Wind of Change (album)

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This article is about the Peter Frampton album. For other albums of similar name, see Wind of Change (disambiguation).
Wind of Change
Wind of change album.jpg
Studio album by Peter Frampton
Released 26 May 1972 (UK)
10 July 1972 (US)
Recorded October 1971 - April 1972, Olympic Studios, Island Studios, London
Genre Rock, hard rock
Label A&M
Producer Peter Frampton
Chris Kimsey
Peter Frampton chronology
Wind of Change
(1972)
Frampton's Camel
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone (favorable) [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

Wind of Change is the first solo album of Peter Frampton. It was released in 1972. This album features appearances by Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, and Klaus Voorman.

Background[edit]

Peter Frampton decided to remain with Humble Pie's U.S. label A&M, and assembled an impressive supporting cast including Ringo Starr,[3] Billy Preston, Spooky Tooth members Mick Jones and Mike Kellie, and former Herd member Andy Bown, for his first solo effort following his departure from Humble Pie in 1971.

The self-produced debut album was engineered by Chris Kimsey, who had worked on Humble Pie's Rock On. Kinsey introduced a melodic sensibility that contrasted with the raucous boogie that characterized Humble Pie sound, with a particular emphasis on Frampton's acoustic guitar work.

The songs on Wind of Change are built primarily around acoustic guitar foundations but the inclusion of such songs as "It's a Plain Shame", and "All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)" have a hard rock edge, as does a reworking of the Rolling Stones "Jumpin' Jack Flash", which was the project's only non-Frampton composition.

Track listing[edit]

All song are written by Peter Frampton except "Jumpin' Jack Flash", written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Side One

  1. "Fig Tree Bay" – 3:36
  2. "Wind of Change" – 3:05
  3. "Lady Lieright" – 2:56
  4. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Jagger, Richards) – 5:20
  5. "It's a Plain Shame" – 3:14
  6. "Oh for Another Day" – 3:53

Side Two

  1. "All I Wanna Be (Is by Your Side)" – 6:36
  2. "The Lodger" – 5:44
  3. "Hard" – 4:30
  4. "Alright" – 4:26

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1972 Pop Albums 177

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1972 Jumpin' Jack Flash
1972 It's A Plain Shame

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolling Stone review
  2. ^ Newson, Jim. Wind of Change at AllMusic
  3. ^ a b Castleman, Harry; Podrazik, Walter J. (1977). All Together Now – The First Complete Beatles Discography 1961–1975 (Second ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 114. ISBN 0-345-25680-8.