Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

by Kiss


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/1997
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731453238725
catalogNumber: 532387
Rank: 30569

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kiss   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Paul Stanley   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,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
Richie Fontana   Drums
Diana Grasselli   Vocals,Background Vocals
Doug Katsaros   Synthesizer,Piano,Strings,Background Vocals,Ensemble
Craig Krampf   Drums
Bob Kulick   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Eric Nelson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Myriam Naomi Valle   Vocals,Background Vocals
Miriam Naomi   Background Vocals
Peppy Castro   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Stanley   Producer
Michael Frondelli   Engineer
Jeff Glixman   Producer,Engineer
Paul Grupp   Engineer
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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Paul Stanley 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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".