1978 and KISS is at their commercial and artistical peak! Every single show the band does is a sell out, every album a million seller and merchandising sells like crazy! After this tour KISS went down hill and crashed in 1982 when both original member Peter Criss and Ace Frehley had left the band. The demise took them 5 years and many years in the dark ages followed before their triumphant return in 1996. To follow the same pattern again. Some bands learn from their mistakes, KISS doesn't somehow. KISS today is a far cry from the band you hear on this CD. The sounds energytic, enthusiastic, inspired an raw!!
Before the show starts Paul says LET ME SEE SOME LIGHTS, LET ME SEE SOME MAGIC!! What follows is 80 minutes of pure magic. In a setlist similar to their multi million selling ALIVE II album there are hardly surprises, besides a welcome return of Let Me Go Rock And Roll which had been absent for the first time on the Love Gun Tour but was re installed in the set just a few months later on this ALIVE II Tour.
The source tape is an analog cassette tape but of an extremely great quality regarding its age. There's not much depth or instrument seperation in the recording but is that necessarry for a KISS concert recording!? I don't think so! What you get is a great sounding atmospheric concert registration of a early 78 KISS show and any fan of the band will love this. Even for the casual fan this could be a nice addition to their CD collection.
The title originates from Japan and comes in a superb packaging in the style of the ALIVEII album. Excellent photomaterial and a great disc design make this one of the few KISS CD titles to own as most of their CD releases are available in better quality in fan circles. this is a nice exception. It's a very rare release in a run of I believe 100 copies so if you find one be sure to buy it!