Artist: Ace Frehley
Label: e1 Entertainment
Release Date: 4/1/2016
Genre: Hard Rock
A little over a month ago I tossed out some opinion on the first single from Ace Frehley’s upcoming album “Origins V. 1” which you can check out HERE. Thinking back on it I had to say that I enjoyed his take on the Cream classic so it was interesting to find the next legendary band to get some homage on this soon to be released CD being Thin Lizzy. Now before going any further I will be honest and say that I was only ever the most casual of fans of the legendary Irish Rockers and I’m pretty much guilty of only knowing the absolute classics from their repertoire. That being said I did know “Emerald” which is the tune that the Space Ace decided to include on this new album.
Much like he did with “White Room”, Frehley successfully makes the track his own while at the same time delivering a rock solid version that keeps it to the expected groove. I really hate when a classic is reworked to death and bears little semblance to its original form but thankfully Ace is keeping his own origins very respected in their overall melody and vibe. Joining Ace on the tune is the one and only Slash (from that band you might have heard of Guns N Roses along with Alter Bridge and some solo efforts). Together the guitar slinging pair decimate the lead guitar breaks to the point of my feeling as though the headphones were going to ignite on my head. Really enjoyed this one and think that Ace is going to knock our socks off with the full album. He’ll have a couple of KISS numbers on the full release and be joined by Paul Stanley on an entirely different track as well. Sorry no Gene or Peter will be present.
You Spaceman fans only have a couple of more weeks to wait for this but don’t let it stop you from pre-ordering a copy via the Amazon.com link below. That is what it’s there for after all. “Ace Is Back” – oh wait, I said that already. Carry on.
1. Emerald (Thin Lizzy)
Official Website: http://www.acefrehley.com