7 Songs, 28 Minutes

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.

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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

doktahahpah ,

Loved it

This actually reminds me a lot of Julian Lennon's latest effort with fewer instruments overall and significantly technical guitar work. Great stuff!

gettemeh2o ,

Stellar in every aspect

Up Another Notch and still climbing! What a masterful piece of work this is. Words cannot explain the sounds of Hummingbird… one just has to listen…. wow!

Silas Wegg ,

Best Yet.

I think every guitarist and composer would like to think their latest efforts are their best, and in this case I have no doubt. I have followed this guitarist since the Herd and here it is - never better. I would love to see the visuals and my review is strictly on the music - but there is not one misplaced note, the guitar tone is divine throughout. Shades of Jeff Beck (of course) and Django (lots) are evident but melodically it’s the McCartney-esque title cut that really catches. Time to consider the EP as an art form? A first! This is the first time I’ve ever really considered an “EP” as an entire stand-alone work (usually in my mind as EP is an uncohesive collection of odd tracks and throwaways) but Hummingbird in a Box is from head to toe is a sublime and solid 30 minutes. Completely entertaining. Never dull. It will be played all summer long at my place and beyond at very high volume. Sweet.

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