The Art of Control

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The Art of Control
Art of Control.jpg
Studio album by Peter Frampton
Released August 3, 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock, Pop rock
Length 36:02
Label A&M
Producer Peter Frampton and Eddie Kramer
Peter Frampton chronology
Breaking All the Rules
The Art Of Control
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [1]

The Art of Control is the eighth studio solo album by Peter Frampton. the album was first released in 1982 on A&M Records.

According to Peter Frampton, the record company, A&M forced him to make a commercial, radio-friendly album that he felt didn't sound like a "Peter Frampton album", so he hates the album.[2][3]

Japanese reissue[edit]

The original mix of the album was reissued in Japan in a miniature replica of the original album art work. The album was remastered, for this reissue using Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to transfer the digital files and included the bonus tracks added to the Compact disc (CD) release of the album. The release was a limited edition in the SHM-CD format. The reissue included a picture of the original vinyl label.

Super High Material (SHM), is a manufacturing process utilized on some Japanese pre-recorded Compact Discs (SHM-CDs) and super audio compact discs (SHM-SACDs)[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Frampton and Mark Goldenberg.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "I Read the News" 4:00
2. "Sleepwalk" 4:35
3. "Save Me" 3:46
4. "Back to Eden" 4:46
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "An Eye for an Eye" 3:50
2. "Don't Think About Me" 3:42
3. "Heart in the Fire" 4:27
4. "Here Comes Caroline" 3:40
5. "Barbara's Vacation" 3:16


  • Peter Frampton - Lead vocals, Lead guitar, Bass guitar, keyboards, guitar synthesizer
  • Mark Goldenberg - Rhythm guitar, Keyboards, backing vocals
  • John Regan - Bass guitar
  • Harry Stinson - Drums
  • Ian Lloyd - Backing vocals on "I Read the News", "An Eye for an Eye", "Heart in the Fire" and "Barbara's Vacation"
  • Eddie Kramer - Backing vocals on "Barbara's Vacation"
  • JD Dworkow - Backing vocals on "Barbara's Vacation"
  • Eddie Kramer - Engineer, Mixer
  • Guy Charbonneau - Assistant engineer
  • Alan Myerson - Assistant engineer
  • Cliff Bonnell - Assistant engineer
  • Phil Magnotti - Assistant engineer
  • Mike Scott - Assistant engineer
  • Don Wershba - Assistant engineer
  • George Marino - Mastering engineer
  • Hitoshi Takiguchi - Mastering engineer
Album artwork
  • Norman Moore - Artwork Direction, Cover Artwork, Cover Artwork Concept, Design
  • Glenn Wexler - Cover artwork photography
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff - Artwork Direction
  • Shinjiro Kawashima - Artwork Research
  • Chihiro Nozaki - Artwork Coordinator

Sales chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard 200 (US) 174