Although the songwriting is not up to par with previous 4 studio albums, "R N'R Over" is far and away the best "sounding" studio album from Kiss's glory years (thanks to producer Eddie Kramer). Having been remastered, it has never sounded better. I always wondered what the first three "original" albums (all very un-produced in my opinion) & "Destroyer" would have sounded like if they had Kramer at the helm (of course we "sorta" know because he produced the less than live masterpiece "Alive!"). Anyway, this is the "studio" album where Ace's guitar finally begin to shine. His solo on "Makin' Love" is a flat out classic. Frehley rips off a great solo in nearly every track (unlike "Destroyer" where Ace's guitar is M.I.A. on several tracks). The key to this albums success, it sounds as fresh today as it did back in the 70's. So if you already own "Alive!" make this your second Kiss purchase...to bad you won't get those cool album cover stickers I got back in the 70's with my vinyl copy.
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