he released the album, which went gold and produced the hit "I Can't Stand It No More", which reached #14 in the singles charts. In addition to some good Frampton compositions and guitar solos ("Got My Feet Back on the Ground", "Everything I Need", and "She Don't Reply") the album's other highlights include the two Isaac Hayes - David Porter covers, "May I Baby" and "You Don't Know Like I Know".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Can't Stand It No More" 4:14
2."Got My Feet Back on the Ground"Frampton, Rodney Eckerman3:57
3."Where I Should Be (Monkey's Song)" 4:30
4."Everything I Need"Frampton, Bob Mayo5:13
5."May I Baby"Isaac Hayes, David Porter3:37
6."You Don't Know Like I Know"Isaac Hayes, David Porter3:15
7."She Don't Reply" 3:39
8."We've Just Begun"Frampton, Bob Mayo5:26
9."Take Me by the Hand" 4:13
10."It's a Sad Affair" 4:20

Personnel[edit]

The line-up on this album was varied and did not consist solely of the previous Frampton band.

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1979 US Pop Albums 19
1979 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart[2] 35

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "I Can't Stand It No More" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 14
Canada RPM Top Singles 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stone, Doug. Where I Should Be at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 117. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.