Peter Frampton Band Shares ‘Isn’t it a Pity,’ from New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ LP Out 4/23


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On April 23, Peter Frampton and the Peter Frampton Band will release Frampton Forgets the Words, a collection of instrumental covers of songs very near and dear to the heart of the iconic guitarist — and on Friday, he debuted a rendition of “Isn’t it a Pity,” the classic track from his friend and musical colleague George Harrison.

Said Frampton of the corresponding video for the song:

“‘Isn’t It A Pity’ from George’s album All Things Must Pass, was the track I could hear playing when I first arrived at Abbey Road to record.”

The video starts with footage of Frampton’s farewell tour from 2019, before finding him restless and frustrated while stuck at home — surely something we can all relate to these days. “We have all been in the same boat for over a year now. Our video lets you into my world of lockdown and possibly yours too. I think we can all relate.”

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“Isn’t it a Pity” is the latest track debuted ahead of the album release. Frampton also recently shared a video for his take on “Loving the Alien,” from his dearly departed friend David Bowie:

Fully a showcase of Frampton’s classic guitar chops, Frampton Forgets The Words is a collection of some of Frampton’s personal favorite songs.

“This album is a collection of ten of my favorite pieces of music,” he said in a statement. “My guitar is also a voice and I have always enjoyed playing my favorite vocal lines that we all know and love. 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.”

The album was recorded in Nashville and co-produced by Frampton and Chuck Ainlay, and features his trusty 1954 Les Paul Phenix — the guitar famously lost by Frampton in a 1980 plane crash and recovered 30 years later.

Other artists covered by the Peter Frampton Band on the album include George HarrisonStevie WonderLenny Kravitz, and more.

Click here to read Rock Cellar’s brand new interview with Peter Frampton, in which he and Jeff Slate discuss the Frampton Forgets the Words album, go into great detail regarding his guitars and playing rig, and much more.

Here’s the track listing:

1. If You Want Me To Stay (Sly Stone cover)
2. Reckoner (Radiohead cover)
3. Dreamland (Michel Colombier ft. Jaco Pastorius cover)
4. One More Heartache (Marvin Gaye cover)
5. Avalon (Roxy Music cover)
6. Isn’t It A Pity (George Harrison cover)
7. I Don’t Know Why (Stevie Wonder cover)
8. Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz cover)
9. Loving The Alien (David Bowie cover)
10. Maybe (Alison Krauss cover)

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  • Dale Ostergaard says:

    It is amazing you just get better with age kinda like an aged bottle of scotch perfect at any age


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