Kiss – Love Gun (Deluxe Edition) (1977/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kiss – Love Gun (Deluxe Edition) (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:16:36 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct 2

Love Gun was Kiss’ fifth studio album in three years (and seventh release overall, peaking at number four on Billboard), and proved to be the last release that the original lineup played on. By 1977, Kiss merchandise was flooding the marketplace (lunch boxes, makeup kits, comic books, etc.), and it would ultimately lead to a Kiss backlash in the ’80s. But the band was still focused on their music for Love Gun, similar in sound and approach to Rock and Roll Over, their previous straight-ahead rock release. It included Ace Frehley’s lead vocals on “Shock Me,” as well as one of Kiss’ best and most renowned hard rockers in the thunderous title track. The album’s opener, “I Stole Your Love,” also served as the opening number on Kiss’ ensuing tour, while “Christine Sixteen” is one of the few Kiss tracks to contain piano prominently. “Almost Human” is an underrated rocker and features a great Jimi Hendrix-esque guitar solo from Frehley (no doubt due to ex-Hendrix producer Eddie Kramer manning the boards again), while “Plaster Caster” is a tribute to the famous groupies of the same name. The only weak spots on an otherwise stellar album are an obvious “Rock and Roll All Nite” ripoff titled “Tomorrow and Tonight,” and a pointless remake of the Phil Spector-penned classic “Then He Kissed Me” (reworked as “Then She Kissed Me”).

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Kiss – Crazy Nights (1987/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Crazy Nights (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:58 minutes | 1,71 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct 2

Since Kiss’ 1987 album, Crazy Nights, was their most pop-accessible album until then, a total of three video clips were issued, which are all featured on the home video of the same name. While the videos aren’t exactly the best the band has ever produced, they were very popular with MTV viewers: all appeared regularly on the network’s viewer request program at the time. The first video, “Crazy, Crazy Nights,” is a no-frills clip of the quartet lip-syncing the anthemic song to an auditorium full of excited fans, while the second one, “Reason to Live,” is a ballad that features clips of an attractive blonde seeking revenge on her unfaithful lover, Mr. Paul Stanley (!), while the band plays the song. The final clip, “Turn on the Night,” is one of the album’s most keyboard-heavy tracks, and follows the set-up of the second video for the most part – a female fan is shown enjoying a concert by the band while Kiss plays away. Besides the three clips, no other footage is featured, which makes the Crazy Nights video of interest to Kiss completists only.

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Kiss – Asylum (1985/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Asylum (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:20 minutes | 1,68 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct 2

By 1985, Kiss were a shadow of their former selves. Gone was the raw rock of their not so distant past, as well as their memorable “heavy Beatles” songwriting. In its place was a sound that was too similar to other pop-metal bands at the time, as well as unimaginative, predictable songs, as evidenced on Asylum. The album marked the appearance of Kiss’ fourth guitarist in four years, Bruce Kulick – brother of Bob Kulick, who played as a session guitarist on Alive II, Killers, and Paul Stanley’s 1978 solo album – who had replaced Mark St. John on the 1984-1985 Animalize tour. Besides the popular video/single “Tears Are Falling,” Asylum is chock-full of nondescript fluff (“I’m Alive,” “Trial by Fire,” “Secretly Cruel,” “Love’s a Deadly Weapon,” etc.). Although the band again treads on Spinal Tap territory with “Uh! All Night,” several tracks could have benefited greatly from a heavier sound, such as “King of the Mountain,” “Any Way You Slice It,” and “Who Wants to Be Lonely.” Although it attained platinum status, Stanley and Gene Simmons would rightfully dismiss Asylum later on.

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Kiss – Music From [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Music From
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:42:47 minutes | 1,81 GB | Genre: Pop/Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct 2

The ninth studio album by KISS is, perhaps, most significant for being the band’s greatest misstep. Not the poppy, disco-inflected sheen of Dynasty, and not even the self-implosion of Unmasked could have prepared fans for the overblown, vacuous narcissism of Music From the Elder, which came out on Nov. 10, 1981.

Having lost drummer Peter Criss, who left two months after they started tracking The Elder, KISS hired Eric Carr to take Criss’ place. Feeling the urge to make a bold, larger-than-life statement following the commercial collapse of Unmasked, Kiss decided to come back swinging with hard-hitting songs that resembled their pre-“Love Gun” material.

In addition, the band felt that only an ambitious, concept album would gain them back the credibility they lost when they softened their sound and the respect they never received from mainstream critics. And so, KISS ill-advisably started to craft their version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall – even bringing in The Wall architect Bob Ezrin to produce.

“It’s a movie, in itself, of just absolute folly,” Paul Stanley told me about the release. “It’s us overstepping our goals and tripping over our own feet. I’m not ashamed of it by any means, but that and KISS Meets the Phantom stand out as two examples of us getting off at the wrong exit.”

If KISS intended to make a louder, heavier album than Unmasked they probably shouldn’t have hired the American Symphony Orchestra and St. Robert’s Choir to add symphonic and operatic flavor, let alone incorporate a storyline that makes Lou Reed and Metallica’s Lulu look like The Who’s Tommy.

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Kiss – Destroyer (45th Anniversary Edition) (1976/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kiss – Destroyer (45th Anniversary Edition) (1976/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 34:20 minutes | 768 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct 2

In 1976, KISS dropped the bombshell on the world being DESTROYER, an album that originally received resistancefrom fans due to the band exploring a new sound and has long become the quintessential and all-time best selling KISS studio album. Exploding with concert staples and KISS Army favorites like “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It OutLoud,” and “God Of Thunder” – the album’s new sounds came from the softer side of songs like “Do You Love Me?,”and songs heavy with orchestral arrangements including “Great Expectations” and their surprise hit single “Beth.”

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Kiss – Kiss (Remastered) (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Kiss (Remastered) (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:11 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct 2

“Kiss” is the debut album by the legendary hard rock band KISS. Most of the material on the album was written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and it was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise. The album was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York City. While it sold few copies at first, Kiss eventually would go on to sell over 500,000 copies and be certified Gold by the RIAA.

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Kiss: Live in Nurburgring (2010) Blu-ray 720p MPEG-2 DTS-HD 5.1

Title: Kiss – Live in Nurburgring
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Artist: Paul Stanley – vocals, rhythm guitar; Gene Simmons – bass, backing vocals; Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, backing vocals; Eric Singer – drums

Production/Label: Mexico | Zima Entertainment
Duration: 01:54:02
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-2
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-2 26996 kbps / 1280*720p / 24 fps / 16:9
Audio#1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2959 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 26.88 GB

The Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour was a concert tour by American rock band Kiss in support of their 19th studio album Sonic Boom, which was released in October 2009. The tour started in Sheffield, United Kingdom at the Sheffield Arena in early May and concluded at the Graspop Metal Meeting Festival in Dessel, Belgium in late June. The leg marked the band’s first tour of indoor arenas in the United Kingdom since 1996, their first show in Ireland since 1988, and their debut concert in Slovakia. The group performed at a number of music festivals on the tour, including the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals, Sauna Open Air Metal Festival and Hellfest. Before the start of the tour, the group played a promotional show at the Islington Academy in London on March 2, 2010 to about 800 people. Three songs had to be cut from the 15-song set due to issues with the CO2 canisters used to release confetti during “Rock and Roll All Nite”. A subsequent tour entitled The Hottest Show on Earth Tour followed in late July 2010, reaching North American markets. (more…)

KISS 2020 Goodbye (2020) 1080i HDTV Backhaul MPA2.0 H.264-TrollHD

Genre: Hard Rock, Documentary
Length: 03:11:35
Year: 2020

Quality: HDTV
Video resolution / scan: 1080i
Container: MKV
Video Codec: H.264
Video: AVC, 1920×1080 (16: 9), 25.000 fps, 29.1 Mb / s
Audio: MP2, 48.0 kHz, 2 ch, 128 kb / s

Watch the Guinness World Record breaking concert featuring KISS in Dubai for New Years Eve, capturing Most Number of Flame Throwers (73) and Tallest Flame (180 ft.)!

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Kiss – Kiss (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kiss – Kiss (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:35:14 minutes | 766 MB | Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Casablanca Records / The Island Def Jam Music Group
Recorded: October–November 1973; April 1974 (‘Kissin’ Time’) at Bell Sound Studios, New York City

Kiss is the debut album by the legendary hard rock band KISS. Most of the material on the album was written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and it was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise. The album was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York City. While it sold few copies at first, Kiss eventually would go on to sell over 500,000 copies and be certified Gold by the RIAA. (more…)

Kiss – Greatest Kiss (1997/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Greatest Kiss (1997/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:31:59 minutes | 3,84 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division

Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, Kiss became a favorite of American teenagers in the ’70s. Most kids were infatuated with the look of Kiss, not their music. Decked out in outrageously flamboyant costumes and makeup, the band fashioned a captivating stage show featuring dry ice, smoke bombs, elaborate lighting, blood spitting, and fire breathing that captured the imaginations of thousands of kids. But Kiss’ music shouldn’t be dismissed it was a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitars, cloying melodies, and sweeping strings. It was a sound that laid the groundwork for both arena rock and the pop-metal that dominated rock in the late ’80s.

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KISS – Love Gun (1977/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

KISS – Love Gun (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:48 | 780 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Mercury Records

“Love Gun” is the sixth studio album by American hard rock band Kiss, released on June 30, 1977 by Casablanca Records. It was their first album to feature a lead vocal performance from Ace Frehley, making it the first Kiss album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members. It was also the last studio album to feature Peter Criss on every song… Love Gun was certified platinum on June 30, 1977.

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Kiss – You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! (1996/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! (1996/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:03:08 minutes |  2,52 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct 2

Talk about a mis-leading title! Judging by the title alone, You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best sounds like it would be the definitive Kiss retrospective, or at least an enjoyable collection of hits. But it’s not it’s a rip-off album, pure and simple. It doesn’t matter that the majority of the tracks are live recordings of their best-known songs, because Kiss always sounded better live than they did in the studio and these versions which were taken from Alive and Alive II are definitive. It’s the fact that the release is baited with the live, unreleased “Room Service,” “Take Me,” “Let Me Know,” and “Two Timer,” and the rest of the disc is padded with an absurd, 17-minute interview with the four original bandmembers conducted with Jay Leno. There is simply no reason for this to exist dedicated fans would prefer a full, unreleased live album or an interview disc, while casual fans would be better served by the original Alive album if they’re about to purchase their first Kiss record. With this album, you may have wanted the best, but you didn’t get it you just got exploited.

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KISS – Unmasked (1980/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

KISS – Unmasked (1980/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:55 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © Universal Music GmbH

Unmasked is the eighth studio album by American hard rock band Kiss, released in 1980. It was the last studio album to feature the original lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss until the band reunited in 1996. Criss actually had no involvement with the recording of the album; Anton Fig (uncredited) played all the drums on the album. (more…)

Kiss – Revenge (1992/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Revenge (1992/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 48:57 minutes | 2,02 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct 2

Revenge is the 16th studio album by Kiss, released in 1992. It was the band’s first album after the death of long-time drummer Eric Carr in November 1991. His replacement, Eric Singer, had played with Lita Ford, Black Sabbath, Badlands, Brian May, Alice Cooper, and Paul Stanley as a solo artist, among others.

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Kiss – Lick It Up (1983/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Lick It Up (1983/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:25 minutes | 1,67 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMe Direct

Lick It Up is the 11th studio album by American rock band Kiss. Prior to its 1983 release, the band members appeared on MTV without their trademark makeup. It was the first public appearance without make-up by the band, and their first for Mercury Records, where they had been signed following their departure from Casablanca Records.

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