© 2006, Paul Stanley Music, Ltd. Under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises.
PAUL STANLEY: LIVE TO WIN (2006)
New Door Records/Universal Music Group B0007580-02 (USA, 10/24/2006)
Universal Muisc Group UICY-1366 (Japan, 11/8/2006)
Produced by Paul Stanley. Engineered and recorded by Alex Gibson. Assisted by Tom Syrowski, Matt Serrecchio, Glenn Pittman, Jon Berkowitz and Kevin Mills. Additional Engineers: Mark Valentine, assisted by Keith Gretlein, and Kevin Mills, assisted by Phil Martin. Additional Recording by Greg Collins. Mixed by Greg Collins. Recorded and mixed at Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA. Strings arranged by Paul Stanley and David Campbell, orchestrated and conducted by David Campbell. Mastered by Steve Marcussen/Marcussen Mastering. Released October 24, 2006 (Originally intended for release 10/3).
According to Paul, who was very tight-lipped about his project, "I'm not about selling sizzle. My album's about delivering a steak. It won't matter who's involved or what color the cover is. That's what it's not about" (PressOfAtlanticCity.com). This sort of comment would be interpreted by many as a bit of an attack at Gene. Regardless, Paul was carefully crafting his solo album throughout 2004 and 2005. Paul has been direct about the album's style: "From the songs to the playing and singing, everything about this album is consistent without compromise. The album is exactly who I am now and what I want to be doing. It's got all the sides of what I do, so it's not surprising that it's got elements of everything I've done plus a leap into the 21st century. I don't need to hype it. I'll leave that to everyone else who's heard it" (KISS Online).
Paul Stanley - Lead vocals, background vocals, guitar, percussion.
Victor Indrizzo - Drums on all tracks.
Corky James - Guitars on all tracks; Bass on 1, 3, 6, 8, & 10.
Brad Fernquist - Guitars on 6, 8; Guitar solo on 1, 3-4, & 6-9.
John 5 - Guitars on 10; Guitar solo on 5 & 10.
Tommy Denander - Guitars on 1 & 3.
Andreas Carlsson - Guitars on 5; Additional background vocals on 5.
Bruce Kulick - Bass on 4, 7, 9.
Sean Hurley - Bass on 2, 5, & 10.
David Campbell - Strings orchestration on 4, 7, & 9.
Harry Sommerdahl - Keyboards, Programming on 1-3, 5-7, & 10.
Russ Irwin - Piano, Keyboards on 4; Keyboards on 8.
Zac Rae - Piano on 5.
Greg Kurstin - Piano on 7, 9.
Brian Steckler - Keyboards on 9.
C.C. White - Additional background vocals on 5 & 10.
John Shanks - Additional background vocals on 10
The advance CD-R is not fully mastered for mass release. Most copies feature the originally intended Oct. 3 release date on the rear tray insert. Copies are protected with audio watermarks that were designed to help track illegally leaked copies. The CD-R prints were in some cases personalized. Same additional credits as release version.
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