Remixed re-release of the fourth full-length studio album by legendary American Horror/Glam/Hard Rock band.
In anticipation of the 35th anniversary of the release of "Destroyer", producer Bob Ezrin approached Simmons and Stanley about doing a remix and re-release of the original album. With their approval, Ezrin acquired the original 16-track analog master tapes and had them digitally transferred for remixing. In addition to re-equalizing elements of each song, Ezrin also added in some parts of tracks that had been omitted from the original mix.
These include some additional vocals on "Detroit Rock City" and "Beth", and the substitution of a guitar solo by Frehley on "Sweet Pain" for the one from the original that had been performed by Wagner (a version of "Sweet Pain" with Frehley's solo was included as track 6, while the original version with Wagner's solo is appended as a "bonus" track at the end of the new CD). Ezrin also used digital manipulation to fix an incorrect lyric (changing "down 95" to "doin' 95") on "Detroit Rock City". The resulting album, titled "Destroyer: Resurrected", was released on August 21, 2012. It featured Ken Kelly's original cover artwork prior to alteration by Casablanca for the 1976 release.
"Destroyer: Resurrected" returned to the Billboard charts, debuting at #11 the week after its re-release.
Each track sounds crisper, clearer and louder, which are always welcome qualities when you’re listening to a classic album of the likes of "Destroyer"!
KISS is one of the best-selling bands of all the time, having sold more than 75 000 000 records worldwide, including 25 000 000 RIAA-certified albums.
KISS also holds the title as America's #1 Gold record award-winning band of all time, having earned 30 Gold albums. Band has 14 Platinum albums, with three albums being multi-Platinum.
On April 10, 2014, the four original members of KISS were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
KISS was ranked by MTV as the ninth "Greatest Metal Band of All Time", and placed tenth on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list, as well as being ranked as the third "Best Metal and Hard Rock Live Band of All Time" by Loudwire.
In 1989, Kerrang! Magazine listed “Destroyer” at No. 36 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time". In 2003, it was ranked No. 489 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2006, it was placed at No. 60 on Guitar World Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time. The album was also featured in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
The Island Def Jam Music Group/Universal Music Distribution, 2012 (0602537136889).). Made in EU. Pressed in Germany.
1. Detroit Rock City 5:15
2. King Of The Night Time World 3:19
3. God Of Thunder 4:13
4. Great Expectations 4:22
5. Flaming Youth 2:57
6. Sweet Pain (Ace Frehley solo) 3:19
7. Shout It Out Loud 2:48
8. Beth 2:46
9. Do You Love Me? 3:32
10. Rock And Roll Party 1:24
11. Sweet Pain (original guitar solo) 3:18
Total playing time: 37:13 min.