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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.

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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.

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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.

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