Wind of Change (album)
|Wind of Change|
|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|
|Peter Frampton chronology|
|Rolling Stone||(favorable) |
Peter Frampton decided to remain with Humble Pie's U.S. label A&M, and assembled an impressive supporting cast including Ringo Starr, 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.
- "Fig Tree Bay" – 3:36
- "Wind of Change" – 3:05
- "Lady Lieright" – 2:56
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Jagger, Richards) – 5:20
- "It's a Plain Shame" – 3:14
- "Oh for Another Day" – 3:53
- "All I Wanna Be (Is by Your Side)" – 6:36
- "The Lodger" – 5:44
- "Hard" – 4:30
- "Alright" – 4:26
- Peter Frampton - lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, organ, keyboards, drums, percussion, dulcimer, harmonium, vocals
- Frank Carillo - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Mick Jones - rhythm guitar on "All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)"
- Andy Bown - bass, organ, electric piano, mellotron, percussion, backing vocals
- Rick Wills - bass
- Klaus Voorman - bass on "Alright"
- Billy Preston - piano, organ on "Alright"
- Mike Kellie - drums, percussion
- Ringo Starr - drums, percussion on "Alright" and "The Lodger"
- Chris Karan - congas on "Lady Lieright"
- Frank Ricotti - shaker on "Lady Lieright"
- Del Newman - strings, arrangements, flute, marimba
- Jim Price - brass on "The Lodger"
|1972||Jumpin' Jack Flash|
|1972||It's A Plain Shame|