The Originals (album)

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The Originals
Box set by Kiss
Released July 21, 1976
Genre Hard rock, Heavy metal
Label Casablanca Records
Kiss chronology
The Originals
(1976)
The Box Set
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Originals pack was a re-release of the first three albums by the rock band Kiss: Kiss, Hotter Than Hell and Dressed to Kill. It was packaged with a 16-page history booklet, a color Kiss Army sticker, and a sheet of six trading cards.[2]

Reception[edit]

The set was released to stimulate sales of the earlier albums once Destroyer became the first Kiss album to go gold.[3] It reached a peak of #36 on the US charts in September 1976.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Record I - Kiss

Record II - Hotter Than Hell

  • A1. "Got to Choose" (3:52) - Stanley
  • A2. "Parasite" (3:01) - Frehley
  • A3. "Goin' Blind" (3:34) - Simmons/Coronel
  • A4. "Hotter Than Hell" (3:30) - Stanley
  • A5. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" (2:16) - Stanley/Simmons
  • B1. "All the Way" (3:17) - Simmons
  • B2. "Watchin' You" (3:45) - Simmons
  • B3. "Mainline" (3:50) - Stanley
  • B4. "Comin' Home" (2:37) - Stanley/Frehley
  • B5. "Strange Ways" (3:17) - Frehley

Record III - Dressed to Kill

  • A1. "Room Service" (2:59) - Stanley
  • A2. "Two Timer" (2:48) - Simmons
  • A3. "Ladies in Waiting" (2:32) - Simmons
  • A4. "Getaway" (2:44) - Frehley
  • A5. "Rock Bottom" (3:55) - Frehley/Stanley
  • B1. "C'mon and Love Me" (2:59) - Stanley
  • B2. "Anything for My Baby" (2:34) - Stanley
  • B3. "She" (4:08) - Simmons/Coronel
  • B4. "Love Her All I Can" (2:41) - Stanley
  • B5. "Rock and Roll All Nite" (2:49) - Stanley/Simmons

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Originals (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "AllMusic review". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Kiss – Destroyer". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "AllMusic Billboard". Retrieved 2009-01-23.