Origins, Vol. 1

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Origins, Vol. 1
Studio album of cover songs by
ReleasedApril 13, 2016
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
LabelEntertainment One Music
ProducerWarren Huart
Ace Frehley chronology
Space Invader
Origins, Vol. 1
Singles from Origins, Vol. 1
  1. "White Room"
    Released: 11 February 2016

Origins, Vol. 1 is the seventh studio album by American guitarist Ace Frehley, released on April 13, 2016 in Japan and April 15 in the United States.[1] It is a covers album which features guest appearances from Slash, Lita Ford, John 5, Mike McCready, and Frehley's former Kiss bandmate Paul Stanley. The album was announced on February 11, 2016.

Album information[edit]

In addition to covers of tracks by Cream and Thin Lizzy, Origins, Vol. 1 features newly recorded versions of several Kiss songs which were written but not sung by Frehley, such as "Cold Gin" and "Parasite", as well as a new version of the Kiss song "Rock and Roll Hell" from the Creatures of the Night kiss album, which he never performed on, as he was leaving the band at the time.[2]

In a 2016 interview with The Pods & Sods Network, Ace describes other songs that were considered, recorded and plans for Origins, Vol. 2.[3]


The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 23 selling 16,113 in its first week, but totaling 16,386 copies including streams and tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist/arrangerLength
1."White Room"Jack Bruce, Pete BrownCream5:04
2."Street Fighting Man"Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones4:01
3."Spanish Castle Magic" (featuring John 5)Jimi HendrixThe Jimi Hendrix Experience3:35
4."Fire and Water" (featuring Paul Stanley)Andy Fraser, Paul RodgersFree4:11
5."Emerald" (featuring Slash)Phil Lynott, Brian Robertson, Brian Downey, Scott GorhamThin Lizzy4:29
6."Bring It On Home"Willie DixonLed Zeppelin4:26
7."Wild Thing" (featuring Lita Ford)Chip TaylorThe Troggs3:45
8."Parasite" (featuring John 5)FrehleyKiss4:03
9."Magic Carpet Ride"Rushton Moreve, John KaySteppenwolf3:43
10."Cold Gin" (featuring Mike McCready)FrehleyKiss5:18
11."Till the End of the Day"Ray DaviesThe Kinks2:27
12."Rock and Roll Hell"Gene Simmons, Bryan Adams, Jim VallanceKiss6:31
Total length:51:33


Source: CD booklet

Special Guests:


Chart (2016) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 51
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 111
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 99
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 35
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 58
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[9] 96
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[10] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 22
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 44
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 170
US Billboard 200[14] 23


  1. ^ Grow, Kory. "Ace Frehley Announces New LP, 'White Room' Cover, Paul Stanley Reunion". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-02-13.
  2. ^ Moore, Daniel (2016-02-13). "Somewhere In Time : Ace Frehley to reunite with Paul Stanley on new covers album 'Origins, Vol. 1'!!". Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  3. ^ Pods & Sods Network - Conversation with Ace Frehley
  4. ^ " – Ace Frehley – Origins Vol.1" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  5. ^ " – Ace Frehley – Origins Vol.1" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  6. ^ " – Ace Frehley – Origins Vol.1" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ace Frehley Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  8. ^ " – Ace Frehley – Origins Vol.1" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
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  10. ^ " – Ace Frehley – Origins Vol.1". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  11. ^ " – Ace Frehley – Origins Vol.1". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  12. ^ " – Ace Frehley – Origins Vol.1". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 23.04.2016 (wk16)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ace Frehley Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2016.

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