I have to say that I never expected such a great album from Ace,
especially not at this point in his career... but this album is
FANTASTIC! Ace has gone into musical areas that he's never covered
before & Genghis Khan alone is more than worth getting this CD for.
I think it's the best tune he's ever written but I also love Fox on the
Run, Change the World, It's a Great Life & Fractured Quantum.
I doubt Ace is ever going to bring in too may new fans at this late
point in his career so if you're a fan I would HIGHLY recomend not
listening to the bad reviews that I find to be ill-informed &
completely out of touch with what Ace has produced here. The
songwriting is surprisingly good & VERY different for the Spaceman
& while there are some "Frehley's Comet" style tunes here (Foxy
& Free, Pain in the Neck & Sister) that style is a big part of
Ace's repetoire & you either like it or you don't. But the new
direction he's taken on Genghis Khan, A Little Below the Angels, Change
the World & It's a Great Life are HUGE musical shifts for Ace &
sound like NOTHING he's ever done before.
I've been a KISS fan
since 1974 & while I'm not too thrilled with what they're doing now
I certainly know the music backwards & forwards & for anyone to
say that this album is "more of the same" immediately lets me know that
they have no idea what they're talking about.
Ace Fans: If
you're still not sure you can listen to the entire album for free at
VH1... I have NO DOUBT that you'll be running to the store to buy it or
iTunes to download it after having a listen. I haven't been this
thrilled with a Kiss-related release in about 20 years & I take my
hat off to Ace for pushing the envelope on this GREAT ALBUM