Wind of Change 180G LP (SHIPPING NOW!) – Intervention Records

Wind of Change 180G LP (SHIPPING NOW!)

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Original Release Date: 1972
Original Label: A&M Records

  • Artist-Approved Frampton@50 Series 180G LP
  • 100% Analog Mastered From Best-Sounding Analog Tapes!
  • Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed at Gotta Groove Records
  • Beautifully Restored "Old Style" Jackets Printed by Stoughton

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At just 21 years old Peter Frampton had already played with The Herd and co-formed and left Humble Pie. So he struck out on his own with the appropriately named, “Wind of Change.” Freed from Humble Pie’s narrower focus on hard-rock boogie, Frampton’s debut solo album reveals an artist exploring more dimensional, delicate and nuanced songwriting and guitar playing … Frampton showed his own brand of rocking hard with tunes like “It’s a Plain Shame,” “All I Wanna Be (is by your side)” and even made a Stones song his own with “Jumping Jack Flash,” which became a staple of Frampton’s live shows. But these tunes and even the hook-laden “The Lodger” are balanced with intricate, beautiful tunes like the elegiac “Fig Tree Bay” and the title track “Wind of Change.”

An auspicious and stirring debut, “Wind of Change” launched Frampton’s solo career and began the inexorable path to superstardom.

Intervention’s Frampton@50 series 180G vinyl reissues are 100% Analog Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the best analog tape sources available.

Intervention worked for months with Universal’s archive team, scouring the vaults in the US and UK for the best-sounding tapes. Several sets of tapes, including 1970s-era tape copies, were sent to mastering and evaluated by IR’s Shane Buettner and Chris Bellman.

The best-sounding tapes are 1/2″ safety copies from the 1990s A&M Safety Program. The “Wind of Change” and “Frampton” safeties are sourced from UK Production Masters, while the “Frampton’s Camel” safety is sourced from the Original Stereo Master. These tapes sound sensational, vibrant, detailed and alive. Combined with Chris Bellman’s work at the board, and the superbly transparent mastering chain at Bernie Grundman Mastering, legions of fans will hear what Peter and the band really put on tape during this seminal period. Fans will hear bottom-end authority, dynamics and textural details never revealed on any previous edition. These are the definitive versions of these amazing albums that made Peter Frampton one of the greatest artists of his time!

*Intervention would be remiss not to thank (profusely!) professor producer and engineer Keith Hanlon for introducing us to Team Frampton. Keith is adjunct professor of at Ohio University teaching audio/music production, and a long-serving session engineer for Musicol Recording Studios in Columbus, OH.  In 2020, he became the owner/operator of Secret Studio, a recording studio, art gallery and events space allowing artists of all types to connect, share and create. You can find more about Keith and his work HERE.

Side One

  • 1
    Fig Tree Bay
    03:36
  • 2
    Wind of Change
    03:05
  • 3
    Lady Lieright
    02:56
  • 4
    Jumping Jack Flash
    05:20
  • 5
    It's A Plain Shame
    03:14
  • 6
    Oh For Another Day
    03:53

Side Two

  • 1
    All I Want To Be (Is by your side)
    06:36
  • 2
    The Lodger
    05:44
  • 3
    Hard
    04:30
  • 4
    Alright
    04:36

Mastering Notes

Intervention's Frampton@50 Series 180G vinyl reissues are 100% Analog Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the best analog tape sources available. Intervention worked for months with Universal's archive team, scouring the vaults in the US and UK for the best-sounding tapes . Several sets of tapes, including 1970s-era tape copies, were sent to mastering and evaluated by IR's Shane Buettner and Chris Bellman. The best-sounding tapes are 1/2" safety copies from the 1990s A&M Safety Program. The Wind of Change and Frampton safeties are sourced UK Production Masters, while the Frampton's Camel safety is sourced from the Original Stereo Master Tapes. These tapes sound sensational, vibrant, detailed and alive. Combined with Chris Bellman's work at the board, and the superbly transparent mastering chain at Bernie Grundman Mastering, legions of fans will hear what Peter and the band really put on tape during this seminal period. Fans will hear bottom-end authority, dynamics and textural details never revealed on any previous edition. These are the definitive versions of these amazing albums that made Peter Frampton one of the greatest artists of his time!

Release Notes

  • Format: 180-Gram Single 33 Pressed at Gotta Groove
  • IR Catalog Number: IR-032
  • UPC: 680270758056

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You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That's the spirit of what Intervention's (Re)Discover Series is all about! Taking these FM classics and presenting them in "like you've never heard it before" sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range, ultra-transparent mastering chains at studios like CoHEARent Audio and Sterling Sound, our dead quiet 180G vinyl pressings means that you'll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!