Kiss announces ‘Creatures of the Night’ Super Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition

Package is due Nov 18th

Kiss is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Creatures of the Night with a Super Deluxe Anniversary Edition this fall. On November 18th, UMe will release Creatures Of The Night 40 as a 5 CD/Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition, 3 LP Deluxe, 2 CD Deluxe, single LP Half-Speed Master 180-gram vinyl, single CD remaster, color LP exclusive, as well as streaming editions. The packages are available via the online Kiss store.

Having rechanneled their efforts into consciously making a return to the hard rock that they were known for, Kiss – Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Eric Carr – unleashed Creatures Of The Night in October of 1982. In addition to a harder sound, the album is also noted for its heavier, darker mood. The single “I Love It Loud” has been performed on nearly every subsequent Kiss tour, while “War Machine,” the ballad “I Still Love You,” and the title song also featured heavily in their live sets for a number of years. Also of note is “Killer,” which featured the group’s first songwriting collaboration with their soon-to-be-guitarist Vinnie Vincent. Creatures Of The Night received accolades in magazines such as Kerrang! and Guitar Player – which both placed the album in their top five end of year chart for 1982 – and has attained Gold Album status (sales of 500,000+).

The Creatures Of The Night 40 Super Deluxe boasts 103 total tracks with 75 tracks being unreleased. Newly remastered on CD one, the original album has never sounded better. CDs two and three feature 34 demos, rarities & outtakes including unreleased gems such as “Deadly Weapon (Penny Lane Demo),” “Not For The Innocent (Demo)” and “Betrayed (Outtake).” CDs four and five highlight 26 incredible, soundboard live recordings from the Creatures ‘82/’83 Tour and seven super rare tour sound effects, all recorded and archived by the Creatures Tour sound engineer Harry Witz. The Blu-ray Audio disc showcases a first-ever ATMOS and 5.1 surround mix from the original album multi-tracks plus the high-resolution newly remastered 1982 stereo mix of the original album.

Additionally, the Super Deluxe box features an extensive array of bonus collectible Kiss memorabilia and ephemera, including 80-page hardcover book with extensive liner notes by Ken Sharp and a treasure trove of unreleased photos and imagery; press kit that contains album press bio sheet, multiple posters, two stage drawings, 8″x10″ band photos, bumper stickers, replica ticket, trading cards and more; Creatures 1982 replica tour program; 9″x12″ Chris Hoffman band illustrations; Gotham Rock City News Volume 2 Newspaper – Track-By-Track Interviews with Gene, Paul, Eric, Vinnie, Michael James Jackson, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Adam Mitchell and Mikel Japp; four glow-in-the-dark guitar picks; iron-on patch; and four buttons.

CD 1: Creatures of the Night (Original Album Remastered)

  1. Creatures Of The Night
  2. Saint And Sinner
  3. Keep Me Comin’
  4. Rock And Roll Hell
  5. Danger
  6. I Love It Loud
  7. I Still Love You
  8. Killer
  9. War Machine

CD 2: Demos, Rarities & Outtakes

  1. I’m A Legend Tonight
  2. Down On Your Knees
  3. Nowhere To Run
  4. Partners In Crime
  5. Deadly Weapon (Penny Lane Demo) [Previously Unreleased]
  6. Feel Like Heaven (Penny Lane Demo) [Previously Unreleased]
  7. Nowhere To Run (Penny Lane Demo) [Previously Unreleased]
  8. Deadly Weapon (Original Demo) [Previously Unreleased]
  9. Feel Like Heaven (Original Demo) [Previously Unreleased]
  10. Nowhere To Run (Take 11 – Instrumental) [Previously Unreleased]
  11. Tell It To A Fool (Take 4 – Drums & Bass Instrumental) [Previously Unreleased]
  12. Chrome Goes Into Motion (Take 2 – Drums & Bass Instrumental) [Previously Unreleased]
  13. I’m A Legend Tonight (Mix 4 – Instrumental & Background Vocals) [Previously Unreleased]
  14. Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Take 8 – Drums & Guitar Instrumental) [Previously Unreleased]
  15. Something Seems To Happen At Night (Gene Simmons Demo)
  16. It’s Gonna Be Alright (Gene Simmons Demo)

CD 3: Demos, Rarities & Outtakes

  1. Legends Never Die (Gene Simmons Demo)
  2. It’s My Life (Gene Simmons Demo)
  3. Not For The Innocent (Demo) [Previously Unreleased]
  4. I Still Love You (Take 1) [Previously Unreleased]
  5. I Still Love You (Take 2) [Previously Unreleased]
  6. Saint And Sinner (Take 1) [Previously Unreleased]
  7. Saint And Sinner (Take 2 – False Start) [Previously Unreleased]
  8. Saint And Sinner (Take 3) [Previously Unreleased]
  9. Betrayed (Outtake) [Previously Unreleased]
  10. Creatures Of The Night (Alternate Mix 19) [Previously Unreleased]
  11. Partners In Crime (Alternate Mix 16B) [Previously Unreleased]
  12. I Love It Loud (Alternate Mix 21) [Previously Unreleased]
  13. War Machine (Full-Length Version – Mix 11) [Previously Unreleased]
  14. Rock And Roll Hell (Take 2 – 9/10/1982) [Previously Unreleased]
  15. Rock And Roll Hell (Take 1 – Incomplete – 9/15/1982) [Previously Unreleased]
  16. Rock And Roll Hell (Take 2 – 9/15/1982) [Previously Unreleased]
  17. I Love It Loud (Single Edit)
  18. Creatures Of The Night (1985 Remix)

CD 4: Creatures Tour Live ’82/’83 – Part 1 [Previously Unreleased]

  1. Creatures Of The Night (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)
  2. Strutter (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  3. Calling Dr. Love (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  4. Firehouse (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  5. I Love It Loud (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)
  6. Cold Gin (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  7. Keep Me Comin’ (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  8. War Machine (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  9. I Want You (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)
  10. Rock And Roll Hell (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)
  11. I Still Love You (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  12. Shout It Out Loud (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  13. Gene’s Bass Solo (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  14. God Of Thunder / Eric’s Drum Solo / God Of Thunder (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)

CD 4: Creatures Tour Live ’82/’83 – Part 2 [Previously Unreleased]

  1. Paul’s Love Gun Rap (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)
  2. Love Gun (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)
  3. Paul’s Guitar Solo (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)
  4. Black Diamond (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)
  5. Detroit Rock City (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)
  6. Rock And Roll All Nite (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)
  7. Rock And Roll Hell (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)
  8. I Want You (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)
  9. King Of The Night Time World (Pine Bluff, Arkansas – 2/11/1983)
  10. Cold Gin (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)
  11. I Still Love You (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)
  12. Strutter (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)
  13. Tank Start Of Show
  14. Turbine
  15. Firehouse Siren
  16. Drum and Ending Tank
  17. Bass Solo Wind and Gargoyles
  18. Bells
  19. Flames

Blu-ray Audio: Creatures of the Night

48kHz 24-bit Dolby Atmos / *48kHz 24-bit Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround / 96kHz 24-bit High-Resolution PCM Stereo

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