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Title: Live To Win
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Category: Melodic Hard Rock
Label: New Door / Universal
Catalog Number: 07580-2
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Guitars On Tracks 1/3/4/6/7/8/9
Guitars On Tracks 5/10
Guitars On Track 3
Guitars, Backing Vocals On Track 5
Bass On Tracks 4/7/9
Bass On Tracks 2/5/10
Keyboards On Tracks 1/2/3/5/6/7/10
Piano, Keyboards On Tracks 4/8
Keyboards On Track 9
Piano On Tracks 7/9
Piano On Track 5
Backing Vocals On Tracks 5/10
Backing Vocals On Track 10
|1. ||Live To Win ||3:06|
|2. ||Lift ||4:02|
|3. ||Wake Up Screaming ||2:59|
|4. ||Everytime I See You Around ||3:29|
|5. ||Bulletproof ||3:02|
|6. ||All About You ||3:15|
|7. ||Second To None ||3:36|
|8. ||It's Not Me ||3:20|
|9. ||Loving You Without You Now ||3:15|
|10. ||Where Angels Dare ||3:21|
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|Total Running Time:|| 33:25|
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: November 13, 2006 at 5:11|
|One of the best CD's of the past year. Great songs and production. Paul has always been the best songwriter in KISS and its about time we get a new cd of what he does best!! 10/10
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: November 13, 2006 at 5:38|
|It's not through lack of trying, but this one's just not happening for me. It reminds me of the last BON JOVI album; the parts are all there - the great songwriters, musicians, & a terrific vocalist - but there just aren't enough hooks in the songs for them to sink into your brain. I desperately want to like this album,& I can sit & listen to it through - without hating anything. But there is also nothing that sticks. "Second To None" is good,& there are no fillers,but I'm not getting it. 6/10.
|From: electric gypsy
||Date: November 14, 2006 at 8:10|
|Good: There are 6 great tracks, some definitely very KISS Style like Bulletproof, some pretending to be modern rock like Lift (name it like you want it but it a masterpiece!). Bad: 30 minutes of music for an album most kiss fans have been waiting for 28 years are simply just not enough! 3 ballads out of 10 tracks are too many, especially because are are very similar one to another and poured with too much honey. All in all a very very good album by a rockstar that still rocks in his 50's! 8/10
|From: 80s hero
||Date: November 15, 2006 at 12:37|
|Top ten del año. Sabía que Paul no me iba a defraudar. Todos los temas buenos. Mezclando modern rock y hard rock al estilo KISS y componiendo con Desmond Child! El estribillo de Live To Win es de antología!!! Paul y Desmond podrían componerle un par de temas a EUROPE asi aprenden como hacer modern rock con estilo y calidad...
||Date: November 16, 2006 at 8:39|
|EN GENERAL SUENA MUCHO MAS SERIO Y MADURO QUE KISS, LOS TEMAS SON BUENOS,NO CREO QUE PAREZCA TANTO A BON JOVI , ,ES UNA MEZCLA DE HARD ROCK Y AOR,MODERNIZADO Y POWER BALLADS,EMPIEZA CON LIVE TO WIN CON BUENA GUITARRA Y LA VOZ CARACTERISTICA DE STANLEY ,LUEGO LIFT TIENE GRAN FUERZA EXPRESIVA,Y EMOCION,ESTA BIEN ESTRUCTURADO Y PRODUCIDO Y POR ESTILO Y LETRA RECUERDA A EVANESCENCE,EN WAKE UP SCREAMING LAS CUERDAS DE DENANDER AQUI SI SON A LO JOVI ,AQUI STANLEY CANTA COMO CON GRIPE,USA
||Date: November 16, 2006 at 8:48|
|PERCUSION ELECTRONIC ,HUBIESE PREFERIDO SU VOZ DE SIEMPRE,EN EVERYTIME I SEE YOU AROUND E ROMANTICA,LA GUITARRA SUENA AGRADABLE CON UN TIMBRE A LO SUREÑO QUIZA COMO KULICK TOCA EL BAJO HAY UN LIGERO BARNIZ BOLTONIANO,LE QUEDO MUY BIEN EL CORO CON SU PROPIA VOZ,RECUERDA A EVERY TIME I LOOK AT YOU DE KISS.EN BULLETPROOF ES EL TEMA QUE SUENA MAS A KISS O A SU PRIMER DISCO SOLISTA,SOBRE TODO EN LOS PUNTEOS DE GUITARRA,EL CORO FEMENINO LE QUEDO MUY BIEN,EN ALL ABOUT YOU,SE PARECE A WAKE UP SCREAM
||Date: November 16, 2006 at 8:57|
|ALL ABOUT YOU COMIENZA POP Y SE VUEVE HARDAOR,TIENE VARIOS CAMBIOS Y RIFFS A LO KISS ,IMPRESIONA BIEN,LUEGO SECOND TO NONE ES UNA CANCION MUY BELLA,ES UNA SEMIBALADA AOR,QUE SE YO A LO PHIL COLLINS,CHICAGO,TOTO O BRYAN ADAMS,ESTAN EXCELENTEMENTE INTEGRADOS TODOS LOS INTRUMENTOS,BUENO PARA UN VIDEOCLIP,LUEGOITS NOT ME STANLEY CANTA MUY BIEN AFINADO ,VOCALIZANDO MUY BIEN ES COMERCIAL,AQUI SI ME HUBIERA GUSTADO UN SOLO DE GUITARRA ALGO MAS ENVENENADO,ME GUSTA MUCHO COMO COMIENZA. EL TEMA LOVING ...
||Date: November 16, 2006 at 9:02|
|EL TEMA LOVING YOU WITHOUT YOU NOW ES UNA BALADA BONITA CON EXCELENTES ARREGLOS,COMERCIAL.ME GUSTA EL SONIDO,NOSTALGICA ROMANTICA VOCALIZANDO MUY BIEN,RADIABLE,COMO PARA VIDEO CLIP,Y POR ULTIMO WHERE ANGELS DARE ,TEMA CON RITMO PEGADIZO ,LEVANTA EL ANIMO,ME GUSTA,PROVOCA PONERLO A FUERTE VOLUMEN Y BRINCAR,EN RESUMEN QUIERO MAS,ES EXCELENTE,HUBIESE QUERIDO MAS TEMAS SE ME HIZO CORTO PERO LO RECOMIENDO.
|From: Fat Freddy
||Date: November 16, 2006 at 17:25|
|Ehhh...sorry y'all, I'm as big as Kiss fan as anybody else on this board, but I'm just not feeling this one. I spun this disc numerous times over the course of several days, really WANTING to like it but it just falls flat for me. Paul's voice sounds great, there's nothing wrong with the musicians' performances, but quite frankly, nothing reached out and grabbed me. Not to mention the short running time... we wait 28 years for a new solo CD from Paul and only get 33 minutes of material? Yikes.
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
||Date: November 18, 2006 at 8:52|
|After a 28 year wait, a new Paul Stanley album & a damned good 'un it is too. Short, sharp catchy songs, with the highlights being the modern(ish) rock of 'Live To Win', 'Bulletproof', 'Second To None' & my highlight the excellent 'Wake Up Screaming'(I had this song embedded in my head for days afterwards). This is a little on the short side & could have benifitted with 2 or 3 more tracks, but for me, that is a minor 'Niggle' when the album is generally as good as this most definately is.
||Date: November 18, 2006 at 19:25|
|With all the hype surrounding this release I'm left really disappointed. Some good songs, ruined by the terrible "modern" downtuned sound and annoying effects. Some quite generic and bad tracks too, I'm afraid. I was hoping for a FRESH and uplifting new album by one of my idols and got a run of the mill sounding album with a production people SHOULD've grown tired of by now. When do this "modern" sound get so overused it becomes dated?! Boring!
||Date: November 22, 2006 at 20:56|
|I really dig this album. I do sort of agree with Tim(2) in that there are no real stunners, and there are certainly no fillers. IMO, every song is really quite good - but there's not that one outright cracker which I would have loved to hear. For me, only the first 2 tracks are slightly modern (and I like them a lot) but generally this is just good, short, melodic pop-rock from start to finish. I also would have liked 2 or 3 more songs, but I am more than happy with the album as it is.
|From: the rocker
||Date: December 12, 2006 at 15:17|
|it is just so good to hear this voice singing new songs again. i think this could have been a little better. but beggars can't be choosers. bulletproof of course is an 80's kiss sounding song which is why ilike it the most on this one. wake up screaming is great. also second to none and
|From: the rocker
||Date: December 12, 2006 at 15:18|
|everytime i see you around.
||Date: January 29, 2007 at 21:37|
|Well, slap me on the ass and call me Sally, but this is pretty darn good stuff. I'm as happy with this as a trailer-trash housewife with a new Tupperware set. Nope, it ain't earth-shattering, but it's a solid little hard rock CD that straddles the line between old-school and modern, utilizing standard 80s-style songs with the beefy production style so prevalent in today's music. Hopefully it will only be two years until his next album, not 28!! Bottom line, "Live to Win" is a real winner.
||Date: January 30, 2007 at 0:12|
|this is a real loser!!!!!! there is nothing here at all that even remotly stands out and this cd just droans fucking bad! if you like any thing melodic stay away from this shit because it sucks bad!!!!! it is modern sounding and paul should know better than to put this shit out !!! avoid at all costs!!!!!!!!!! sluss out
||Date: March 27, 2007 at 4:16|
|I REALLY wanted to like this, but i just can't get into it. It sounds as if he's trying to sound current, and in doing so he sounds very "Mid - Late 90's"...in other words it still sounds kinda dated. Since that's the case i'd rather he write material in the vein of "A Million to One", "Under the Gun" or "King of Hearts"....Just my opinion.
||Date: April 3, 2007 at 19:08|
|Very solid. Enjoyable from start to finish. A collection of great anthems with modern production and arrangements but with old class and style. Everyone who's into great hooks can't miss this one, either you like Kiss or not!
||Date: May 28, 2007 at 8:58|
|Soberbio disco en todo sentido,ya sea a nivel compositivo y producción,descolgándo un puñado de grandes canciones.Corto,directo y brillante quizás sea la síntesis de este trabajo.Todas,pequeñas joyas,y los puntos más altos quizás estén en Lift,Second To None,WakeUp Screaming,Live To Win,Bulletproof,que parece sacado de su disco del 78,y sin bien las baladas (Evertime..Loving you..)corren por caminos ya transitados en Kiss,no quita méritos en absoluto.10/10. firstname.lastname@example.org
||Date: June 21, 2007 at 12:13|
|Great feel good melodic rock..... The closest thing to a new Kiss album you will probably get and thank christ for some new material. Well Done Paul....you are KISS as far am I'm concerned. Look for the DVD coming soon.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: July 1, 2007 at 14:10|
|Very good solo album by Mr Stanley!."Every Time I See You Around" is a very nice and sensitive aor ballad song..The rest of the album stands alone by itself!.I'll give it 7 out of 10.
||Date: July 28, 2007 at 11:00|
|Paul Stanley has created a good solo album to his 1978 Kiss follow up. I think this proves that Paul can write some good songs and get to the point with recording and creating a vibe that is Kiss-friendly but showing his own side as well. It does have a modern feel to it - but did we really want a 1978 repeat or mid-late 80's Kiss style album? I think this is where KISS should've have gone IMO. PROS: Great songs, production, the band is tight. CONS: 10 short songs. A Follow up = hopefully! "B+"
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: August 3, 2007 at 20:40|
|Excelente disco. Paul Stanley aqui demuestra que el es el gran lider de KISS y demuestra además ser un gran artista y cantante, con ideas frescas y coherentes. Aqui Paul nos sorprende con un solido album repleto de influencias modernas, buenas melodías e interpretaciones memorables como "Lift"; la lenta "Everytime I See You Around"; "Bulletproof" que sería la continuación de aquel "Silver Spoon" del "Hot In The Shade"; la melódica "Second To None" y la hermosa "Loving You Without You Now"
||Date: December 10, 2007 at 22:47|
|Lo consegui a un buen precio. No me parece nada espectacular pero no esta nada mal . Es cierto existen canciones con toques modernos pero conservando buenas melodias. La 2 tiene un ligero guiño a Evanescence. Las baladas son bonitas pero muy parecidas entre si. Si te gusto Every Time I Look at You, por ahi va la onda. Tengo la version europea y por ningun lado salen los creditos de Tommy Denander, no entiendo.
||Date: December 10, 2007 at 22:50|
|Lo que si no me parece son los solos de guitarra, pobres, mejor hubiera tocado Bruce o Paul que no lo hace mal cuando esta en Kiss. Valiente para poner en primer plano su cara para la portada. Mi hija de 5 años se asusto y penso que era un ancianito. A ella le gusta Kiss y sobre todo Paul con su maquillaje. Buenas fotos en el booklet, mejor hubiera sido cualquiera de esas. Buen disco
||Date: August 24, 2008 at 22:21|
|Very good Paul Stanley solo album, a good follow up to the 1978 KISS solo album. As stated above, it has reminiscenses of the old KISS but with a more modern edge. Good rocking tunes like "Live To Win", "Wake Up Screaming", "Bulletproof" and "It´s Not Me". As regards to the Bon Jovi comparison, I wish Jon Bon Jovi had listened to this record before releasing "Lost Highway"!!!
||Date: March 4, 2009 at 7:21|
|Ok, so I ordered this without reading any reviews of it, so was unsure what track it was gonna take, but quite frankly I was expecting something a bit more....well, wimpy. Well you can understand my surprise to hear a slab of fat guitar riffing complimenting Pauls always stellar vocals. My initial thoughts were that this was a band like Evanescence, with Paul singing vocals, but its more than that, its still old school Kiss, with a few modern touches, rather than a complete sell out. As has already been said, I dont think their are any intital "huge" tracks, but it is a solid enjoyable release. Some people should open their ears and stop crying about the modern touches as its not 1988 or 1977 anymore....move on people!
||Date: August 8, 2010 at 10:11|
|great album from one of the greatest singers to ever grace us he is the talent in kiss and you can clearly hear it shits on gene's pathetic album saw the tour also when he came to australia and have the dvd that's great too favorites are live to win,every time i see you around,bulletproof,second to none and loving you without you now hope he still makes solo albums as well as kiss you could never hear this man sing enough
||Date: August 9, 2010 at 16:53|
|Only quibble with this album is its running time of 33:25. If my math is correct that is over $3 bucks a song. 3-4 more songs would have been nice. I guess that’s KISS finance theory 101.
||Date: April 11, 2012 at 5:30|
|Live To Win is a great party anthem and some of the other songs have potential but feels a bit rushed, not completed etc. I get a feeling they are only written to be catchy/"hitty" songs and not to be great overall. Considering the songswriters and the whole concept the album is made only make that theory stronger.
||Date: June 7, 2017 at 13:35|
|Reviewing this album 11 years later... what is interesting about this album, especially being released in 2006 is that there is a little bit of new, little bit of old style all meshed into one album. Certainly, unexpected that Paul decided to release another solo album, almost 30 years after his 1978 KISS solo album. Being 3 years before the KISS 2009 Sonic Boom album, which makes sense because KISS was in a bit of disarray with lineup changes in their guitar & drum department. There is still a modern-rock flavor to this album which more or less signifies the sign of the times in the mid-2000's. A departure from the paint-by-numbers KISS formula that we are used to. However, the track "Bulletproof" is a good enough track that could have been a KISS track. This is a Paul Stanley solo album and it shows. A good album that shows Paul's diversity away from KISS. Wish he would do another solo album soon. HIGHLIGHTS: # 1,3,4,5,6,8,10. MY RATING: 84/100
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