Editors’ Notes Hummingbird in a Box was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, and it found Peter Frampton joining again with coproducer Gordon Kennedy. Together, they won a GRAMMY® Award for Fingerprints for Best Pop Instrumental Album. They composed these seven songs, with Frampton adding some of his finest and most personal vocals to date. Hardcore fans surely aren’t surprised by Frampton’s versatile talents or his electric and acoustic guitar playing, which led to his teenage success with The Herd and following through with Humble Pie and a solo career that climaxed commercially in the mid-’70s with Frampton Comes Alive!. Songs here such as the title track, “The One in 901,” “Heart to My Chest," and “Shadow of My Mind” capture an introspective Frampton who has lived several lifetimes' worth of antics and life lessons. Due to his increased instrumental work, the guitar playing throughout Hummingbird has the feel of a man making conscious choices while also letting his improvisatory sense guide him.

SONG
The Promenade's Retreat
1
4:20
 
Hummingbird in a Box
2
3:55
 
The One in 901
3
3:44
 
Friendly Fire
4
4:40
 
Heart to My Chest
5
4:29
 
Shadow of My Mind
6
3:52
 
Norman Wisdom
7
3:15
 

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