Ace Frehley - Anomaly

You are here

Share
 
Posted on Sun, 07/24/2016 - 8:32pm
by Ron Wallace

Member since: Sat, 01/24/2015
 

Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

2009

Rate this release

Total votes: 227
 
 
 

Label

Bronx Born Records

 

Album Overview

Anomaly is the fifth solo album by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, released on September 15, 2009. It is his first album of new studio material since 1989's Trouble Walkin'. Frehley produced most of the album himself, with Marti Frederiksen producing the Sweet cover "Fox on the Run". The album is dedicated to Kiss drummer Eric Carr, Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, and Les Paul. The album debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200, number 20 on the Swedish album chart and number 52 on the German chart.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Foxy & Free3:43
Notes

Bass Guitar: Anthony Esposito
Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Jay Messina
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Rich Tozzoli
Written-By: Paul Frehley

2Outer Space3:48
Notes

Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar: Ace Frehley
Rhythm Guitar: Derrek Hawkins
Tracking By: Alex Salzman
Written-By: David Askew
Written-By: Jesse Mendez
Written-By: Paul Frehley

3Pain In The Neck4:10
Notes

Bass: Anthony Esposito
Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Jay Messina
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Rich Tozzoli
Written-By: Paul Frehley
Yodeling, Backing Vocals: Scot Coogan

4Fox On The Run3:34
Notes

Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals: Marti Frederiksen
Drums: Brian Tichy
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar: Ace Frehley
Written-By: Andy Scott
Written-By: Brian Connolly
Written-By: Mick Tucker
Written-By: Steve Priest

5Ghengis Khan6:08
Notes

Backing Vocals: Kari Kimmel
Backing Vocals: Pearl Aday
Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Effects [Sfx]: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Jay Messina
Tracking By [Backing Vocals]: Bruce M. Somers
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Alex Salzman
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Rich Tozzoli
Written-By: Paul Frehley

6Too Many Faces4:22
Notes

Bass Guitar: Anthony Esposito
Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Jay Messina
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Rich Tozzoli
Written-By: Paul Frehley

7Change The World4:11
Notes

Bass Guitar: Anthony Esposito
Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Guitar Synth]: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Jay Messina
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Rich Tozzoli
Written-By: Paul Frehley

8Space Bear5:24
Notes

Bass Guitar: Anthony Esposito
Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Jay Messina
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Rich Tozzoli
Written-By: Paul Frehley

9A Little Below The Angels4:17
Notes

Backing Vocals [The "angels"]: Ashley Suppa
Backing Vocals [The "angels"]: Danielle Ciccimarra
Backing Vocals [The "angels"]: Dominique Ciccimarra
Backing Vocals [The "angels"]: Monique Frehley
Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitar: Ace Frehley
Organ [Hammond]: Marti Frederiksen
Tracking By: Alex Salzman
Written-By: Paul Frehley

10Sister4:48
Notes

Bass Guitar: Anthony Esposito
Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals: Scot Coogan
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Tim Hatfield
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Rich Tozzoli
Written-By: Paul Frehley

11It's A Great Life4:00
Notes

Drums: Anton Fig
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Jay Messina
Tracking By [Overdubs]: Rich Tozzoli
Written-By: Paul Frehley

12Fractured Quantum6:19
Notes

Drums, Percussion, Strings: Marti Frederiksen
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar: Ace Frehley
Tracking By: Alex Salzman

Tracks recorded and/or mentioned not on the album

  1. "Laurado"
  2. "Skels"
  3. "(You Make It) Hard for Me"
  4. "Hard for You"
  5. "Steamroller"
  6. "The Pursuit of Rock 'n' Roll"
  7. "The King Is Kong"

    Marketing

    Ace Frehley's official website and YouTube channel released a promo commercial for the album. In the commercial, a boy is outside a sound studio, telling a girl that he has been waiting for the new album for over a year. Their uncle, who is sporting a mullet and wearing a Trouble Walkin' t-shirt, tells them he has been waiting for 20 years. Suddenly, from out of a thick cloud of smoke, Frehley on a Chopper appears. He makes a hitchhiking-like gesture (which was used in the Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park film when using his transportation powers), magically giving the trio copies of the CD. He then lets out an "Ack!" (another reference to the aforementioned film in that it was his common catch phrase) before riding out.

    The CD cover folds into a pyramid. Another version of the CD included a temporary tattoo. Anomaly has also been pressed on limited copies of vinyl records.

    The track "Outer Space" is a downloadable song for the Rock Band series.

    Personnel

    • Ace Frehley – lead vocals, lead guitar, additional bass on tracks 2, 5, 9, 11, and 12
    • Anthony Esposito – bass
    • Anton Fig – drums, percussion on all tracks except 4, 10, and 12
    • Derrek Hawkins – rhythm guitar on track 2
    • Scot Coogan – drums, percussion on track 10, background vocals on 3 and 10
    • Marti Frederiksen – keyboards, additional bass and rhythm guitar on 4 and 9, drums on 12
    • Brian Tichy – drums on track 4

    Credits

    Art Direction, Design [Package Art Direction & Design]: Brian Porizek
    Concept By, Design [Album Cover Art Concept And Design]: Ace Frehley
    Edited By [Digital Editing]: Anthony Focx
    Layout [Additional Layout]: Ace Frehley
    Layout [Additional Layout]: Frank Munoz
    Mastered By: Anthony Focx
    Mixed By: Anthony Focx
    Mixed By: Marti Frederiksen
    Photography By: Mark Weiss
    Producer: Ace Frehley
    Producer: Marti Frederiksen
    Producer [Associate]: Frank Munoz
    Typography [Credits And Text]: David Souza
    Typography [Credits And Text]: Frank Munoz

    Notes

    Tracks 1, 5 to 8, 11 recorded at Schoolhouse Studios, New York, NY. Tracks 2, 3, 9, 10, 12 recorded at Ace In The Hole Studios, Westchester, NY. Track 4 recorded at & track 12 overdubbed at Poppy Studios, Burbank, CA. Track 5 additional recording at Undercurrent Studios, Los Angeles, CA. All track overdubs at Ace In The Hole Studios, Westchester, NY. Tracks 1, 3, 5 to 12 published by Smokin' Guitar Music (ASCAP). Track 2 published by Smokin' Guitar Music (ASCAP)/Monsterz Music (BMI)/Shredhed Music (ASCAP). Tracks 4 published by Sweet Publishing LTD.

     

    Attribution

    Anomaly (Ace Frehley album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomaly_(Ace_Frehley_album)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/