Alive! 1975-2000

Release date: November 27th 2006
Universal Music
Distribution: Import

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Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
November 30th 2006

Remember back in 1999-2000 when we, the KISS-fans were waiting for the 4th live album, titled Alive 4? Well it’s finally released… under the title “Alive: The Millennium Concert”. Actually we get 4 CD’s because “Alive! 1975-2000” features the classic live albums; “Alive” (1975), “Alive II” (1977), “Alive III” (1993), and “Alive: The Millennium Concert” (2000).

KISS hasn’t released a “new” album since “Psycho Circus” (1998) but since then we’ve got “countless” best-of and other compilations albums and DVD’s. Okay, the live DVD’s are great and Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have released solo-albums… but we want NEW music from KISS. Do you get it Mr. Stanley and Mr. Simmons??

Apart from music KISS has released more merchandise than you can afford to buy; Deodorants, Hats, Leather Jackets, KISS-dolls, Pinball machines, Comic Books, T-shirts, Lunchboxes, yes, everything you can imagine. And this is no joke; You can buy KISS-condoms… and you can even be buried in a KISS-Casket. No wonder that KI$$ has more money than God.

Well I’m quite angry now… why couldn’t they just release “Alive: The Millennium Concert” separately? To get the Millennium concert you have to buy this 4 discs release. You are very, very smart Mr. Simmons…! And I’m sure he is laughing all the way to the bank.

 Well… sorry about my little temper tantrum because if you choose to invest in this 4 CD release, you’re in for a treat. The sound is excellent and KISS “ALIVE! 1975-2000” also adds a pair of bonuses: The single version of “Rock and Roll All Nite” to the “Alive II” disc and “Take it Off” to “Alive III”. The deluxe packaging includes a more than 60 pages booklet filled with photos and an informative essay written by noted KISS expert Ken Sharp.

Get it or forget it.