In 2006, Peter Frampton won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album with Fingerprints, and on January 26, 2018 the record will receive a full reissue in commemoration.
Released via Frampton’s own imprint Phenix Photograph, Fingerprints will be made available for the first time on vinyl with this reissue. A truly diverse and eclectic listen, Fingerprints featured a handful of big-name special guests lending their services:
Guest artists include The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman on “Cornerstones”; original Shadows members Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett on “My Cup of Tea”; and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Matt Cameron joining Frampton for the “Black Hole Sun” cover and the original “Blowin’ Smoke.” Frampton’s core band on Fingerprints features longtime collaborator John Regan (bass), co-producer Gordon Kennedy (guitar and backing vocals), Arthur Stead (keyboards) and Shawn Fichter (drums).
Here is Frampton covering Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun” live:
Below, stream the original Fingerprints album, via Spotify: