A gifted musician

 

Peter Frampton

Fingerprints

A&M/New Door Records/UME

Before he took the world by storm with his first live album in 1976, Peter Frampton was primarily known as one of rock music’s most talented guitarists. While Frampton Comes Alive gave additional proof to that claim, it was Peter’s “teen idol” appeal that garnered a lot of media — and fans’ — attention at the time.

With his new release, Fingerprints, Frampton gets the opportunity to show off his guitar-playing skills, without any vocals getting in the way. This well-crafted collection of acoustic and electric instrumentals spans several musical genres: blues, Latin ballads, R&B, country and, of course, rock.

Among the other musicians to take part in this project: Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman (“Cornerstones”), Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Matt Cameron (cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”), original Shadows members Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett (“My Cup of Tea”) and Warren Haynes (“Blooze”).

Fingerprints will remind the listener that Peter Frampton has been a gifted musician all along.

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