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 Post subject: [2014-04-01] KISS vinyl LP reissues
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Apparently, there are going to be some KISS vinyl reissues in March. What's baffling is not only the omission of certain albums, but the cost of these reissues themselves. I guess that because it's the 40th anniversary, they feel the prices should be close to $40.

KISS: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFILYO/?tag=imwan-20

Hotter Than Hell: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFILXK/?tag=imwan-20

Alive!: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFIJYQ/?tag=imwan-20

Destroyer: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFIL0S/?tag=imwan-20

Dynasty: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFIJM8/?tag=imwan-20

Unmasked: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFIM4I/?tag=imwan-20

Lick It Up: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFIJSW/?tag=imwan-20

Animalize: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFIKN6/?tag=imwan-20

Revenge: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFILV2/?tag=imwan-20

Psycho Circus: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGFILV2/?tag=imwan-20

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 Post subject: [2014-04-01] KISS vinyl LP reissues
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Kiss Plot Major Vinyl Reissue Series
by Matthew Wilkening
December 28, 2013 11:38 AM

Kiss will re-issue nine of their old albums on vinyl in March of 2014, and also release their 1998 effort ‘Psycho Circus‘ on the format for the very first time.

Among the nine titles returning to record store shelves on March 18 are the band’s self-titled debut and sophomore ‘Hotter Than Hell’ albums (both from 1974) as well as their double-live 1975 breakthrough album ‘Alive!‘ — which was already reissued back in 2008. Also arriving are 1976′s ‘Destroyer,’ 1979′s ‘Dynasty,’ 1980′s ‘Unmasked,’ 1983′s ‘Lick it Up,’ 1984′s ‘Animalize’ and 1992′s ‘Revenge.’ No further details about bonus tracks or packaging features have been released so far, although the albums are available for pre-order on Amazon.

If you can find a pattern somewhere in those choices, be sure and let us know; to our eyes this looks like a roughly equal blend of properly recognized classics and acknowledged misfires. There’s also some very curious omissions — hopefully there’s a second wave to follow, with ‘Dressed to Kill, ‘Love Gun,’ ‘Creatures of the Night‘ and so on. And are we the only ones who’d like a non-bootleg copy of ‘Carnival of Souls‘ for our collections?

One thing you can’t question is the timing of this reissue campaign. These records will be out about a month before the group is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. Which is also the same month frontman Paul Stanley‘s autobiography is released.

Boy, it’s almost like they knew it was gonna happen…

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 Post subject: [2014-04-01] KISS vinyl LP reissues
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:55 pm 
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I can see Alive!, Kiss, Destroyer on their own merits. I can make a case for most of the rest. Unmasked? For the cover, I guess. Musically, there are more appropriate choices, particularly Love Gun and Rock And Roll Over.

But Psycho Circus? The only reasons I can fathom for that are the reunion and the fact that it was never on vinyl. Beyond that, there's almost nothing to recommend that album, other than target practice.

And is the writer serious? There was a non-boot release of Carnival.

Maybe they want to do a deluxe (and deluxe-prices) edition of Love Gun to include the paper gun.

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 Post subject: [2014-04-01] KISS vinyl LP reissues
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:47 pm 
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I'm a fan of vinyl, but not at those prices.

Plus, most old mint, or near mint, records sound better to me than newly issued product.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:58 pm 
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alantig wrote:
I can see Alive!, Kiss, Destroyer on their own merits. I can make a case for most of the rest. Unmasked? For the cover, I guess. Musically, there are more appropriate choices, particularly Love Gun and Rock And Roll Over.

But Psycho Circus? The only reasons I can fathom for that are the reunion and the fact that it was never on vinyl. Beyond that, there's almost nothing to recommend that album, other than target practice.

And is the writer serious? There was a non-boot release of Carnival.

Maybe they want to do a deluxe (and deluxe-prices) edition of Love Gun to include the paper gun.


I'd take Psycho Circus over Hot In The Shade. Only good use for a HITS vinyl reissue would be to use as a dartboard or for target practice.

I also suspect that once details are firmed up on these vinyl reissues, the prices will drop to a somewhat more reasonable price....hopefully.

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 Post subject: [2014-04-01] KISS vinyl LP reissues
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:07 pm 
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HITS and PC are the only non-comp Kiss albums I've never owned.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Can't say I blame ya on HITS.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:45 pm 
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I do have a taped copy of it. I haven't listened to it in years.

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alantig wrote:
I do have a taped copy of it. I haven't listened to it in years.


Do yourself a favor and continue not listening.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:39 pm 
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Bumped to update release date: The LPs are getting pushed back to April Fool's Day.

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Production delay or to commemorative the fuss over the RARHOF induction?

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 Post subject: [2014-04-01] KISS vinyl LP reissues
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:10 pm 
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It looks like the original extras are being reproduced for these packages. Though we'll have to see when they actually come out.

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I have read nothing but good things about these reissues. All original packaging and inserts and apparently the sound quality is stellar.

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 Post subject: [2014-04-01] KISS vinyl LP reissues
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Best bet price-wise at the moment seems to be Amazon Canada, where some of the LPs are going for $24.99 ($22.77 US)

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/search?search-a ... imwanca-20

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