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Albums Of The Week: Paul Stanley’s Soul Station | Now And Then

The Kiss guitarist takes a turn into vintage soul and R&B for his latest solo effort.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Kiss co-founder & frontman, best-selling author and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul Stanley has spent the last few years developing a project close to his heart: Soul Station is a band gathering some of today’s leading musicians to pay tribute to the greatest artists and songs from the R&B and soul catalog to keep this vital music current.

While a surprise to many, Stanley’s early pivotal roots in this music has quietly turned this passion into a celebrated touring and recording band. Stanley’s 15-piece ensemble group has toured the U.S. and Japan, and recently recorded an album of nine classic soul songs and five new original songs.

Says Stanley: “Long before I ever heard the great British bands, I grew up listening to Philly soul, Motown and so much more. I was lucky to see Otis Redding and Solomon Burke, among others. That music and its storytelling gave me strength and hope even in some tough days. The great classics of that era are magical medicine for most and I felt myself drawn back to that era for some sorcery I think we could all use.”