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Kiss
40
June 2014
Released: 2014, Universal Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of ‘The Hottest Band In The Land’ and what better way to celebrate then with another collection of hits? Hmmmm.....



Kiss are notorious for releasing compilation albums with the same songs over and over again. While not nearly as bad as The Who, they do rank up there. This time around we do get treated to a few unreleased tunes (1 actually plus a few live) and a few songs that you wouldn’t expect.



As far as compilation albums go this is one of the better ones as it spans the bands entire career including the solo albums and the commercial flop; THE ELDER. The set is done in a chronological order so you hear how the band changed over the years. The lesser heard single edits are a nice touch to break up the monotony and duplication from previous releases. Even if you have all (or most) of the Kiss albums this is a nice collection to own for the car or just for the exclusive tracks. At least it’s reasonably priced so fans aren’t gouged to get the unreleased material.
Track Listing

CD 1
1. Nothin To Lose
2. Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll
3. C’mon and Love Me
4. Rock And Roll All Nite (Live)
5. God Of Thunder (Demo)
6. Beth
7. Hard Luck Woman
8. Reputation (Demo) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
9. Christine Sixteen
10. Shout It Out Loud (Live)
11. Strutter ‘78
12. You Matter To Me (Peter Criss)
13. Radioactive (Gene Simmons)
14. New York Groove (Ace Frehley)
15. I Was Made For Lovin’ You (Single Edit)
16. Shandi
17. A World Without Heroes
18. I Love It Loud
19. Down On Your Knees
20. Lick It Up
21. Heaven’s On Fire

CD 2
1. Tears Are Falling
2. Reason To Live
3. Let’s Put The X In Sex
4. Forever (Remix)
5. God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II
6. Unholy (Live)
7. Do You Love Me? (MTV Unplugged)
8. Room Service (Live)
9. Jungle (Radio Edit)
10. Psycho Circus
11. Nothing Can Keep Me From You
12. Detroit Rock City (Live)
13. Deuce (Live 2004) – UNRELEASED COMMERCIALLY
14. Firehouse (Live – 1999/2000)
15. Modern Day Delilah
16. Cold Gin (Live 2009) – UNRELEASED COMMERCIALLY
17. Crazy Crazy Nights (Live 2010) – UNRELEASED COMMERCIALLY
18. Hell or Hallelujah

Lineup

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