Where I Should Be

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Where I Should Be
Studio album by Peter Frampton
Released May 30, 1979
Recorded November 1978 - May 1979, The Record Plant, New York
Genre Rock, pop
Length 41:04
Label A&M
Producer Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton chronology
I'm in You
(1977)
Where I Should Be
(1979)
Rise Up
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 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 June 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 Where I Should Be, 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 songs written and composed by Peter Frampton, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "I Can't Stand It No More"   4:14
2. "Got My Feet Back on the Ground" (by Frampton/Eckerman) 3:57
3. "Where I Should Be (Monkey's Song)"   4:30
4. "Everything I Need" (by Frampton/Mayo) 5:13
5. "May I Baby" (by Isaac Hayes/David Porter) 3:37
6. "You Don't Know Like I Know" (by Hayes/Porter) 3:15
7. "She Don't Reply"   3:39
8. "We've Just Begun" (by Frampton/Mayo) 5:26
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 Pop Albums 19

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "I Can't Stand No More" Pop Singles 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stone, Doug. Where I Should Be at AllMusic