How Peter Frampton pushed his luck with classic live album; Disturbed release new song; and Chris Cornell remembered in legacy album.
Peter Frampton recalled how he believed he’d be pushing his luck if his 1976 concert LP Frampton Comes Alive! was released as a double-length album. He also noted that the hit singles “Show Me the Way” and “Baby I Love Your Way” weren’t included on the initial single-disc version.
He told Uncle Joe Benson on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show that three shows had been recorded in June 1975, including one at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, then he worked with legendary engineer and studio owner Wally Heider before completing work at Electric Lady Studios in New York
“We didn’t really feel that we should do a double album because … we didn’t want to push our luck, basically,” Frampton said. “I think there were five numbers on the album, because they were so long. The songs that weren’t on there, among others, were ‘Show Me the Way’ and ‘Baby I Love Your Way’ because they weren’t good enough. Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock
Before announcing their new album, Evolution, Disturbed polled fans asking them if they wanted to hear a heavy song or a ballad for the first single. Heaviness prevailed and the veteran band released “Are You Ready” and now it appears we’ve arrived at the ballad as Disturbed have debuted “A Reason to Fight.”
David Draiman’s gentle croon is set against delicate acoustic guitar work. The song’s energy gradually builds with subtle melodies to add some dramatic tension as Disturbed tease the impactful moments yet to come over the chorus. Read more at Loudwire
Chris Cornell is the subject of a self-titled album that aims to outline the late Soundgarden singer’s musical legacy. It will be released on Nov. 16 in a number of of formats, with a total of 11 previously unreleased songs across the offerings. They all include “When Bad Does Good,” which was released as a taster track.
“Since Chris’ sudden passing I have put all my efforts and energy into sharing his music and legacy with his fans from all over the world,” his widow Vicky said in a statement. “I felt we needed to create a special collection to represent all of him – the friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist. His soaring vocals found their way into the hearts and souls of so many. His voice was his vision and his words were his peace. This album is for his fans.” Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock