Peter Frampton: Live In Detroit
Image (5/15/2000)
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100 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Peter Frampton Himself
Chad Cromwell Drums
Bob Mayo Keyboards
John Regan Bass Guitar
Sidney Lumet
Steven C. Daniels
Producer W.J. Williams

An incredible performance by Peter Frampton and his band Live in Detroit Michigan. Many favorites including a few newer songs. The sound quality and video on this DVD is how ALL music DVD's should be produced. Superior quality and sound that makes this DVD a must have for any collector. Frampton's performance is spot on and exceptional. His rendition of "Do You Feel Like I Do" is even better than on his "Frampton Comes Alive" double album. Even the extras on this DVD are truly informative and interesting to any music aficionado. From beginning to end, Frampton clearly shows he hasn't lost his musical spark nor his guitar skills that made him infamous in the 70's and 80's.
Edition Details
Distributor Image
Release Date 5/16/2000
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
DTS [English]
DTS 5.1 [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Video Interview with Peter Frampton Biography Discography

Look before you snicker. The prospect of a cutting-edge concert DVD from a '70s rocker who's mostly been MIA during the intervening decades might seem baffling to all but his staunchest fans. But Peter Frampton's particular 15 minutes of fame were rooted in his sturdy prowess as a live player, and that crowd-pleasing instinct kicks into gear quickly on Live in Detroit. The expatriate British guitarist, singer, and songwriter cheerfully admits that this well-shot, crisply recorded concert from Pine Knob amphitheater is banking on the lack of any video companion to his epochal live double album, Frampton Comes Alive, which broke sales records following its 1976 release. Accordingly, Detroit serves up a set list featuring the earlier set's high points and preserving the front man's affable, enthusiastic rapport.

Those virtues won't entirely neutralize the initial shock of seeing the former rock heartthrob as he crowds 50. The shoulder-length locks that made him a poster boy (and supplied a then-chic androgyny) are gone, his hair now close- cropped and white, and he wears small wire-rim glasses that reinforce a comparatively clerical look, even in dark jeans and T-shirt. But when Frampton and his current quartet launch into old arena workhorses like "Baby (Something's Happening)," or signature hits like "Show Me the Way" and "Baby I Love Your Way," he shows his singing and lead guitar playing are both unchanged.

In short, meat-and-potatoes musicianship, an eager-to-please affection for his audience, and that archetypal song book of '70s radio favorites all play to Frampton's strengths and to his audience's expectations, right up to those talkbox effects that sounded anachronistic until Cher dusted them off for her Europop-inflected comeback. For DVD music fans of a certain age, that translates to a canny mix of nostalgia and show-biz professionalism.