Kiss Destroyer: 45th Anniversary 180g Vinyl 2LP
Destroyer 45th Anniversary Edition Deluxe 2 LP features the first-ever 1/2-speed mastered album from Abbey Road Mastering Studios on 180-gram heavy audiophile vinyl, plus 12 bonus tracks - 10 previously unreleased - including the new "Beth (Acoustic Mix)."
A 20-page booklet showcases unreleased and rare photos along with "The Story of Destroyer" liner notes.
Kiss was the first signing to Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records in 1973, offering them a contract on the spot after seeing them perform in New York City. Their self-titled debut would propel the band to the top of the rock and roll hierarchy where they have reigned for the past four decades, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. Kiss will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2014, proof of the unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the Kiss Army to the “Hottest Band in the World.”
Hot on the heels of the breakthrough live album Alive!, Kiss released their fourth album Destroyer, the most ambitious studio recording of the band's '70s catalog. Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in to produce the album and among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to Kiss were sound effects, strings, a children’s choir, reversed drumming and the eerie, echoing sounds of screaming children over Gene Simmons’ vocals on “God of Thunder.”
Upon its release, Destroyer reached the No. 11 position on the Billboard Top 200 and, with the help of the surprise top-10 hit “Beth,” was their first studio album to go platinum.
To this day, Destroyer remains one of the group’s most fully realized recordings and greatest accomplishments. The album has been listed as one of the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" by both Kerrang! and Guitar World and it's also featured on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Kiss Destroyer Track Listing:
1. Detroit Rock City
2. King Of The Night Time World
3. God Of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
9. Do You Love Me