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You Wanted The Best..........
on 29 May 2014
....... You Got The Best !! Kiss 40 ha ha, is that 40 years or 40 compilations?,fantastic career spanning 2 cd set,whilst never going to satisfy everyone,yes i would have had a different track list,most of us have our own favourites,this is as close to a track list that should suffice,its not aimed at the die hards,although there a couple of lesser known tracks plus the unreleased demo to keep us happy.
Sound quality is excellent,most noticeable on the likes of 'Let Me Go Rock And Roll','Down On Your Knees' & 'God Of Thunder (demo),much better than on their previous releases,the demo is a fun 'Gene' tune,clearly cannibalised for 'Christine 16',surprise surprise it follows on next.
When you can only chose 1 track per release,then you've got a difficult job on your hands,they've done it well,the compilation flows pretty smoothly and a plethora of live tracks helps get a few fan favourites included.
As a pointer to their career,it effortlessly shows that they have rocked when required,gave it some heavy when neccesary and been 'Pop' if the mood took them,throw in solo albums and tear stained ballads ,then you've had the lot.
The packaging is the only real disappointment,no liner notes,they could have given the full story right up to the Hall of Fame induction,still there a some decent photos,not many you wont have seen before.
Still i'll give it 5 stars,i was always going to get it,if you haven't tried the band before,you could do worse than start here.