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Destroyer 45 by Kiss - Exclusive Super Deluxe 4CD + Blu-ray Audio - shop now at uDiscover store

Kiss Destroyer 45

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Release on: 12/10/2021
Our price: 175,00
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Product Type: Exclusive Super Deluxe 4CD + Blu-ray Audio

*SHOP EXCLUSIVE*

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.”

For the 45th anniversary, UMe is releasing the most comprehensive Super Deluxe Edition 4CD + Blu-ray Audio boxset that will melt the KISS Army’s minds. The original album on CD 1 is newly remastered by Abbey Road Mastering, CD 2 features 15 demos from Paul Stanley’s and Gene Simmons’s personal archives – 9 of which are unreleased. CD 3 loads up with studio outtakes, alternate versions / mixes and single edits – most notably a brand-new stripped-down mix for “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” where we found the acoustic guitar stems recorded for the entire song but originally only used in the last several closing notes of the song on the album. CD 4features a ripping performance from the band’s visit to Paris France at the L’Olympia on May 22, 1976.

Steven Wilson was brought in to create a first-ever Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the original studio album plus 2 bonus tracks “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” and “Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)” the latter featuring Ace Frehley’s original recorded guitar solo that was not released on the studio album (this track is available on the 2012 Destroyer: Resurrected project.)

Packaging features a lift top-style box loaded with so much ephemera even KISS fans may need to seek medical advice upon receiving this boxset.

SUPER DELUXE 4CD + BLU-RAY CONTENTS

The KISS Army Kit has been recreated complete with the original folder and following items:

  • KISS Army Member Certificate
  • KISS Army Membership Card
  • Discography Sheet
  • KISS Army newsletter Volume 1 – No 2 announcing Destroyer
  • 2x 8”x10” Destroyer Press Photos
  • Gene, Paul, Ace, Pete Bio Sheet

Bonus items not originally in the KISS Army Kit include that will be featured in it:

  • KISS logo Iron-on
  • KISS Army Sticker
  • “Detroit Rock City” Bumper Sticker
  • Destroyer Cover Sticker
  • 11”x17” KISS on Westminster Bridge UK
  • Poster (extremely rare)
  • 4 brand new 8”x10” Band Member Photos
  • 8”x12” Destroyer Foil Poster
  • 2x 9”x12” Destroyer Tour Stage Blueprints on Transparent Vellum (never been seen before)
  • 8”x12” Destroyer Canadian Ad (super rare)
  • 4x Band Member Trading Cards (newly created for this boxset)

Extras – as if the boxset needs anymore, it will also feature the following items:

  • 16”x24” KISS Over New York Skyline Poster
  • 16”x24” KISS Halloween 1976 Concert Poster
  • 16-page Destroyer 1976 Tour Program
  • Gotham Rock City News Volume 1 Newspaper that is a track-by-track interview with all 4 band members, Bob Ezrin and crew
  • 68-page hardcover book with extensive liner notes by Paul Elliot & Ken Sharp featuring interviews from Gene, Paul, Ace, Peter, then-manager Bill Aucoin, album producer Bob Ezrin, and many more about the album’s writing and production process, U.S. and European tours, photo shoots, promotional stories, band member memories from their TV appearance on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, and an intoxicating amount of unreleased photos and imagery

Tracklist:

DISC ONE: DESTROYER Original Album Remastered

Detroit Rock City

King of The Night Time World

God of Thunder

Great Expectations

Flaming Youth

Sweet Pain

Shout It Out Loud

Beth

Do You Love Me?

DISC TWO DESTROYER-ERA: Demos

PAUL STANLEY DEMOS

Doncha Hesitate

God Of Thunder And Rock And Roll

It’s The Fire*

Detroit Rock City*

Love Is Alright*

GENE SIMMONS DEMOS

Bad, Bad Lovin’

Man Of A Thousand Faces

I Don’t Want No Romance*

Burnin’ Up With Fever*

Rock N’ Rolls Royce*

Mad Dog

Night Boy*

Star*

Howlin’ For Your Love*

True Confessions

DISC THREE DESTROYER: Outtakes, Alternate Versions / Mixes, Single Edits

Beth (Acoustic Mix)*

Shout It Out Loud (Single Edit)

Flaming Youth (Single Edit)

Detroit Rock City (Single Edit)

Shout It Out Loud (Mono Single Edit)

Flaming Youth (Mono Single Edit)

Detroit Rock City (Mono Single Edit)

Beth (Mono)

King Of The Night Time World (Live Rehearsal Instrumental)*

Do You Love Me? (Mono Instrumental)*

God Of Thunder (Early Instrumental Mix)*

Ain’t None Of Your Business (Instrumental)*

Detroit Rock City (Instrumental)*

King Of The Night Time World (Alternate Mix)*

Great Expectations (Early Version)*

Flaming Youth (Early Version)*

Do You Love Me? (Early Version)*

Shout It Out Loud (Alternate Mix)*

Ain’t None Of Your Business (Outtake)*

Beth (Take 6 – Instrumental)*

Beth (Instrumental)*

Do You Love Me? (Alternate Mix)*

DISC FOUR: LIVE IN PARIS – L’Olympia – 22 May, 1976*

Deuce

Strutter

Flaming Youth

Hotter Than Hell

Firehouse

She / Ace Frehley Guitar Solo

Nothin’ To Lose

Shout It Out Loud / Gene Simmons Bass Solo

100,000 Years / Peter Criss Drum Solo

Black Diamond

Detroit Rock City

Rock and Roll All Nite

BLU-RAY AUDIO: DESTROYER: *Dolby Atmos 48kHz 24-bit, *Dolby True HD 5.1 96kHz 24-bit, *DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 96kHz 24-bit, PCM Stereo 96kHz 24-bit

Detroit Rock City

King Of The Night Time World

God Of Thunder

Great Expectations

Flaming Youth

Sweet Pain

Shout It Out Loud

Beth

Do You Love Me?

Bonus Tracks

Beth (Acoustic)

Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)

*Previously unreleased