Alive!

Alive!

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Alive! was the album that catapulted Kiss from cult attraction to mega-superstars. It was their first Top Ten album, remaining on the charts for 110 weeks. Culled from shows in Detroit, New Jersey, Iowa, and Cleveland on the Dressed to Kill tour, the record features producer

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Alive! was the album that catapulted Kiss from cult attraction to mega-superstars. It was their first Top Ten album, remaining on the charts for 110 weeks. Culled from shows in Detroit, New Jersey, Iowa, and Cleveland on the Dressed to Kill tour, the record features producer Eddie Kramer doing a masterful job of capturing the band's live performance on record. The band's youthful energy is contagious, and with positively electric versions of their best early material, it's no mystery why Alive! is widely regarded as one of the greatest live hard rock recordings of all time. "Rock and Roll All Nite" became a Top 20 smash and was the main reason for the album's success, but there are many other tracks that are just as strong -- "Deuce," "Strutter," "Firehouse," "Parasite," "She," "100,000 Years," "Black Diamond," and "Cold Gin" all shine in a live setting. Although there's been some speculation of extensive overdubbing to correct mistakes, Alive! remains Kiss' greatest album ever. An essential addition to any rock collection.

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Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0042282278012
catalogNumber:
822780

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Alive! 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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michjandCA More than 1 year ago
By far this classic recording is best heard on old school vinyl...which is what it was meant for. Alive! is a double live slab of rock and roll that is without question the greatest ROCK album of all time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The KISS album "Alive!"is one of the best KISS albums.By Far.This was the breakthrough album for KISS,and I can see why.The production is richly executed,and the only thing this album doesn't need is a long drum solo by Peter Criss on "100,000 Years".Little Unknown Fact:Some of this album was recorded in a studio and KISS made it sound live.
Guest More than 1 year ago
26 years later, no other live album can compare. Period! Classic, concrete cracking Rock and Roll! It still sounds fresh, and will never go out of style!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Ultimate Live Album. Nothing can get a person moving more than Rock and Roll All Nite from this album. It's a must have for all rock fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was THE Album that introduced me to the sheer power and glory of rock and roll!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember when I first bought this album, on New Year's Eve 1975. After seeing KISS on the Mike Douglas Show & the Midnight Special I was blown away by their look, their performing style and, most of all, by their music. For over a year I had been looking in vain for a KISS album in record stores and department stores. Then, on 12/31/75 with Christmas money in hand I found this album in a local record store. That night I stayed up all night long playing this album over and over. I still play it today, on CD of course. This is bar none the best album KISS ever recorded. They have always sounded their best in front of a live audience, but never better than they do hear. The excitement is contagious, grabbing the listener from the opening cheers of the audience and opening chords of "Deuce" and does not let go until the final strains of "Let Me Go, Rock n Roll and the final applause. Songs that sounded lifeless and uninspired on their first three albums, "Deuce," "Strutter," "C'mon & Love Me," "Black Diamond," "Cold Gin," really come alive here. But, the biggest surprise is "Rock n Roll All Nite." This is the definitive live version of the KISS anthem. The guitar solo and extra bridge and chorus, none of which were present on the anemic Dressed to Kill version, make all the difference. This album is a true defining moment in rock history. After the success of KISS Alive! other rock stars, Bob Seger, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, would mark their career breakthroughs with a live album. Even non-KISS fans should come aboard with this record. It will make a believer out of even the hardest cynic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best, pure & simple! Not a weak moment on it, anywhere. The best moments are ''Deuce'', ''She'', ''Rock Bottom'', ''Let me go rock 'n roll''. But, it also includes the greatest 5 minutes & 21 seconds ever captured on tape: ''Black Diamond''.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago