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Artist: KISS

Title: Alive II

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1977

Label: Casablanca

Catalog Number: 314 532 382-2

Personnel

Paul Stanley rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Gene Simmons bass, lead vocals
Ace Frehley lead guitar, vocals
Peter Criss drums, vocals

Bob Kulick lead guitar on "All American Man", "Larger Than Life" and "Rockin' in the U.S.A"

Tracks


Disc 1
1.  Detroit Rock City live  3:58
2.  King Of The Night Time World live  3:06
3.  Ladies Room live  3:11
4.  Makin' Love live  3:13
5.  Love Gun live  3:34
6.  Calling Dr. Love live  3:32
7.  Christine Sixteen live  2:45
8.  Shock Me live  5:51
9.  Hard Luck Woman live  3:06
10.  Tomorrow And Tonight live  3:20
  
Total Running Time:  35:36

Disc 2
11.   I Stole Your Love live  3:36
12.  Beth live  2:24
13.  God Of Thunder live  5:16
14.  I Want You live  4:14
15.  Shout It Out Loud live  3:37
16.  All American Man studio  3:13
17.  Rockin' In The USA studio  2:44
18.  Larger Than Life studio  3:55
19.  Rocket Ride studio  4:07
20.  Any Way You Want It studio  2:33
  
Total Running Time:  35:39

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Existing comments about this CD

From: brad140 Date: June 15, 2001 at 1:36
I was a much better person after hearing this album for the first time in 1977. I was eight years old, and felt like a teenager! I still feel the same as I did back then when I hear it. These guys and these songs really are the best!!!

From: Curious B Date: January 31, 2002 at 14:17
First album that I ever owned. Transformed my life in 1977. Just a classic. Last 5 songs are not live but they Rock!! Rocket Ride is a staple in any Ace Frehley live performance. His version of Shock Me is still done according to the version on this album. If you don't have this, curse yourself and run to the store now and buy it!!

From: kiss fan Date: July 12, 2002 at 15:20
Listen carefully to the live tracks, Paul Stanley's distinctive voice is clearly doing ALL the backup vocals! Talk about talent, he can sing 5 notes at once!! So much for a live album...

From: RichieRocker Date: September 16, 2002 at 21:12
Good Live album Im glad they released it because I like the songs on this album a little more than the first one. You cant go wrong with a KISS Live album.

From: Richard H Date: September 27, 2002 at 2:18
Fantastic Live album worth the price of 'Rocket Ride' alone.

From: iNjEcTtheVeNoM Date: January 28, 2003 at 19:00
good album but doesnt compare to'alive'1 IMO.the songs seem kinda rushed,no extended jamming like alive1.and the crowd noise is a lil too loud.but the studio sides'all american man','larger than life' and 'rocket ride' kinda make up for that.still a must have..this was KISS at their supreme peak.

From: CHIRO Date: April 8, 2003 at 22:33
I THINK I PREFER THIS ONE TO ALIVE! AND DON'T FORGET KISS IS SATISFACTION 100%0UARANTEED

From: keebler Date: May 28, 2003 at 0:51
this is a great album but alive is my all time fav. side 4 kicks ass.

From: lance1 Date: December 13, 2003 at 2:04
the #1 live cd of all time.KISS rules,ace frehley was the first person i ever looked up to and wanted to be like.the guitar solo on shock me is mindboggling.if your in a band and you want to learn from the best,put this cd on and dream big.the stage show is the biggest,baddest and most awsome you will find.you wanted the best,you got the best-KISS alive2.

From: Johnny Cat Date: January 8, 2004 at 5:17
This album is important,not for the music(which rocked)but for the era it encapsulated.This is the band at the top of the world.Every kid put this on their little record player,opened up the gatefold,and dreamed of being there among the screaming throngs.This is the sound of bombs,fire,makeup,and fantasy.This album and 'Star Wars' defined 1977 for millions of kids.After this,it was all downhill.

From: gener8tr Date: March 29, 2004 at 19:01
This was the first rock LP I ever purchased (well, my mother purchased it for me) way back in 1978 when I was only 10 years old! Life seemed to get much better after that... The greatest live album of all-time! KISS was never just a band to me, they were true larger than life icons. I still love this recording and bust it out at least once a month!

From: yoyo Date: May 26, 2004 at 10:51
YOU WNATED THE BEST..........................YOU´VE GOT THE BEST

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 0:35
Is this album really live? I don't really care, as it collects their best songs since "Alive" and adds some excellent studio cuts on side two ("Rocket Ride" and "All American Man"). 8/10

From: Tim Date: July 10, 2004 at 16:32
Awesome power and fantastic songs. Pity they didn't fill side 4 with more live stuff. I never understood the claim that 'they didn't have enough songs'.'Take Me' and 'Do You Love Me?' would have been superb, as well as several songs from the first three albums that didn't make it on to 'Alive'. Guitar fans note, Ace's killer solo on 'Shock Me' utilises the 'arpeggio tapping' technique made famous by Edward Van Halen. Only this was recorded before the first Van Halen album was released!

From: Dusty Date: October 5, 2004 at 3:42
Eddie van Halen never invented the technique, but he perfected it and, to this day, still is the best at it! It's a shame the alive albums aren't 100% live (except for alive IV). That would have been better, but it still sounds awesome.

From: Big Mike Date: February 17, 2005 at 13:03
The last 5 songs are great and still stand up well today. They have a thicker sound. I'm surprised Gene didn't employ this new with the old strategy in the 90's when they put out the old material in every format known to man. I think it would have sold more albums to die hards if they could hear a couple of new tracks. Anyway maybe thats what Gene has instore for us in the next 10 years.

From: Metalhead66 Date: February 17, 2005 at 15:19
Worth it alone for Ace's solo in "Shock Me"...Killer Tone!!!!

From: evileric71 Date: December 21, 2006 at 11:10
Hmmm. Again, I dare say, completely recorded in the studio with false audience noise. Want proof? Tomorrow And Tonight and Hard Luck Woman were never played on any of the tours preceding this album and like someone posted here before, listen carefully. ALL the background vocals on this album are done by 1 person. Paul Stanley. The only true live album in their repitoire is the Symphony Album. Yes, even Alive III is all done in the studio as are Room Service and Two Timer from You Wanted The Best


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