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Kiss
GOLD
(Mercury CD/DVD)

This past summerís Kiss tour was like the dark days of the early-1980s all over again ó yeah, they were wearing make-up, but neither Peter Criss nor Ace Frehley was in the band. Thanks to the current wave of archival releases from the rock legendsí long-time label, the good times are still rolling at retail. First they got two volumes in the budget-priced 20th Century Masters series, and now this, a three-disc set (two audio, one video) with handsome DVD-like packaging. At 20 tracks apiece, the first two discs are a chronological and comprehensive overview of the groupís classic period, from 1974ís seminal Kiss to 1981ís infamous Music from the Elder. The presentation is similar to their excellent box set, minus the rarities and the in-depth liner notes. The DVD, first released in 1987 and still available on its own as Exposed, pushes into the MTV era with raunchy videos like "Heavenís on Fire." Diehards donít need Gold, and newbies should instead go for 2002ís definitive The Very Best of Kiss. But from the hits to the deep cuts to the vintage concert footage on Exposed, all of the bandís most important performances are here.

BY SEAN RICHARDSON


Issue Date: December 17 - 23, 2004
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