Greatest Kiss
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Greatest Kiss

April 8, 1997

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Detroit Rock City
Hard Luck Woman
Sure Know Something
Do You Love Me
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Calling Dr. Love
Christine Sixteen
Cold Gin
Plaster Caster
Rock And Roll All Nite
Flaming Youth
Two Sides Of The Coin
Shout It Out Loud

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is Overkill. July 4, 2001
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I'll start off by saying that I am a huge KISS fan. I am getting a little tired however, of "best of" compilations. While there are some classic songs here; "Detroit Rock City," "Hard Luck Woman'" "Deuce" and "Cold Gin" there are also some songs that should never grace a "best of" collection; "I Was Made for Loving You'" "Flaming Youth" and "Two Sides of the Coin." And for the love of all that is good, is it necessary to have "Rock & Roll All Nite" on another album? It is already on 1. Dressed To Kill, 2. Alive!, 3. Double Platinum, 4. Killers, 5. Smashes, Thrashes and Hits, 6. Alive III, 7. MTV Unplugged, and 8. You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best. This will make album number nine.
I'm also disappointed with the remixes here. The only difference (that I notice) is that the snare drum sounds much different now (shallow, with reverb.) It really doesn't do the songs here justice. I am also upset that there are no selections from the Hotter Than Hell album, as it is full of classic KISS.
I guess if you don't have any KISS albums, this will give you some of their good, old stuff. But I promise, there are better compilations out there. Unplugged is excellent, and Double Platinum is the best collection of early KISS music.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as "Double Platinum" July 3, 1999
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"Double Platinum is undoubtedly the BEST Kiss album ever to come out, and it also has a lot of songs overlooked in the making of this album. I love all of these songs, but they do get tired and weak after a while (especially after you hear "Rock and Roll All Night" a trillion times.) Songs that should have been on here but weren't include: God of Thunder, Love Gun, Black Diamond, ect. Songs that probably shoudn't have been on here but were: Two Sides of the Coin(I love this song to pieces, but come on................should it have gone on this album??????), Flaming Youth(it didn't do so well when it came out, so why put it on a greatest hits album?????), ect....... Buy it if you've liked previous Kiss albums.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Introduction To The World of Kiss June 16, 2000
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Since Kiss was never an album band it is convenient for a newcomer to the band to start with this album or maybe Double Platinum, then the first Alive! album. I mean, just look at the long line of classics: Calling Dr. Love, Do You Love Me, Beth, Rock and Roll All Nite, Shout It Out Loud, Sure Know Something, and, of course, Detroit Rock City. A fan looking to get acquainted to the band should probably start here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Talk about overkill!! What is going on here? Without a new studio release since 1992, KISS has offered up an Unplugged album, a live album, and now a greatest hits collection. With the obligatory "new" song (or rather, an audio clip of the opening reunion tour video for Shout It Out Loud), all that we have on Greatest KISS is another mishmash of makeup-era hits. Enough already! We're happy that KISS has reformed but with Smashes, Thrashes & Hits, Double Platinum, and the live albums, WE HAVE THE SONGS!!! I guess we can thank the suits at Polygram for this release because surely the band realizes that this is just too much. The label hoped to make a few bucks from the hype of KISS touring again. Plain and simple. Some good early reunion photos in the package though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If we REALLY must have another Greatest Hits CD.... February 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
If KISS is going to continue cranking out greatest hits CDs (even if not ALL the songs are hits!), then I think their next one should be their greatest hits of the more recent material. GREATEST KISS is, as some have pointed out, a good way to go if you are still only a Private in the KISS Army, and just want a compilation CD of some of their best work to add to your rock collection, but to diehards like us, as Ace used to say in that NY accent of his, "Fuggetaboudit!" Once the new fans have tasted the great old KISS songs, why not hit them with a Greatest Hits CD that includes: Lick it Up, Heaven's on Fire, Tears are Falling, Crazy, Crazy Nights, Anyway You Slice It (LOVE that tune!), Bang Bang You, Let's Put the X in Sex, Rise To It, Hide your Heart, Forever, Unholy, Take it Off, God Gave Rock and Roll to You II, Domino, I Just Wanna, and maybe even Fits Like a Glove. Now THAT is a greatest hits album! All the best songs of the post-Ace/Peter days. I have most of those songs on either cassette or CD, and would certainly buy THAT one! Unfortunately, greatest hits albums only contain a few of their REAL greatest hits, so this one will never be made. Some of the best songs are still only available on the studio albums so that fans will still buy those CDs as well. Oh well. Money talks....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock On. September 26, 2000
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Unlike Double Platinum and Smashes, Thrashes, and Hits, GREATEST has no remixes. Whick makes it better. Also it was a nice surprise to find "Sure Know Something", "Two Sides Of The Coin", and "Shout It Out Loud" from the opening night of the reunion tour. Several classic here like DETROIT ROCK CITY, I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN YOU, and DEUCE. The KISS albums to get are :
I hope that Gene and Paul have a COMEBACK TOUR in a couple years or so. If not we have the memorys. But hopefully...ROCK ON!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
One of the best Kiss compilation, contain also the Shout it out loud live version from the reunion tour !!!
Published 6 months ago by giorgio mandolesi
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Collectors Must
Very good quality
Wont be disappointed,
If you want a compilation of Kiss that leaves you rocking to hear it again a must buy.
Published 8 months ago by Bronwen Leyalnd
5.0 out of 5 stars great rock album
One of rock musics hit makers of the 70's released a great album with all of his classic songs, cheaper than iTunes you can not go wrong with this purchase. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Daryl Banbury
4.0 out of 5 stars Memories of younger years
I grew up with this band. Strowling down memory lane, I bought 3 Kiss albums just to see if they still appealed to me. Read more
Published 16 months ago by MountainMike
3.0 out of 5 stars This review will probably seem silly
I feel that this is a great compilation for listening to a few times before seeing KISS Unplugged because this one has the big hits that they performed there. Read more
Published on November 14, 2009 by RockinRobin411
4.0 out of 5 stars More Compilations
First off, I am a HUGE KISS fan, I absolutely love them! I have every cd, dvd, EVERYTHING they put out. Read more
Published on October 2, 2009 by Tim S. Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars Some great songs - but many better songs excluded...
Overall it is a good collection, but I was surprised by some of the songs chosen. If the price is under $10 it is a good value...
Published on August 13, 2007 by D. H. Titus
5.0 out of 5 stars Not heavy Metal
Upon listening to this compilation it is clear that KISS are not a hair metal band, This is all classic rock in the simplest form very basic guitar chords/riffs BUT so effective... Read more
Published on May 10, 2007 by Daniel Mccarthy
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best "Greatest Kiss"
Greatest Kiss was released in several different versions. By my count, there are 4 (5...if you include the British Polygram "Greatest Hits" CD) different track listings. Read more
Published on June 22, 2006 by asylum111
3.0 out of 5 stars Do we need this one?
First this is a good kiss compilation offering(again)classics such as rock`n`roll all nite,deuce,black diamond and the usual others. Read more
Published on January 3, 2006 by Tommy Sixx Morais
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