Peter Frampton Releases Cover ‘Avalon’ From Roxy Music
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Esteemed guitarist and singer-songwriter Peter Frampton unveils his cover of the 1982 Roxy Music hit, “Avalon”, which is the latest installment of his new and upcoming all-instrumental album, Frampton Forgets The Words.
In a statement (via Hennemusic), Frampton said: “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.”
“Avalon” comes next to Frampton’s cover of the Radiohead cut, “Reckoner”, making it the second song released as a teaser to the record, which is set for release on April 23. The new album will include songs by George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Lenny Kravitz, among others.
Frampton Forgets The Words is co-produced by himself and Chuck Ainlay and was recorded and mixed at Frampton’s Studio Phenix in Nashville, Tenessee. The tracklisting is a personal pick of Frampton from his stash of favorites and follows his 2007 Grammy-winning instrumental record, Fingerprints.