Greatest Kiss

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Greatest Kiss
Greatest hits album by Kiss
Released April 8, 1997
Recorded 1973-1996
Genre Hard rock
Length 56:04
Label Mercury
Producer Various
Kiss chronology
Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
(1988)
Greatest Kiss
(1997)
The Very Best of Kiss
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Greatest Kiss is a compilation album of greatest hits by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was released in 1997 on Mercury.

Background[edit]

Along with You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!!, this album was issued to coincide with the group's 1996–97 Alive/Worldwide Tour. The US version covers only selected hits from 1974 to 1980, with an exclusive live version of "Shout It Out Loud"; the non-US releases include the band's 1992 hit "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II."

Track listing[edit]

US version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Detroit Rock City"   Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin Stanley 3:38
2. "Hard Luck Woman"   Stanley Peter Criss 3:35
3. "Sure Know Something"   Stanley, Vini Poncia Stanley 4:02
4. "Deuce"   Gene Simmons Simmons 3:42
5. "Do You Love Me?"   Stanley, Ezrin, Kim Fowley Stanley 3:34
6. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"   Stanley, Desmond Child, Poncia Stanley 4:30
7. "Calling Dr. Love"   Simmons Simmons 3:46
8. "Christine Sixteen"   Simmons Simmons 3:12
9. "Beth"   Criss, Ezrin, Stan Penridge Criss 2:46
10. "Strutter"   Simmons, Stanley Stanley 3:12
11. "Cold Gin"   Ace Frehley Simmons 4:22
12. "Plaster Caster"   Simmons Simmons 3:27
13. "Rock and Roll All Nite"   Stanley, Simmons Simmons 2:53
14. "Flaming Youth"   Ezrin, Frehley, Simmons, Stanley Stanley 3:00
15. "Two Sides of the Coin"   Frehley Frehley 3:15
16. "Shout It Out Loud (live '96)"   Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley, Simmons 3:39
  • Track 16 recorded live from Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI, on June 28, 1996
  • Produced by Kiss and Eddie Kramer

European and Australian version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Detroit Rock City"   Stanley, Ezrin Stanley 3:38
2. "Black Diamond"   Stanley Criss 5:14
3. "Hard Luck Woman"   Stanley Criss 3:35
4. "Sure Know Something"   Stanley, Poncia Stanley 4:02
5. "Love Gun"   Stanley Stanley 3:16
6. "Deuce"   Simmons Simmons 3:42
7. "Goin' Blind"   Simmons, Stephen Coronel Simmons 3:36
8. "Shock Me"   Frehley Frehley 3:47
9. "Do You Love Me?"   Stanley, Ezrin, Fowley Stanley 3:34
10. "She"   Simmons, Coronel Simmons 4:08
11. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"   Stanley, Child, Poncia Stanley 4:30
12. "Shout It Out Loud (live '96)"   Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley, Simmons 3:39
13. "God of Thunder"   Stanley Simmons 4:15
14. "Calling Dr. Love"   Simmons Simmons 3:46
15. "Beth"   Criss, Ezrin, Penridge Criss 2:46
16. "Strutter"   Simmons, Stanley Stanley 3:12
17. "Rock and Roll All Nite"   Stanley, Simmons Simmons 2:53
18. "Cold Gin"   Frehley Simmons 4:22
19. "Plaster Caster"   Simmons Simmons 3:27
20. "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II"   Russ Ballard, Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley, Simmons 5:20

Japanese version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Detroit Rock City"   Stanley, Ezrin Stanley 3:38
2. "Black Diamond"   Stanley Criss 5:14
3. "Hard Luck Woman"   Stanley Criss 3:35
4. "Sure Know Something"   Stanley, Poncia Stanley 4:02
5. "Love Gun"   Stanley Stanley 3:16
6. "Deuce"   Simmons Simmons 3:42
7. "Goin' Blind"   Simmons, Coronel Simmons 3:36
8. "Shock Me"   Frehley Frehley 3:47
9. "Do You Love Me?"   Stanley, Ezrin, Fowley Stanley 3:34
10. "She"   Simmons, Coronel Simmons 4:08
11. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"   Stanley, Child, Poncia Stanley 4:30
12. "Shout It Out Loud (live '96)"   Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley, Simmons 3:39
13. "God of Thunder"   Stanley Simmons 4:15
14. "Calling Dr. Love"   Simmons Simmons 3:46
15. "Beth"   Criss, Ezrin, Penridge Criss 2:46
16. "Strutter"   Simmons, Stanley Stanley 3:12
17. "Rock and Roll All Nite"   Stanley, Simmons Simmons 2:53
18. "C'mon and Love Me"   Stanley Stanley 2:59
19. "Rock Bottom"   Stanley, Frehley Stanley 3:55
20. "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II"   Ballard, Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley, Simmons 5:20

Mexican version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Detroit Rock City"   Stanley, Ezrin Stanley 3:38
2. "Black Diamond"   Stanley Criss 5:14
3. "Hard Luck Woman"   Stanley Criss 3:35
4. "Sure Know Something"   Stanley, Poncia Stanley 4:02
5. "Love Gun"   Stanley Stanley 3:16
6. "Deuce"   Simmons Simmons 3:42
7. "Goin' Blind"   Simmons, Coronel Simmons 3:36
8. "2,000 Man"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Frehley 4:53
9. "Do You Love Me?"   Stanley, Ezrin, Fowley Stanley 3:34
10. "She"   Simmons, Coronel Simmons 4:08
11. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"   Stanley, Child, Poncia Stanley 4:30
12. "Shout It Out Loud (live '96)"   Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley, Simmons 3:39
13. "God of Thunder"   Stanley Simmons 4:15
14. "Calling Dr. Love"   Simmons Simmons 3:46
15. "Beth"   Criss, Ezrin, Penridge Criss 2:46
16. "Strutter"   Simmons, Stanley Stanley 3:12
17. "Rock and Roll All Nite"   Stanley, Simmons Simmons 2:53
18. "I Want You"   Stanley Stanley 3:02
19. "Plaster Caster"   Simmons Simmons 3:27
20. "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II"   Ballard, Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley, Simmons 5:20
  • Note: The Mexican release has the European track listing misprinted on the packaging.

Charts[edit]

Album
Chart (1997) Position
Billboard 200[2] 77
Chart (1996) Position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[3] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[4]
As Greatest Hits
Gold 30,000x
Australia (ARIA)[5] Platinum 70,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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