Paul Stanley (album)

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Paul Stanley
Studio album by Paul Stanley
Released September 18, 1978
Recorded February–July 1978, Electric Lady Studios, New York City,
The Record Plant Studios and The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock
Length 35:14
Label Casablanca
Producer Paul Stanley, Jeff Glixman
Paul Stanley chronology
Paul Stanley
(1978)
Live to Win
(2006)
Kiss chronology
Peter Criss
(1978)
Paul Stanley
(1978)
Dynasty
(1979)
Singles from Paul Stanley
  1. "Hold Me, Touch Me (Think of Me When We're Apart)"
    Released: 1978

Paul Stanley is a 1978 solo album from Paul Stanley, the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of American hard rock band Kiss. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, 1978. It is the only album of the four Kiss solo albums to feature all original songs, as Simmons, Criss and Frehley each recorded one cover song on their albums.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (2.0/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[4]

The album reached #40 on the US Billboard album chart. AllMusic gave the album 3 stars out of 5 and said that it is the most "Kiss-like" out of all the Kiss solo albums. It was generally regarded as the second best of the solo albums, following Frehley's.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Stanley, except tracks 2, 3 and 5, co-written by Mikel Japp.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Tonight You Belong to Me" – 4:41
  2. "Move On" – 3:12
  3. "Ain't Quite Right" – 3:34
  4. "Wouldn't You Like to Know Me" – 3:16
  5. "Take Me Away (Together as One)" – 5:26

Side two[edit]

  1. "It's Alright" – 3:38
  2. "Hold Me, Touch Me (Think of Me When We're Apart)" – 3:40
  3. "Love in Chains" – 3:34
  4. "Goodbye" – 4:09

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Chart (1978) Position
Canadian Albums 43
US Pop Albums 40

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Single Chart (1978) Position
"Hold Me, Touch Me (Think of Me When We're Apart)" Canadian Pop Singles 64
U.S. Pop Singles 46

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[5] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Stanley (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2003-06-26. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Kiss: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ "KISS - Paul Stanley (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Paul Stanley – Kiss". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Paul Stanley – Kiss - Paul Stanley". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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