Back in April, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Peter Frampton announced that he will be releasing a new covers album, All Blues, which will feature the rocker’s take on some of notable blues classics.
Now we finally can get a taste of how the album will sound since Frampton decided to release its first single, his rendition of B.B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone.”
Frampton’s version of “The Thrill Is Gone” largely stays faithful to the original and boasts several intense guitar solos that will be a treat for all blues lovers.
The cover also features renowned slide guitarist Sonny Landreth. Hear it below.
“The Thrill Is Gone” was written by West Coast blues musicians Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell in 1951 but was made popular by B.B. King, who released it as a single in 1969.
It is a familiar tune for Peter Frampton as he played it numerous times with King himself during their joint trek in 2013.
“It’s a tribute,” Frampton told Billboard following the premiere of the song. “We were lucky enough, privileged enough to have BB King open for us on his penultimate tour, and I played the number with him every night. I don’t think people are gonna be too upset that we do a version of this.”
Frampton’s All Blues album is officially scheduled for release on June 7th. Besides Landreth, the album will also feature appearances from Fabulous Thunderbirds’ Kim Wilson, Deep Purple’s Steve Morse and famous studio guitarist Larry Carlton.