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Kiss - Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels (2014)

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Kiss - Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels (2014)

Kiss - Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | The Island Def Jam Music Group, 06025871857-1 | ~ 1141 or 1147 or 376 Mb | Scans Included
Hard Rock / Arena Rock / Glam

Released just weeks after the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame succumbed and put "the hottest band in the world!" on their honor roll, the Kiss 40 compilation landed in order to celebrate four decades of rock & rollin' all night, and partying every day. The track list is filled with classics and desirable extras with hits like "Nothin' to Lose," "Beth," and "Lick It Up" appearing in their original studio and/or singles versions, while other blockbusters appear in alternate versions like "Detroit Rock City" in its Kiss Symphony: Alive IV recording and "God of Thunder" in demo form. This is partly due to the set's rule of "one track from every major album release" so that demo checks off 2001's The Box Set while the live version of "Room Service" takes care of the woeful comp You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!. Even the four solo albums from 1978 get their due, and they fall heavily toward the Gene and Ace half of the band in terms of quality ("Radioactive" and "New York Groove" respectively) with Peter and Paul running way behind (only Kiss Army commanders will recall "You Matter to Me" or "Hold Me, Touch Me [Think of Me When We're Apart]"). Of special interest is the unreleased "Reputation," a "Christine Sixteen"-like rocker where Gene Simmons barks out the kind of sexy and self-serving lyrics for which he owns the patent ("She was young, and she loved me, she really couldn't live without me/She gave me all she could, she loves control"). All and all, Kiss 40 does a nice job following its odd song-per-album rule, and knocks off fringe releases like Sonic Boom Over Europe and Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions with ease, but it takes a mega-fan to appreciate how well this task was executed, so consider its high score for those who know the Music from "The Elder" album inside and out. This is a triumph of format and the band's longevity, and not necessarily a knockout introduction.

by David Jeffries, AMG
Kiss - Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels (2014):

Kiss - Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels (2014)

Tracklist CD1:

01. Nothin' To Lose (G. Simmons) 1974
02. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll (G. Simmons - P. Stanley) 1974
03. C'mon And Love Me (P. Stanley) 1975
04. Rock And Roll All Nite (Live From Detroit, MI/1975) (G. Simmons - P. Stanley) 1976
05. God Of Thunder (Demo Version) (P. Stanley) 1976
06. Beth (P. Criss - S. Penridge - B. Ezrin) 1976
07. Hard Luck Woman (P. Stanley) 1976
08. Reputation (Demo) (G. Simmons) 1977
09. Christine Sixteen (P. Stanley) 1977
10. Shout It Out Loud (Live At The L.A. Forum) (G. Simmons - P. Stanley) 1977
11. Strutter '78 (P. Stanley - G. Simmons) 1978
12. You Matter To Me - Peter Criss (J. Vastano - M. Morgan - V. Poncia) 1978
13. Radioactive - Gene Simmons (G. Simmons) 1978
14. New York Groove - Ace Frehley (R. Ballard) 1978
15. Hold Me, Touch Me (Think Of Me When We're Apart) - Paul Stanley (P. Stanley) 1978
16. I Was Made For Lovin' You (Single Edit) (P. Stanley - V. Poncia - D. Child) 1979
17. Shandi (P. Stanley - V. Poncia) 1980
18. A World Without Heroes (G. Simmons - P. Stanley - B. Ezrin - L. Reed) 1981
19. I Love It Loud (P. Stanley - V. Gusano) 1982
20. Down On Your Knees (P. Stanley - M. Japp - B. Adams) 1982
21. Lick It Up (P. Stanley - V. Vincent) 1983
22. Heaven's On Fire (P. Stanley - D. Child) 1984

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Tracklist CD2:

01. Tears Are Falling (P. Stanley) 1985
02. Reason To Live (P. Stanley - D. Child) 1987
03. Let's Put The X In Sex (P. Stanley - D. Child) 1988
04. Forever (P. Stamley - M. Bolton) 1990
05. God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II (R. Ballard - P. Stanley - G. Simmons) 1991
06. Unholy (Live/1992) (G. Simmons - V. Vincent) 1993
07. Do You Love Me? (Live From MTV Unplugged) (K. Fowley - B. Ezrin) 1996
08. Room Service (Live In Davenport, Iowa/1975) (P. Stanley) 1996
09. Jungle (Radio Edit) (P. Stanley - B. Kulick - C. Cuomo) 1997
10. Psycho Circus (Without Intro) (P. Stanley - C. Cuomo) 1998
11. Nothing Can Keep Me From You (D. Warren) 1999
12. Detroit Rock City (Live) The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (P. Stanley) 2003
13. Deuce (Live From Burgettstown, PA) (G. Simmons) 2004
14. Firehouse (Live At B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver) (P. Stanley) 2006
15. Modern Day Delilah (P. Stanley) 2009
16. Cold Gin (Live From Detroit, MI/2009) (A. Frehley) 2009
17. Crazy Crazy Nights (Live) (P. Stanley - A. Mitchell) 2010
18. Hell Or Hallelujah (P. Stanley) 2012

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