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ALIVE III
Kiss
ALIVE III
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
With Alive! Kiss created one of the most exciting and essential live albums of all time. Its 1977 sequel, Alive II, failed to measure up for a variety of reasons--including, perversely, the inclusion of an album side of st...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kiss
Title: ALIVE III
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock, Pop Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Alive 3
UPCs: 0731451482724, 731451482724, 731451493621

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With Alive! Kiss created one of the most exciting and essential live albums of all time. Its 1977 sequel, Alive II, failed to measure up for a variety of reasons--including, perversely, the inclusion of an album side of studio material--and it took the band 15 years to return to the well once again. Alive III holds up surprisingly well, though that may be due to reduced expectations for a band that was nearing the end of its "unmasked" period, performing without makeup and without original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Still, Kiss have always excelled onstage, whether through genuine inspiration or mere professionalism. Alive III rocks the house with a generous 16-song selection of material that cuts the chaff from their weaker mid-period studio albums and doesn't neglect fan favorites such as "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Deuce," "Heaven's on Fire," and "Detroit Rock City." --Daniel Durchholz

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Kiss - 'Alive III' (Mercury)
Mike Reed | USA | 03/10/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I give it 3 1/2 stars.A live CD that many of us never thought would see the light of day.'Alive III' was produced by long-time producer Eddie Kramer.A few old fans here and there might be a bit let down,but for the most part,'Alive III' is decent.Total of sixteen cuts,with a running time at 67:26 as there's just four early tunes here,"Deuce","Watchin' You","Detroit Rock City" and "Rock And Roll All Nite".That's okay.As for myself,I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the later material as well,"Unholy","Creatures Of The Night","Lick It Up" and "I Was Made For Loving You"(after all these years,I'm used to it anyway).No,'Alive III' isn't as great as the first 'Alive' record.But then again,did you really expect it to be?"
Kiss Kick Rock And Roll Butt
Y2bjs Reviews | Melbourne Australia | 08/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very good live Cd from Kiss.At the time it was long overdue for a new alive album.Since this there is an alive 4.
The best alive CD is Alive 1.
But this captures Kiss without their makeup.Bruce Kulick was on lead here and did a mighty fine job.And on the skins was Eric Singer.Its a pity Eric Carr was on none of the alive albums,but did appear on Animalive which was just as good as an alive album.Eric Singer also did very well here.
And Gene and Paul naturally did their stuff.
In all this is quite a good cd,great listening from start to finish.I like the way it ends with Star Spangled Banner.
Cool CD this."
OUTSTANDING SOUND QUALITY !
Johnny | Vermont | 12/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kiss Alive III is by far the best for sound quaity and song seletion !

A great selection of songs and a rocking show !

Buy the cd and the DVD !"