September 30, 2022

KISS – Creatures Of The Night 40th Anniversary Multi-Format Release Arrives November; Includes Super Deluxe Edition; Streaming of unreleased tracks

Celebrating 40 years, 1982’s Creatures Of The Night is a landmark album in the KISS catalog. It crushed fan expectations with a huge back-to-rock sound and became a cult classic and fan favorite.

On November 18, UMe will release Creatures Of The Night 40 as 5-CD + Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition, 3-LP Deluxe, 2-CD Deluxe, 1-LP Half-Speed ​​Master 180gm, 1-CD Remaster, as well as a 5 CD Super Deluxe Edition Digital Download + Streaming and 2 CD Digital Download only version plus an exclusive Color Vinyl. All configurations can be pre-ordered via the official KISS online store, here.

After redirecting their efforts to consciously make a return to the hard rock they were known for, KISS – Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Eric Carr – released Creatures Of The Night in October 1982. In addition to a harder sound, the The album is also noted for its heavier, darker mood. The single “I Love It Loud” was played on nearly every subsequent KISS tour, while “War Machine”, the ballad “I Still Love You” and the title track also featured prominently in their live sets for several years. Also of note was “Killer,” which featured the band’s first songwriting collaboration with their future guitarist Vinnie Vincent. Creatures Of The Night has received praise from magazines such as Kerrang! and Guitar Player – both of whom placed the album in their year-end top five for 1982 – and achieved gold album status (over 500,000 sales).

The Creatures Of The Night 40 Super Deluxe has 103 tracks in total, including 75 previously unreleased tracks. Newly remastered on CD 1, the original album has never sounded better. CDs 2 and 3 contain 34 demos, rarities and samples, including unreleased gems such as “Deadly Weapon (Penny Lane Demo)”, “Not For The Innocent (Demo)” and “Betrayed (Outtake)” (listen below). below). CDs 4 and 5 feature 26 incredible live soundboard recordings from the Creatures ’82/’83 tour and seven super rare tour sound effects, all recorded and archived by Creatures tour sound engineer Harry Witz . The Blu-ray Audio Disc features a very early Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the multi-track original album as well as the newly remastered 1982 high resolution stereo mix of the original album.

Plus, the Super Deluxe Box includes a huge range of bonus KISS kollectible keepsakes and ephemera, including:

* 80-page hardcover book with extensive liner notes by Ken Sharp and a treasure trove of never-before-seen photos and images

* Creatures Of The Night 1982 press kit including:
– Creatures Band Press bio sheet
– Creatures Tour Band New 11″ x 17″ Poster
– 2-step drawings
– The loudest band in the world poster 16″x24″
– Japanese promotional poster 16″x22.5″
– Black & White Promo Strip 8”x10”
– Gene, Paul, Eric & Vinnie 8″x10″ Color Photos
– Iron-on transfer sheet for Creatures 40th t-shirt
– “I love him hard” bumper sticker
– Australian Creatures Sticker
– Marcana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro 06/18/83 Replica Ticket
– Creatures Tour “Detroit” Cloth Backstage VIP Pass
– 4 trading cards from the Killers era

* Creatures 1982 replica tour program

* Gene, Paul, Eric & Vinnie – Artwork by Chris Hoffman 9″x12″

* Gotham Rock City News Journal Volume 2 – Track-by-track interviews with Gene, Paul, Eric, Vinnie, Michael James Jackson, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Adam Mitchell and Mikel Japp

* 4 phosphorescent guitar picks

* Iron-on patch

* 4 buttons

KISS are America’s #1 rock band of all time and have sold over 100 million records worldwide. Unmatched as a live act, the band’s illustrious legacy is marked by record-breaking world tours. Now, after an astounding 49-year career, KISS – Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer – are currently in the middle of their END OF THE ROAD tour.

5-CD Super Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

Disc 1:

Creatures of the Night – Original Album Remastered

“Creatures of the Night”
“Saint and Sinner”
“Keep Me Coming”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell”
“Danger”
“I love him very much”
“I still love you”
“Killer”
“War machine”

Disc two:

Demos, rarities and excerpts

“I am a legend tonight”
“On Your Knees”
“Nowhere to Run”
“Partners in Crime”
“Lethal Weapon” (Penny Lane Demo)*
“Feel Like Heaven” (Penny Lane Demo) *
“Nowhere to Run” (Penny Lane demo)*
“Lethal Weapon” (Original Demo)*
“Feel Like Heaven” (original demo) *
“Nowhere To Run” (Take 11 – Instrumental)*
“Tell It To A Fool” (Take 4 – Drums & Bass Instrumental) *
“Chrome Goes Into Motion” (Take 2 – Drums & Instrumental Bass) *
“I’m a legend tonight” (Mix 4 – Instrumental and background vocals) *
“Don’t Leave Me Lonely” (Take 8 – Drums & Instrumental Guitar) *
“Something Seems to Happen at Night” (Gene Simmons demo)
“It’s Gonna Be Alright” (Gene Simmons demo)

Disc three:

Demos, rarities and excerpts

“Legends Never Die” (Demo by Gene Simmons)
“It’s My Life” (Gene Simmons demo)
“Not for the Innocents” (demo)*
“I Still Love You” (Take 1)*
“I Still Love You” (Take 2)*
“Saint and sinner” (take 1)*
“Saint And Sinner” (Take 2 – False Start)*
“Saint and sinner” (take 3)*
“Betrayed” (Exit)*
“Creatures of the Night” (Alternate Mix 19)*
“Partners in Crime” (alternate mix 16B)*
“I Like It Hard” (Alternate Mix 21)*
“War Machine” (Full Version – Mix 11)*
“Rock And Roll Hell” (Take 2 – 9/10/1982) *
“Rock And Roll Hell” (Take 1 – Incomplete – 09/15/1982)*
“Rock And Roll Hell” (Take 2 – 09/15/1982) *
“I like it strong” (single edition)
“Creatures of the Night” (1985 Remix)

Disc four:

Creatures Tour Live ’82/’83 – Part One

“Creatures of the Night” (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
“Strutter” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
“Call Dr. Love” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982) *
“Firehouse” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
“I Like It Hard” (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982) *
“Cold Gin” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
“Keep Me Comin'” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
“War Machine” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
“I Want You” (Houston, Texas – 03/10/1983) *
“Rock And Roll Hell” (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
“I Still Love You” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982) *
“Shout It Loud” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
Gene’s Bass Solo (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
“God Of Thunder” / Eric’s Drum Solo / “God Of Thunder” (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*

Disc five:

Creatures Tour Live ’82/’83 – Part Two

Paul’s Love Gun Rap (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
“Love Gun” (Rockford, Ill. – 12/31/1982) *
Paul’s Guitar Solo (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
“Black Diamond” (Houston, Texas – 03/10/1983)*
“Detroit Rock City” (Houston, Texas – 03/10/1983)*
“Rock And Roll All Nite” (Houston, Texas – 03/10/1983)*

Bonus Live Performances

“Rock And Roll Hell” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
“I Want You” (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982) *
“King of the Night World” (Pine Bluff, Arkansas – 02/11/1983) *
“Cold Gin” (Houston, TX – 03/10/1983)*
“I Still Love You” (Houston, Texas – 03/10/1983) *
“Strutter” (Houston, Texas – 03/10/1983)*

Bonus creature visit sound effects

Start of the tank show*
Turbine*
Fire station siren*
Drum and final tank*
Bass Solo Wind and Gargoyles*
Bells*
Flames*

Blu-Ray Audio:

creatures of the night

*Dolby Atmos 24bit 48kHz / *Dolby TrueHD 5.1 24bit 48kHz Surround / 96kHz 24bit Hi-Res PCM Stereo

“Creatures of the Night”
“Saint and Sinner”
“Keep Me Coming”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell”
“Danger”
“I love him very much”
“I still love you”
“Killer”
“War machine”

* Unpublished

3LP Deluxe Edition – Color Vinyl – Ecomm Exclusive

LP 1:

Creatures of the Night – Original Album Remastered

side one
“Creatures of the Night”
“Saint and Sinner”
“Keep Me Coming”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell”
“Danger”

side two
“I love him very much”
“I still love you”
“Killer”
“War machine”

LP two:

Demos, rarities and excerpts

side three
“Lethal Weapon” (Original Demo)*
“Betrayed” (Exit)*
“I’m a legend tonight” (Mix 4 – Instrumental and background vocals) *
“Nowhere To Run” (Take 11 – Instrumental)*

side four
“It’s My Life” (Gene Simmons demo)
“Not for the Innocents” (demo)*
“Rock And Roll Hell” (Take 2 – 9/10/1982) *
“I Like It Hard” (Alternate Mix 21)*
“Don’t Leave Me Lonely” (Take 8 – Drums & Instrumental Guitar)*

LP three:

Live Creatures Tour ’82/’83

side five
“Creatures of the Night” (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
“I Like It Hard” (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982) *
“Keep Me Comin'” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
“War Machine” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*

Side Six
“I Want You” (Houston, Texas – 03/10/1983) *
“Rock And Roll Hell” (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
“I Still Love You” (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982) *

*Unpublished

Track listings for other formats can be found on the pre-order page here. Listen to “Betrayed” (Outtake) below.

“Betrayed” (Exit):

Trailer:


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