Peter Frampton Band - All Blues.

Peter Frampton Band
All Blues
(UMC)
By Paul Davies.


A perennial pub quiz question is which music artist recorded the biggest selling live album ever? Answer: the very same artist who has released both a joyous and sublime collection of blue-hued standards and favourites on this All Blues album.

Pouring his heart and blue soul into classy cuts I Just Want To Make Love To You, She Caught The Katy and an outstanding bittersweet take on BB King's The Thrill Is Gone, Frampton triumphantly returns to his musical roots which he originally ploughed with Steve Marriott in Humble Pie.

Quite possibly the best tracks are the guitar instrumentals of Georgia On My Mind and All Blue, reminding that Frampton won a Grammy for the best instrumental album for his Fingerprints release in 1997.

On what is possibly his final recording of a long and glittering career, due to an IBM diagnosis, these astutely chosen songs are played with a passion and deftness of touch from a lifetime of accumulated skills.

And the answer to the above pub quiz question is, of course, Comes Alive! by the indomitable Peter Frampton.


Paul Davies