Label: Casablanca - 822 780-1 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Reissue, Remastered Gatefold Cover • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
Alive II is the second live album and eighth overall by American hard rock band Kissreleased on October 14, by Casablanca Records. The plan was to release a live album to give Kiss some much deserved time off before recording the album that would become Love Gun later that autumn.
Kramer finished work on the album, but Casablanca and Kiss deemed it unusable, and the band forged ahead with their Love Gun Kiss - Alive! . The 3 Kiss - Alive!. As the band did not want to Kiss - Alive! songs included on Alive! On the original double album, the songs on side 4 tracks 6—10 on the second CD are studio tracks recorded September 13—16, Frehley's sole involvement for the studio songs was " Rocket Ride " originally written for a solo album on which he sang lead vocals and played both guitar and Kiss - Alive!
guitar. Several early copies of the album's cover featured a rare misprint of three additional songs "Take Me", "Hooligan" and "Do You Love Me? None of Things We Said Today - The Beatles - 20 X 4 additional songs appeared on the LP.
Continuing the Kiss tradition of including promotional items with their albums, Alive II was packaged with a full-color booklet titled "The Evolution of Kiss" and a set of temporary transfer tattoos in a cartoon style.
The tattoos depicted the band logo, Kiss Army logo, band member heads, member signatures and symbols. The symbols were meant to represent the four personas of the group and included a skull and crossbones for Gene Simmonsa rose and star with eye for Stanley, a Saturn -like planet and block print-style "ACE" for Frehley, and a drum and cat's head for Peter Criss. A merchandise order form was also included with the album, listing an array of official Kiss merchandise as well Kiss - Alive!
a chance to "enlist" in the Kiss Army. The inner sleeves depicted crazed Kiss fans in a confetti storm and the band's album discography to date. When the Kiss back catalog was remastered, it was housed in a slimline 2CD case and, in keeping with the rest of the reissue program, had the artwork restored.
This included the set of tattoos. The booklet Let It Rip - The 2 Live Crew - Sports Weekend (As Nasty As They Wanna Be Part II) Evolution of Kiss"' and the picture inner sleeves were incorporated as part of the CD booklet.
Alive II was re-released in as part of Kiss Alive! It included " Rock and Roll All Nite " single edit version as a bonus track. Coming off of a period of extensive touring, Alive II received a huge fan response and critical acclaim, reaching the No.
The album has received praise from Kiss - Alive! critics. He lauded the album for showing the group in its element as an "exciting live band".
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