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Kiss: Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Peter Criss (vocals, drums); Ace Frehley (guitar, background vocals). Includes liner notes by Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Robert V. Conte. Personnel: Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley (guitar); Peter Criss (drums). Liner Note Author: Robert V. Conte. Photographer: Fin Costello. Unknown Contributor Roles: Gene Simmons; Ace Frehley; Paul Stanley; Peter Criss. When Kiss released the double album ALIVE in 1975, the purpose was to capture the spark and energy of their electrifying live shows. Although the spectacular lighting, Gene Simmons' blood-spitting and Ace Frehley's smoke-emitting guitar went unseen, the thunderous power with which Kiss performed every night came across easily. Recorded during a 1975 tour, ALIVE may not have matched FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE in sales, but it put Kiss on the map in the eyes of the music-buying public. Songs such as "Deuce" and "Cold Gin" became staples for hard-core fans and "Rock and Roll...
Song List: Disc 1
1. Deuce
2. Strutter
3. Got to Choose
4. Hotter Than Hell
5. Firehouse
6. Nothin' to Lose
7. C'mon and Love Me
8. Parasite
9. She
Song List: Disc 2
1. Watchin' You
2. 100,000 Years
3. Black Diamond
4. Rock Bottom
5. Cold Gin
6. Rock and Roll All Nite
7. Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll
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Label:  Mercury
Release Date:  July 15, 1997
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review by . October 10, 2011
Alive And On Fire!
Just about any time that rock music fans and musicians come together to talk about live albums, one album's name crosses the lips of the more learned members of the group.  That album is KISS' fourth album and their first live album, Alive!  While I personally don't see it as their best live album (Alive III gets the nod barely beating out Unplugged, with Alive II being the best original lineup recording in my opinion), for its time it was an amazing feat in both …
review by . May 20, 2000
posted in Music Matters
Pros: This is Recorded History     Cons: OK, Parasite may not be one of the best     I remember buying this album the day it came out. I was trembling as I turned it over and saw the Cobo arena in all it's smoke filled glory. I can still remember sitting on the first tier of the arena waiting for the band to take the stage...Then the announcer came on and I heard the words that helped to change the history of Rock & Roll, "You wanted the best...you …
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