Saturday, October 23, 2021

KISS stream Detroit Rock City demo from Destroyer reissue

KISS are streaming the original Paul Stanley demo of their 1976 classic, “Detroit Rock City”, as the latest preview to the forthcoming 45th anniversary reissues of their fourth album, “Destroyer.”

The record’s opening track was issued as the fourth single from the project, which delivered their first US Top 20 album when it peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 2 million copies in the region.

Listen to both the demo and full album versions of “Detroit Rock City” below.

Due November 19, the “45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition” of Destroyer is a 4CD + Blu-ray Audio box set that includes a newly-rematsered version of the original album; a disc of 15 demos from Paul Stanley’s and Gene Simmons’s personal archives – 9 of which are unreleased; a series of studio outtakes, alternate versions / mixes and single edits; a live performance from the L’Olympia in Paris, France; and , a Blu-ray Audio disc that delivers the first-ever Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the original studio album plus 2 bonus tracks “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” and “Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)” the latter featuring Ace Frehley’s original recorded guitar solo that was not released on the studio album (this track is available on the 2012 “Destroyer: Resurrected” project).

The box set also features a 68-page hardcover book with extensive liner notes by Paul Elliott and Ken Sharp featuring interviews with band members, then-manager Bill Aucoin, and album producer Bob Ezrin, as well as an extensive collection of KISS memorabilia from the era, including a complete recreation of the original KISS Army Kit with the original folder and other memorabilia.

The 2021 reissue series will also be available in a Deluxe Edition 2CD package, and a 2LP set on standard double black vinyl and limited edition yellow and red double colored vinyl, as well as digital formats.

“Destroyer 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition”

Release date: November 19

Disc 1 – Destroyer - Original Album Remastered
Disc 2 – Destroyer-Era – Demos
Disc 3 - Destroyer - Outtakes, Alternate Versions / Mixes, Single Edits
Disc 4 – Live In Paris - L’Olympia – 22 May, 1976
Blu-Ray Audio – Destroyer - *Dolby Atmos 48kHz 24-bit, *Dolby True HD 5.1 96kHz 24-bit, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 96kHz 24-bit, PCM Stereo 96kHz 24-bit

See also:

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KISS share new acoustic mix of 1976 classic Beth
KISS announce expanded Destroyer 45th anniversary reissues
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