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KISS "Alive II" Remastered Version Drops Tuesday

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

KISS are celebrating 40 years of musical career, and one of the band's marketing strategies is the reissuing of the some of the band's most epic records on 180g audiophile vinyls.

Due for release on Tuesday May 29th is KISS Alive II , as well as the band's individual solo albums from Gene Simmons , Paul Stanley , Ace Frehley and Peter Criss .

Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity, these records have never sounded so amazing and now vinyl collectors will get what they've been demanding. All posters, sleeve art, stickers, etc that appeared in the original LP release where applicable have been faithfully reproduced for the KISS Army.

KISS 40 is the new two-CD compilation featuring forty tracks spanning KISS' incredible forty-year recording career. This set includes one track from every major record release (studio, Alive & hits collections) plus three live selections from the 2000-era and features the band's biggest songs including rock and roll anthems such as "Detroit Rock City," "Love Gun," "Beth," "Rock And Roll All Nite," "Beth," "Psycho Circus," "Forever," "I Was Made For Lovin' You." "Lick It Up," "Heaven's On Fire" and "Hell or Hallelujah ." First time commercial CD release live recordings of "Deuce" (from 2004 tour), "Cold Gin" (from 2009 Alive 35 tour), "Crazy Crazy Nights" (from 2010 Sonic Boom Over Europe tour) and the previously unreleased 1977 demo of "Reputation" round out the set for the KISS Army.