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Kiss - Jigoku Retsuden - Very Best Of

Tom Spinelli Format: Album
Year: 2008
Label: DefStar Records
Genre: Classic Rock
Producer: Kiss
Artist discography


Jigoku-Retsuden is a new studio album of 15 re-recorded Kiss Classics with their current 2008 lineup only released in Japan. This new recording is a rare studio album by Kiss. The lineup on this record is Paul Stanley — lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Gene Simmons — lead vocals and bass guitar, Tommy Thayer — lead guitar and backing vocals and Eric Singer — drums and lead vocals on "Black Diamond."

I’m not the biggest fan of older bands re-recording their songs but in the case of Journeys re-recorded Greatest Hits with their new singer, that all changed my perspective. This album is a great thing (If you live in Japan) or if you can get your hands on the mp3’s (pay for them I mean!). The songs actually sound like they were recorded in the 70’s with modern technology. The album is not overproduced, which I thought it was going to be like their latest original record Psycho Circus. The vocals are top notch but you can hear the age in the difference of the band. The drumming especially is an upgrade from the original recordings and the guitar tones and work are ace. All the hits on this album fit together well and all have the same production.

Not sure the reasoning behind the album of re-recorded classics, maybe a Gene Simmons money makers scheme? But, If you can get your hands on this album, it´s sure rare collectors piece for all those die-hard Kiss fans that have to get their hands on every piece released. It’s a fresh approach to the older songs since we wont get a new original album from the band. Check it out as it a pretty great idea.

Tracklisting 1. Deuce
2. Detroit Rock City
3. Shout It Out Loud
4. Hotter Than Hell
5. Calling Dr. Love
6. Love Gun
7. I Was Made For Lovin You
8. Heavens On Fire
9. Lick It Up
10. I Love It Loud
11. Forever
12. Christine Sixteen
13. Do You Love Me?
14. Black Diamond
15. Rock And Roll All Nite


Melodic Net Comments 

Nice album, i want similar release's more (from other musician's).
2013-05-04 16:57:58

This is the album that will be released with thier new album "Sonic Boom - It's the 3rd disc. included with the new album.

Andrew Email me the tracks I want to hear them Ben

Andrew X
dude i freakin love this album i have all of them on mp3 format but i am planning to buy it so that i have the physical disk i love these songs and i love KISS