Greatest Hits Live is a live album by Ace Frehley. The album contains 10 live tracks and 2 studio recordings. Tracks 1-6, 8, 10 were recorded in London, England. Tracks 7 and 9 were recorded in Chicago, Illinois. The final 2 studio recordings were outtakes from Frehley's previous greatest hits compilation, Loaded Deck.
Tracklisting[edit | edit source]
Rip It Out (3:40) - Frehley/L. Kelly/S. Kelly
Breakout (3:30) - Frehley/Carr/Scarlet
Cold Gin (6:48) - Frehley
Shock Me (9:44) - Frehley
Rocket Ride (4:54) - Frehley/Delaney
Deuce (4:47) - Simmons
Stranger in a Strange Land (4:29) - Frehley
Separate (4:58) - Frehley/Regan
New York Groove (4:54) - Ballard
Rock Soldiers (7:22) - Frehley/Taylor
One Plus One (3:25) - Fig/Galdston
Give It Me Anyway (4:16) - Frehley/Stead/Scarlet
Tracks 1-6, 8 & 9 were recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England in March 1988 and feature Ace, John Regan, Tod Howarth, and Jamie Oldaker. Tracks 7-10 come from "Loaded Deck." Tracks 7 & 10 were recorded at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, September 4, 1987 and feature Ace, Tod, John, and Anton Fig;
Tracks 11-12 are the studio outtakes from "Loaded Deck." "One Plus One" was one of the great unknowns of the Frehley's Comet recording history prior to its release in 1998. Written by Anton Fig and Phil Gladston, the song would be recorded during the first album sessions, but along with "Words Are Not Enough" would be discarded and sit in Megaforce's vaults for over a decade, apparently forgotten by all. "Give It To Me Anyway" was under consideration for use on the "Trouble Walkin'" album and was fully recorded by Ace, Anton, Richie, and John. However, it was not used at the time. Of course, the song had been performed live by Frehley's Comet since 1984 as it was one of the early songs the band wrote.