Peter Frampton - Wind Of Change


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Frampton@50 Series studio releases on Hybrid SACD — Wind of Change

Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering direct-to-DSD from analog tape!

Peter Frampton and Intervention Records are thrilled to announce the Artist-Approved Frampton@50 Series Hybid SACD releases. These meticulously restored reissues present the essential 1972-1975 studio releases that put Peter Frampton on the fast track to becoming the household name and rock legend he remains to this day, Wind of Change, Frampton's Camel and Frampton.

These releases are also included together the exclusive Frampton@50 Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set. This amazing box set is numbered and limited to only 2,500 copies, and is also available from Acoustic Sounds.

The Frampton@50 Series Hybrid SACD reissues sound sensational and are mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering direct-to-DSD from the best-sounding analog tape sources available.

Peter Frampton was more than ready for his solo debut, which arrived with the release of Wind Of Change in the U.K. on May 26, 1972. With both pop and rock credentials in his locker from his time with The Herd and then Humble Pie, it was a record that brimmed with confidence, with guitar virtuosity, and with some impressive guest appearances.

Frampton's work in those bands and as an in-demand guitar player with other artists helped him amass a notable cast list for Wind Of Change. The track "Alright" was especially notable, with piano and organ by Billy Preston, drums by Ringo Starr, and bass by Beatles alumnus Klaus Voorman.

Also contributing to the album were future Foreigner members Mick Jones and Rick Wills, Frampton's former Herd bandmate Andy Bown, and Jim Price. The latter was the revered horn player whose resumé already included work with the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, and Delaney & Bonnie. Production duties were shared between Peter and an emerging 20-year-old studio man who would himself go on to produce the Stones, Chris Kimsey. Indeed, a slowed-down and spirited cover of "Jumping Jack Flash" was the album's only non-original, and its first single.

The second was the rocking "It's A Plain Shame," and both would be part of the set list for the 1976 sales phenomenon Frampton Comes Alive!, along with the Wind Of Change title track and "All I Want (Is To Be By Your Side)." The LP itself only reached No. 177 in America, but served as an appetizer for the sales feast to follow.

The admirable musicality of the album, with its light and generally acoustic ambience, was heightened by a multi-instrumental performance from Frampton himself. Still only 21 at the the time of its recording, for all his years of experience, he played not just guitar but keyboards, drums, dulcimer and harmonium.

Side A
Fig Tree Bay
Wind Of Change
Lady Lieright
Jumping Jack Flash
It's A Plain Shame
Oh For Another Day
Side B
All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)
The Lodger

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