Peter Frampton revealed his new instrumentals set, Frampton Forgets The Words, took far more thought than just running through a handful of classic songs on guitar. Frampton, who’s always been methodical when it comes to his studio work, told us that there was a definite process of trial and error to see if the songs he and his band tackled passed muster as an instrumental track worthy to stand alongside the original.

The album — billed to the Peter Frampton Band –features the Grammy Award-winning legend’s new takes on Radiohead‘s “Reckoner,” Lenny Kravitz‘ “Are You Gonna Go My Way?,” David Bowie‘s “Loving The Alien,” Stevie Wonder‘s “I Don’t Know Why,” Roxy Music‘s “Avalon, ” Jaco Pastorious‘ “Dreamland,” and George Harrison‘s “Isn’t It A Pity,” among others.

SIDE NOTES

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

FAST FACTS

  • Peter Frampton‘s team-up with Eric Clapton on the Beatles‘ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is featured on Clapton’s recent Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 collection.
  • The two-day event was held on September 21st and 22nd, 2019 in Dallas, Texas at American Airlines Arena. The show, which was Clapton’s fifth Crossroads event, raised funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, the chemical dependency treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998.

CHECK IT OUT: The Peter Frampton Band’s 2021 cover of “Are You Gonna Go My Way”: