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Mtv Unplugged [Live]

Kiss Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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1. Comin' Home
2. Plaster Caster
3. Goin' Blind
4. Do You Love Me
5. Domino
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
13. Beth
14. Nothin' To Lose
15. Rock And Roll All Nite

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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars Money's Worth!!!! July 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
There are a lot of rock bands out there and eager to prove how good their crafts are when it comes to musical acrobatics with the aid of technology-aided gadgets. During the heavy metal hair band days, a not-so-great musician can make their music a work of art if you watch them play on their music videos. Fast hands and hell-raising voices and exhibitions. But their musical skills were not tested until they play music using raw instruments and come up with very crisp and raw sounds. Thanks to MTV's creative concept - MTV Unplugged which gave real musicians prove to their fans how good they are. Kiss' Unplugged album have just proven their great skills. Only few people out there have the guts to go hard-rockin' using acoustic instruments. And to name a few, Billy Idol, Bryan Adams, Tesla, Eric Clapton & Sting. Am looking forward for Van Halen, Aerosmith, Poison, Warrant, Deep Purple, Journey & Pink Floyd to go UNPLUGGED!!! I dare you guys 'coz there are millions of fans out there to get your acoustic album if you will think of having one. TO KISS, YOU GUYS ARE A FAB!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Proof positive of Kiss' songwriting ability July 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
During the 1990's, it seemed every band was releasing an MTV Unplugged album. So Kiss, savvy businessmen that they were, decided to release their version with a unique twist. Kiss Unplugged included the reunion of the original lineup of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. This album would lead to the cash cow that became the return of the original Kiss in full makeup that were worldwide superstars from 1974-1979.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Second Best KISS Live Album April 22 2003
Format:Audio CD
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 all along. They have two of the expected songs here ("Beth" and "RnR All Night") but for the most part they re-tool some of the more obscure numbers. I have always considered "A World Without Heroes" to be Gene's best song, and on "Unplugged," it's a stand out.
There's also genuine joy in the air. "Coming Home" opens things here, making this "Hotter Than Hell" track take on a whole new definition. Stanley is very at home in this setting, and his voice is a much better instrument than many people have given him credit for. Listen to his emoting on "I Still Want You," which becomes a ballad with power instead of a mere power ballad!
Even by the end of the show, when they bring out the "members of the family," the level of excitement is as high as a bunch of grown men revisiting their glory days can get. Ace is obviously thrilled to get another stab at "2000 Man," and Peter just wails on "Nothing To Lose." It's enough to make you forgive them the way too obvious closing of "Rock And Roll All Night." But as far as KISS' live albums go, this is the one I'd choose to listen to after the first "Alive!" It's really that good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Walks the Walk Sept. 7 2002
Format:Audio CD
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. But, really, KISS is a pretty solid rock and roll band and a show like 'Unplugged' does them a great service by letting them show that they CAN in fact strip down to just four musicians and their songs still hold up.
This is a great concert. From the opener 'Coming Home' to the eventual reunion of the original four, KISS rolls through their musical library, playing a lot of better but less known tracks. 'Sure Know Something' is a great song, one of the band's best and it works just as well here as it ever did (although watching the video it's easy to note Paul was reading the circular lyrics off a sheet.) KISS smartly avoided songs like 'Lick It Up' that wouldn't work in this environment and instead emphasized a handful of solid, entertaining tunes that rely on melody instead of arena bombast.
And, oh yeah, this is still the show where Ace and Peter joined Gene and Paul onstage together for the first time in forever and set the stage for the reunion of a lifetime. That this CD was able to capture THAT moment almost makes it worth the price right there.
A live record that truly shows off what the band is capable of as a band as much as a larger than life experience, 'Unplugged' is as important an album as 'Alive.'
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5.0 out of 5 stars great that the 4 members ison this one
love the acoustic realy good plus peter and ace also on this one and the best of it its live
Published 6 months ago by Paul chiasson
5.0 out of 5 stars Proof of the quality of these songs and Kiss as musicians
If you ever needed proof that Kiss indeed can play their instruments, or that Kiss can write great songs, this is it. Read more
Published on Aug. 31 2009 by LeBrain
5.0 out of 5 stars KISS Unplugged
In the early 1990s the "MTV Unplugged" show was a complete success with bands like Nirvana,performances were bands would play their songs acouticly much to the delight of fans. Read more
Published on Sept. 29 2007 by Tommy Skylar
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
Published on April 9 2004 by joeyfarout
2.0 out of 5 stars Too predictable...
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 more
Published on July 25 2002 by blakletter
4.0 out of 5 stars AN ABUNDANCE OF TALENT!
In the early 1990's MTV did for television what the King Biscuit Flower Hour did for radio many years prior. Read more
Published on June 28 2002 by deepbluereview
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
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 more
Published on June 24 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars KISS at their strip down best
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 more
Published on June 12 2002 by "rjluvgun"
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't deny the groove
Look people, moaning about KISS's arrested sexuality is like digging on Captain Crunch for scarring the roof of your mouth. It hurts so good. Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2002 by Matthew Ridgway
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