MTV Unplugged Live
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|3. Goin' Blind|
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|6. Sure Know Something|
|7. A World Without Heroes|
|8. Rock Bottom|
|9. See You Tonight|
|10. I Still Love You|
|11. Every Time I Look At You|
|12. 2,000 Man|
|14. Nothin' To Lose|
|15. Rock And Roll All Nite|
The highlight of this MTV gig is the cover of the Stones' "2,000 Man," which Kiss covered on Dynasty. Though the four original members play together on only two tunes ("2,000 Man" and the first real acoustic guitar version of their hit "Beth"), the two tracks ("Rock and Roll All Nite" and "Nothin' to Lose") on which they're joined by current members--drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Bruce Kulick--are also magical. The rest of the album, featuring only the current lineup, has some great moments when Kiss's songwriting prowess really shines through. Songs like "Comin' Home," "Sure Know Something," "See You Tonight," and "Goin' Blind" sound amazing in the acoustic format. However, things get a little miserable when they pull out two overwrought ballads, "I Still Love You" and "Every Time I Look at You," toward the end of the 15-song CD. --Adem Tepedelen
Top Customer Reviews
For Kiss fans this album is pure nirvana. Old classics never or rarely played live before, pulled out of the closet ("See You Tonite", "A World Without Heroes". Newer songs such as "Every Time I Look At You" played live for the first time. All kinds of songs given new life ("Domino"). And three, yes three, songs from Hotter Than Hell (including the Japanese bonus track "Got To Choose")! Proof that Hotter Than Hell was a great album choked by its own sound.
And of course, you get the reunion. Better than the reunion was Kiss playing as a six piece for the first and only time ever. This version of "Nothing To Lose" (spotlighting a lead vocal by Eric Singer for the first time) is better than any other I've ever heard.
Hearing is believing. Hear this, doubters: Kiss is a serious rock band, and this album is the proof. Not too serious to have fun though, and you will have fun listening to MTV Unplugged by Kiss.
Here KISS are not playing not their classic songs,but their rare songs.The ones they never play at concerts like "Sure Know Something","Going Blind" and "Do You Love Me?".The songs sound great in their acoustic form and here they are played the way they were written,on acoustic guitars.The only song that is not a rarity on here is the well overplayed "Rock`N`Roll All Nite",wich still sounds really good.
This show is basicaly KISS just playing their song in an acoustic version with no explosion,makeup or pyrotechnics at all,just guys with guitars playing songs,at simplest as it gets.Its definatly a KISS show at its greatest but the music is really good and fans thanks to the release of this album know what KISS sounds like unplugged.
Its no secret that an unplugged show for a famous band is a great recipe for succes.It worked for Nirvana,KISS and many others and fans will always pay for it.To the many bands out there who have yet to release an acoustic album:why not?Fans will be happy about it and its garenteed succes,that is if you can play the songs correctly!
Its safe to say that had the "MTV Unplugged" concert never happened,the 1996 reunion of the original members with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss wouldn`t have seen the day.Read more ›
However, what this album should be best known is for the recorded proof of Simmons and Stanley's underrated songwriting abilities and the strong musicianship of the 1995 or "new" version of Kiss that included guitarist Bruce Kulick and drummer Eric Singer. Like Eric Clapton and Neil Young's albums from the MTV Unplugged series, Kiss' version is largely comprised of lesser known album tracks or "deep cuts", several of which the band hadn't performed in many years. The excellent tracks "Comin' Home" and "Goin' Blind" are salvaged from the great but muddy sounding Hotter Than Hell album and show how innovative Simmons' playing was in the early years. "See You Tonight" from Simmons' solo album is a true surprise and blows the original away. Stanley's voice is in fine form throughout, especially on the ballads "I Still Love You" and "Every Time I Look At You." Eric Singer's drumming is very strong here, throwing in quick fills on many of the tracks but never overplaying. Bruce Kulick's playing on the album is also great, particularly on the hard rocker "Domino", the somber "A World Without Heroes", and the aforementioned "Goin' Blind.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
love the acoustic realy good plus peter and ace also on this one and the best of it its livePublished 23 months ago by Paul chiasson
Not since alive have, I feel , KISS come out with a decent live album.
ALIVE 2? It's just songs played live ( or studio? who cares )it lacks feeling. Read more
After all the years, who'd have thought that KISS would become a nostalgia act? On "MTV Unplugged," KISS not only tugs the heart strings, but proves they had the chops as a band... Read morePublished on April 22 2003 by Tim Brough
Songwriting is not something people frequently mention when talking about KISS. Image first, then the tongue and, maybe, if you're lucky, they'll mention a tune or two. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2002 by John Popa
Ancient as they are, Kiss is still a band with great range. I'm not talking about the musical scale here, I'm talking about types of songs they are/were able to pull off well. Read morePublished on July 25 2002 by blakletter
In the early 1990's MTV did for television what the King Biscuit Flower Hour did for radio many years prior. Read morePublished on June 28 2002 by deepbluereview
I don't understand why this Unplugged album is not put in the ranks with Eric Clapton's and Paul McCartney's. It is clearly as good (or, dare I say, better) than these. Read morePublished on June 24 2002
I won't get long winded on this like I did on my Revenge, Psycho Circus, or Creatures of the night reviews. Unplugged showed how talented these musicians are. Read morePublished on June 12 2002