Kiss - The Box Set

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Kiss have never been known for doing things the simple way, so it should come as no surprise that their first full career retrospective should arrive jam-packed with enough bells, whistles, and offbeat oddities to have every member of the Kiss Army (active or retired) absolutely salivating. This six-hour collection presents 94 Kiss Klassics -- the rock anthems of several generations of fans since the band's 1974 debut. But the box's real Kalling Kard is its generous sampling of previously unreleased material. Thirty of these gems, selected by the band members themselves, go back as far as 1968 and include solo cuts by Paul Stanley (the no-nonsense boogie "Stop, Look to...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Kiss have never been known for doing things the simple way, so it should come as no surprise that their first full career retrospective should arrive jam-packed with enough bells, whistles, and offbeat oddities to have every member of the Kiss Army (active or retired) absolutely salivating. This six-hour collection presents 94 Kiss Klassics -- the rock anthems of several generations of fans since the band's 1974 debut. But the box's real Kalling Kard is its generous sampling of previously unreleased material. Thirty of these gems, selected by the band members themselves, go back as far as 1968 and include solo cuts by Paul Stanley (the no-nonsense boogie "Stop, Look to Listen") and Gene Simmons (the surprisingly breezy pop tune "Leeta"). The set also dips deep into the vaults for material by Wicked Lester (the band that evolved into Kiss) and live songs, including a blistering "Acrobat," which dates to 1973. Besides a bevy of demos for songs like "God of Thunder," "Love Gun," and "Radioactive" (on which Simmons plays all the instruments), there's plenty of material that illustrates the theory of evolution, Kiss-style. To that end, the band chose to include "Bad, Bad Lovin' " (which ultimately became "Calling Dr. Love"), "Mad Dog" (which morphed into "Flaming Youth"), and "Ain't That Peculiar" (the genesis of "Little Caesar"). The set is available in a "standard" box as well as in a lavish guitar-case replica edition worthy of prominent display: All editions contain a photo-packed 120-page book documenting the long, strange trip on which Kiss have taken their fans for more than 25 years.
Blender - Erik Himmelsbach
Kiss’s ultimate anthropological document.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731458656128
  • Catalog Number: 586561
  • Sales rank: 87,832

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Strutter (4:58)
  2. 2 Deuce (3:26)
  3. 3 Keep Me Waiting (3:26)
  4. 4 She (3:07)
  5. 5 Love Her All I Can (2:41)
  6. 6 Let Me Know (3:37)
  7. 7 100,000 Years (5:53)
  8. 8 Stop, Look to Listen (4:02)
  9. 9 Leeta (2:28)
  10. 10 Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll (4:05)
  11. 11 Acrobat (6:21)
  12. 12 Firehouse (4:37)
  13. 13 Nothin' to Lose (3:27)
  14. 14 Black Diamond (5:11)
  15. 15 Hotter Than Hell (3:31)
  16. 16 Strange Ways (3:19)
  17. 17 Parasite (3:03)
  18. 18 Goin' Blind (3:36)
  19. 19 Anything for My Baby (2:33)
  20. 20 Ladies in Waiting (2:32)
  21. 21 Rock and Roll All Nite (2:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 C'mon and Love Me (Love) (3:08)
  2. 2 Rock Bottom (3:20)
  3. 3 Cold Gin (6:40)
  4. 4 Watchin' You (3:55)
  5. 5 Doncha Hesitate (2:40)
  6. 6 Mad Dog (2:32)
  7. 7 God of Thunder (2:54)
  8. 8 Great Expectations (4:21)
  9. 9 Beth (2:45)
  10. 10 Do You Love Me (3:33)
  11. 11 Bad, Bad Lovin' (3:35)
  12. 12 Calling Dr. Love (3:43)
  13. 13 Mr. Speed (3:34)
  14. 14 Christine Sixteen (3:14)
  15. 15 Hard Luck Woman (3:34)
  16. 16 Shock Me (3:47)
  17. 17 I Stole Your Love (3:05)
  18. 18 I Want You (3:31)
  19. 19 Love Gun (3:23)
  20. 20 Love Is Blind (2:45)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Detroit Rock City (3:55)
  2. 2 King of the Night Time World (3:03)
  3. 3 Larger Than Life (3:59)
  4. 4 Rocket Ride (4:07)
  5. 5 Tonight You Belong to Me (4:40)
  6. 6 New York Groove (3:00)
  7. 7 Radioactive (3:09)
  8. 8 Don't You Let Me Down (3:40)
  9. 9 I Was Made for Lovin' You (4:30)
  10. 10 Sure Know Something (3:59)
  11. 11 Shandi (3:35)
  12. 12 You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need (4:17)
  13. 13 Talk to Me (3:40)
  14. 14 A World Without Heroes (2:41)
  15. 15 The Oath (4:34)
  16. 16 Nowhere to Run (4:26)
  17. 17 Creatures of the Night (4:02)
  18. 18 War Machine (4:14)
  19. 19 I Love It Loud (4:16)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Lick It Up (3:56)
  2. 2 All Hell's Breakin' Loose (4:34)
  3. 3 Heaven's on Fire (3:21)
  4. 4 Get All You Can Take (3:43)
  5. 5 Thrills in the Night (4:21)
  6. 6 Tears Are Falling (3:54)
  7. 7 Uh! All Night (4:03)
  8. 8 Time Traveller (4:57)
  9. 9 Hell or High Water (3:26)
  10. 10 Crazy Crazy Nights (3:46)
  11. 11 Reason to Live (4:01)
  12. 12 Let's Put the X in Sex (3:50)
  13. 13 Hide Your Heart (4:24)
  14. 14 Ain't That Peculiar (3:10)
  15. 15 Silver Spoon (4:41)
  16. 16 Forever (3:50)
Disc 5
  1. 1 God Save Rock 'N' Roll to You II (5:20)
  2. 2 Unholy (3:25)
  3. 3 Domino (4:03)
  4. 4 Every Time I Look at You (4:39)
  5. 5 Comin' Home (2:51)
  6. 6 Got to Choose (3:31)
  7. 7 I Still Love You (6:09)
  8. 8 Nothin' to Lose (3:45)
  9. 9 Childhood's End (5:26)
  10. 10 I Will Be There (3:48)
  11. 11 Psycho Circus (4:50)
  12. 12 Into the Void (4:22)
  13. 13 Within (4:28)
  14. 14 I Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock and Roll (3:33)
  15. 15 Nothing Can Keep Me from You (4:04)
  16. 16 It's My Life (3:45)
  17. 17 Shout It Out Loud (3:37)
  18. 18 Rock and Roll All Nite (6:06)
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Kiss Primary Artist
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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    KISS - THE BOX SET

    The Ultimate KISS box set is a must have for every army of KISS fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent history of the band! A+

    This box set proves that Kiss is more than makeup. For those who only got caught up with the makeup and thought that was the only thing to Kiss...well here is proof that without the songs Kiss would not have lasted 30+ years. This box set goes through the history of the band with bonus material of old demos and even a new song from Gene. Kiss has done well on this one. Great job!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KISS fan-buy this!

    The KISS box set is awesome and a must have box set for any KISS fan.The box set has five CD's of KISS songs from KISS albums,KISS songs that had never been released before,and demos of songs that had been released but the demos had never been released.So if you're a KISS fan,buy this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like Jimmy Page? Listen to Ace Frehley on this one!

    Above all things all ready mentioned, listen to the guitar efforts of Ace Frehley, featured on this set. Pity, he wasn't more involved in the direction of the music cause now one realizes that musically, the ceiling wasn't reached by Kiss. By far...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't waste your time.

    The boxed set is a slap in the face. Simmons and Stanley have proven that you can never stoop low enough to sell out. Instead of Alive 4, which was promised. They leave behind this boxed set which they hope you'll spend your hard earned money on. Don't buy this, Kiss aren't worth the time anymore.

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