The Box Set (Kiss)

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The Box Set
Box set by Kiss
Released November 20, 2001
Recorded

1966 – 2000

Genre = Hard rock, Heavy metal
Length 6:04:13
Label Mercury
Universal
Producer Various
Kiss chronology
The Originals
(1978)
The Box Set
(2001)
Kiss Chronicles: 3 Classic Albums
(2005)

The Box Set is a five CD collection of recordings drawn from the Kiss archives reportedly selected by the band. The Box Set includes 94 tracks, including 30 previously unreleased band and solo demos, outtakes, live recordings, and a 120 page color booklet with track-by-track commentary by band members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, detailed track information, photos and essays. A limited number of the set were released in a guitar case-shaped box.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Box Set peaked at #128 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA on December 18, 2001.[2]

Contents[edit]

Disc 1: 1966 – 1975

  • 01. "Strutter" (demo) (recorded in Spring 1973)
  • 02. "Deuce" (demo) (recorded in Spring 1973)
  • 03. "Keep Me Waiting" (Wicked Lester) (recorded on November 14, 1971)
  • 04. "She" (Wicked Lester) (recorded on November 14, 1971)
  • 05. "Love Her All I Can" (Wicked Lester) (recorded on July 24 1972)
  • 06. "Let Me Know" (demo) (recorded in October 1973)
  • 07. "100,000 Years" (demo) (recorded in October 1973)
  • 08. "Stop, Look to Listen" (Paul Stanley demo) (recorded in 1966)
  • 09. "Leeta" (Gene Simmons demo) (recorded in 1969)
  • 10. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" (demo) (recorded in October 1973)
  • 11. "Acrobat" (live) (recorded on August 25, 1973)
  • 12. "Firehouse" (demo) (recorded in October 1973)
  • 13. "Nothin' to Lose" (from KISS)
  • 14. "Black Diamond" (from KISS)
  • 15. "Hotter Than Hell" (from Hotter Than Hell)
  • 16. "Strange Ways" (from Hotter Than Hell)
  • 17. "Parasite" (from Hotter Than Hell)
  • 18. "Goin' Blind" (from Hotter Than Hell)
  • 19. "Anything for My Baby" (from Dressed To Kill)
  • 20. "Ladies in Waiting" (from Dressed To Kill)
  • 21. "Rock and Roll All Nite" (from Dressed To Kill)

Disc 2: 1975 – 1977

  • 01. "C'mon and Love Me" (live) (from Alive!)
  • 02. "Rock Bottom" (live) (from Alive!)
  • 03. "Cold Gin" (live) (from Alive!)
  • 04. "Watchin' You" (live) (from Alive!)
  • 05. "Doncha Hesitate" (demo) (recorded in late 1975)
  • 06. "Mad Dog" (demo) (recorded in late 1975)
  • 07. "God of Thunder" (demo) (recorded in late 1975)
  • 08. "Great Expectations" (from Destroyer)
  • 09. "Beth" (from Destroyer)
  • 10. "Do You Love Me?" (from Destroyer)
  • 11. "Bad, Bad Lovin'" (demo) (recorded in early 1976)
  • 12. "Calling Dr. Love" (from Rock and Roll Over)
  • 13. "Mr. Speed" (demo) (recorded in 1976)
  • 14. "Christine Sixteen" (from Love Gun)
  • 15. "Hard Luck Woman" (from Rock and Roll Over)
  • 16. "Shock Me" (from Love Gun)
  • 17. "I Stole Your Love" (from Love Gun)
  • 18. "I Want You" (soundcheck) (recorded in August 1977)
  • 19. "Love Gun" (demo) (recorded in 1977)
  • 20. "Love Is Blind" (demo) (recorded in early 1977)

Disc 3: 1976 – 1982

Disc 4: 1983 – 1989

Disc 5: 1992 – 1999

  • 01. "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II" (from Revenge)
  • 02. "Unholy" (edit) (from Revenge)
  • 03. "Domino" (demo) (recorded in August 1991)
  • 04. "Every Time I Look at You" (from Revenge)
  • 05. "Comin' Home" (from MTV Unplugged)
  • 06. "Got to Choose" (edit) (from MTV Unplugged)
  • 07. "I Still Love You" (from MTV Unplugged)
  • 08. "Nothin' to Lose" (from MTV Unplugged)
  • 09. "Childhood's End" (with Coda) (Original version on Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions)
  • 10. "I Will Be There" (from Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions)
  • 11. "Psycho Circus" (edit) (from Psycho Circus)
  • 12. "Into the Void" (from Psycho Circus)
  • 13. "Within" (edit) (from Psycho Circus)
  • 14. "I Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock & Roll" (from Psycho Circus)
  • 15. "Nothing Can Keep Me from You" (from Detroit Rock City Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • 16. "It's My Life" (Original Version) (recorded in 1998)
  • 17. "Shout It Out Loud" (live) (from Greatest KISS)
  • 18. "Rock and Roll All Nite" (live) (from Alive—The Millennium Concert)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Billboard 200[3] 128

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Box Set (Kiss) at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b "American album certifications – Kiss – Box Set". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ "The Box Set - Kiss | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011.