You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!!

June 25, 1996 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Label: Island Def Jam
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  • Total Length: 59:19
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  • ASIN: B000VZR6SI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,677 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Kinda weak but these songs sound tight.
EStats13
The 4 "newly discovered" tracks are not vintage recordings, but new ones done when the band reunited.
amsc76
Kiss dieheard fans buy this for new material but they aren't worth it.
Mr. Bey

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By EStats13 on March 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This CD was relased at the height of the reunion frenzy. Gene being the business man he is released anything he could to capitalize on the newfound interest in the band. This CD was no exception and if it's live recordings you're after, please stick with Alive and Alive2. But, this isn't to say there isn't any justification to this album. Aside from the useless Jay Leno interview, it contains 4 un-released live tracks. 'Two Timer', 'Room Service'and 'Let me Know' were probably all taken from the same show, definitely the same time period. Kinda weak but these songs sound tight. The one track that does it for me however is 'Take Me', probably taken from the Love Gun tour. Great song. The production is a little down but it's cool to have. What Kiss SHOULD have done is followed in Cheap Trick's footsteps when they re-released their Budokan set as a double album of the WHOLE SHOW. Anyone who knows about KISS bootlegs will know that during the alive 2 period, 'take me', 'hooligan', 'Do you love me', 'black diamond', 'firehouse', and 'rock n'roll all night' were all in the set. Or perhaps Kiss has that in mind, but they just want to get your money any way they can? Kiss, you're the best!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By amsc76 on April 8, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album is a rip-off.

The 4 "newly discovered" tracks are not vintage recordings, but new ones done when the band reunited. No one really knows if the original four are playing in them, since Kiss has been lying to their fans since 1976' Destroyer by not giving credit to outside musicians on their albums.

If you listen closely to Paul's vocals you'll notice they sound kinda shot, "ala '96" style. Also, the drum sound is recent, check it out. And oh those added crowd noises!!! They sound SO fake it's disturbing.

If you only want the four unreleased tracks, then borrow it from a friend. That'd be the smartest thing to do.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Bey VINE VOICE on June 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I think Kiss has put out five live albums not counting this one of the boxed det, The 4 Alives and Unplugged. When I got this album I felt really jipped because the new tracks weren't very good and I had heard Alive! and Alive II so many times already. The interview was ok but anyone who doesn't have enoguh access to a Kiss interview either on TV or on the internet is a sad person. The tracks on it were very good and if you don't want to spend the money buying each seperatly then this album is a good buy but if you buy this you'll probably want the other two anyway. Kiss dieheard fans buy this for new material but they aren't worth it. Rock and Roll all Nite is one of the most successful live songs of all time but it's been released more times than the original version. Calling Dr. Love and Beth are brilliant on this album but get them on Alive II. Kiss has enoguh money that you don't need to support this album or you can download the unreleased tracks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 1998
Format: Audio CD
I can't remember the last time I was so disappointed as when this tripe came out. Sure I bought it to complete the collection, but all You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! is is 8 songs taken from Alive! and Alive II mixed with "previously unreleased" live versions of Room Service, Two Timer, Let Me Know, and Take Me. Then, as an added bonus, a decent, 17 1/2 minute interview called "KISS Tells All" with (unfortunately) the most annoying and unfunny "comedian" today, Jay Leno. The tone of the band in this interview is uplifting and shows that the boys are really happy being together again. The songs are all great here (after all, most of them came from 2 of KISS' best albums) and being that they are the hits, what more can you ask for? The cover of You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! is the highlight of the album though. I would have to rank it as one of KISS' better covers and certainly the best since the comic strip cover of 1980's Unmasked (NOTE: I like it so much in fact that I got a variation of it tattooed on my left upper arm last year). Great photos inside, too! Polygram had to be trying to get back some of the money they lost with the last few KISS albums that sold poorly because this is a blatant consumer rip-off. Instead of releasing a whole new collection, why didn't they add these "new" versions of the songs on to the 1997 Remastered releases of Alive! and Alive II as bonus songs? It's a simple answer--$$. This trend would continue with the 1997 release of Greatest KISS. I could give this album a good rating because the material is good (even though the majority of it is available elsewhere), but I can't overlook the motives behind releasing You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! and this really hampers my rating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John S. Harris VINE VOICE on October 23, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a compilation of stuff from "Alive" and "Alive II", plus some previously unreleased stuff. But above all, skip the Interview track at the end. Kiss sat down with Jay Leno (why, I don't know) to record this interview, and most of what you will learn from it is that Leno loves the sound of his own voice and is less interested in holding an interview than in being the so-so stand-up comic he is. The band doesn't seem to be enjoying the interview either. What a waste of 15 minutes of disc space that could have been used for more music.
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