The Box Set (Kiss)

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The Box Set
KISS Box Set.jpg
Box set by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2001
Recorded1966–2000
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length6:04:13
LabelMercury
Universal
ProducerVarious
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
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: 1966 ~ 1975
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Strutter" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
2."Deuce" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
3."Keep Me Waiting" (Performed by Wicked Lester)1972 ~ Wicked Lester (Unreleased Album) 
4."She" (Performed by Wicked Lester)1972 ~ Wicked Lester (Unreleased Album) 
5."Love Her All I Can" (Performed by Wicked Lester)1972 ~ Wicked Lester (Unreleased Album) 
6."Let Me Know" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
7."100,000 Years" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
8."Stop, Look to Listen" (Paul Stanley 1966 Demo)Previously Unreleased 
9."Leeta" (Gene Simmons 1969 Demo)Previously Unreleased 
10."Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
11."Acrobat" (Live in 1973)Previously Unreleased 
12."Firehouse" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
13."Nothin' to Lose"1974 ~ KISS 
14."Black Diamond"1974 ~ KISS 
15."Hotter Than Hell"1974 ~ Hotter Than Hell 
16."Strange Ways"1974 ~ Hotter Than Hell 
17."Parasite"1974 ~ Hotter Than Hell 
18."Goin' Blind"1974 ~ Hotter Than Hell 
19."Anything for My Baby"1975 ~ Dressed to Kill 
20."Ladies in Waiting"1975 ~ Dressed to Kill 
21."Rock and Roll All Nite"1975 ~ Dressed to Kill 
Disc 2: 1975 ~ 1977
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."C'mon and Love Me" (Live in 1975)1975 ~ Alive! 
2."Rock Bottom" (Live in 1975)1975 ~ Alive! 
3."Cold Gin" (Live in 1975)1975 ~ Alive! 
4."Watchin' You" (Live in 1975)1975 ~ Alive! 
5."Doncha Hesitate" (Unreleased Demo)Previously Unreleased 
6."Mad Dog" (Unreleased Demo)Previously Unreleased 
7."God of Thunder" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
8."Great Expectations"1976 ~ Destroyer 
9."Beth"1976 ~ Destroyer 
10."Do You Love Me?"1976 ~ Destroyer 
11."Bad, Bad Lovin'" (Calling Dr. Love Demo)Previously Unreleased 
12."Calling Dr. Love"1976 ~ Rock and Roll Over 
13."Mr. Speed" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
14."Christine Sixteen"1977 ~ Love Gun 
15."Hard Luck Woman"1976 ~ Rock and Roll Over 
16."Shock Me"1977 ~ Love Gun 
17."I Stole Your Love"1977 ~ Love Gun 
18."I Want You" (1977 Soundcheck)Previously Unreleased 
19."Love Gun" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
20."Love Is Blind" (Unreleased Demo)Previously Unreleased 
Disc 3: 1976 ~ 1982
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Detroit Rock City" (Edit)1976 ~ Destroyer 
2."King of the Night Time World" (Live in 1977)1977 ~ Alive II 
3."Larger Than Life"1977 ~ Alive II 
4."Rocket Ride"1977 ~ Alive II 
5."Tonight You Belong to Me"1978 ~ Paul Stanley 
6."New York Groove" (Hello Cover)1978 ~ Ace Frehley 
7."Radioactive" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
8."Don't You Let Me Down"1978 ~ Peter Criss 
9."I Was Made for Lovin' You"1979 ~ Dynasty 
10."Sure Know Something"1979 ~ Dynasty 
11."Shandi"1980 ~ Unmasked 
12."You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need" (Demo Version) (Recorded in 1977)Previously Unreleased 
13." Talk to Me" (Live in 1980)Previously Unreleased 
14."A World Without Heroes"1981 ~ Music From "The Elder" 
15."The Oath"1981 ~ Music From "The Elder" 
16."Nowhere to Run"1982 ~ Killers 
17."Creatures of the Night"1982 ~ Creatures of the Night 
18."War Machine"1982 ~ Creatures of the Night 
19."I Love It Loud"1982 ~ Creatures of the Night 
Disc 4: 1983 ~ 1989
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Lick It Up"1983 ~ Lick It Up 
2."All Hell's Breakin' Loose"1983 ~ Lick It Up 
3."Heaven's on Fire"1984 ~ Animalize 
4."Get All You Can Take"1984 ~ Animalize 
5."Thrills in the Night"1984 ~ Animalize 
6."Tears Are Falling"1985 ~ Asylum 
7."Uh! All Night"1985 ~ Asylum 
8."Time Traveler" (Unreleased Demo)Previously Unreleased 
9."Hell or High Water"1987 ~ Crazy Nights 
10."Crazy Crazy Nights"1987 ~ Crazy Nights 
11."Reason to Live"1987 ~ Crazy Nights 
12."Let's Put the X in Sex"1988 ~ Smashes, Thrashes & Hits 
13."Hide Your Heart"1989 ~ Hot in the Shade 
14."Ain't That Peculiar" (Little Caesar Demo)Previously Unreleased 
15."Silver Spoon"1989 ~ Hot in the Shade 
16."Forever" (Single Remix)1989 ~ Hot in the Shade 
Disc 5: 1992 ~ 1999
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II"1992 ~ Revenge 
2."Unholy" (Edit)1992 ~ Revenge 
3."Domino" (Demo Version)Previously Unreleased 
4."Every Time I Look at You"1992 ~ Revenge 
5."Comin' Home" (Live Unplugged in 1995)1996 ~ KISS Unplugged 
6."Got to Choose" (Live Unplugged in 1995)1996 ~ KISS Unplugged 
7."I Still Love You" (Live Unplugged in 1995)1996 ~ KISS Unplugged 
8."Nothin' to Lose" (Live Unplugged in 1995) (Feat. & Ace Frehley, & Peter Criss)1996 ~ KISS Unplugged 
9."Childhood's End" (With Coda)1997 ~ Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 
10."I Will Be There"1997 ~ Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 
11."Psycho Circus" (Edit)1998 ~ Psycho Circus 
12."Into the Void"1998 ~ Psycho Circus 
13."Within" (Edit)1998 ~ Psycho Circus 
14."I Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock & Roll"1998 ~ Psycho Circus 
15."Nothing Can Keep Me From You""1999 ~ Detroit Rock City (Soundtrack Album) 
16."It's My Life"Previously Unreleased 
17."Shout It Out Loud" (Live in 1996)1997 ~ Greatest Kiss 
18."Rock and Roll All Nite" (Live in 1999)Previously Unreleased 

NOTE:

- The Demo Version of Love Gun was later released on the 2014 Deluxe Edition of Love Gun

- The Live Version of Rock and Roll All Nite in 1999 was later released in 2006's Alive! The Millennium Concert

Charts[edit]

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

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Box Set 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.