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Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2014
  • Label: Ume
  • UPC: 602537785711
  • Catalog Number: 002045302
  • Sales rank: 8,430

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nothin to Lose (3:23)
  2. 2 Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll (2:14)
  3. 3 C'mon and Love Me (2:55)
  4. 4 Rock and Roll All Nite (3:59)
  5. 5 God of Thunder (2:55)
  6. 6 Beth (2:45)
  7. 7 Hard Luck Woman (3:32)
  8. 8 Reputation (5:39)
  9. 9 Christine Sixteen (3:11)
  10. 10 Shout It out Loud (3:25)
  11. 11 Strutter '78 (3:40)
  12. 12 You Matter to Me (3:14)
  13. 13 Radioactive - Gene Simmons (3:51)
  14. 14 New York Groove (2:59)
  15. 15 Hold Me, Touch Me (Think of Me When We're Apart) - Paul Stanley (3:39)
  16. 16 I Was Made for Lovin' You (4:01)
  17. 17 Shandi (3:34)
  18. 18 A World Without Heroes (2:37)
  19. 19 I Love It Loud (4:12)
  20. 20 Down on Your Knees (3:27)
  21. 21 Lick It Up (3:53)
  22. 22 Heaven's on Fire (3:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tears Are Falling (3:52)
  2. 2 Reason to Live (3:59)
  3. 3 Let's Put the X in Sex (3:48)
  4. 4 Forever (3:51)
  5. 5 God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You, Pt. 2 (5:20)
  6. 6 Unholy (3:31)
  7. 7 Do You Love Me? (3:14)
  8. 8 Room Service (3:37)
  9. 9 Jungle (4:53)
  10. 10 Psycho Circus (4:50)
  11. 11 Nothing Can Keep Me from You (4:04)
  12. 12 Detroit Rock City (4:43)
  13. 13 Deuce (3:51)
  14. 14 Firehouse (3:51)
  15. 15 Modern Day Delilah (3:36)
  16. 16 Cold Gin (5:30)
  17. 17 Crazy Crazy Nights (4:08)
  18. 18 Hell or Hallelujah (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kiss Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Michael Bolton Composer
Peter Criss Composer
Ace Frehley Composer, Producer
Kiss Producer
Gene Simmons Composer, Producer
Paul Stanley Composer, Producer
Vinnie Vincent Composer
Russ Ballard Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Kim Fowley Composer
Sean Delaney Producer
Alex Coletti Producer
Bob Ezrin Composer, Producer
Bruce Fairbairn Producer
Jimmy Ienner Executive Producer
Michael James Jackson Producer
Kenny Kerner Producer
Eddie Kramer Producer
Bruce Kulick Composer
Adam Mitchell Composer
Michael Morgan Composer
Ron Nevison Producer
Mark Opitz Producer
Vini Poncia Producer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
John Vastano Composer
Diane Warren Composer
Richie Wise Producer
Toby Wright Producer
Rob Cavallo Producer
Neil Bogart Producer
Lewis Reed Composer
Greg Collins Producer
Stan Penridge Composer
Mikel Japp Composer
Vincent Poncia Composer
Vincent Cusano Composer
Tobias Nievelstein Engineer
Curtis Cuomo Composer
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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    You want the best, you got the best. The hottest new compilation

    You want the best, you got the best. The hottest new compilation in the land. Ladies and Gentlemen, KISS 40

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