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|Ace Frehley||Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Synthesizer Guitar|
|Marti Frederiksen||Percussion, Strings, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals|
|Anthony Esposito||Bass, Bass Guitar|
|Pearl Aday||Background Vocals|
|Scott Coogan||Drums, Background Vocals, yodeling|
|Derrek Hawkins||Rhythm Guitar|
|Kari Kimmel||Background Vocals|
|Ace Frehley||Composer, Special Effects, Producer|
|Marti Frederiksen||Producer, Engineer|
|Brian Porizek||Art Direction|
|Anthony Focx||Digital Editing, Mastering|
|Frank Munoz||Text, Creative Consultant|
Posted October 1, 2010
To all the ace/kiss/rock fans,
Being a 30+ year devoted Ace/ Kiss fan I will tell you I listened to this with an open mind not ready to love it just because it was Ace's music.
This album is sensational proving that Ace has evolved over the years unlike his bandmates (Gene and Paul - I can't get over the Tommy thing -get him out of Ace's makeup and change it up)Off topic...
I have to start with "Fractured Quantum", the piece that touches my inner core everytime I hear it. It is beautiful - the most brilliant of the songs in the fractured series.
He completely rocks like the old days but in a new way with "Pain in the Neck" -listen to the meter and minor to major key changes in the middle before his signature style solo. This is one of my top songs, but there is no way I can pick a favorite.
"Sister", "Space Bear", Foxy and Free" these three also just take you back to our younger days with Ace but at the same time the songs are current and modern. Who can do that these days? I can't leave out
the cover of "Fox on the Run" -brings me back to his cover of "Do Ya" Blast from the past.
Love his retrospective, "Little Below the Angels" and I adore "Change the World" - want to arrange this for my children's choirs.
There is SO much more but those are my thoughts on some of the tracks. No one will read this if it's too long:)
Every song has something special.
Ace deserves a grammy nominee for coming back with an album like this after 20 years.
Buy it - enjoy it - love it- adore it...
Wow!... I hope I can say that again. Wow!... As the headline above states, the awesomeness flows throughout this album. I have to say I was slightly reserved on this upcoming album. While I am a fan of Ace's '78 KISS solo and first Frehley's Comet album, Ace's later works alternated between very good and sometimes average at best work. This album though launches Ace back into the stratosphere. I honestly could not find a track I did not enjoy. This is in some ways a journey back to Ace's 1978 KISS solo album, but with a twist. It is new, exciting and refreshing, unlike some of the recycled garbage that some rockers are putting out nowadays (we won't name any names here). This album has everything needed to make a solid music feast; killer riffs, cool vocals, raw energy, from the heart and soul lyrics and much more. For a thrill a minute, from the heavy rockers "Foxy and Free" and "Outer Space", to the expertly done and soulful "A Little Below The Angels", to the superb Instrumental "Fractured Quantum", this is a must have for not only Ace Frehley and KISS fans, but those wanting to enjoy some GREAT new Rock & Roll. From one of the top guitarists of our time, a definite classic!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 17, 2009
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