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Anomaly

Ace FrehleyAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 15, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bronx Born Records
  • ASIN: B002GE8GJK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,620 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Foxy & Free
2. Outer Space
3. Pain In The Neck
4. Fox On The Run
5. Genghis Khan
6. Too Many Faces
7. Change The World
8. Space Bear
9. A Little Below The Angels
10. Sister
11. It's A Great Life
12. Fractured Quantum

Editorial Reviews

2009 release from the former Kiss guitarist, his first 'solo' album in nearly 20 years! Flaunting fiery riffs, pristine production by Marty Fredrickson and jaw-dropping craftsmanship, Anomaly ties together the axeman's trailblazing past, present and future.

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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anomaly Rocks!! September 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD
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.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Ace In The Hole! September 15, 2009
By KingV
Format:Audio CD
This is the first album since Ace's 1978 solo to feature him alone on lead vocals. The only negative thing I can say is that I don't care for the digipack pyramid packaging. It was very cool to see that Anomaly is dedicated to Ace's family, friends, and fans and is in memory of Eric Carr and Dimebag Darrell. It was also cool to see a thank you in the liner notes to Gene, Paul, and Peter. Would have been cool to see some sort of acknowledgement to Jon Regan, Tod Howarth, Richie Scarlet, or any mention of the Comet; at least Anton Fig was mentioned.

The production on Anomaly is fantastic; the guitars and vocals sound great! I'm amazed at how good Ace sounds. His vocals sound as good as they did when he was half the age he is today and his guitar work is scorching! I can hear hints of work from his 1978 solo album, Unmasked, Frehley's Comet and Trouble Walkin'. There's a great variety of music here from heavy to pop; heavily distorted guitars to acoustic. Too Many Faces and Sister are the standout tracks and the latest Fractured tune is the best of the four.

I'm not disappointed at all and this has exceeded all expectations; highly recommended.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ace is back! September 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This release leaves no doubt that while Paul and Gene may have been the brains behind Kiss, Ace was certainly the heart of the band. Some of the songs on this album sound a bit like his 1978 solo album (Foxy & Free), some sound like contemporary rock (Too Many Faces) and some are just plain fantastic (Sister). His cover of The Sweet's Fox On The Run is a lot better than I could have expected; in fact it's quite enjoyable, but the gem of the disc is definitely the fourth installment of the Fractured series. At last! Well worth the wait. Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the Ace's last solo album. BTW, don't expect this to sound much like Kiss; it doesn't. But that's a good thing. Ahh, it feels like 1978 all over again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The GOD of classic rock guitar has returned and does it with passion and power. I am blown away by the talent and emotion put into this album. In a time where it's about airplay, copies sold and sounding current, Ace has shown what he's made of. He's combined killer riffs, intense blistering solos and fantastic melodies into the best hard rock album in years. It is what rock and roll is supposed to be and most new artists cannot produce something like this. This is rock, not manufactured music. Listen to the raw power of SPACE BEAR, the instrumental brilliance of FRACTURED QUANTUM, and the genious of GENGHIS KHAN. Then you have balls out rockers: SISTER, PAIN IN THE NECK and FOXY AND FREE, along side the moving song A LITTLE BELOW THE ANGELS and the catchy fun cover of FOX ON THE RUN. It all comes together into a solid rock effort worthy of alot of praise. THIS IS HARD ROCK PRODUCED BY AN ARTIST WHO BELEIVES IN THE MUSIC. ACE, THANK YOU FOR THIS MASTERPIECE. AN INSTANT CLASSIC.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ACE BRINGS IT HARD..... September 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Surprise, surprise!! Aceman RIPS on this record. This is, so far, the best rock release Ive heard this year. Really, who else has anything out like this?

The guitars sounds are KILLER..big massive Les Paul tones with shimmers of clean electrics and acoustics laying back behind it all. Surprised at the quality of his vocals as well - glad he still has it in him.

Favorite cuts are the opener, Foxy & Free, Pain In The Neck (check out his killer classic Ace solo), Ghenghis Kahn (Page would be proud) and Fractured Quantum, which hints at his classic 78 Fractured Mirror.

I've been an Ace fan since early Kiss (75-79), but then lost him in a haze of 80's 90's mediocrity.

Believe me, he's back. Very impressive release.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait, sounds like classic Ace/KISS plus a few experimental...
First of, this album is loud! I don't think I've heard a cd that's been mastered any better than this. It's direct, up front, and crystal clear with thumping bass. Read more
Published 15 days ago by booksmart05
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace's latest
In my view, this CD is a good representation of Ace's entire career. One can find elements of all of his solo albums on this CD, and a few of the songs have a Metallica or Alice... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mike Schroeder
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid offering from Space Ace
What can I say.
Great album all the way around from the iconic guitarist.
Fine writing and voice is in fine form.
Published 2 months ago by Edward Combs
4.0 out of 5 stars great
I can only pass on what I've been told, I bought this for a friend. He says it's a great buy
Published 3 months ago by A. Fraser
4.0 out of 5 stars "Anomaly" is fairly good effort by remarkable KISS guitarists
In the late 70s. Ace Frehley ("Spaceman") issued his first solo album. In my opinion, it is still the best achievement in his whole career. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Peter68
5.0 out of 5 stars ace made another great album.
Ace frehley is an amazing artist. with or without kiss. I would like them to reunite but don't think that is ever going to happen. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jordan Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars A CD I never managed to pick up....until now.
The shipping method was not that great. The paper package was smashed a bit, but the CD was not damaged. I really liked the tunes. Listened to it completely, 3 times in a row.
Published 7 months ago by GEORGE L. HALL
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocking CD
Great CD. I had to purchase it after the original one my wife purchased was accidentally destroyed in my car's CD player.
Published 8 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Spaceman is always my HERO
keeping it simple. Its Ace Frehley all the way. He is a little happier now as you can tell with the last half of album. It has his heart, humor and his "always passion to rock"!! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Clayton Acklin
1.0 out of 5 stars I want my dollar back.
Just got this at FYE, it was buy one used CD get one for a buck. So I essentially got this for a dollar and boy do I want my dollar back. Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. Pratt
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annoying packaging!
Yeah I was annoyed too, but I'll just put the pyramid thing together (or ignore it) and put the CD itself in a jewel case, which should slip inside the outer packaging. No big deal. It's what on the inside that counts, and that my friends, is one of the best rockin CDs in ages. So glad he's back.... Read more
Sep 16, 2009 by Geno |  See all 12 posts
Anomaly Rocks
Listened to the whole album on VH1.com and it is great! The production really kicks ass on this.
Sep 10, 2009 by E. LUND |  See all 8 posts
Why Buy Without Samples
Michael,
Remember, There was a time when people could only buy a "record" by an artist without ever hearing it first. They bought it based on the fact that they either heard a song on the radio or they bought it simply because they liked the artist from passed albums. There are... Read more
Oct 4, 2009 by Arnold Slater |  See all 2 posts
jewel case or digipack
The ones to be sold at CD Universe are listed as digipack.
Aug 25, 2009 by Dark Films Fan |  See all 2 posts
ace frehley's new album!
The return of the Ace! It's a shame he didn't release more music since The Comet but at least it's something.
Jul 9, 2009 by BHG |  See all 17 posts
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