The Peter Frampton Band’s widely-praised and highly successful All Blues album is available in a double LP vinyl version from today (16). It’s also now available in a limited edition translucent blue colour pressing, exclusively at PeterFrampton.com.
The new edition contains the bonus track ‘I Feel So Good,’ written by Big Bill Broonzy, who recorded the first version of it in 1942. The song is closely associated with Muddy Waters, who cut it in 1960 and released it as a single on Chess Records. The following month, it appeared on his tribute album to Broonzy, Muddy Waters Sings ‘Big Bill.’
Frampton is currently taking part in the Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea cruise of the Mediterranean, which visits Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Valletta and also stars Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Larkin Poe, Robert Randolph and others. The Englishman’s Peter Frampton Finale —The Farewell Tour resumes in Nashville on 29 August, with support from Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.
Frampton has announced that he will retire from regular, vigorous touring at the end of 2019, after his diagnosis with the autoimmune disease Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM). $1 from every ticket sale, as well as any donations, will go to the Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund at Johns Hopkins. This is a newly established fund by Frampton and Johns Hopkins, where he receives treatment.
The Music Business Association recently gave Frampton the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement at its Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner. He was also recently the recipient of the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 2019 NAMM Show’s 34th annual TEC Awards.
All Blues climbs back to No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Albums chart for the week of 17 August, in its ninth week on the survey. It debuted at the summit and had an initial six-week reign. The album has achieved Frampton’s best overall sales, physically and in digital equivalents, since his 2006 release Fingerprints.
All Blues can be bought here.