Box Set-Standard (Bonus Tracks) (w/ Book) CD (2001)

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Kiss Box Set

on 8/17/2004

I personally believe that the Kiss box set is an outstanding collection of some of the best songs that Kiss has ever produced over the years. I would highly recommend it to someone who is wanting to own their very first Kiss CD. The box set covers a wide range of the differnt styles of song writing and singing that Kiss has ever produced over the years. Read More

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Uni/mercury
SKU 60511103
UPC 731458656128
UPC 14 00731458656128
Format CD
Release Date 11/20/2001
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Author Kiss
Compilation Appearance Dazed & Confused
Compilation Appearance Detroit Rock City
Compilation Appearance Rock Star
Compilation Appearance Monster Ballads (Platinum Edition)
Compilation Appearance Now: Classic Rock
Compilation Appearance Billboard 1970'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Compilation Appearance Icon:classic Rock
Compilation Appearance Art Of Mccartney
Compilation Appearance Monster Ballads: Ultimate Set
Technical Info
Engineer Chris Minto; Chris Steinmetz; Corky Stasiak; Mike "Clay" Stone; Dave Wittman; Eddie Kramer; Frank Filipetti; George Tutko; Danny Caccavo; Peter McCabe; Jay Messina; Allen Sides; Mike Plotnikoff; Mikey Davis; Niko Bolas; Pat Regan; Randy Ezratty; Rob Freem
Producer Ron Johnsen; Eddie Kramer; Gene Simmons; Ace Frehley; Kiss; Alex Coletti; Neil Bogart; Paul Stanley; Ron Nevison; Bob Ezrin; Bruce Fairbairn
CatalogID 5865612
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 11/20/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 5
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731458656128
Album Notes and Credits
KISS: THE BOX SET Special Deluxe Edition is packaged in a replica guitar case styled box, with 120-plus page hardcover color booklet featuring track by track commentary by KISS band members, rare photos and essay.
Kiss: Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Peter Criss (vocals, drums).
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
KISS: THE BOX SET Standard Edition is packaged with 120-plus color booklet featuring track by track commentary by KISS band members, rare photos and essay.
Kiss: Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Peter Criss (vocals, drums).
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Gene Simmons (vocals, guitar, piano, drums, background vocals); Paul Stanley, Vini Poncia (vocals); Bruce Kulick (guitar, acoustic guitar); Art Munson, Ronnie LeJac, Mark St. John, Stan Penridge, Ace Frehley, Steven Coronel, Vinnie Vincent, Bob Kulick, Jesse Damon (guitar); Bob Ezrin (piano, electric piano); Bill Cuomo (keyboards, synthesizer); Phillip Ashley (keyboards); Eric Singer, Neal Teeman, Brian Fox, Peter Criss, Anton Fig (drums); Peppi Castro (percussion).
Audio Mixers: David Thoener; Patrick Thrasher; Jim Barton; Mick Guzauski; Rob Jacobs; Bob Clearmountain.
Liner Note Author: Jeff Kitts.
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Atlantic Studios, New York, NY (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); B.C. PLace Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Can-AM Recorders, Tarzana, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Hit Factory, New York, NY (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Magna Graphic Studios, New York, NY (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Ocean Way Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); One On One Recording, North Hollywood, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Record Plant Studios, New York, NY (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Right Track Studios, New York, NY (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); The Capitol Theatre, Passiac, NJ (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); The Enterprise, Los Angeles, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); The Fortress, Hollywood, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); The Los Angeles Forum (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); The Nanuet Star Theatre, NY (11/14/1971-12/31/1999); Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA (11/14/1971-12/31/1999).
Introduction by: Jeff Kitts.
Photographers: Joel Brodsky; William Hames; Mark Weiss; Raeanne Rubenstein; Waring Abbott; Chuck Pulin; Ross Halfin; Neal Preston; Bob Gruen; Glenn Wexler; Richard Aaron; Lydia Criss; Steve Jennings; Fin Costello; Chip Rock Dayton; Sam Emerson; Gene Kirkland; Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas; Barry Levine; Neil Zlozower; Andy Kent.
The long-rumored and oft-delayed Kiss boxset finally saw the light of day in November of 2001, imaginatively dubbed THE BOX SET. But don't be misled by its run-of-the-mill title, like everything Kiss has ever done, it's completely over the top. Featuring five discs full of hits, overlooked album tracks, and rarities. The set comes in two configurations-- a standard issue box set, and a far more expensive deluxe edition, which comes in a replica guitar case. (Both come with a 120 page book with track-by-track commentary and rare photos).
Kiss detractors who've never been able to get past the greasepaint, costumes, and bombastic live show should note that the band has penned countless hard rock classics over the years, all of which are here; "Black Diamond," "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Do You Love Me," "Detroit Rock City," "I Love It Loud," and countless others. But the main attraction for longtime fans is the set's abundance of rarities, including demos of "Strutter," "Deuce," "Firehouse," "God of Thunder" (with Paul Stanley on vocals), and "Love Gun." There are also tracks that never saw the light of day on Kiss albums ("Acrobat," "Mad Dog," "Doncha Hesitate," "Bad Bad Lovin'," "Love is Blind"), and pre-Kiss tracks from the various band members. While Kiss's '70s work (discs one through three) far outpaces the other disc of latter-day material in terms of quality, THE BOX SET contains a fine balance of the well known and the obscure.
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.107) - "...94-track anthology delivered in a replica guitar case....Kiss's double entendres, pop choruses and elementary rock riffing provided simple, escapist thrills for a generation....
Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.107) - "...94-track anthology....Kiss's double entendres, pop choruses and elementary rock riffing provided simple, escapist thrills for a generation....
Disc 1
1 Strutter - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),C'Mon And Love Me - (live),Detroit Rock City,Lick It Up,God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
2 Deuce - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),Rock Bottom - (live),King Of The Night Time World - (live),All Hell's Breakin' Loose,Unholy
3 Keep Me Waiting - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Cold Gin - (live),Larger Than Life,Heaven's On Fire,Domino - (previously unreleased, demo)
4 She - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Watchin' You - (live),Rocket Ride,Get All You Can Take,Every Time I Look At You
5 Love Her All I Can - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Doncha Hesitate - (previously unreleased, 1975 demo),Tonight You Belong To Me,Thrills In The Night,Comin' Home - (live, unplugged)
6 Let Me Know - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Mad Dog - (previously unreleased, demo),New York Groove,Tears Are Falling,Got To Choose - (live, unplugged)
7 100,000 Years - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),God Of Thunder - (previously unreleased, demo),Radioactive - (previously unreleased, demo),Uh! All Night,I Still Love You - (live, unplugged)
8 Stop, Look To Listen - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1968 demo),Great Expectations,Don't You Let Me Down,Time Traveller - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1986 demo),Nothin' To Lose - (live, unplugged)
9 Leeta - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons 1969 demo),Beth,I Was Made For Lovin' You,Hell Or High Water,Childhood's End (with coda) - (previously unreleased)
10 Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Do You Love Me,Sure Know Something,Crazy, Crazy Nights,I Will Be There
11 Acrobat - (previously unreleased, live, at The Daisy, 1973),Bad, Bad Lovin' - (previously unreleased, demo, early version of Calling Dr. Love),Shandi,Reason To Live,Psycho Circus
12 Firehouse - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Calling Dr. Love,You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need - (previously unreleased, demo),Let's Put The X In Sex,Into The Void
13 Nothin' To Lose,Mr. Speed - (previously unreleased, demo),Talk To Me - (previously unreleased, live, at Parreta Stadium, 1980),Hide Your Heart,Within
14 Black Diamond,Christine Sixteen,World Without Heroes, A,Ain't That Peculiar - (previously unreleased, Eric Carr 1989 demo),I Pledge Allegiance To The State Of Rock & Roll
15 Hotter Than Hell,Hard Luck Woman,Oath, The,Silver Spoon,Nothing Can Keep Me From You
16 Strange Ways,Shock Me,Nowhere To Run,Forever - (single version),It's My Life - (Psycho Circus outtake, original version)
17 Parasite,I Stole Your Love,Creatures Of The Night,Shout It Out Loud - (live)
18 Goin' Blind,I Want You - (previously unreleased, soundcheck recording),War Machine,Rock And Roll All Nite - (previously unreleased)
19 Anything For My Baby,Love Gun - (previously unreleased, demo),I Love It Loud
20 Ladies In Waiting,Love Is Blind - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons demo)
21 Rock And Roll All Nite
Disc 2
1 Strutter - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),C'Mon And Love Me - (live),Detroit Rock City,Lick It Up,God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
2 Deuce - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),Rock Bottom - (live),King Of The Night Time World - (live),All Hell's Breakin' Loose,Unholy
3 Keep Me Waiting - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Cold Gin - (live),Larger Than Life,Heaven's On Fire,Domino - (previously unreleased, demo)
4 She - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Watchin' You - (live),Rocket Ride,Get All You Can Take,Every Time I Look At You
5 Love Her All I Can - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Doncha Hesitate - (previously unreleased, 1975 demo),Tonight You Belong To Me,Thrills In The Night,Comin' Home - (live, unplugged)
6 Let Me Know - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Mad Dog - (previously unreleased, demo),New York Groove,Tears Are Falling,Got To Choose - (live, unplugged)
7 100,000 Years - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),God Of Thunder - (previously unreleased, demo),Radioactive - (previously unreleased, demo),Uh! All Night,I Still Love You - (live, unplugged)
8 Stop, Look To Listen - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1968 demo),Great Expectations,Don't You Let Me Down,Time Traveller - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1986 demo),Nothin' To Lose - (live, unplugged)
9 Leeta - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons 1969 demo),Beth,I Was Made For Lovin' You,Hell Or High Water,Childhood's End (with coda) - (previously unreleased)
10 Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Do You Love Me,Sure Know Something,Crazy, Crazy Nights,I Will Be There
11 Acrobat - (previously unreleased, live, at The Daisy, 1973),Bad, Bad Lovin' - (previously unreleased, demo, early version of Calling Dr. Love),Shandi,Reason To Live,Psycho Circus
12 Firehouse - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Calling Dr. Love,You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need - (previously unreleased, demo),Let's Put The X In Sex,Into The Void
13 Nothin' To Lose,Mr. Speed - (previously unreleased, demo),Talk To Me - (previously unreleased, live, at Parreta Stadium, 1980),Hide Your Heart,Within
14 Black Diamond,Christine Sixteen,World Without Heroes, A,Ain't That Peculiar - (previously unreleased, Eric Carr 1989 demo),I Pledge Allegiance To The State Of Rock & Roll
15 Hotter Than Hell,Hard Luck Woman,Oath, The,Silver Spoon,Nothing Can Keep Me From You
16 Strange Ways,Shock Me,Nowhere To Run,Forever - (single version),It's My Life - (Psycho Circus outtake, original version)
17 Parasite,I Stole Your Love,Creatures Of The Night,Shout It Out Loud - (live)
18 Goin' Blind,I Want You - (previously unreleased, soundcheck recording),War Machine,Rock And Roll All Nite - (previously unreleased)
19 Anything For My Baby,Love Gun - (previously unreleased, demo),I Love It Loud
20 Ladies In Waiting,Love Is Blind - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons demo)
21 Rock And Roll All Nite
Disc 3
1 Strutter - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),C'Mon And Love Me - (live),Detroit Rock City,Lick It Up,God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
2 Deuce - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),Rock Bottom - (live),King Of The Night Time World - (live),All Hell's Breakin' Loose,Unholy
3 Keep Me Waiting - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Cold Gin - (live),Larger Than Life,Heaven's On Fire,Domino - (previously unreleased, demo)
4 She - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Watchin' You - (live),Rocket Ride,Get All You Can Take,Every Time I Look At You
5 Love Her All I Can - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Doncha Hesitate - (previously unreleased, 1975 demo),Tonight You Belong To Me,Thrills In The Night,Comin' Home - (live, unplugged)
6 Let Me Know - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Mad Dog - (previously unreleased, demo),New York Groove,Tears Are Falling,Got To Choose - (live, unplugged)
7 100,000 Years - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),God Of Thunder - (previously unreleased, demo),Radioactive - (previously unreleased, demo),Uh! All Night,I Still Love You - (live, unplugged)
8 Stop, Look To Listen - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1968 demo),Great Expectations,Don't You Let Me Down,Time Traveller - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1986 demo),Nothin' To Lose - (live, unplugged)
9 Leeta - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons 1969 demo),Beth,I Was Made For Lovin' You,Hell Or High Water,Childhood's End (with coda) - (previously unreleased)
10 Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Do You Love Me,Sure Know Something,Crazy, Crazy Nights,I Will Be There
11 Acrobat - (previously unreleased, live, at The Daisy, 1973),Bad, Bad Lovin' - (previously unreleased, demo, early version of Calling Dr. Love),Shandi,Reason To Live,Psycho Circus
12 Firehouse - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Calling Dr. Love,You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need - (previously unreleased, demo),Let's Put The X In Sex,Into The Void
13 Nothin' To Lose,Mr. Speed - (previously unreleased, demo),Talk To Me - (previously unreleased, live, at Parreta Stadium, 1980),Hide Your Heart,Within
14 Black Diamond,Christine Sixteen,World Without Heroes, A,Ain't That Peculiar - (previously unreleased, Eric Carr 1989 demo),I Pledge Allegiance To The State Of Rock & Roll
15 Hotter Than Hell,Hard Luck Woman,Oath, The,Silver Spoon,Nothing Can Keep Me From You
16 Strange Ways,Shock Me,Nowhere To Run,Forever - (single version),It's My Life - (Psycho Circus outtake, original version)
17 Parasite,I Stole Your Love,Creatures Of The Night,Shout It Out Loud - (live)
18 Goin' Blind,I Want You - (previously unreleased, soundcheck recording),War Machine,Rock And Roll All Nite - (previously unreleased)
19 Anything For My Baby,Love Gun - (previously unreleased, demo),I Love It Loud
20 Ladies In Waiting,Love Is Blind - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons demo)
21 Rock And Roll All Nite
Disc 4
1 Strutter - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),C'Mon And Love Me - (live),Detroit Rock City,Lick It Up,God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
2 Deuce - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),Rock Bottom - (live),King Of The Night Time World - (live),All Hell's Breakin' Loose,Unholy
3 Keep Me Waiting - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Cold Gin - (live),Larger Than Life,Heaven's On Fire,Domino - (previously unreleased, demo)
4 She - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Watchin' You - (live),Rocket Ride,Get All You Can Take,Every Time I Look At You
5 Love Her All I Can - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Doncha Hesitate - (previously unreleased, 1975 demo),Tonight You Belong To Me,Thrills In The Night,Comin' Home - (live, unplugged)
6 Let Me Know - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Mad Dog - (previously unreleased, demo),New York Groove,Tears Are Falling,Got To Choose - (live, unplugged)
7 100,000 Years - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),God Of Thunder - (previously unreleased, demo),Radioactive - (previously unreleased, demo),Uh! All Night,I Still Love You - (live, unplugged)
8 Stop, Look To Listen - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1968 demo),Great Expectations,Don't You Let Me Down,Time Traveller - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1986 demo),Nothin' To Lose - (live, unplugged)
9 Leeta - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons 1969 demo),Beth,I Was Made For Lovin' You,Hell Or High Water,Childhood's End (with coda) - (previously unreleased)
10 Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Do You Love Me,Sure Know Something,Crazy, Crazy Nights,I Will Be There
11 Acrobat - (previously unreleased, live, at The Daisy, 1973),Bad, Bad Lovin' - (previously unreleased, demo, early version of Calling Dr. Love),Shandi,Reason To Live,Psycho Circus
12 Firehouse - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Calling Dr. Love,You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need - (previously unreleased, demo),Let's Put The X In Sex,Into The Void
13 Nothin' To Lose,Mr. Speed - (previously unreleased, demo),Talk To Me - (previously unreleased, live, at Parreta Stadium, 1980),Hide Your Heart,Within
14 Black Diamond,Christine Sixteen,World Without Heroes, A,Ain't That Peculiar - (previously unreleased, Eric Carr 1989 demo),I Pledge Allegiance To The State Of Rock & Roll
15 Hotter Than Hell,Hard Luck Woman,Oath, The,Silver Spoon,Nothing Can Keep Me From You
16 Strange Ways,Shock Me,Nowhere To Run,Forever - (single version),It's My Life - (Psycho Circus outtake, original version)
17 Parasite,I Stole Your Love,Creatures Of The Night,Shout It Out Loud - (live)
18 Goin' Blind,I Want You - (previously unreleased, soundcheck recording),War Machine,Rock And Roll All Nite - (previously unreleased)
19 Anything For My Baby,Love Gun - (previously unreleased, demo),I Love It Loud
20 Ladies In Waiting,Love Is Blind - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons demo)
21 Rock And Roll All Nite
Disc 5
1 Strutter - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),C'Mon And Love Me - (live),Detroit Rock City,Lick It Up,God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
2 Deuce - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo),Rock Bottom - (live),King Of The Night Time World - (live),All Hell's Breakin' Loose,Unholy
3 Keep Me Waiting - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Cold Gin - (live),Larger Than Life,Heaven's On Fire,Domino - (previously unreleased, demo)
4 She - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Watchin' You - (live),Rocket Ride,Get All You Can Take,Every Time I Look At You
5 Love Her All I Can - (previously unreleased, with Wicked Lester),Doncha Hesitate - (previously unreleased, 1975 demo),Tonight You Belong To Me,Thrills In The Night,Comin' Home - (live, unplugged)
6 Let Me Know - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Mad Dog - (previously unreleased, demo),New York Groove,Tears Are Falling,Got To Choose - (live, unplugged)
7 100,000 Years - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),God Of Thunder - (previously unreleased, demo),Radioactive - (previously unreleased, demo),Uh! All Night,I Still Love You - (live, unplugged)
8 Stop, Look To Listen - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1968 demo),Great Expectations,Don't You Let Me Down,Time Traveller - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1986 demo),Nothin' To Lose - (live, unplugged)
9 Leeta - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons 1969 demo),Beth,I Was Made For Lovin' You,Hell Or High Water,Childhood's End (with coda) - (previously unreleased)
10 Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Do You Love Me,Sure Know Something,Crazy, Crazy Nights,I Will Be There
11 Acrobat - (previously unreleased, live, at The Daisy, 1973),Bad, Bad Lovin' - (previously unreleased, demo, early version of Calling Dr. Love),Shandi,Reason To Live,Psycho Circus
12 Firehouse - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo),Calling Dr. Love,You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need - (previously unreleased, demo),Let's Put The X In Sex,Into The Void
13 Nothin' To Lose,Mr. Speed - (previously unreleased, demo),Talk To Me - (previously unreleased, live, at Parreta Stadium, 1980),Hide Your Heart,Within
14 Black Diamond,Christine Sixteen,World Without Heroes, A,Ain't That Peculiar - (previously unreleased, Eric Carr 1989 demo),I Pledge Allegiance To The State Of Rock & Roll
15 Hotter Than Hell,Hard Luck Woman,Oath, The,Silver Spoon,Nothing Can Keep Me From You
16 Strange Ways,Shock Me,Nowhere To Run,Forever - (single version),It's My Life - (Psycho Circus outtake, original version)
17 Parasite,I Stole Your Love,Creatures Of The Night,Shout It Out Loud - (live)
18 Goin' Blind,I Want You - (previously unreleased, soundcheck recording),War Machine,Rock And Roll All Nite - (previously unreleased)
19 Anything For My Baby,Love Gun - (previously unreleased, demo),I Love It Loud
20 Ladies In Waiting,Love Is Blind - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons demo)
21 Rock And Roll All Nite
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