Wednesday, March 19, 2014

KISS announce 40th anniversary releases

KISS have announced a series of releases to mark their 40th anniversary.

On April 1, KISS will release the first batch of 10 individual remastered albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl – with 18 more vinyl titles coming through the first half of 2014.

In May, fans can look forward to a 2-CD compilation, "KISS 40", with one track from every major album release, live selections and an unreleased demo (“Reputation”) from 1977.

KISS will also release the limited-edition (1000 copies) vinyl box set, “KISSTERIA – The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case”, featuring 34 LPs including titles never-before issued on vinyl, six exclusive albums to the box set and a bunch of collectibles only available in the package, which is available exclusively for D2C pre-order at

On April 10, the original lineup of KISS will be inducted into the Rock Hall along with Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt; the ceremony will be held at New York’s Barclays Center and HBO will record the event for broadcast in May.


Release date: April 1, 2014
• Alive!
• Animalize
• Destroyer
• Dressed To Kill
• Dynasty
• Hotter Than Hell
• Lick It Up
• Revenge
• Unmasked

Release date: May 6, 2014
• Asylum
• Creatures Of The Night
• Love Gun
• MTV Unplugged
• Psycho Circus*

Release date: May 27, 2014
• Rock And Roll Over
• Alive III
• Music From The Elder – First Vinyl Release in Concept Album Sequence
• Crazy Nights
• Hot In The Shade
• Alive: The Millennium Concert*
• Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions*

Release date: June 24, 2014
• Alive II
• Ace Frehley
• Gene Simmons
• Peter Criss
• Paul Stanley

*First Time on Vinyl

KISS – 40

Unless indicated all selections are album versions

CD 1
01. Nothin To Lose
02. Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll
03. C’mon and Love Me
04. Rock And Roll All Nite (Live)
05. God Of Thunder (Demo)
06. Beth
07. Hard Luck Woman
08. Reputation (Demo) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
09. Christine Sixteen
10. Shout It Out Loud (Live)
11. Strutter ‘78
12. You Matter To Me (Peter Criss)
13. Radioactive (Gene Simmons)
14. New York Groove (Ace Frehley)
15. Hold Me, Touch Me (Paul Stanley)
16. I Was Made For Lovin’ You (Single Edit)
17. Shandi
18. A World Without Heroes
19. I Love It Loud
20. Down On Your Knees
21. Lick It Up
22. Heaven’s On Fire

CD 2
01. Tears Are Falling
02. Reason To Live
03. Let’s Put The X In Sex
04. Forever (Remix)
05. God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II
06. Unholy (Live)
07. Do You Love Me? (MTV Unplugged)
08. Room Service (Live)
09. Jungle (Radio Edit)
10. Psycho Circus
11. Nothing Can Keep Me From You
12. Detroit Rock City (Live)
14. Firehouse (Live – 1999/2000)
15. Modern Day Delilah
16. Cold Gin (Live 2009) – UNRELEASED COMMERCIALLY
17. Crazy Crazy Nights (Live 2010) – UNRELEASED COMMERCIALLY
18. Hell or Hallelujah

KISSTERIA – The Vinyl Road Case

Custom ANVILTM Road Case to house 34 KISS LPs and a plethora of extras.

• Hotter Than Hell
• Dressed To Kill – Includes Embossed Front & Back Jacket Covers
• Alive! – Includes 8 Page Color Booklet
• Destroyer
• Rock And Roll Over – Includes Sticker Sheet
• Love Gun – Includes Paper Gun with “Bang” Sheet
• Alive II – Includes Tattoo Sheet & 8 Page Color Booklet
• Ace Frehley (Solo Album) - Includes “Ace” Interlocking Poster
• Gene Simmons (Solo Album) - Includes “Gene” Interlocking Poster
• Peter Criss (Solo Album) - Includes “Peter” Interlocking Poster
• Paul Stanley (Solo Album) - Includes “Paul” Interlocking Poster
• Dynasty – 22” x 33” Poster
• Unmasked – 22” x 33” Poster
• Music From The Elder – First Vinyl Release in Concept Album Sequence
• Creatures Of The Night
• Lick It Up
• Animalize
• Asylum
• Crazy Nights
• Hot In The Shade
• Revenge
• Alive III
• MTV Unplugged - Includes 24” x 24” Poster
• Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions – First Vinyl Pressing Ever
• Psycho Circus – First Vinyl Pressing Ever will include a 12”x12” Lenticular Cover
• Alive: The Millennium Collection – First Vinyl Pressing Ever
• Monster

Exclusive vinyl titles for the Road Case:

• Double Platinum – Includes Embossed front & back jacket covers + Embossed platinum award insert
• Greatest KISS – Includes First Vinyl Pressing Ever. Will combine all exclusive tracks used worldwide into one package
• KILLERS - Includes First U.S. Release Ever. Will combine both Japan and Australia track lists into one package
• You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best
• Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
• KISS Symphony: Alive IV

Exclusive Bonus Items for Vinyl Box:
• Eleven 11”x17” Archival Posters in a poster tube:
• First Band Promo Poster
• Hotel Diplomat Concert Poster
• Asylum Promo Poster
• Lick It Up Promo Poster
• KISS 1984 Promo Poster
• Alive III Promo Poster
• You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best Promo Poster
• Smashes, Thrashes & Hits Promo Poster
• MTV Unplugged Promo Poster
• Live 1996 Tour Poster
• Psycho Circus Promo Poster
• KISS Vinyl Cleaning Cloth
• KISS Turntable Mat
• KISS Dominoes
• Four Band Photo Lithographs

• Certificate of Authenticity with Exclusive Box Number

See also:

KISS respond to comments by Rock Hall CEO
Rock Hall defends decision to induct founding KISS lineup only
VIDEO: Complete KISS and Def Leppard summer tour press conference
KISS and Def Leppard announce summer tour
Search KISS at hennemusic