Kiss - The Box Set

Kiss - The Box Set

by Kiss

CD

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2001
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731458656128
catalogNumber: 586561

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Strutter
  2. Deuce
  3. Keep Me Waiting
  4. She
  5. Love Her All I Can
  6. Let Me Know
  7. 100,000 Years
  8. Stop, Look to Listen
  9. Leeta
  10. Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll
  11. Acrobat
  12. Firehouse
  13. Nothin' to Lose
  14. Black Diamond
  15. Hotter Than Hell
  16. Strange Ways
  17. Parasite
  18. Goin' Blind
  19. Anything for My Baby
  20. Ladies in Waiting
  21. Rock and Roll All Nite

Disc 2

  1. C'mon and Love Me (Love)
  2. Rock Bottom
  3. Cold Gin
  4. Watchin' You
  5. Doncha Hesitate
  6. Mad Dog
  7. God of Thunder
  8. Great Expectations
  9. Beth
  10. Do You Love Me
  11. Bad, Bad Lovin'
  12. Calling Dr. Love
  13. Mr. Speed
  14. Christine Sixteen
  15. Hard Luck Woman
  16. Shock Me
  17. I Stole Your Love
  18. I Want You
  19. Love Gun
  20. Love Is Blind

Disc 3

  1. Detroit Rock City
  2. King of the Night Time World
  3. Larger Than Life
  4. Rocket Ride
  5. Tonight You Belong to Me
  6. New York Groove
  7. Radioactive
  8. Don't You Let Me Down
  9. I Was Made for Lovin' You
  10. Sure Know Something
  11. Shandi
  12. You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need
  13. Talk to Me
  14. A World Without Heroes
  15. The Oath
  16. Nowhere to Run
  17. Creatures of the Night
  18. War Machine
  19. I Love It Loud

Disc 4

  1. Lick It Up
  2. All Hell's Breakin' Loose
  3. Heaven's on Fire
  4. Get All You Can Take
  5. Thrills in the Night
  6. Tears Are Falling
  7. Uh! All Night
  8. Time Traveller
  9. Hell or High Water
  10. Crazy Crazy Nights
  11. Reason to Live
  12. Let's Put the X in Sex
  13. Hide Your Heart
  14. Ain't That Peculiar
  15. Silver Spoon
  16. Forever

Disc 5

  1. God Save Rock 'N' Roll to You II
  2. Unholy
  3. Domino
  4. Every Time I Look at You
  5. Comin' Home
  6. Got to Choose
  7. I Still Love You
  8. Nothin' to Lose
  9. Childhood's End
  10. I Will Be There
  11. Psycho Circus
  12. Into the Void
  13. Within
  14. I Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock and Roll
  15. Nothing Can Keep Me from You
  16. It's My Life
  17. Shout It Out Loud
  18. Rock and Roll All Nite

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The Deluxe Edition Box Set 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
The Ultimate KISS box set is a must have for every army of KISS fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If the price throws you off, go to Wal*Mart, I picked mine up there for $60.00, without the guitar case box of course. The music rocks, the commentary in the picture book adds insight to the creation of each song in this set.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time buying what you can get off of all the other best of albums that they have released in the last couple of years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
finally a way to have all my favorite kiss songs in one location and to get titles that i've been looking for for years. it's the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here it is - the moment the Kiss fans have waited for 10+ years for and was it worth it... well to look at the track list yeah! Sure its not Kiss' equivalent of the Beatles Anthology in terms of great outtakes etc but as a career overview its lhe best Greatest Hits album youll ever see for these guys and as a Kiss fan Ive not seen most of the rarities on this CD on the bootleg market so there is value for money all round - Personally ill be going for the basic package but the art etc for both sets is excellent. The music here is indispensible and the tracks here prove that despite what some say this band has been consistently great for damn near 30 years... People say this may hearald the end of their career - personally id like to see them bludgeon it for another 20 years and then give me another box set cos personally - this set has reminded me how much fun i have as a kiss fan and how happy thier stuff has made me - Buy it - youll love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite what many people think of KISS, theyremain one of the most influencial rock bands of the last 30 years. Their influence has encompassed Marilyn Manson, Metallica and Slayer, amongst many others. This album contains the best (and occasionally cringe-worthy) collection of their songs ever. The guitar case cover is truely dramatic and makes the piont of what KISS are/were about. This album has all of the best stuff and everyone I know loves this album, KISS fan or not. This also serves as a piece of nostaglia, from a time long ago when guitar solo's were worshipped, the longest hair was coolest and the stage props were huge. I wasn't there, but this album made me wish I was. Viva KISS!!!!!