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Lick It Up: “KISS 40” to Include Rare Live Tracks, Unreleased Demo

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KISS in EnglandWith an impending Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, a co-headlining tour with Def Leppard and a vinyl reissue campaign all on the horizon, the time seems right for KISS to remind fans of their four decades of rockin’ and rollin’ all night (and partying every day). On May 27, they’ll do just that with KISS 40, a new two-disc anthology of their hits.

As previously promised, KISS 40 features one track from each of their studio and live albums, as well as tracks from each of the original band members’ 1978 solo albums and compilation cuts (“Strutter ’78” from Double Platinum, “Down on Your Knees” from 1982’s Killers, “Let’s Put the X in Sex” from 1988’s Smashes, Thrashes & Hits and “Nothing Can Keep Me from You” from the KISS-heavy soundtrack to 1999’s Detroit Rock City).

It wouldn’t be a KISS compilation without something for the hardcore fans. In this case, it’s an unreleased demo from 1977, “Reputation,” as well as three hard-to-find live cuts from various non-retail KISS sets between 2004 and 2010.

KISS 40 can be pre-ordered after the jump, where you’ll also find the track list.

KISS 40 (Mercury/UMe, 2014)

Disc 1

  1. Nothin to Lose (from KISS (Casablanca, 1974))
  2. Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll (from Hotter Than Hell (Casablanca, 1974))
  3. C’mon and Love Me (from Dressed to Kill (Casablanca, 1975))
  4. Rock and Roll All Nite (Live) (from Alive! (Casablanca, 1975))
  5. God of Thunder (Demo) (from KISS: The Box Set (Mercury, 2001))
  6. Beth (from Destroyer (Casablanca, 1976))
  7. Hard Luck Woman (from Rock and Roll Over (Casablanca, 1976))
  8. Reputation (Demo) *
  9. Christine Sixteen (from Love Gun (Casablanca, 1977))
  10. Shout It Out Loud (Live) (from Alive II (Casablanca, 1977))
  11. Strutter ‘78 (from Double Platinum (Casablanca, 1978))
  12. You Matter to Me – Peter Criss (from Peter Criss (Casablanca, 1978))
  13. Radioactive – Gene Simmons (from Gene Simmons (Casablanca, 1978))
  14. New York Groove – Ace Frehley (from Ace Frehley (Casablanca, 1978))
  15. Hold Me, Touch Me – Paul Stanley (from Paul Stanley (Casablanca, 1978))
  16. I Was Made for Lovin’ You (Single Edit) (from Dynasty (Casablanca, 1979))
  17. Shandi (from Unmasked (Casablanca, 1980))
  18. A World Without Heroes (from Music from “The Elder” (Casablanca, 1981))
  19. I Love It Loud (from Creatures of the Night (Casablanca, 1982))
  20. Down on Your Knees (from Killers (Casablanca, 1982))
  21. Lick It Up (from Lick It Up (Mercury, 1983))
  22. Heaven’s on Fire (from Animalize (Mercury, 1984))

Disc 2

  1. Tears Are Falling (from Asylum (Mercury, 1985))
  2. Reason to Live (from Crazy Nights (Mercury, 1987))
  3. Let’s Put the X in Sex (from Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (Mercury, 1988))
  4. Forever (Remix) (from Hot in the Shade (Mercury, 1989))
  5. God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll to You II (from Revenge (Mercury, 1992))
  6. Unholy (Live) (from Alive III (Mercury, 1993))
  7. Do You Love Me? (Unplugged) (from KISS Unplugged (Mercury, 1996))
  8. Room Service (Live) (from You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! (Mercury, 1996))
  9. Jungle (Radio Edit) (from Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions (Mercury, 1996))
  10. Psycho Circus (from Psycho Circus (Mercury, 1998))
  11. Nothing Can Keep Me from You (from Detroit Rock City: Music from the Motion Picture (Mercury, 1999))
  12. Detroit Rock City (Live) (from KISS Symphony: Alive IV (Mercury, 2002)
  13. Deuce (Live 2004) ** (from KISS Instant Live, 2004)
  14. Firehouse (Live 1999/2000) (from Alive: The Millennium Concert/KISS Alive 1975-2000 (Mercury, 2006))
  15. Modern Day Delilah (from Sonic Boom (KISS Records, 2009))
  16. Cold Gin (Live 2009) ** (from Alive 35, 2009)
  17. Crazy Crazy Nights (Live 2010) ** (from Sonic Boom Over Europe, 2010)
  18. Hell or Hallelujah (from Monster (KISS Records/UMe, 2012))

* previously unreleased ** commercially unreleased

Written by Mike Duquette

March 21, 2014 at 10:05

Posted in Compilations, KISS, News

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  1. I was discharged from the Kiss Army years ago … don’t understand why we need more Kiss anthologies?

    Mr McGoo

    March 21, 2014 at 10:52

  2. Because they actually ARE logical contrary to popular belief! 🙂


    March 21, 2014 at 14:10

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