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Albums Of The Week: Peter Frampton Band | Frampton Forgets The Words

The pop icon shuts up and plays his guitar some more on this understated affair.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Frampton Forgets the Words, the new studio album by The Peter Frampton Band, features instrumental tributes to some of Frampton’s favorite songs and is the follow up to his 2007 Grammy-winning instrumental album Fingerprints.

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.

Frampton notes, “This album is a collection of 10 of my favorite pieces of music. My guitar is also a voice and I have always enjoyed playing my favorite 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.

His 2019 album All Blues was #1 for 15 weeks on Billboard’s Blues Chart, and his autobiography Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir, released last October, debuted on The New York Times Bestsellers list. His 1976 album Frampton Comes Alive! remains one of the top-selling live records of all time and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame last year.”