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Kiss ‎–Land Of Hope And Glory 2cd/dvd

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A great three disc set (2 cds and 1 dvd) with printed innersleeve adorned with pictures from the Hot In The Shade tour and a 4-page booklet featuring liner notes

This double album fills a major gap in the Kiss catalogue as it documents a tour that does not have a great amount of attention, the 1990 tour to support Hot In The Shade. This disc was recorded at the Palace Of Auburn Hills on the 18th of May 1990. Document is a good word to describe this release, one needs to simply look at the track listing to understand what I am referring to. Let’s take a look, we get a complete concert from the soundboard, some cool live bonus tracks and a selection of demos from the Hot In The Shade record and if that was not enough, we get a complete pro shot video to boot. While some of this material has been available before, never before has this material been wonderfully assembled and presented. The performance is excellent, Kiss always brings it when they play Detroit, yes Rock fans, Auburn Hills is a Northern suburb of the Motor City yet is far enough away to not be considered Detroit. Paul makes many references to the Rock City, the Michigan Palace and the famed Cobo Arena all get nods from the band. The set list is also a huge improvement over the past couple tours. While they do play a nice chunk of their 80’s output as well as a couple new ones, the majority of the performance is made up the 70’s Klassics much to the fans delight. I Stole Your Love is one of the more unbalanced songs, yet it is an excellent version played with much power and makes for a great way to get the crowd into it, and it’s followed by Deuce which is no slouch either. They dig into the 80’s with ease and the new Rise To It has the band playing a bit of Bad To The Bone that never really gets anything going. Black Diamond is played mid set and instead of the bombastic ending it segues into Shout It Out Loud and it works really well. The main radio hit from the record, Forever, is reproduced live really well, Bruce nails the solo and the song is a cool semi acoustic ballad that works in the big stadium setting. What also helps the Hot In The Shade tour was the decision to eliminate solo’s, something that became a major bone of contention between Paul, Gene, and Eric Carr, who did not like having his drum solo cut from the set. In hindsight it was the right move and although I love Eric’s solos, some of Gene and Paul’s solo spots were getting old, especially Gene’s. The ending of the concert is very strong, the sequence of Love Gun through Rock And Roll All Nite makes for a powerful ending to the concert, of course Detroit Rock City gets a special intro for the Detroit faithful. The bonus material is great. The first song is from the same venue but five months later, the October 14 show was also professionally recorded and the video was released in part on the official Kissology Vol. 2. The set lists for both shows were almost the same, one difference was I Was Made For Loving You. The inclusion of this song is great and the significance is even more important, this would be Eric Carr’s last time performing in Detroit. The next three tracks are from as benefit concert from the famed Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. The sound quality is very similar, somewhat lo-fi sounding but clear and enjoyable. C’Mon and Love Me was played just a few times in 1990 before being dropped from the set list. Betrayed was a new song from Hot In The Shade, along with Young Cesar that never lasted long in the set, thankfully archived by enterprising fans. The remainder of the second disc is a selection of demos from the Hot In The Shade record. Some of this is really interesting material, Ain’t That Peculiar and No One’s Messin’ With You are early versions of Little Caesar with Eric Carr vocals in great quality. The Street Giveth, Something Wicked, and Street Legal are all Gene Demo’s. The two versions of Hide Your Heart sound like the 1987 Paul demo that was at the time rejected, the first version is much better quality, the second is lower quality but gives you great examples of Paul’s song writing outside Kiss, the material is very well written and is a very professional demo. The exciting part of this set is the complete pro shot recording from the May 18, 1990 Palace gig. Visually it is very good as it was taken from an in house video feed, there are many videos of other metal bands from this time circulating, Judas Priest, Megadeth, and Metallica are a few others. The dvd has an easy to manoeuvre basic menu and the sound quality is the same as the cd’s. There is just a very small amount of colour bleed and the beginning is a bit hard to see where the band appear from the Sphinx amid lasers, overall the video is an easy watch and quite fun. The band were trying really hard and run all over the stage and do all their best rock star poses, still glammed up from the 80’s. This colourful version of the band was also reaching its end as the band would return to black leather image from their next record, Revenge. To summarize, great video but not of a hi definition quality, I watched it on a 32″ and was just fine.

Track list:
1. Intro
2. I Stole Your Love
3. Deuce
4. Heaven’s On Fire
5. Rise To It
6. Fits Like A Glove
7. Crazy Crazy Nights
8. Strutter
9. Calling Dr. Love
10. Hide Your Heart
11. Black Diamond
12. Shout It Out Loud
13. Lick It Up
14. Cold Gin
15. Forever
16. God Of Thunder
17. Under The Gun
18. I Love It Loud
19. Tears Are Falling
20. Love Gun
21. Detroit Rock City
22. I Want You
23. Rock And Roll All Nite
24. I Was Made For Lovin´ You-Auburn Hills October 14 1990
25. Fits Like A Glove-from Asbury Park April 14 1990
26. C´mon And Love Me-from Asbury Park April 14 1990
27. Betrayed-from Asbury Park April 14 1990
28. Betrayed-demo
29. Hide Your Heart-version 1-demo
30. The Street Giveth An The Street Taketh Away-demo
31. Ain´t That Peculiar-demo
32. No One´s Messin´ With You-demo
33. Street Legal-demo
34. Something Wicked This Way Comes-demo
35. Hide Your Heart-version 2-demo

Dvd list: Palace Of Auburn Hills, May 18, 1990 Detroit, Mi. Usa
1. Intro
2. I Stole Your Love
3. Deuce
4. Heaven’s On Fire
5. Rise To It
6. Fits Like A Glove
7. Crazy Crazy Nights
8. Strutter
9. Calling Dr. Love
10. Hide Your Heart
11. Black Diamond
12. Shout It Out Loud
13. Lick It Up
14. Cold Gin
15. Forever
16. God Of Thunder
17. Under The Gun
18. I Love It Loud
19. Tears Are Falling
20. Love Gun
21. Detroit Rock City
22. I Want You
23. Rock And Roll All Nite

Additional information

Label

Eat A Peach Records

Catalogue Number

EAT 158/159/160

Release Year

2017