Paul Stanley

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Paul Stanley's 1978 solo album was the most Kiss-like of the four, sounding more like an official band release rather than a solo outing. But this isn't necessarily a bad thing -- Stanley had become a seasoned hard rock songwriter by this point, churning out some of Kiss' best material "Love Gun," "Detroit Rock City," "I Want You," etc., and wisely stuck to his winning formula on Paul Stanley. With the help of studio musicians, as well as guitarist Bob Kulick who was almost an original member of Kiss, and brother of future Kiss replacement guitarist Bruce and Rod Stewart/Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice, Stanley's album is on par with Ace Frehley's as far as consistency ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Paul Stanley's 1978 solo album was the most Kiss-like of the four, sounding more like an official band release rather than a solo outing. But this isn't necessarily a bad thing -- Stanley had become a seasoned hard rock songwriter by this point, churning out some of Kiss' best material "Love Gun," "Detroit Rock City," "I Want You," etc., and wisely stuck to his winning formula on Paul Stanley. With the help of studio musicians, as well as guitarist Bob Kulick who was almost an original member of Kiss, and brother of future Kiss replacement guitarist Bruce and Rod Stewart/Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice, Stanley's album is on par with Ace Frehley's as far as consistency is concerned. A couple of epic compositions by Kiss standards are highlights -- "Tonight You Belong to Me" and "Take Me Away Together as One" -- as are the more straightforward tracks "Ain't Quite Right," "Wouldn't You Like to Know Me?," "It's Alright," and "Goodbye." While his other Kiss bandmates took more chances with their solo records with varying results, Stanley's album is more or less what a new Kiss album released in 1978 would have sounded like.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/1997
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731453238725
  • Catalog Number: 532387
  • Sales rank: 21,280

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kiss Primary Artist, Track Performer
Paul Stanley Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer, E-bow, Group Member
Carmine Appice Drums
Maria Vidal Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Lacey Guitar, Electric Guitar
Steve Buslowe Bass, Bass Guitar
Peppi Castro Vocals, Background Vocals
Richie Fontana Drums
Diana Grasselli Vocals, Background Vocals
Doug Katsaros Synthesizer, Piano, Strings, Background Vocals, Ensemble
Craig Krampf Drums
Bob Kulick Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Eric Nelson Bass, Bass Guitar
Myriam Naomi Valle Vocals, Background Vocals
Miriam Naomi Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Stanley Producer
Michael Frondelli Engineer
Jeff Glixman Producer, Engineer
Paul Grupp Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Joseph M. Palmaccio Remastering
Dave Wittman Engineer
Mitchell Kanner Redesign
Pete Lewis Engineer
Robert V. Conte Liner Notes, Catalog Reissue Supervisor
Barbara Isaak Engineer
Eraldo Carugati Artwork, Paintings, Cover Painting
Howard Marks Advertising Cover Design
Yasuhito Kitai Liner Notes
Peter & The King Pins Lewis Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Paul solo

    The four solo-albums from the members of KISS came out as a bit disappointing when they were released back in 1978. This reviewer don´t know exactly why, but at least Paul and Ace´s efforts are really good, as they wrote material that were quite similar to that of KISS. In Paul´s case, we already knew he was an excellent singer and frontman, so he could concentrate on songwriting, which he did with great result on this album. In fact, many of these pop-oriented songs should have been saved for an album like "Unmasked", to help that band-effort appear as a strong one. Anyway, a few highlights on this album are opener "Tonight you belong to me" and ballad "Take me away".

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