KISS - Destroyer Deluxe Release Coming August 21stRarities
The 35th anniversary deluxe edition of the classic KISS
will now released as a two-CD set on August 21st, worldwide.
Destroyer/Resurrected was remixed late last year by original producer
Bob Ezrin (ALICE COOPER) and will feature long sought after outtakes and
the original cover art.
Destroyer was released on March 15, 1976 and peaked at #4 in Sweden,
#6 in Austria and Canada and #11 in the US. The album is certified
double-platinum (two million units) in the US.
BraveWords.com's Mitch Lafon summarizes: "Bob Ezrin meets KISS and
adds Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter to the mix. Ezrin is a visionary
producer who can put the theatrics of the stage onto vinyl and he did it
brilliantly with the band. The band gave up the simple ‘I love you
baby’ type lyric for more thought out and grandiose lyrics and music.
Ezrin makes Beth believable, makes 'God Of Thunder' roar and 'Detroit
Rock City' come alive. KISS become larger than life."
Destroyer featured the classic KISS line-up:Paul Stanley
– rhythm guitar, vocalsGene Simmons
– bass guitar, vocalsAce Frehley
– lead guitar, backing vocalsPeter Criss
– drums, percussion, vocals
Ken Kelly's original version of the album cover for Destroyer
(above) was rejected by the record company because they felt the scene
was too violent looking with the rubble and flames. Also, the original
version had the members of KISS wearing the Alive costumes.