Kiss – Unmasked (1980/2014) [Qobuz 24-192]

KISS – Unmasked (1980/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:55 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | @ Universal Music GmbH

Unmasked is the eighth studio album by American hard rock band Kiss, released in 1980. It was the last studio album to feature the original lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss until the band reunited in 1996. Criss actually had no involvement with the recording of the album; Anton Fig (uncredited) played all the drums on the album.

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Kiss – Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (1988/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Kiss – Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (1988/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:07 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records

Smashes, Thrashes & Hits is Kiss’ third greatest hits album, including two previously unreleased tracks and titles from Love Gun, Destroyer, Creatures of the Night, Kiss, Lick It Up, Animalize,Rock and Roll Over, Asylum, Dynasty and Dressed to Kill. The album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1988. Many of the songs that had been recorded with the original line-up were altered in some way, Eric Carr re-recorded the title “Beth” which had been sung by drummer Peter Criss, making it the first record featuring Carr on lead vocals.

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Kiss – Revenge (1992/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Kiss – Revenge (1992/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:03 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records

Revenge is Kiss’ sixteenth studio album and the first record released by the group after the death of drummer Eric Carr. The record was dedicated to the late band member who was replaced by drummer Eric Singer. Revenge is one of their most popular later albums, it peaked at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart, 10 in the UK and 5 in Australia. The record produced singles “God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll to You II”, “Unholy” and “Domino”.

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Kiss – Music from ‘The Elder’ (1981/2014) [HDTracks 24-192]

Kiss – Music from ‘The Elder’ (1981/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:53 minutes | 1,8 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records

Their ninth studio album, Music from “The Elder” was an epic concept album by KISS that featured orchestral elements. Considered to be one of their weakest efforts, the album sold poorly and the band did not tour in support of it. The album was also the last to feature Ace Frehley until the band’s 1996 Reunion Tour.

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Kiss – Lick It Up (1983/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Kiss – Lick It Up (1983/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:32 minutes | 924 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records

Lick It Up is the hard rock band’s eleventh studio album. The 1983 record was the first to feature new lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent who replaced Ace Frehley in 1982 during Kiss’ 10th Anniversary Tour. Lick It Up produced singles “Lick It Up” which the group continues to perform live today, and “All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose”. The group went out ‘unmasked’ while promoting the album, leaving behind their trademark face paint, which hadn’t been done since the band’s early days.

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Kiss – Double Platinum (1978/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Kiss – Double Platinum (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time –1:09:35 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Island Def Jam

Double Platinum was the American rock group’s first greatest hits album originally released in 1978. The album featured remixed titles from previous Kiss records, many differing from the original recordings and in some cases the tracks were re-recorded entirely. The single from the album “Strutter ’78” was a re-recorded version of their original title “Strutter” with a slight disco beat.

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Kiss – Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997/2014) [HDTracks 24-192]

Kiss – Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997/2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:00:25 minutes | 2,43 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records

Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions is the 17th studio album by KISS. It was released in 1997 and produced by Toby Wright, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley. The album was well-received and peaked at #27 on the US Billboard Pop Albums chart.

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Kiss – Asylum (1985/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Kiss – Asylum (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:21 minutes | 869 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records
Recorded June-July 1985 at Electric Lady Studios and Right Track Studios in New York, NY.

Asylum is the American hard rock band’s thirteenth studio album originally released in 1985. The record was the first to feature lead guitarist Bruce Kulick who officially replaced KISS’ previous guitarist Mark St. John in 1984. Asylum produced single “Tears Are Falling” which made it to number 20 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock chart and number 51 on the Hot 100. The album made it to number 12 on the UK Albums chart and 20 on the US Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1985.

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Kiss – Animalize (1984/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Kiss – Animalize (1984/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:07 minutes | 843 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records
Recorded May-July 1984 at Right Track Studios in New York, NY.

Animalize is the American hard rock group’s 12th studio album. The record includes singles “Heaven’s on Fire” and “Thrills in the Night”. This was the only album that featured lead guitarist Mark St. John, who replaced Vinnie Vincent in 1984. Animalize was the second album, of the group’s later period, where the Kiss members appeared “unmasked”.

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Kiss – Alive III (1977/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Kiss – Alive III (1993/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:13:02 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records

Alive III is a live album by KISS released in 1993, featuring performances recordd during the band’s 1992 tour in support of their album Revenge. Alive III was certified gold in 1994 and was the first live album the band had released since 1977’s Alive II.

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