- Audio CD (January 26, 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Wounded Bird Records
- ASIN: B002WDL5KC
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,385 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Second Sighting / Live + 1
2010 two-fer that combines a pair of releases from former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and his band Frehley's Comet: Second Sighting and Live + 1 (both originally issued in 1988). Live + 1 features four live tracks plus one studio recording (a leftover from the band's debut album sessions). Their sophomore full length, Second Sighting, features 10 studio creations from Ace and the boys.
Top customer reviews
As for the quality of the album, I would say it's probably the weakest of his solo albums, but not by a whole lot. There are a few really good tracks on the album, Insane, Dancin' With Danger, Juvenile Delinquent, and Seperate are among my favorite songs on the album, but there are a few that I felt were pretty weak (coincidentally they were all sung by Howarth...). Overall, I really dig the album because it is an Ace album, I probably wouldn't recommend it to someone unfamiliar with his other work. I give Second Sighting as a whole a 6/10.
As for Live+1, I really can't believe this was sold as an album by itself. I mean, it's five songs, only four of them being actually live. Who would pay for at best a quarter of a live show? However, it works really well as a bonus add on. The live energy is really apparent and the songs chosen really rock. From the shift from Rip It Out to Breakout to the end of Rocket Ride, it's Ace in his element: Rockin faces. The +1 song, Words Are Not Enough, is also a really quality song by itself. I give Live+1 as a whole a 8/10.
I give the combo pair a solid 8/10 for the ability to finally finish out my Ace collection as well as the overall quality of Ace rocking.
". Ace's playing is some of the best (at that time) since his 1978 KISS solo album which has always been the "best ever" in my opinion. The "live" version of "Rip it out" is just as good. If you are a "true" Ace fan, i highly recomend this album. If you don't have it "GET IT"!!!!!