Ace Frehley is keeping his hot streak burning with a newly expanded deluxe edition of his 2009 album Anomaly, which arrives on vinyl, CD and digital formats Sept. 8. You can listen to our exclusive premiere of the bonus track “Hard for Me” above.
“I think this new edition of the album is great – a special treat for the fans,” says Frehley. “And, with the bonus tracks, they’ll get a little more insight into how the album came together.” For example, “Hard for Me” is a previously unreleased demo that evolved into Anomaly‘s lead-off track, “Foxy & Free.”
Anomaly Deluxe also features a slower version of “Pain in the Neck,” and the previously digital-only track “Return of the Space Bear.” It will also include enhanced album art, a new live poster and extensive liner notes featuring track-by-track commentary from Frehley.
Frehley has been particularly active in recent years, releasing the acclaimed album Space Invader in 2014, and following that up two years later with his first-ever covers record, Origins Vol. 1. In addition to unveiling Anomaly Deluxe, Frehley revealed that he’s already hard at work on his next album, and has in fact co-written two new songs with his former Kiss bandmate Gene Simmons. “It was the first time I have worked with him while I was sober,” Frehley declared, “and it was a pleasure.”
In between working on that new album, Frehley will play a handful of U.S. shows this summer before heading to Australia and New Zealand for a series of dates in October with Alice Cooper. And there’s good news for Unmasked fans: “I gotta do ‘Talk to Me’,” Frehley promised. “For Australia, I’ll do it!”