Peter Frampton delivers instrumental rendition of Roxy Music’s classic “Avalon” as guitarist’s latest offering Frampton forgets the words, a collection of instrumental covers.
Frampton and his band’s version doesn’t stray too far from the 1982 original, with his guitar replacing Bryan Ferry’s inimitable voice.
âThe original is such a perfect piece of music,â Frampton said of the cover in a statement. “I really wanted to get as close as possible to the vocal inflection, and I think I almost got there!” It’s a sexy guitar sound, like Bryan Ferry’s voice, and I’m very proud of it.
Frampton forgets the words, due out on April 23, also includes covers of songs by David Bowie, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder and Lenny Kravitz, as well as the previously released version of Radiohead’s âReckonerâ.
The album, which Frampton recorded with his long-lost and recently recovered 1954 Les Paul Phenix, is a follow-up to his Grammy-winning 2007 instrumental LP. Fingerprints.
“This album is a collection of 10 of my favorite music tracks, âFrampton said of the LP. âMy guitar is also a voice and I’ve always loved playing my favorite vocal lines that we all know and love. These tracks are my great group and I pay tribute to the original creators of this wonderful music. So much fun to do and I really hope you enjoy it too.