- Product Code: LR116LPP
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First re-release on picture disc of the debut full-length solo album by the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of legendary American Hard Rock/Glam Rock band Kiss.
It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, 1978. It is the only album of the four Kiss solo albums to feature all original songs, as Simmons, Criss and Frehley each recorded one cover song on their albums.
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!
The album reached #40 on the US Billboard album chart. It was generally regarded as the second best of the solo albums, following Frehley's.
Casablanca/Universal Music Plc., Russia/Lilith Ltd., 1978/2006 (LR116LPP). Made in Russia. Pressed in EU. 180 gram vinyl.
1. Tonight You Belong To Me 4:40
2. Move On 3:11
3. Ain't Quite Right 3:35
4. Wouldn't You Like To Know Me? 3:18
5. Take Me Away (Together As One) 5:34
6. It's Alright 3:34
7. Hold Me, Touch Me (Think Of Me When We're Apart) 3:40
8. Love In Chains 3:33
9. Goodbye 4:09
Total playing time: 35:14 min.