Spaceman | Ace Frehley

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Spaceman

Spaceman is the eighth studio album by American guitarist Ace Frehley, released on October 19, 2018. The album features guest appearance from Ace Frehley's former Kiss bandmate Gene Simmons. The album was announced in February 2018 and was expected to be released in April 2018, but was delayed. - WIKIPEDIA

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  • LOUDER

    While his guitar playing can still thrill, words fail former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley.  

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  • SPILL MAGAZINE

    Ace still wants to be at the party that once gave him a ‘buzz’ but like the song goes, he’s feeling so much older and he can’t go back and he knows it. 

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  • METAL WANI

    Its an enjoyable straight up rock 'n' roll album.  

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  • METAL NATION

    You keep rockin’ with the boys, Ace. We’ll be here waiting to see what you come up with next. 

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  • The ROCKPIT

    Sober now for 12 years Ace is sounding better than ever and some might even mumble that this might just be one of the best things he’s ever bestowed upon us? 

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  • 2LOUD2OLDMUSIC

    Ace’s guitar work is awesome, the vocals are pretty good for Ace and the songs just kick ass.  

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  • METAL NEXUS

    Ace Frehley is a legend, and Spaceman shows his orbit remains true. 

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  • ALEXROX.COM

    Not exactly excellent or a classic. But it’s fun, extravagant hard rock record that’s great for getting the energy up to party all weekend.  

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  • Pure Grain Audio

    Spaceman is an impressive piece of work — one that likely will “scratch” the “itch” of dedicated die-hards, while further enhancing Frehley’s impeccable street cred. 

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  • Herald Standard

    it was by far the best of the solo releases . 

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  • OVERDRIVE

    The Spaceman has suited up for another mission, launching into the stratosphere with arguably his best solo outing to date! 

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  • CRYPTIC ROCK

    The self-descriptive Spaceman shows Frehley doing what he does best: writing great Rock-n-Roll songs that will make you wanna let loose, remember old times, and fall in love.  

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  • MY GLOBAL MIND

    Spaceman is a trademark Ace Frehley release, containing seven new hard rocking guitar-heavy tunes, the obligatory instrumental closer and well-chosen cover in Eddie Money’s 1986 hit “I Wanna Go Back” all delivered in Ace’s unmistakable semi nasal deadpan delivery with prerequisite hooky guitar solos.  

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  • SLEAZE ROXX

    Spaceman is a good, fun record, but that only diehards will appreciate. 

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  • Audio Ink Radio with Anne

    this release features the kind of solid songwriting and killer guitar work that has made Frehley one of the most acclaimed six-stringers in rock ‘n’ roll.  

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  • Roppongi Rocks

    The whole new album has that great laidback Ace Frehley touch. 

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  • Go Venue magazine

    If you want to hear something that is really creative or urgent or that is trying to communicate something to you besides “remember me”… well they haven’t had that spirit here since 1989. 

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  • SonicAbuse

    Kiss fans (and, indeed, hard rock fans in general) will find much to love in Spaceman.  

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  • HEAVY

    Listening to the album feels like a journey through Ace’s life, what makes it even more special is the fact that he plays guitar on every track and even plays bass on all but two, that added to the very personal lyrics really makes the album feel like this is the heart and soul of Ace Frehley. 

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  • ALL MUSIC

    Frehley has always felt the most relatable, and his goofy charm and Bronx-born swagger help to crystallize the unapologetically nostalgia-driven Spaceman into something more than just a ham-fisted cruise down memory lane.  

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  • Liverpool Sound and Vision

    There is always the Spaceman in which to praise, to look up at the stars and understand that there is a being that smiles down upon us, a man, a muse to whom never gives in in wishing to take us that little bit farther into another system of musical worship.  

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  • talkhouse

    Sure, it’s highly unlikely anything will match Ace Frehley’s 1978 solo debut, but it’s a masterfully produced album that is stripped from muddled fat and filler songs.  

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  • Reading Eagle

    the legendary guitarist oozes classic rock style and six-string chops that sound as good today as they did in 1975. 

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  • Weekend Notes

    It's a throw-back to the way albums used to be made, and it makes me realise just how lame a lot of newer acts actually sound. 

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  • popLURKER

    The Spaceman has landed, and Ace is back, and he told you so. 

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  • Medium

    If Ace decides to put out another record, I’d sure like to see him push the envelope a bit more and try something different.  

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  • STARGAZED MAGAZINE

    To be honest this is a good record but not even close to fantastic. 

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  • Uncivil Revolt

    This record has an Old school feel with a nice mixture of modern digital as well. Production wise it’s great.  

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  • SPECTRUM CULTURE

    Spaceman is a marked step up from Frehley’s 2014 Space Invader and proof that, with the right material and company, Frehley still has at least one more classic album in him somewhere. 

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  • shutter 16

    Spaceman the album is a hybrid of rock anthems—metal, grunge and power ballads. 

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  • vampster (translated)

    A solid old age work that will please fans. 

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  • Two Guys Metal Reviews

    Bouncy, fun and powerful, Ace is back on top and he's going to keep crushing it until the day he dies. 

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  • Mike LaDano.com

    Spaceman is a delight. It is a true fact that the human voice changes as we age, and Ace’s is lower and less dynamic.  

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  • BackStageAxxess

    Rock and roll does equal happiness, especially when you’re listening to a fantastic new album from Space Ace. 

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  • CLASSIC ROCK (translated)

    an old recipe for success: catchy song structures, earworm choruses, crisp riffs, the song useful solos instead of ego-weight and rather simple lyrics that illustrate his life as a rock'n'roll.  

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  • Metal Express Daily

    Frehley represents the formulaic Kiss sound on this album. The uncomplicated song structure and blunt lyrics are cleanly mixed so the listener misses nothing. 

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  • KissFAQ.com

    As a whole, the album is produced well enough. Most of the songs have a fun-vibe to them - it sounds like Ace is enjoying himself on most of these.  

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  • Full Throttle Rock

    It’s fair to say that Spaceman is a throwback to the ‘70s in every possible way which, for those who remember it like myself, is a welcomed change to some of the nonsense passing itself off as rock music nowadays.  

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  • SIDE STAGE MAGAZINE

    In this album, it’s back to basics with nods to that classic KISS sound we all love. 

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  • BraveWords

    Frehley isn’t heading towards new planets with Spaceman, he’s just treading the same terrain with some more rocking tunes to jam out too and that’s want Ace fans want.  

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  • Music and Festival Reviews

    It’s not as brilliant as Space Invader but it holds up very well, it sounds fresh, vital, passionate and alive. 

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  • Rue Morgue

    Overall this record does exactly what it needs to do – provide collectors and die-hards alike with a classy package of Ace Frehley goodness, whilst also giving a solid glimpse into what their hero has been up to in his post-KISS solo career to date. 

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  • Pittsburgh Music Magazine

    Spaceman is a lean-and-mean nine tracks and includes what has become a trademark for any Ace joint, a cosmic instrumental.  

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