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ACE FREHLEY
Anomaly

Released : September 15, 2009
Produced by : Ace Frehley  
Time : 54:16
(original 2009 album version)
Time : 68:47
(2017 DeLuxe Edition)

01 Foxy & Free  (3:43) Frehley
02 Outer Space (3:48) Frehley / Askew/ Mendez
03 Pain In The Neck (4:10) Frehley
04 Fox On The Run  (3:34) Hazzard (Sweet cover)
05 Genghis Khan (6:08) Frehley
06 Too Many Faces (4:22) Frehley
07 Change The World (4:11) Frehley
08 Space Bear *** (5:24) Frehley
09 A Little Below The Angels (4:17) Frehley
10 Sister (4:48) Frehley
11 It's A Great Life (4:00) Frehley
12 Fractured Quantum (Instrumental) (6:19) Frehley
13 Hard For Me ** (original demo) (3:42) Frehley / Sebastian Bach
14 Pain In The Neck (slower version) ** (4:46) Frehley
15 The Return of Space Bear (5:47) Frehley


Tracks recorded and/ or mentioned which didn't make it on the album ;
16 Laurado *** (0:00) Frehley
17 Skels *** (0:00) Frehley
18 Steamroller (0:00) 
19 The Pursuit Of Rock 'n' Roll (0:00) 
20 The King Is Kong (0:00) 

* Track 15 : The Return of Space Bear (Dedicated to Tom Snyder) 
   - 2009 iTunes Exclusive only track


* Track 13, 14, 15 : bonus tracks on the Metal/Entertainment One - 2017 deluxe edition,
   released as 2LP picture disc deluxe and compact disc September 8, 2017.
   Track 13 : "You Make It Hard For Me" has long been known as a title of a song that
   Ace Frehley wrote with Sebastian Bach prior to the start of the KISS "
Psycho Circus"
   sessions. The song was demoed by Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach, Richie Scarlett, and
   Anton Fig.

* Track 19 : "The Pursuit Of Rock 'n' Roll" ended up on Ace Frehley's 2018 "
Spaceman"
   album.

*** Song titles listed are published at The American Society of Composers, Authors and
      Publishers website



LABELS:
USA       : Bronx Born Records / SONY Red - compact disc - BXBN-901762
Europe   : Bronx Born Records / Season Of Mist Records - compact disc - SOM211
Australia : Bronx Born Records / Riot! Entertainment - compact disc - ........
Japan     : SHM / Universal Music - compact disc - UICE-1155 (December 9, 2009)
Argentina : Leader Music - compact disc - 805224 (May 15, 2010)

USA       : Brookvale Records /Rocket Science - 2LP silver marble vinyl
               (1.000 copies pressed) - released : April 10th 2012
Brookvale Records /Rocket Science - 2LP silver marble vinyl (2012)


USA       : Brookvale Records /Rocket Science - 2LP opaque blue vinyl
               (750 copies pressed) - released : October 1st, 2013

USA       : Brookvale Records /Rocket Science - 2LP green/black swirl vinyl
               (750 copies pressed) - released : October 1st, 2013
Brookvale Records /Rocket Science - 2LP vinyl (2013)

USA       : Metal/Entertainment One - deluxe 2LP vinyl picture discs (October 6, 2017)
USA       : Metal/Entertainment One - deluxe compact disc (October 6, 2017)
USA       : Metal/Entertainment One - digital download (October 6, 2017)




musicians :
Ace Frehley (lead-, rhythm-, acoustic guitars; lead and backing vocals; 
                                                  bass on track 02, 05, 09, 11 and 12)

Anthony Esposito (bass, except on track 02, 05, 09, 11 and 12)
Anton Fig (drums on track 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 and 11)
Brian Tichy (drums on track 04)
Scot Coogan (drums on track 10; backing vocals on track 03 and 10)
Derrek Hawkins (rhythm guitar on track 02)
Marti Frederiksen (bass, keyboards and backing vocals on track 04; 
                           Hammond on track 09; drums, percussion and strings on track 12)
Pearl Aday (backing vocals on track 05)
Kari Kimmel (backing vocals on track 05)
Monique Frehley (backing vocals on track 09)
Ashley Suppa (backing vocals on track 09)
Danielle Ciccimarra (backing vocals on track 09)
Dominique Ciccimarra (backing vocals on track 09)

Track 13 : "You Make It Hard For Me" has long been known as a title of a song that Ace Frehley wrote with Sebastian Bach prior to the start of the KISS "Psycho Circus"sessions. The song is demoed by Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach, Richie Scarlett, and Anton Fig.



NOTES  :
Produced by Ace Frehley, except track 04.
Track 04 Produced and Recorded by Marti Frederiksen.
Associate Producer, Creative Consultant and assistant to Ace Frehley : Frank Munoz.

Mixed by Anthony Focx and Marti Frederiksen at Foxhole Underground Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Additional Digital editing by Anthony Focx.
Mastered by Anthony Focx.

Tracks 01, 05, 06, 07, 08, 11 Recorded at Schoolhouse Studios, New York, NY.
Tracks 02, 03, 09, 10, 12 Recorded at Ace In The Hole Studios, Westchester, NY.
Track 04 Recorded and Track 12 Overdubs at Poppy Studios, Burbank, CA.
Track 05 Additional Recording at Undercurrent Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

All Tracks and Overdubs Recorded at Ace In The Hole Studios, Westchester, NY (between 2007 and 2009).

Jay Messina : Tracking on track 01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 11.
Rich Tozzoli : Overdubs on track 01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11.
Alex Salzman : Tracking and Overdubs on track 02, 09 and 12; Tracking on track 05.
Tim Hatfield : Tracking on track 10.
Bruce Somers : Background vocal recordings on track 05.



"Hard For Me" Extra Notes (by Julian Gill / Jelle Jansen) :
Originally titled "You Make It Hard For Me" has long been known as a title of a song that Ace Frehley wrote with Sebastian Bach prior to the start of the KISS "
Psycho Circus" sessions.

The song was demoed by Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach, Richie Scarlett, and Anton Fig.
At the time it was apparently close to making the album, but was eventually cut. According to Sebastian, "I talked to Gene Simmons and I asked him what happened and he said he didn't want any songs about sex on the new record because he had done so many songs like that" (ballbustermusic). As the title would suggest, there is some sexual innuendo reminiscent to KISS' own "(You Make Me) Rock Hard" from the "Smashes, Thrashes, and Hits" album released in 1988, though the lyrics (see below) are a bit more direct. It is also ironic to hear the suggestion that Gene didn't want the song on the album for sexual reasons (especially when fans were being sold the line that producer Bruce Fairbairn was in ultimate control of what was recorded for the album, but that's another aside)...

At the time it was easy to accept Sebastian's comment blaming Gene for the lack of the song's inclusion on the album. It was known that a lot of music had been written and had not made the album, not just Ace's material.

The copyright registration of a 1994 version with the title "You Make It Hard For Me" is credited to Ace Frehley and Marty Kupersmith, and is released on his 1996 album " Marty Kupersmith had been a member of Jay & The Americans (a band with ties to Paul Stanley's Uncle Joe band) and had written "We Got Your Rock" in 1983 - it soon found itself to Ace and turned up on his first post-KISS solo album.

From the Frehley/Kupersmith copyright it was noted that the song was written in 1985. Marty had copy-written the song (PAu-1-829-029) in early 1994 - correctly noting Ace's co-writing contribution. So, it would seem that the 1998 song borrowed at least the title from the 1985 composition. Additionally, Marty had released his version of the song on his 1996 album, "It'll Come To You" This release of the song could go some way to explaining the song's absence from "Psycho Circus" and further Ace Frehley interest.

The demo recording of the song with Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach, Richie Scarlett, and Anton Fig, is described in Sebastian Bach's book "18 And Life On Skid Row" (Chapter's 12 and 15). In 2009 the song ended up on Ace Frehley's  "
Anomaly" album with new lyrics entitled "Foxy & Free".  According to Sebastian Bach, the 2009 version of the song is the same as the way they recorded it halfway the 90's ..., but without the co-writing credits for Bach.  Finally, the original demo of "You Make It Hard For Me" is released in 2017, as one of the bonus tracks on the "Anomaly DeLuxe Edition".



"Outer Space" Extra Notes by Mike Osegueda / The Fresno Bee :
Jesse Mendez and David Askew penned the song "Outer Space," which is the first single off Ace Frehley's album "Anomaly". 
"It's one of my heroes singing my words and playing my riffs," says Askew, 44. "I'm just kind of beside myself with the whole thing still." Adds Mendez, 40: "I'm still soaking it all in. I'm excited, but the same time I don't know what's going to happen next." Neither of them ever guessed this would happen. 
The year 2000 was the song's genesis. Askew started it on his acoustic guitar in his apartment and took it into the studio to finish with Mendez. At the time, they were playing together in a band called Shredmill. 
They thought the song was good, recorded it as a demo and sent it around to record labels hoping for a bite. Nothing came. 
The song sat, untouched and not totally finished for years. Mendez and Askew kept playing music in various bands, not really concerned with "Outer Space." The song came back into their orbit when Frank Munoz, who managed Mendez's band Tte Napoleon Blown Aparts, started working with Frehley. 
Munoz remembered "Outer Space" and thought it would fit well with the album Ace was planning. 
"We were putting together the track list for the CD and we both agreed that 'Outer Space' would be a great re-introduction of my persona -- the Spaceman -- to my fans," Frehley said via e-mail. 
"It's a heavy song." Mendez met with Frehley a few times during the recording process, as the song got adjusted and tinkered to fit Frehley's style. 
"I didn't know what to expect," Mendez says. "Him being in Kiss and doing what he's done and being where he's been. But he was really down-to-earth. We had a few discussions over sushi." Now both Mendez and Askew are hoping this leads to more than just dinner. 
They'll get a percentage of the sales from the single and from the album. 
Plus, if the song ever gets used in video games, movies, commercials or anything else, they'd get a cut of that too.

Shredmill's original demo version of "Outer Space" appears on "
A World With Heroes - KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute Album" which is released August 2013 (Disc 1 Track 14).




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