CDJapan is the best place to order your cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissues or new releases with Japan only bonus. After breaking through to the mainstream in a big way with 1975's ALIVE! The items listed here are not for sale. in equivalent album sales. When KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park premiered on NBC about six weeks after the release of the solo albums, it scored huge ratings but the cheap, cheesy made-for-TV film was denounced by the band's diehard fans as "kid stuff." Simmons and Stanley have kept the KISS machine rolling to this day with a rotating cast of replacement players and an ultimately-doomed reunion with Criss and Frehley during the 90s. "Anomaly": 56,000 "Live to Win: 53,000 One Direction solo albums ranked from best to worst Over the last four years, all five members released albums of various qualities spanning KISS wanted, and more importantly desperately needed, a massive hit album following the respectable, but hardly stellar sales figures of "Lick It Up," "Animalize," and "Asylum." Kiss Unmasked, released in the summer of 1980, was recorded with session drummer I was sad, but still forced myself to like it. The figures include all releases upto and including 'On Air', but exclude 'Barcelona - Special Edition', and the two three-disc sets 'The Platinum Collection' and 'Freddie Mercury: Solo'. and Casablanca Records stablemate Donna Summer. In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. Two words: ACE RULES. In 1978, KISS cranked out a greatest hits album in Double Platinum, made an ill-fated foray into the world of television film in the famously disastrous KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park. The group was never seen in public without wearing their makeup, and their popularity was growing by leaps and bounds; the membership of the Kiss Army, the band's fan club, was in the six figures. It's not exactly a secret that drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley were the two major party animals in the band, and their increasing dependence on narcotics and alcohol was a constant source of irritation to the band's tee-totaling founders, Gene Simmons (bass) and Paul Stanley (guitar/vocals). Is good to know I´m not missing much. It raced up the charts and kept the faithful KISS Army occupied while the band members each slaved away in separate recording studios, working on their solo debuts. The album debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 and in March 2010 the album was certified gold by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Just like Ace, Paul Stanley knew that his strength was in straight forward, guitar-driven rock n' roll, so even as a solo artist he didn't stray very far from the formula that made KISS so successful. While this was still not a matter of the album shipping gold or platinum, as had been the case in the 1970s, it showed that the band still had some momentum, like a dog that refuses to die regardless of how many beatings it takes. What did you think of it? Kiss was scheduled to record a new album with their old producer, Bob Ezrin, in 1990 when Eric Carr became severely ill with cancer; he died in November of 1991 at the age of 41. For example, singles from Starboy released in digital format sold the equivalent of 1,007,000 album albums – 6,710,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting. Also, why are you ripping so much on Peter's album? The specter of four new KISS albums was very troubling to me. In my personal opinion, Paul Stanley's album is first, Ace's is second (but only slightly) and Gene's absolute piece of crap is way behind the others. He really had a vintage taste in music...and yeah, it's good. Stung by the reception to the solo efforts and embarrassed by their cartoonish B-Movie, KISS regrouped in 1979 and began to prep for their next studio album, Dynasty, but things were never quite the same for the original lineup. It opens with a short tribute to his wife, “The Lovely Linda” followed by the country blues KISS, KISS 40 (Universal) #30, 7,200 sold. I think Paul Stanley's album is the best, because, while Ace's album rocks, I don't like Fractured Mirror or songs like Ozone or Wiped-Out (I haven't listened to the album in a while, but I don't think I ever liked them), and I pretty much like every song on Paul's album (except Hold Me, Touch Me). Track listing First clue that Ace was the dude was Rocket Ride. Thanks to kglee for the 10/03 figures (from the KO BBS) and HEH from the Sludge boards for the 3/06 figures. KISS toured constantly and cranked out albums at a feverish clip. in 1977, you could get a KISS tour book for $3.00, a shirt for $6.00 or a belt buckle for $5.00. The Beatles, of course, are in first place, having sold 178 million albums certified by the RIAA. The singles from Paul ("Hold Me, Touch Me"), Gene ("Radioactive") and Peter ("Don't You Let Me Down" and "You Matter To Me") didn't even crack the top 40 - which probably worsened the rivalries that were already brewing between the foursome. Fanpop original article: Kiss album sales worldwide Kiss Kiss 1974 1500000 Kiss Hotter Than Hell 1974 1500000 I think I'm getting old and senile - after years of detesting the "Peter Criss" record, I recently found myself voluntarily playing it AND enjoying it! PETER'S ALBUM RULES!!! 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