Box Set

Performers Kiss

Mercury | November 27, 2001 | Compact Disc

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KISS: THE BOX SET Standard Edition is packaged with 120-plus color booklet featuring track by track commentary by KISS band members, rare photos and essay.
Kiss: Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Peter Criss (vocals, drums).
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
The long-rumored and oft-delayed Kiss boxset finally saw the light of day in November of 2001, imaginatively dubbed THE BOX SET. But don't be misled by its run-of-the-mill title, like everything Kiss has ever done, it's completely over the top. Featuring five discs full of hits, overlooked album tracks, and rarities. The set comes in two configurations-- a standard issue box set, and a far more expensive deluxe edition, which comes in a replica guitar case and includes a gold record (both come with a 120 page book with track-by-track commentary and rare photos).
Kiss detractors who've never been able to get past the greasepaint, costumes, and bombastic live show should note that the band has penned countless hard rock classics over the years, all of which are here; "Black Diamond," "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Do You Love Me," "Detroit Rock City," "I Love It Loud," and countless others. But the main attraction for longtime fans is the set's abundance of rarities, including demos of "Strutter," "Deuce," "Firehouse," "God of Thunder" (with Paul Stanley on vocals), and "Love Gun." There are also tracks that never saw the light of day on Kiss albums ("Acrobat," "Mad Dog," "Doncha Hesitate," "Bad Bad Lovin'," "Love is Blind"), and pre-Kiss tracks from the various band members. While Kiss's '70s work (discs one through three) far outpaces the other disc of latter-day material in terms of quality, THE BOX SET contains a fine balance of the well known and the obscure.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 27, 2001

Genre: Hard Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 5

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2001

Label Name: Mercury

UPC: 731458656128

Found in: Hard Rock

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Box Set

Box Set

Performers Kiss

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 27, 2001

Genre: Hard Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 5

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2001

Label Name: Mercury

UPC: 731458656128


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Strutter - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo) --
2.Deuce - (previously unreleased, 1973 demo) --
3.Keep Me Waiting - Wicked Lester (previously unreleased) --
4.She - Wicked Lester (previously unreleased) --
5.Love Her All I Can - Wicked Lester (previously unreleased) --
6.Let Me Know - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo) --
7.100,000 Years - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo) --
8.Stop, Look To Listen - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1968 demo) --
9.Leeta - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons 1969 demo) --
10.Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo) --
11.Acrobat - (previously unreleased, live, at The Daisy, 1973) --
12.Firehouse - (previously unreleased, Bell Sound Studios 1973 demo) --
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 --
0.DISC 2: --
1.C'Mon And Love Me - (live) --
2.Rock Bottom - (live) --
3.Cold Gin - (live) --
4.Watchin' You - (live) --
5.Doncha Hesitate - (previously unreleased, 1975 demo) --
6.Mad Dog - (previously unreleased, demo) --
7.God Of Thunder - (previously unreleased, demo) --
8.Great Expectations --
9.Beth --
10.Do You Love Me --
11.Bad, Bad Lovin' - (previously unreleased, demo, early version of Calling Dr. Love) --
12.Calling Dr. Love --
13.Mr. Speed - (previously unreleased, demo) --
14.Christine Sixteen --
15.Hard Luck Woman --
16.Shock Me --
17.I Stole Your Love --
18.I Want You - (previously unreleased, soundcheck recording) --
19.Love Gun - (previously unreleased, demo) --
20.Love Is Blind - (previously unreleased, Gene Simmons demo) --
0.DISC 3: --
1.Detroit Rock City --
2.King Of The Night Time World - (live) --
3.Larger Than Life --
4.Rocket Ride --
5.Tonight You Belong To Me --
6.New York Groove --
7.Radioactive - (previously unreleased, demo) --
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 - (previously unreleased, demo) --
13.Talk To Me - (previously unreleased, live, at Parreta Stadium, 1980) --
14.World Without Heroes, A --
15.Oath, The --
16.Nowhere To Run --
17.Creatures Of The Night --
18.War Machine --
19.I Love It Loud --
0.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 - (previously unreleased, Paul Stanley 1986 demo) --
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 - (previously unreleased, Eric Carr 1989 demo) --
15.Silver Spoon --
16.Forever - (single version) --
0.DISC 5: --
1.God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II --
2.Unholy --
3.Domino - (previously unreleased, demo) --
4.Every Time I Look At You --
5.Comin' Home - (live, unplugged) --
6.Got To Choose - (live, unplugged) --
7.I Still Love You - (live, unplugged) --
8.Nothin' To Lose - (live, unplugged) --
9.Childhood's End (with coda) - (previously unreleased) --
10.I Will Be There --
11.Psycho Circus --
12.Into The Void --
13.Within --
14.I Pledge Allegiance To The State Of Rock & Roll --
15.Nothing Can Keep Me From You --
16.It's My Life - (original version, Psycho Circus outtake) --
17.Shout It Out Loud - (live) --
18.Rock And Roll All Nite - (previously unreleased) --

Editorial Notes

KISS: THE BOX SET Standard Edition is packaged with 120-plus color booklet featuring track by track commentary by KISS band members, rare photos and essay.
Kiss: Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Peter Criss (vocals, drums).
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
The long-rumored and oft-delayed Kiss boxset finally saw the light of day in November of 2001, imaginatively dubbed THE BOX SET. But don't be misled by its run-of-the-mill title, like everything Kiss has ever done, it's completely over the top. Featuring five discs full of hits, overlooked album tracks, and rarities. The set comes in two configurations-- a standard issue box set, and a far more expensive deluxe edition, which comes in a replica guitar case and includes a gold record (both come with a 120 page book with track-by-track commentary and rare photos).
Kiss detractors who've never been able to get past the greasepaint, costumes, and bombastic live show should note that the band has penned countless hard rock classics over the years, all of which are here; "Black Diamond," "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Do You Love Me," "Detroit Rock City," "I Love It Loud," and countless others. But the main attraction for longtime fans is the set's abundance of rarities, including demos of "Strutter," "Deuce," "Firehouse," "God of Thunder" (with Paul Stanley on vocals), and "Love Gun." There are also tracks that never saw the light of day on Kiss albums ("Acrobat," "Mad Dog," "Doncha Hesitate," "Bad Bad Lovin'," "Love is Blind"), and pre-Kiss tracks from the various band members. While Kiss's '70s work (discs one through three) far outpaces the other disc of latter-day material in terms of quality, THE BOX SET contains a fine balance of the well known and the obscure.
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