Kiss Unmasked on 180g LP
Newly Remastered from Ultra-High-Definition Direct Stream Digital
Transfers from Original Analog Tapes and Pressed on 180g LP at QRP
Vinyl Reissues of Band's Entire Catalog Commemorate Group's 40th Anniversary and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
This year marks the 40th anniversary of rock and roll giants Kiss and, in true Kiss fashion, the band plan to make 2014 the biggest and loudest, non-stop rock and roll party of the century. Millions of people around the world originally discovered Kiss when they brought home an album and put it on their turntable for the first time. Those original Kiss albums are now remastered and will be available on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.
Kiss was the first signing to Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records in 1973, offering them a contract on the spot after seeing them perform in New York City. Their self-titled debut would propel the band to the top of the rock and roll hierarchy where they have reigned for the past four decades, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. Kiss will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2014, proof of the unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the Kiss Army to the “Hottest Band in the World.”
1980's Unmasked is the first album in Kiss' catalog to not include contributions from the band's original line-up of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Although Criss appears illustrated on the cover and in the music video for the song "Shandi," he wasn't present for the recording of the album and would leave the band shortly after Unmasked's release. Produced by Vini Poncia and with session drummer Anton Fig in place of Criss, the album finds the band in unabashed pop-rock territory and far removed from the heavy-rock sound of their previous releases. In exception to the two Frehley originals "Talk to Me" and "Two Sides of the Coin," the 11-song set showcases material written by or co-written with artists outside of the band.
Kiss Unmasked Track Listing:
1. Is That You?
3. Talk to Me
4. Naked City
5. What Makes the World Go Round
7. Two Sides of the Coin
8. She's So European
9. Easy As It Seems
10. Torpedo Girl
11. You're All That I Want