Frampton Forgets The Words, out on April 23rd from UMe, features instrumental tributes by The Peter Frampton Band to some of his favourite songs. Listen to their take on the Roxy Music classic Avalon...
Frampton Forgets the Words is the follow up to his 2007 Grammy Award-winning instrumental album, Fingerprints. Of the song Avalon, Frampton explains, “The original is such a perfect piece of music. I really wanted to get as close to the vocal inflection as I could, and I think I almost did it! It’s a sexy kind of guitar sound, like Bryan Ferry’s vocal, and I’m very proud of it.”
Frampton Forgets the Words was co-produced by Frampton and Chuck Ainlay and was recorded/mixed at Frampton’s own Studio Phenix in Nashville. With his infamous 1954 Les Paul Phenix—which was lost in a plane crash in 1980 and recovered more than 30 years later— Frampton brings virtuosic guitar playing to songs by David Bowie, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz and more. [See the full track listing below - Ed]
Frampton notes, “This album is a collection of ten of my favourite pieces of music. My guitar is also a voice and I have always enjoyed playing my favourite vocal lines that we all know and love. These tracks are my great band and me paying tribute to the original creators of this wonderful music. So much fun to do and I really hope you enjoy it too.”
Peter Frampton is among the most celebrated guitarists in rock history. At 18, he co-founded one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. By 22, he was touring incessantly and making use of the talk box which would become his signature guitar effect. He’s collaborated with such legendary artists as George Harrison, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ringo Starr, among many others, and has toured with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Greg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, and the Steve Miller Band. In 2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.
FRAMPTON FORGETS THE WORDS - TRACK LIST:
If You Want Me To Stay
One More Heartache
Isn’t It A Pity
I Don't Know Why
Are You Gonna Go My Way
Loving The Alien
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