KISS: Deluxe 'Love Gun' Reissue Due This Month

According to The Pulse Of Radio, KISS' "Love Gun: Deluxe Edition" will be made available on October 27. The two-disc set features the original 1977 album, along with a bonus disc featuring assorted demos and live tracks.

"Love Gun", which was KISS' sixth studio album, was released on June 30, 1977 and was the band's highest charting album to date when it topped out at No. 4. "Love Gun" marks not only the band's first to include lead vocals from all four members — Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — but the last to feature the original foursome performing the music, with future David Letterman drummer Anton Fig soon becoming KISS' go-to-man behind the scenes.

Vintage Vinyl News reported: "The first disc of the set includes a remastered version of the original album while disc two has demos, three live performances from a 1977 Lakeland, Florida concert and an interview with Gene Simmons. A rarity for any expanded edition of an album, the deluxe edition includes a glimpse into Paul Stanley's creative process on 'Love Gun (Teaching Demo)' with Stanley talking through the various chords of the song."

Disc 1 (Original Album)

01. I Stole Your Love
02. Christine Sixteen
03. Got Love For Sale
04. Shock Me
05. Tomorrow And Tonight
06. Love Gun
07. Hooligan
08. Almost Human
09. Plaster Caster
10. Then She Kissed Me

Disc 2 (Demos, Interviews & Live)

01. Much Too Soon (Demo)
02. Plaster Caster (Demo)
03. Reputation (Demo)
04. Love Gun (Teaching Demo)
05. Love Gun (Demo)
06. Gene Simmons Interview (1977)
07. Tomorrow And Tonight (Demo)
08. I Know Who You Are (Demo)
09. Love Gun (Live 1977)
10. Christine Sixteen (Live 1977)
11. Shock Me (Live 1977)

Paul Stanley told The Pulse Of Radio that he wanted KISS' greatest work to contain everything that he loved and admired about his favorite records growing up. "I'd like to think that the bands that you are influenced and inspired by doesn't necessarily mean that you mimic them," he said. "It means that their passion, or their approach is inspirational. So, whether its gospel, or Motown — it all is music of passion. And that's what I think we wanted to and I wanted to see us channel was the passion and the fervor that all the music I loved had. Y'know, its not about perfection — it's about passion."

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