Monday, October 27, 2014

VIDEO: KISS preview expanded Love Gun reissue

KISS have issued a video preview of the expanded, deluxe edition of their 1977 album, “Love Gun”, due October 28.

The 2CD / digital edition includes the complete original album re-mastered on the first disc, while the second features rare, previously unreleased demos of “Plaster Caster”, “Then She Kissed Me”, “Tomorrow And Tonight” and “Much Too Soon.”

Also featured is a glimpse into Paul Stanley's creative process with the inclusion of “Love Gun (Teaching Demo)”, with Stanley talking through the various chords of the song after writing the song with the next version “Love Gun (Demo)” delivering the complete demo performance.

“Reputation”, the only previously released demo, was originally included on this year's “KISS 40” compilation.

Also featured is a 1977 interview with Gene Simmons, as well as three never-before-available live tracks from the KISS show at the Capitol Centre, Landover in Maryland U.S.A. from December 20, 1977 – “Love Gun”, “Christine Sixteen” and “Shock Me.”

The package also includes liner notes written by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, who spent the summer on tour with KISS across North America.

“Love Gun” marked the first KISS album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members; it also has the distinction of being the last studio album to feature the entire original band lineup on every track.

“Love Gun” Deluxe Edition
Release date: October 28

CD ONE - Original Album

01. I Stole Your Love
02. Christine Sixteen
03. Got Love For Sale
04. Shock Me
05. Tomorrow And Tonight
06. Love Gun
07. Hooligan
08. Almost Human
09. Plaster Caster
10. Then She Kissed Me

CD TWO - Demos, Interview & Live

01. Much Too Soon (Demo)
02. Plaster Caster (Demo)
03. Reputation (Demo)
04. Love Gun (Teaching Demo)
05. Love Gun (Demo)
06. Gene Simmons Interview (1977)
07. Tomorrow And Tonight (Demo)
08. I Know Who You Are (Demo)
09. Love Gun (Live in Largo, MD 1977)
10. Christine Sixteen (Live in Largo, MD 1977)
11. Shock Me (Live in Largo, MD 1977)

See also:

VIDEO: Paul Stanley guests on Oprah special preview
Paul Stanley explains KISS makeup use by non-original members
Gene Simmons announces book tour
VIDEO: Gene Simmons eats food off floor at Los Angeles airport
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