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Unplugged [Live]

KissAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 12, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001EIA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,073 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The highlight of this MTV gig is the cover of the Stones' "2,000 Man," which Kiss covered on Dynasty. Though the four original members play together on only two tunes ("2,000 Man" and the first real acoustic guitar version of their hit "Beth"), the two tracks ("Rock and Roll All Nite" and "Nothin' to Lose") on which they're joined by current members--drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Bruce Kulick--are also magical. The rest of the album, featuring only the current lineup, has some great moments when Kiss's songwriting prowess really shines through. Songs like "Comin' Home," "Sure Know Something," "See You Tonight," and "Goin' Blind" sound amazing in the acoustic format. However, things get a little miserable when they pull out two overwrought ballads, "I Still Love You" and "Every Time I Look at You," toward the end of the 15-song CD. --Adem Tepedelen

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I guess it was inevitable; KISS (like seemingly every other group who has ever recorded an album) HAD to do an Unplugged special on MTV. Most of the Unplugged shows are run-of-the-mill at best, but KISS really did something special. Not only did they bring back Ace Frehley and Peter Criss as a surprise to play on stage (which they hadn't done together since 1980), put KISS played some obscure songs from the "vaults", some of which they had never even played live. This is what made Nirvana's outing so good! To me, this is what should happen on these Unplugged specials; have a few surprises and play some of the rare stuff or rework the hits--don't just play the same song the same bloody way (did you hear that Mariah Carey)! KISS' musicianship really shines here. The intimate, acoustic setting allows the instrumentation and vocals to take center stage, rather than the theatrics. KISS is a tight band, especially the rhythm section of Eric and Gene. Bruce and Ace (and even Paul) tear up the acoustic guitars, especially on 2,000 Man, Rock Bottom, Domino and Plaster Caster. Paul still has the pipes as he shows us on I Still Love You. Gene's rasp has gotten worse over the last few years but it is giving his voice a distinctive sound; sure, he can't hit the high notes anymore but Domino has a real sleaziness to it due to Gene's voice. Yet at the same time, Gene can still make those quieter songs like A World Without Heroes and See You Tonight sound great. And this version of Goin' Blind damn near beats the original! I've always felt that Gene could succeed as a singer rather than the growling demon who rips out songs like Calling Dr. Love and the like. It was nice to see such rarities as Comin' Home, See You Tonight, and Rock Bottom come out here. Read more ›
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back with a vengance December 20, 1999
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Looking at this album today and comparing it to all the Kiss related releases since this one, one comes to the conclusion that this is the best record from the reunion so far (Even if the original band only plays in two tracks). Even as Kiss cover some very old and obscure tracks from their early days (Plaster Caster, Going Blind, etc.) they are done in a very refreshing way. Specially, the playing from all band members is outstanding as the unplugged setting makes you more aware of their playing capabilities, specially those of Eric Singer (Drums) and Bruce Kulick (Lead Guitar). As for the original band reunion what really makes this record worth buying is that you can hear the band HAVE FUN! . Which is something that was lacking on the original lineup last recordings. Also, one should check out the video version of this concert just to see the amazing attendance reaction to the music... If you want to get a taste of what Kiss live is on their best "You got Nothing to Loose" with this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars AN ABUNDANCE OF TALENT! June 28, 2002
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In the early 1990's MTV did for television what the King Biscuit Flower Hour did for radio many years prior. The formula was simple-- feature an hour's performance by a popular band, unplugged and follow it up with a release of the same material a short while later. Like the Flower Hour before it, the unplugged series was a huge hit. In 1996, Kiss took the stage and blew everyone away. Armed with Ovation and Ibanez acoustic/electrics, they surpassed everyone's expectation and produced tones equivalent to their standard electric fare. This is a really good performance that should not be missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KISS acoustic shows off their true talent! August 29, 2001
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This is the CD to have! My all time favorite. I have every album KISS ever produced, and am now in the middle of replacing every one with CD's. This is a "have to have" for any fan of music period. KISS shows off their true musical talents, every member past and present. Gene and Paul are in their PRIME! Both physically and in the appearance :) Eric and Bruce simply rock with Paul and Gene. Eric Singer is very crisp with his drumming. So is Bruce with his Solo's. But when Peter and Ace take the stage, the fans go NUTS! This is a HUGE moment in KISStory! I am a KISS fan of 27 yrs and KISS unplugged is the best CD to date!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Proof positive of Kiss' songwriting ability July 3, 2004
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During the 1990's, it seemed every band was releasing an MTV Unplugged album. So Kiss, savvy businessmen that they were, decided to release their version with a unique twist. Kiss Unplugged included the reunion of the original lineup of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. This album would lead to the cash cow that became the return of the original Kiss in full makeup that were worldwide superstars from 1974-1979.
However, what this album should be best known is for the recorded proof of Simmons and Stanley's underrated songwriting abilities and the strong musicianship of the 1995 or "new" version of Kiss that included guitarist Bruce Kulick and drummer Eric Singer. Like Eric Clapton and Neil Young's albums from the MTV Unplugged series, Kiss' version is largely comprised of lesser known album tracks or "deep cuts", several of which the band hadn't performed in many years. The excellent tracks "Comin' Home" and "Goin' Blind" are salvaged from the great but muddy sounding Hotter Than Hell album and show how innovative Simmons' playing was in the early years. "See You Tonight" from Simmons' solo album is a true surprise and blows the original away. Stanley's voice is in fine form throughout, especially on the ballads "I Still Love You" and "Every Time I Look At You." Eric Singer's drumming is very strong here, throwing in quick fills on many of the tracks but never overplaying. Bruce Kulick's playing on the album is also great, particularly on the hard rocker "Domino", the somber "A World Without Heroes", and the aforementioned "Goin' Blind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
perfect
Published 2 days ago by Virgilijus
5.0 out of 5 stars #1 KISS FAN
This is a must for the KISS collection. Plus the contion was just as great, I highly rckamend this cd to anyone, steve shepherd
Published 1 month ago by steve shepherd
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome music
Published 1 month ago by Kim B. Stubbs
5.0 out of 5 stars love, love
would give 10 stars, love, love, love
Published 1 month ago by K4K
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
One of the top 5 MTV Unpluggeds ever done......great songs and a couple of gems....Ace and Peter Come on for four songs....just a great show....worth every penny
Published 1 month ago by Joshua W
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd
great movie i chose 5 stars because its one of my favorite band. a must have for a guitar player and a kiss fan.
Published 3 months ago by Jason L . Inocencio
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit
Great - KISS are the Best! The Best Band all over the world! It was the Best - it will be the Best! The Hottest Band in the WORLD
Published 3 months ago by Horst Wittmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss in their best form
This record shows that once and for all KISS songs are great and the band is not just a show but that they are great song writers and can truly play. Read more
Published 5 months ago by jason rivera
3.0 out of 5 stars highlight is the special appearance by Peter and Ace
Gene is everywhere and I'm sick of his face. I would rather stare at his daughter than him, but he is all about the money, and he says it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Calling the Kiss Army
Great band What else can I say? This is a great purchase a one of a kind cd from a unique band, this is more than awesome.
Published 11 months ago by PABG, Somewhere in the world
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