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Calling Dr. Love: KISS Plan Singles Box Set

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You could ask, after a remixed reissue of their most enduring studio album and a new album – their 20th – released last month, what else KISS could possibly release this year. And, because it’s KISS, you’d likely have an answer.

This year, that answer is a 28-disc box replicating every single they released on Casablanca Records during their first eight years together. From debut single “Nothin’ to Lose” and first charting tune “Kissin’ Time” to hits like “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Beth,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” and “Love Gun,” The Casablanca Singles captures all those original A and B-sides.

The Casablanca Singles will also feature replicas of picture sleeves from the U.S., Europe and Japan, recreated label artwork, a booklet “track[ing] the genesis and chart history of each single represented in the package” and four masks of Paul Stanley’s Starchild, Ace Frehley’s Spaceman, Gene Simmons’ Demon and Peter Criss’ Catman makeup. Additionally, the box will be available on both CD and vinyl, with four of the band’s solo singles (from the infamous 1978 solo albums) pressed on colored vinyl.

Look for The Casablanca Singles in stores on December 4, order the CD versions from Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K., and hit the jump for the full disc breakdown.

The Casablanca Singles (Casablanca/Mercury/UMe, 2012)

Disc 1: Nothin’ to Lose b/w Love Theme from KISS (Casablanca NEB-0004, 1974)
Disc 2: Kissin’ Time b/w Nothin’ to Lose (Casablanca NEB-0011, 1974)
Disc 3: Strutter b/w 100,000 Years (Casablanca NEB-0015, 1974)
Disc 4: Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll b/w Hotter Than Hell (Casablanca NB-823, 1974)
Disc 5: Rock and Roll All Nite b/w Getaway (Casablanca NB-829, 1975)
Disc 6: C’mon and Love Me b/w Getaway (Casablanca NB-841, 1975)
Disc 7: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live) b/w Rock and Roll All Nite (Casablanca NB-850, 1975)
Disc 8: Shout It Out Loud b/w Sweet Pain (Casablanca NB-854, 1976)
Disc 9: Flaming Youth b/w God of Thunder (Casablanca NB-858, 1976)
Disc 10: Detroit Rock City b/w Beth (Casablanca NB-863, 1976)
Disc 11: Beth b/w Detroit Rock City (Casablanca NB-863A, 1976)
Disc 12: Hard Luck Woman b/w Mr. Speed (Casablanca NB-873, 1976)
Disc 13: Calling Dr. Love b/w Take Me (Casablanca NB-880, 1976)
Disc 14: Christine Sixteen b/w Shock Me (Casablanca NB-889, 1977)
Disc 14: Love Gun b/w Hooligan (Casablanca NB-895, 1977)
Disc 15: Shout It Out Loud (Live) b/w Nothin’ to Lose (Live) (Casablanca NB-906, 1977)
Disc 16: Rocket Ride b/w Tomorrow and Tonight (live) (Casablanca NB-915, 1977)
Disc 17: Strutter ’78 b/w Shock Me (Casablanca NB-928, 1978)
Disc 18: Hold Me, Touch Me b/w Goodbye – Paul Stanley (Casablanca NB-940, 1978 – purple vinyl)
Disc 19: New York Groove b/w Snow Blind – Ace Frehley (Casablanca NB-941, 1978 – blue vinyl)
Disc 20: Radioactive b/w See You in Your Dreams – Gene Simmons (Casablanca NB-951, 1978 – red vinyl)
Disc 21: Don’t You Let Me Down b/w Hooked on Rock ‘N’ Roll – Peter Criss (Casablanca NB-952, 1978)
Disc 22: You Matter to Me b/w Hooked on Rock ‘N’ Roll – Peter Criss (Casablanca NB-961, 1978 – green vinyl)
Disc 23: I Was Made for Lovin’ You b/w Hard Times (Casablanca NB-983, 1979)
Disc 24: Sure Know Something b/w Dirty Livin’ (Casablanca NB-2205, 1979)
Disc 25: Shandi b/w She’s So European (Casablanca NB-2282, 1980)
Disc 26: Tomorrow b/w Naked City (Casablanca NB-2299, 1980)
Disc 27: A World Without Heroes b/w Dark Light (Casablanca NB-2343, 1981)
Disc 28: I Love It Loud b/w Danger (Casablanca NB-2365, 1982)

Written by Mike Duquette

November 5, 2012 at 15:33

Posted in Box Sets, KISS, News, Vinyl

2 Responses

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  1. I couldn’t care less about Kiss, but it amuses me that discs 10 and 11 would appear to be exactly the same, just with the sides flipped.

    John

    November 6, 2012 at 11:48

  2. That’s far too much work swapping discs. They should have just made it a 2-disc set.

    Mark

    December 5, 2012 at 19:53


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