Peter Frampton is already looking past his upcoming instrumental covers set to his first new album of all original material in over a decade. Frampton has announced the April 23rd release of his latest instrumental collection, titled, Frampton Forgets The Words.
Frampton Forgets The Words features the Grammy Award-winning legend’s new takes on Radiohead‘s “Reckoner,” Lenny Kravitz‘ “Are You Gonna Go My Way?,” George Harrison‘s “Isn’t It A Pity,” Roxy Music‘s “Avalon” and Jaco Pastorious‘ “Dreamland.”
We caught up with Frampton, who’s equally excited about that album’s followup — his first all original album since 2010’s critically acclaimed, Thank You Mr. Churchill: [“The next record after this one will be a solo record. The blues album — All Blues — and this one, Forgets The Words, is the Peter Frampton Band. Y’know, we all share in these two. I’ll use my band on some of the solo stuff, but I wanna stretch out, just use some different players. The solo record, which will be next, it might be longer than we think, because it’s got to be — it’s going to be — the best solo album I’ve ever done — studio one.”] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . .done studio one)
Frampton revealed that in many ways, the album will be a call back to such legendary and beloved early-’70s sets as Wind Of Change, Frampton’s Camel, Something’s Happening, and Frampton: [“This one is really, really important because it’s going to be back to, like, when I would do the first four solo records. There will be no co-writes. It’s gonna be all me.”] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC: . . . be all me)
- Peter Frampton revealed to us his next all original studio album will feature all self-composed material and hearken back to his original early-’70s albums.
The tracklisting to Frampton Forgets The Words is:
“If You Want Me To Stay” – Sly & The Family Stone
“Reckoner” – Radiohead
“Dreamland” – Michael Colombier featuring Jaco Pastorius
“One More Heartache” – Marvin Gaye
“Avalon” – Roxy Music
“Isn’t It A Pity” – George Harrison
“I Don’t Know Why” – Stevie Wonder
“Are You Gonna Go My Way” – Lenny Kravitz
“Loving the Alien” – David Bowie
“Maybe” – Alison Krauss
- Peter Frampton‘s 2019 album All Blues topped the Billboard’s Blues Chart for a whopping 15 weeks.
- His 2020 autobiography, Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir, debuted on The New York Times Bestsellers list.
- In the fall of 2019, Frampton wrapped his North American farewell tour and returned to such hallowed venues and Madison Square Garden and the Forum in L.A. — arenas he hadn’t played in 40 years.
- Peter Frampton was forced to slow down his road work upon discovering he’s suffering from a degenerative muscle disease called Inclusion-Body Myositus (IBM), that slowly weakens the body’s muscles.