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.