Personnel: Peter Frampton (vocals, acoustic, electric & slide guitars, piano, ARP String & AXXE synthesizers, bass, drums); Bob Mayo (acoustic guitar, Fender Rhodes & Wurlitzer pianos, Clavinet, organ, ARP string & bass synthesizers, bass, background vocals); Stevie Wonder (harmonica); Stanley Sheldon (electric bass); Ritchie Hayward (drums, congas); John Siomos (drums, tambourine).
Producer: Peter Frampton.
Reissue producer: Bill Levenson.
Engineers: Chris Kimsey, Frankie D'Augusta, Peter Frampton.
Recorded at Electric Lady, The Record Plant and The Hit Factory, New York, New York. Originally released on A&M (SP 3703). Includes liner notes by Peter Frampton.
Digitally remastered by Doug Sax (June 2000, The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, California).
How do you follow up the biggest selling live album in history? I'M IN YOU is an all around solid album, which on its release gave credibility to Frampton's pinup boy image. The title track hit Number Two (so did the album) and became Frampton's biggest single to date.
"I'm in You" is a delicious slice of pop, a tender, well-written piano ballad. Tracks like the voice box-laden "(Putting My) Heart on the Line" and the smooth "St. Thomas (Don't You Know How I Feel)" show the progression of this talented musician who had formerly rocked the world with Humble Pie. "Don't Have to Worry" and "Tried to Love" are both radio-friendly numbers featuring Frampton's superb guitar, the latter featuring background vocals from Mick Jagger. Stevie Wonder lends his amazing harmonica talent to "Rocky's Hot Club," and Frampton returns the favor with a soulful and rocking version of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)."