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Dynasty [VINYL]

Kiss Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (31 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B00HGFIJM8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Was Made For Lovin' You (Album Version)
2. 2,000 Man (Album Version)
3. Sure Know Something (Album Version)
4. Dirty Livin'
5. Charisma
6. Magic Touch
7. Hard Times
8. X - Ray Eyes
9. Save Your Love

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Continuing the successful Back to Black series, and just in time for their Rock n Roll Hall of Fame induction, Universal Music are proud to make available the KISS studio albums as limited edition vinyl releases. Presented with their individual classic artwork and on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, these releases are an excellent addition to the ever growing vinyl resurgence.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dynasty Crumbles... 25 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
Dynasty is a curious and somehow fitting name for this album. A Dynasty implies a long line of succession, but usually by the time people start using it it means the end is near. So it was with KISS in 1979 when the album was released. The band had lost their way. The four guys from New York (well, one of Haifa) who set out to create the 'heavy metal Beatles' were now marketing figures and comic book stars. They had a new set of costumes that looked straight out of Walt Disney. And then they went Disco...

The album's opener, I Was Made for Lovin' You is catchy and well written if a little basic. It was the band's biggest hit single but is never thought of as one of their best songs. Nonetheless it opens the album strongly before Frehley's rather weak cover of 2,000 man lets things down a little (although it would sound brilliant when performed Unplugged years later). Sure Know Something is slick, well produced and superb, perhaps the best song on the album but like many others in KISS fine collection, ignored for years live. Dirty Livin' was the only song on the album to feature original drummer Peter Criss (the rest of the tracks featured session musician Anton Figg) and is classic Catman. It's groovy and funky, although too hampered by over laboured production. Gene's offerings to the album were not his best. Both Charisma and X-Ray Eyes were good songs, but Deuce and Calling Dr. Love they were not, lacking bite and menace to go with the character. Ace picks up where his solo albums leaves off with Hard Times and Save you Love the forgotten gems on the record, although clearly they needed someone like Eddie Kramer or Bob Ezrin rather than Vini Poncia at the soundboard to make them sparkle.

Overall there were many fine points to this album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Majestic, melodic, hilarious 12 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
An evocative composition of post disco New York Rock, 'Dynasty' displays the fusion of four natural born Rock idols. The make up and its accompanying mystique inspires audacious, arrogant pop hooks, but it is just how much of a litmus test of this sparkling era 'Dynasty' is that makes it a Kiss classic. 9 songs in which the camp glory of Studio 54, the sleazy muscle of 70s New York, and the crunching thunder of pre- ironic stadium rock are all synthesised with the earnestness and aplomb only prime time Kiss could attain. Paul Stanley at his most sensuous, Ace Frehley with three off key punkathons, Gene Simmons provides some bilious charm, and Peter Criss evokes gangster vibes a la Rocky Balboa or Robert De Niro. America's last, magical gasp of the 70s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Believe The Hype...This Is Classic Kiss 13 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
Dynasty...The panning this got was a joke!!!....Many people claimed it was " Disjointed". The only thing that was disjointed was Peter Criss, who was going through excess problems at the time of recording, so they subsequently removed him from the sessions and got Ace Frehley's old pal, Anton Fig in on the skins, who gave a stellar performance.

This is loaded with KISS greats, sure " I Was Made For Loving You" is a disco flirtation, but it remains a powerful anthem today. Ace's cover of the Stones " 2000 Man" is incredible, as are his epics " Hard Times" & " Save Your Love". Gene's " X-Ray Eyes" & " Charisma" are up there with his best, as is Paul's " Magic Touch" & the classic " Sure Know Somethin'". Even Peter's autobiographical sole contribution " Dirty Livin'" holds up on here....

If this is " Disjointed" then it was a crying shame that some of the lame, late 80's/90's output wasn't a bit more " Disjointed" eh???.....

Brilliant: AAAAAA++++++
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4.0 out of 5 stars die nasty you might say 26 Dec 2008
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Although this was the end of an era until the much wanted reunion this is still an album which gives me much pleasure,this was the first kiss record i heard, i didnt realise it was not a true reflection of the bands sound,imagine the shock i got when putting kiss alive 2(the first i bought) for the first time ha ha,still once you get over the poppy lifeless production which hinders dynasty you can marvel at the quality of the songs,although everyone has heard i was made for lovin you,its probably one of the weaker tracks here magic touch and sure know something are stunning pop tracks and should have been huge,x ray eyes and charisma are follow on's from the god of thunders previous over the top contributions,dr love/larger than life ,god of thunder etc,Ace chips in with hard times(one of his best - ever) and peter's dirty livin is my fav track on the album,a grown up version of Hooligan,its really a pity that egos were out of control and the Dynasty tour featured only 2 tracks from this album and a selection from the solo's,surely all of the aforementioned tracks should have been played,especially,hard times/dirty livin/x ray eyes and of course its criminal that magic touch and sure know something missed out also,hard to believe they prefered a weak disco track iwmfly and a cover 2000 man to promote the album in concert,who was advising these boys at this point!!!! things would never be the same.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charismatic! 23 April 2009
By Milly
Format:Audio CD
Don't dismiss this album by listening to the old cliche about this just being a disco album. Make up your own mind. Do yourself a favour and buy this. The production is a bit weird but entertaining at the same time. As for the tracks, there's quality stuff on this 1979 classic: Sure Know Something, Hard Times, Magic Touch. There might only be 2 songs from Gene but they are quality Gene tunes all the same: Charisma and
X-ray Eyes rock! One of my top 5 Kiss albums.
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Published 1 month ago by Virgilijus
4.0 out of 5 stars It all went downwards after this
Last 'great' album from classic-KISS. Some catchy songs, and no album 'fillers'. This came on the back of the so-so solo albums, so Simmons and Criss needed to raise their game, no... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Alan Frehley
4.0 out of 5 stars slick kiss.
YOu get a slicker more polished kiss on this one. But it still has that traditional kiss hard rock edge, evn if some songs are poppy, for at ;east most of the songs. Read more
Published on 1 Aug 2012 by Michael Dobey
4.0 out of 5 stars sweet
a maligned effort at the time and since some would say but there are some very favourable reviews here and i can add to that. Read more
Published on 8 July 2012 by sean paul mccann
4.0 out of 5 stars Glossed up, popped up Kiss
After the four simultaneously released solo albums, Kiss regrouped in 1979 for their next full band album. Read more
Published on 30 Jun 2011 by B. S. Marlay
5.0 out of 5 stars kiss
i am a fan of kiss so i often play this in my car and try to singalong with it to the annoyance of my wife and dogs, any kiss fans out there would know waht i am trying to say.
Published on 19 Aug 2010 by marley
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great.
KISS apparently started listening to outsiders of the band about which direction to take their band. It proved to be their downfall. And the start of a long line of crappy albums. Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2010 by A D. Pate
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss go 'Disco'
I can still remember the review in 'Sounds' newspaper...Way before the days of Kerrang and all those other new-comers...
"Kiss go Disco"..... Read more
Published on 7 Jun 2005 by GEDDY LEE'S GRANDMA
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