Paul Stanley (album)

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Paul Stanley
Paul Stanley (album) cover.jpg
Cover painting by Eraldo Carugati
Studio album by Paul Stanley
Released September 18, 1978
Recorded February–July 1978
Studio Electric Lady Studios, New York City
The Record Plant Studios
The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock
Length 35:10
Label Casablanca
Producer Paul Stanley, Jeff Glixman
Paul Stanley chronology
Paul Stanley
Live to Win
Kiss chronology
Peter Criss
Paul Stanley
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.


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.

No. Title Length
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
6. "It's Alright" 3:38
7. "Hold Me, Touch Me (Think of Me When We're Apart)" 3:40
8. "Love in Chains" 3:34
9. "Goodbye" 4:09
Total length: 35:10




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


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

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Paul Stanley at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". 2003-06-26. Archived from the original on June 26, 2003. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Kiss: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". 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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