Kiss – Alive II (1977/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Alive II (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:11:34 minutes | 2,97 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records
Recorded live April 2 – August 28, 1977 and in the studio September 13-16, 1977.

Alive II is Kiss’ second live album originally released in 1977. The group cover titles from their three recent albums: Destroyer, Rock and Roll Over, and Love Gun. Alive II made it to number 7 on Billboard‘s 200 chart in 1978.

For Kiss’ breakthrough 1975 release Alive!, the band had a total of three studio albums from which to select their in-concert repertoire. By mid-1977, Kiss had released another three studio recordings (Destroyer, Rock and Roll Over, and Love Gun), and with a new Kiss album needed for the holiday season, a second live album, Alive II, was assembled. Three sides were recorded live in concert at the Los Angeles Forum (with a few tracks recorded in Japan), while the fourth side featured five new studio recordings. Like its predecessor, there’s been quite a lot of speculation concerning extensive overdubbing (the proof being that you can often hear several Paul Stanley voices singing backup simultaneously!), but Alive II shows that Kiss was still an exciting live band despite all the hype. Adrenaline-charged versions of “Detroit Rock City,” “Love Gun,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Shock Me,” “God of Thunder,” “I Want You,” and “Shout It Out Loud” are all highlights. On the fourth side, Ace Frehley only plays on a single song (his self-penned classic “Rocket Ride”) for reasons unknown, while session guitarist Bob Kulick filled in for the AWOL Frehley. Among the studio tracks is the made-for-the-stage anthem “Larger Than Life,” which the band surprisingly never performed live. –AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

1. Detroit Rock City 03:58
2. King Of The Night Time World 03:06
3. Ladies Room 03:11
4. Makin’ Love 03:13
5. Love Gun 03:42
6. Calling Dr. Love 03:36
7. Christine Sixteen 02:45
8. Shock Me 05:51
9. Hard Luck Woman 03:07
10. Tomorrow And Tonight 03:23
11. I Stole Your Love 03:36
12. Beth 02:24
13. God Of Thunder 05:16
14. I Want You 04:14
15. Shout It Out Loud 03:40
16. All American Man 03:14
17. Rockin’ In The U.S.A. 02:37
18. Larger Than Life 04:01
19. Rocket Ride 04:08
20. Any Way You Want It 02:32

Paul Stanley – vocals, rhythm guitar
Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals
Gene Simmons – vocals, bass guitar
Peter Criss – drums, vocals

Additional Personnel:
Bob Kulick – lead guitar
Eddie Balandas – introductory voice

Producer: Eddie Kramer
Recording engineers: Eddie Kramer and Corky Stasiak
Mixing engineers: Eddie Kramer and Neil Dorfsman


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