KISS Press Release: Vinyl Discography, Kiss 40 and Kissteria Sets
KISS MARK 40 YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL WITH LIMITED RELEASE OF ORIGINAL VINYL ALBUMS
2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ALSO ISSUE KISS 40 COMPILATION AND KISSTERIA BOX SET18 MARCH 2014 (Toronto, ON) – This year marks the 40th anniversary of rock and roll giants KISS and, in true KISS fashion, the band plan to make 2014 the biggest and loudest, non-stop rock and roll party of the century. Millions of people around the world originally discovered KISS when they brought home an album and put it on their turntable for the first time. Those original KISS albums are now remastered and will be available on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The first batch of 10 will be released March 31 through Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Another 18 vinyl titles will be issued in the first half of 2014, along with a 2-CD compilation, KISS 40, which features one track from every major album release, live selections and an unreleased demo from 1977, available in May. And finally, starting today, the definitive KISS vinyl box set, KISSTERIA – The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case, featuring 34 KISS LPs – including titles never-before issued on vinyl, six exclusive albums to the box set and a plethora of collectibles only available in KISSTERIA will be available exclusively for D2C pre-order at kissteria.kissonline.com. Only 1000 copies of KISSTERIA will be available worldwide.
KISS were the first signing to Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records in 1973, offering them a contract on the spot after seeing them perform in New York City. Their self-titled debut would propel the band to the top of the rock and roll hierarchy where they have reigned for the past four decades, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. The KISS legacy is a global brand with more than 3,000 licensed merchandise products, including a recent partnership with the Arena Football League as owners of the Anaheim-based expansion team LA KISS. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with long-time members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are stronger than ever with a legacy that continues to grow, generation after generation. KISS will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April, proof of the unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World.”
kissonline.comKISS VINYL Release date: March 31, 2014 · Alive! · Animalize · Destroyer · Dressed To Kill · Dynasty · Hotter Than Hell · KISS · Lick It Up · Revenge · Unmasked Release date: May 5, 2014 · Asylum · Creatures Of The Night · Love Gun · MTV Unplugged · Psycho Circus* Release date: May 26, 2014 · Rock And Roll Over · Alive III · Music From The Elder – First Vinyl Release in Concept Album Sequence · Crazy Nights · Hot In The Shade · Alive: The Millennium Concert* · Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions* Release date: June 23, 2014 · Alive II · Ace Frehley · Gene Simmons · Peter Criss · Paul Stanley *First Time on Vinyl KISS – 40 Unless indicated all selections are album versions 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 KISSTERIA – The Vinyl Road Case Custom ANVILTM Road Case to house 34 KISS LPs and a plethora of extras. · KISS · Hotter Than Hell · Dressed To Kill – Includes Embossed Front & Back Jacket Covers · Alive! – Includes 8 Page Color Booklet · Destroyer · Rock And Roll Over – Includes Sticker Sheet · Love Gun – Includes Paper Gun with “Bang” Sheet · Alive II – Includes Tattoo Sheet & 8 Page Color Booklet · Ace Frehley (Solo Album) - Includes “Ace” Interlocking Poster · Gene Simmons (Solo Album) - Includes “Gene” Interlocking Poster · Peter Criss (Solo Album) - Includes “Peter” Interlocking Poster · Paul Stanley (Solo Album) - Includes “Paul” Interlocking Poster · Dynasty – 22” x 33” Poster · Unmasked – 22” x 33” Poster · Music From The Elder – First Vinyl Release in Concept Album Sequence · Creatures Of The Night · Lick It Up · Animalize · Asylum · Crazy Nights · Hot In The Shade · Revenge · Alive III · MTV Unplugged - Includes 24” x 24” Poster · Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions – First Vinyl Pressing Ever · Psycho Circus – First Vinyl Pressing Ever will include a 12”x12” Lenticular Cover · Alive: The Millennium Collection – First Vinyl Pressing Ever · Monster Exclusive vinyl titles for the Road Case: · Double Platinum – Includes Embossed front & back jacket covers + Embossed platinum award insert · Greatest KISS – Includes First Vinyl Pressing Ever. Will combine all exclusive tracks used worldwide into one package · KILLERS - Includes First U.S. Release Ever. Will combine both Japan and Australia track lists into one package · You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best · Smashes, Thrashes & Hits · KISS Symphony: Alive IV Exclusive Bonus Items for Vinyl Box: · Eleven 11”x17” Archival Posters in a poster tube: · First Band Promo Poster · Hotel Diplomat Concert Poster · Asylum Promo Poster · Lick It Up Promo Poster · KISS 1984 Promo Poster · Alive III Promo Poster · You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best Promo Poster · Smashes, Thrashes & Hits Promo Poster · MTV Unplugged Promo Poster · Live 1996 Tour Poster · Psycho Circus Promo Poster · KISS Vinyl Cleaning Cloth · KISS Turntable Mat · KISS Dominoes · Four Band Photo Lithographs · Certificate of Authenticity with Exclusive Box Number
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