Kiss - Revenge

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl + Digital Download Code

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Revenge is the sixteenth studio album by American hard rock band Kiss, originally released in May 1992 by Mercury Records.

Revenge was the most consistent, hard-hitting and critically acclaimed album released by the non-makeup version of Kiss, pulling them out of the second creative slump of their career.

The band realized they needed to take a drastic step to improve their place in rock’s hierarchy. In addition to hiring legendary producer Ezrin (who had worked with them twice before, Destroyer and Music From the Elder), they also hired marketing consultants to find out what fans wanted from the group.

One clear answer: more Demon. For the first time in a decade, a Gene Simmons-sung track, the sinister and grooving “Unholy”, was chosen as a Kiss album’s first single. The band also abandoned any remaining traces of their glammed-up ’80s look, shifting instead to more traditional black leather jackets.

Most importantly, they delivered their most cohesive and heavy album since 1982’s Creatures Of The Night. Tightly-focused, riff-heavy and borderline metallic songs such as “Take It Off”, “Paralyzed” and the “Star-Spangled Banner”-referencing “Spit” proved Kiss were better off being themselves than trying to fit in with the times.

The album also marked the temporary return of the band’s second guitarist, Vinnie Vincent, but not as you might expect. Realizing his songwriting contributions on Creatures and the 1983 album Lick It Up were among the band’s recent highlights, Simmons and Paul Stanley collaborated with him (separately) on three of the album’s best tracks: “Unholy”, “Heart Of Chrome” and third single “I Just Wanna”.

The album is most notable for marking one of the most difficult personnel transitions in Kiss’s history. Drummer Eric Carr, who had been with the group for a decade, died shortly before the recording of Revenge after a battle with cancer. Soldiering on with new drummer Eric Singer, Kiss dedicated the album to his memory and in tribute ended it with “Carr Jam 1981,” his only known studio-recorded drum solo.

This LP with remastered audio, reproduced original artwork and digital download code is pressed in Europe on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

 

  • Paul Stanley        - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Gene Simmons  - Vocals, Bass
  • Bruce Kulick        - Lead Guitar
  • Eric Singer           - Drums, Vocals
  • Eric Carr               - Drums on "Carr Jam 1981", Backing Vocals on "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II"

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Unholy

3:40

A2

Take It Off

4:50

A3

Tough Love

3:44

A4

Spit

3:32

A5

God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You II

5:18

A6

Domino

4:01

B1

Heart Of Chrome

4:02

B2

Thou Shalt Not

3:59

B3

Every Time I Look At You

4:38

B4

Paralyzed

4:14

B5

I Just Wanna

4:07

B6

Carr Jam 1981

2:46

SKU 602537658275
Record Label Mercury Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 06025 376 582-7 (5)
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 11 April 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 19 May 1992
Barcode # 602537658275
Shipping Weight 0.3200kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Digital Download Code, Reissue, "Back to Black" Series, "Kiss 40 Years" Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hard Rock & Metal
Format VINYL LP

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