Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kiss - Unplugged

Kiss - Unplugged (1996) Mercury Records
Produced by Alex Coletti
Tracks : 1.Coming home 2.Plaster caster 3.Goin blind 4.Do you love me 5.Domino 6.Sure know something 7.A world without heroes 8.Rock bottom 9.See you tonight 10.I still love you 11.Everytime I look at you 12.2,000 man 13.Beth 14.Nothing to lose 15.Rock and roll all nite 16.Got to choose
4,5 out of 5

Who could´ve guessed that Kiss would reunite with Ace and Peter again? But it was a fact in 1996 for the MTV Unplugged show where the current line up Stanley, Simmons, Kulick and Singer first played a set and then the original members Ace and Peter came up on stage and joined the others for 4 classic Kiss songs - "2,000 man", "Beth", "Nothing to lose" and "Rock and roll all nite". Kulick ofcourse knew that this was the beginning of the end for him, and he was right because Kiss would put on their make up once again and tour the world with the original line up after the release of this album.
This is one of the best unplugged albums I´ve heard and I´m not saying that just because I´m a huge fan of this band, I never thought Kiss songs would sound this good in acoustic versions and there was magic in the air in the performance that night. They played songs they haven´t played in a while like "Coming home", "Going blind", "Plaster caster", "A world without heroes" and "See you tonight". What a way to end a chapter in the history of Kiss!

(published at melodic.net in 2011)

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