It’s a shame that today’s April Fool’s Day and not St. Patrick’s Day, as that would’ve been the perfect day for Ace Frehley to unveil another one of the covers from his forthcoming Origins Vol. 1, an album of covers that the Space Ace is releasing two weeks from today. He covers Thin Lizzy’s “Emerald,” the closing track from 1976’s Jailbreak. He’s also enlisted Slash to trade off solos in the song, which is pretty fitting. It’s rather faithful to the original, which isn’t a bad thing, as it respectfully pays tribute to Phil Lynott and the legacy of the band. In fact, it’s the best cover we’ve heard of the song since Mastodon did it as a bonus track on their first album, Remission, one of the first times the band sang instead of screamed. Check that out below Ace’s version.
Other guests on the album include his former KISS-mate Paul Stanley, Lita Ford, John 5 and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.
Origins Vol. 1 will be available on April 15th on eOne, and can be preordered here.