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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I've listened to this album a lot over the last couple of years and I personally think it's better than the first. I enjoy all the songs except maybe Time Ain't Runnin' Out.

A couple of the songs could have been recorded with a little more oomph, listen to Separate on this album and its OK, listen to the live version on Loaded Deck and its brilliant. Juvenile Delinquent is also a little slow, when they played it live at the Limelight Club at the start of the second tour it really rocked.

The best song on the album I would say is It's Over Now, which is a great ballad. Insane is a great tune too.

Definitely buy this is you're a fan of Ace, just don't expect hard rock.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Second Sighting is an excellent follow-up to 1987's Frehley's Comet. Though Tod Howarth's vocals take up 5 of the songs on the album, Ace still pops up to sing on the majority of the tracks. Insane opens Second Sighting and sets the mood for similar material as Frehley's Comet--straight-up, guitar-based rock. Insane is a good rocker from Ace which is one of the better tracks. Time Ain't Runnin' Out is one of Tod Howarth's better performances without too much screaming. Dancin' With Danger is a middle-of-the-road track from Ace which showcases his vocals and blazing guitar. Despite its rather sappy tone (which was all the rage at the time), It's Over Now, a ballad from Tod Howarth, is the best song on the album. Loser In A Fight is another forgettable track. Juvenille Delinquent is a standard Ace rocker--nothing fancy, just OK, but it does have a great feedback and effects intro. Fallen Angel really doesn't fit. It's almost as if it was written and recorded by someone else and dropped on to Second Sighting accidentally. Separate has a cool riff and rap-type delivery by Ace. New Kind of Lover is more cookie-cutter material from Mr. Howarth. I wonder if this guy can write anything that doesn't have "Aaaaahhhhh!!!" as its main lyrical component? The Acorn Is Spinning is Ace's obligatory guitar-doodling inclusion...but with a twist; it's almost like a soundtrack for a short film about a boxer who takes a dive. I like Ace's cackling at the end of the song. Jamie Oldaker's drums also really add to this song's groove. Great stuff! Second Sighting doesn't quite measure up to Frehley's Comet but it is a worthy inclusion in Ace's catalogue. Unfortunately the songs are a little too commercial thanks to the late 80's trends and Tod Howarth's more dominant presence than on the previous album. Still, Second Sighting gives us another dose of Ace which is always a good thing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2011
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
Always liked this one better than the debut. Slightly better that Trouble Walkin. Just has a good mix of Rock tracks and lighter, yet good, melodic tracks. Not all are great, but the good are Classic Ace.

Best:
Insane - Great, typical Ace track. Good Chorus, catchy and great production.

Seperate - Same as stated above. Love it. Sounds fresh to this day with a great solo.

Dancin with Danger - Excellent, driving synth based track that was pretty unique for its time. Solid and memorable.

Loser in a Fight - My personal favorite. Good vocal exchange between Ace and Howarth and cool chorus. A real grower.

Time Aint Runnin Out - Well executed ballad by Howarth that is well sung and has a good 80's chorus style. Quality.

Its Over Now - Good rock/ballad and a nice chorus. Another good Howarth track.

The others are decent enough, but more on the filler side IMO. Though the instrumental closer is decent too.

This is my favorite Ace solo disc because the rock tracks are very rocking and the softer songs are of quality. Not just soft for airplay purposes. They are good, well written tracks and not overtly 80's style corny with keyboards and syrupy choruses. The lyrics to some are not the best (as that was not Ace's strong point) especially on 'Juvenile Delinquent' which really hurts the song, but overall a nice diverse mix of tracks are on here and its got some really good soloing as well.

Even after the Decent 'Anomaly', this is still my favorite Ace solo CD. Ace never had a CD that hit it out of the park. They all have inconsistencies and weaknesses, this one has the least weaknesses. Pick it up if you find for a decent price.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is the 2nd album by the comet, and it is as good as the first one. His guitar work on this album is more mainlined but just as heavy, and well worth the money. Stand out tracks include, The Acorn is spinning, and Loser in a Fight. This album plain rocks!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format: Audio CD
Alot of customers bash Second Sighting for its commercial appeal, but the power ballads on here are some of the most powerful,catchy rock-ballads EVER. Tod Howarth's high pitched singing tone might annoy. but Ace has never sung a ballad ever,so I guess i'd rather hear Howarth's ballads than Ace trying to struggle through a softer song.Ace's best work is his Raw rock tunesbut Ace Frehley's raw rock n roll voice makes this album worth it.
1.Insane-This is undoubtably Frehleys best song on here it just leaves you beggin for more.
2.Time Aint Runnin Out-One of the more rocking ballads on here,still a solid track though.
3.Dancing With Danger-Ace at his rocking best
4.It's Over Now-Todd Howarth's epic love song.
5.Loser in A Fight-both Ace and Tod sing on this one,probably one of the weaker songs on here
6.Juvinile Delinquent-Powerful,anthemic,great song.
7.Fallen Angel-Another Howarth ballad,this one is one of the catchier power ballads.
8.Seperate-Great song,great guitar work,great hook.
9.New Kind Of Lover-Tod Howarth REALLY lets loose his rock n roll talent here.best Howarth tune since "Breakout" from Frehleys Comet.
10.The Acorn is Spinning-Ace's fast,powerful,shredding guitar work reminds us why he's one of the greats.

Best Songs:Insane,Dancing With Danger,New Kind Of Lover

Worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2010
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
This cd has got mixed reviews in the past for good reason. I've found that with the second & following listenings I liked it more & more. I would recommend you get the original 1988 release if you want the full artwork, the 98 & 09 versions only have parts of it. I can give this cd a B- or B rating.
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on February 21, 2008
Format: Audio CD
As a devoted KISS fan this album is second only to Ace's first solo album in my book. Every riff and solo is memorable with the classic Frehley guitar tricks I felt were missing on the first Frehley's Comet album. From "Insane" to "Juvenile Delinquent" to the trade-off lyrics of "Loser In A Fight" this album never stops rockin'. Todd Howarth captures the feel of the 80's glam rock bands in his songs like "Fallen Angel" and "Time Aint' Runnin'Out" which really rounds out the album. Also, the density of sound on "Second Sighting" surpasses the first Frehley's Comet album by far. If you love Ace, add this to your collection.
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on July 15, 2014
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
This remaster is nice, recorded at a higher volume which is typical for remasters. Great to be able to enjoy a classic Ace album in the best available format.
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on March 18, 2014
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
I wasn't sure if this was the Rock Candy Remaster of Second Sighting by Frehley's Comet so I took a chance and bought it and it was. Amazon should tell you that it is so customers know. You can tell if it is by the release date and the price being about the same as the Rock Candy Remaster of Trouble Walkin' by Ace Frehley which they have listed correctly. That being said the remastering is exceptional as with the remastering of Trouble Walkin'. I highly recommend getting both for the updated sound along with being 2 great albums. I hope they can get the rights to the first Frehley's Comet album so they can Remaster that one too.
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on February 18, 2015
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
Nice second effort.I liked that ace increased his lead vocals on this one.I think he should do all the singing.
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