KISS Alive! 1975-2000: (November 21, 2006)

KISSAs a way of increasing sales Best Buy had a promotion that would offer the KISS Alive! boxset along with 2 bonus tracks "2000 Man" & "God Of Thunder"

'The Millenium Concert' was supposed to be released as Alive IV in 2000 but because of the shake up of KISS' parent label Mercury being swallowed by the Universal/Vivendi merger, Alive IV was shelved. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in 2001 on the US rock radio show Rockline expressed their frustration on its delay by attacking Island/Def Jam who swallowed Mercury and KISS was put on Def Jam with Staney saying "we don't look good in baggy pants to butt level" and Simmons saying "we don't know how to pronounce wassup properly and we don't have any criminal records so far but we do wear more makeup and clothes than your mom". Then Universal OK'd with KISS for using Mercury to release The Millenium Concert as Alive IV but then was shelved indefinitely as the band would release the Symphony: Alive IV album released on KISS Records/Sanctuary Records in 2003.

The Band

PETER CRISS - Drums / Vocals
ERIC SINGER - Drums / Vocals
PAUL STANLEY - Guitar / Vocals
GENE SIMONS - Bass / Vocals
ACE FREHLEY - Guitar / Vocals

Album Notes

  • The Millennium Concert
    Recorded on New Year's Eve 1999/2000 at Vancouver's BC Place Concert Bowl in Canada, the original "Alive IV" was set for a March 28, 2000 release. However, it quickly got pushed back to April 18 before it got shelved indefinItely.

  • Box set was released on November 17, 2006 in Europe

Charts & RIAA Certifications

  • It debuts on the Billboard chart at position # 167, having sold just over 9,000 in it first week of release.

Track Listing

  1. ALIVE!

  2. ALIVE II with bonus track, 45 version of "Rock and Roll All Nite".

  3. ALIVE III with bonus track, live version of "Take it Off".

  4. The Millenium Concert (what was supposed to be Alive IV) :

    1. Psycho Circus
    2. Shout It Out Loud
    3. Deuce
    4. Heaven's On Fire
    5. Into The Void
    6. Firehouse
    7. Do You Love Me?
    8. Let Me Go Rock ‘N' Roll
    9. I Love It Loud
    10. Lick It Up
    11. 100,000 Years
    12. Love Gun
    13. Black Diamond
    14. Beth
    15. Rock And Roll All Nite
    16. 2000 Man
    17. God Of Thunder
    18. Detroit Rock City

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