Peter Frampton has shared an instrumental cover of Roxy Music‘s classic “Avalon”, which will appear on the guitarist’s Frampton Forgets the Words, a collection of instrumental covers.
“The original is such a perfect piece of music,” Frampton said in a statement. “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.”
Frampton Forgets the Words is set to drop on April 23. It features covers of songs by David Bowie, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, and Lenny Kravitz, as well as the previously released take on Radiohead‘s “Reckoner.”
The album is a follow-up to Frampton’s Grammy-winning 2007 instrumental LP Fingerprints. Frampton recorded the album with his long-lost and recently recovered 1954 Les Paul Phenix.
“This album is a collection of 10 of my favorite pieces of music,” Frampton said in January about the album. “My guitar is also a voice and I have always enjoyed playing my favorite vocal lines that we all know and love.”
He added, “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.”
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