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
Studio The Record Plant, New York City
Genre Rock, pop
Length 41:04
Label A&M
Producer Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton chronology
I'm in You
(1977)I'm in You1977
Where I Should Be
Rise Up
(1980)Rise Up1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (not rated)

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


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 written by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

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


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



Year Chart Position
1979 Pop Albums 19


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


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