20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection, Vol. 3

20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection, Vol. 3

by Kiss
     
 
It's interesting that the three volumes of Kiss' Millennium Collection (shouldn't that be "Kollektion"!) have been broken into 1974-1979, 1982-1990, and now 1992-1999 with Volume 3, the weirdest of the bunch. Had the makeup years been spread across two volumes, the series would make much more sense and be able to stretch three

Overview

It's interesting that the three volumes of Kiss' Millennium Collection (shouldn't that be "Kollektion"!) have been broken into 1974-1979, 1982-1990, and now 1992-1999 with Volume 3, the weirdest of the bunch. Had the makeup years been spread across two volumes, the series would make much more sense and be able to stretch three volumes long. Instead, Volume 3 has to cover the last bit of the non-makeup years and the big reunion of the original members along with the ugly, bloated new album that came with it, Psycho Circus. Along the way there's Carnival of Souls, the album that was sorta shelved to make way for the Unplugged album, which marked the tentative return of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Best part of this whole era was the reunion tour, but that remains undocumented officially on CD, so with nothing to pull from, Volume 3 has to pull everything released around and outside of the main event. That's good news if you've been waiting for "Nothing Can Keep Me from You" from the Detroit Rock City soundtrack to show up on a pure Kiss release. Showing a little effort on the compilers' part, the Unplugged version of "Got to Choose," which was previously a vinyl-only bonus track, is here, and they have generally made the right choices considering the motley crew of albums they're stuck with. The concept of one disc per decade just doesn't work for this group, but considering the bogus rules it had to play by, Volume 3 tries hard and includes a couple tasty rarities that hardcore fans will appreciate.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2006
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602517038325
catalogNumber:
000733202
Rank:
39837

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kiss   Primary Artist
Peter Criss   Drums
Ace Frehley   Guitar,Vocals
Gene Simmons   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Paul Stanley   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Eric Carr   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bruce Kulick   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar
Eric Singer   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ace Frehley   Composer
Gene Simmons   Producer
Paul Stanley   Composer,Producer
Vinnie Vincent Invasion   Composer
Russ Ballard   Composer
Holly Knight   Composer
Niko Bolas   Engineer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Alex Coletti   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Ezrin   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bruce Fairbairn   Producer,Audio Production
David Hewitt   Engineering Consultant
Rob Jacobs   Engineer
Eddie Kramer   Producer,Audio Production
Bruce Kulick   Composer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Chris Steinmetz   Engineer
Tommy Thayer   Composer
George Tutko   Engineer
Scott VanZen   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Toby Wright   Producer,Engineer
Karl Cochran   Composer
Stan Katayama   Engineer
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer
Randy Ezratty   Engineer
Curt Coumo   Composer
Dave Thompson   Liner Notes
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination

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