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Two Sides Of The Coin - Kiss - Unmasked download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac

Depending on whom you ask, the four album project was either a money-making ploy or an attempt to salvage the strained relationships within the band itself. Regardless of what truly motivated the project, it was deemed a failure by the band and promised bigger things with Dynasty, Introduction - Olivier Messiaen / Toru Takemitsu - Seiji Ozawa, Toronto Symphony* - Turangalîla Symp first album featuring all four members albeit very loosely since Love Gun.

Hardcore KISS fans who were turned on by the bands earlier hard rock sound were turning off Dynasty's milder, pop rock feel. In May ofKISS once again released an album that had fans hoping for a return to their grittier roots. What they got instead was Unmasked, a pop rock album that leaned heavily on the disco sounds that were still popular at the time. Although he is featured on the album cover, he contributed nothing musically to the project.

Anton Fig took over Criss' duties on the album. Ace, who's solo project was the most successful of the bunch, was beginning to realize that he might be better off as a solo artist even he admitted this. Perhaps as a result of this, I personally find Ace's guitar work a bit uninspired on this album. Gene and Paul were still attempting to hold the band together according to their own accounts. With all of this knowledge in tow, is Unmasked a bad album? Not at all when it is compared to other pop rock and adult contemporary projects from that time.

It is a very, very good pop Two Sides Of The Coin - Kiss - Unmasked album. While the bulk of the tunes have a disco sound to them, none of them are all that bad. Paul Stanley is especially good on this album. He co-wrote four of the album's tracks and performs lead vocals on five songs. In fact, Stanley performs all vocals and guitars on the biggest hit off of the album, Shandi.

His production and overall leadership skills really shine through on this album. Anton Fig's drum work is flawless and, although I hate to say it, is probably some of the best drum work you'll ever hear on a KISS album outside of Eric Carr's contributions to the band.

Gene is as steady as always, and it isn't until his first co-penned song and lead vocal on the album, the track Naked City, that I actually hear some of the old KISS sound.

The always reliable Ace Frehley isn't so reliable this Two Sides Of The Coin - Kiss - Unmasked. Ace's guitars sound as if they are being held back and I actually hear a few of his old solos laced through many of these songs in particular, his solo from Black Diamond. Is That You? So Unmasked is somewhat of a disappointment as a KISS album when compared to the rest of KISS' music catalogue, but when put up against other pop rock from that era, Unmasked is a solid project.

Personally, I find myself singing along to a lot of the songs, especially Shandi and Tomorrow. Hardcore KISS completionists will pick up this album simply to have it in their collection but, much like Music From The Elder, it probably won't get much airplay.

Pop and adult contemporary fans will enjoy this project because it is a very good pop album. KISS fans like myself, who actually enjoy it when KISS experiments with their sound Andante - Zino Francescatti, Mendelssohn*, Bruch*, The Columbia Symphony Orchestra* And The New York their lineup will most likely enjoy this album as well.

Format: 1000 Narben - Eisbrecher - 1000 Narben (File) Verified Purchase. I recently started acquiring KISS albums on vinyl and when the price dropped on this one I was thrilled to get it. I've always liked the cover and to have it LP size is awesome. Also included is a poster. The album itself arrived in pefect condition and sounds great.

The 4 stars is for the music on the album. A good record, if not a good KISS record. This disc is a FAR cry from some of the heavier rock and roll they have produced over the years, but isn't any band with this kind of longevity entitled to experiment a little?

Peter Criss appears on the cover art and in the credits, but his actual contribution to the recording of this LP was reportedly minimal. Same with Ace Frehley, I hear. One person found this helpful. This was the last Kiss album I have on vinyl, and last album in my childhood days as a Certified Kiss Freak. Didn't really get into any of their post-Unmasked stuff.

I think it's a bit ironic that this album is derided by many reviewers as too pop or too disco. Kiss was always a pop rock band. In their heyday they were the masters at pop-type gimmick marketing. Their main goal was to create catchy tunes, live large, and nail as many groupies as humanly possible.

Which they were incomparably successful in doing. It doesn't get much more adolescent than that. Yeah they had some darker hard rock tunes like "God of Thunder" or "Parasite" or "Detroit Rock City", et al, but for the most part, they were a pop rock band.

I've been a fan of the band for 35 years and I think this album has some of their best songs on it: "Is That You? No it's certainly not their best. But it isn't at all a bad record. It's as fun as their 70's catalog.

I can recommend it without shame You Found It. That said, there are some guilty pleasure tracks to be found. Nice g reissue. Not my favorite Kiss album but does have a few stand out tracks and sounds great on vinyl. The coolest Kiss album cover for sure even has the poster inside.

If I'd heard Unmasked as a teenager, I would've probably hated it! But with maturity, I think it's a pretty darned good album. Not quite as hard as classics like Love Gun or Destroyer, but there's some good stuff here. KISS was, in my opinion, massively successful in fusing disco with hard rock, and "Easy as it Seems" continues the direction begun on the Dynasty album, another album that divides fans. New wave keyboards here and there do not really distract from the Kiss signature sound.

Overall, I don't understand why this album is so reviled by many fans. I avoided Unmasked for decades because of all the negativity I'd heard and read. Actually, it rocks pretty hard, and the diversity of the material is what makes it interesting. I understand that the band's internal chemistry was in turmoil at the time of its recording, but if you can appreciate KISS without condemning them for trying Two Sides Of The Coin - Kiss - Unmasked things, then I think you'll enjoy Unmasked as much as I do.

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By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Customer reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Regardless, it is a great opening tune for an album which quickly peaks and then starts the slow descent into mediocrity. They found their niche - heavy, rocking, melodic - but no real message in their lyrics overall aside from "have Siempre Lo Mismo - Lio - Demo good time".

I bought this album when it first came out, and 37 years later, the same impression remains: It is a confused album, devoid of all the fun that were the trademark of the band. I hear Ace contributing 3 songs on this album, which, incredibly, are way better than the 3 that Gene wrote or co-wrote. The rest of the album are essentially Paul's or Paul co-writing. Vini Poncia, producer, is also a co-writer on some of these. However, going from the peak of the album "Shandi", through some interesting tracks "Is That You?

The last 3 tracks of the album "She's so European" - along with "YOu're All That I want" - are Gene songs, and the lack of enthusiasm in them as well as the mediocrity, show. Probably the worst tracks on the album, and possibly Gene's worst until A Close Encounter Of The Very Best Kind - Phil Ranelin - Sounds From The Village - Phil Ranelin Anth time.

Ace's final track "Torpedo Girl" sounds like it would have fit nicely on his solo album. Actually, I'm wrong, as the congas reappear on their follow up album " Music from The Elder" on Ace's "Dark Light", but at least there, Ace's finger blistering guitar redeems it.

Paul Stanley calls the album "wimpy", primarily due to the Two Sides Of The Coin - Kiss - Unmasked poppy production, but I'd rather call it undesirable because of the majority of the songs, as they are of subpar quality.

Whereas on "Dynasty" fans hated the popular opening track and biggest single "I Was Made For Lovin' You", the rest of the album still managed to rock, though not as hard as their previous works.

Had KISS taken a much needed break after "Alive II" and their solo albums, they could have skipped the year altogether, grabbed the best tracks of what would have been "Dynasty" and "Unmasked", hired Eddie Kramer or maybe Ray Thomas Baker, who had produced Bowie, The Cars, Queen, Foreigner, Journey and Yes, among others - to give them the desired pop appeal while still retaining their kick butt KISS sound, and not losing so many fans. Who knows? Many of the songs from these 3 albums would have complemented the Two Sides Of The Coin - Kiss - Unmasked material from the 70s in their concerts, thus creating a larger catalog of staples, as I'm tired of hearing "Strutter", "Deuce", or "Love Gun" for the 50 millionth time, as I am sure they are even more sick of playing them.

Bottom line: "Unmasked" is a confused album. A testament to the separation of the band, a weak effort, and the album that, had the band searched for a ROCK producer, could have been much better and one to compete with the likes of Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Queen, or Motley Crue at that time.

I remember when this lp came out when I was a kid. It was not received well so I basically ignored it like many other people. Big mistake. There are some very good songs Alive (The Voodoos Eat Digital Mix) - Blackdrum - Alive this one.

Give it a chance, it will grow on you. Instead of attacking the masses with another big album in however, the band decided to go the solo route with all four members of the band releasing solo projects to mixed reviews. Depending on whom you ask, the four album project was either a money-making ploy or an attempt to salvage the strained relationships within the band itself.

Regardless of what truly motivated the project, it was deemed a failure by the band and promised bigger things with Dynasty, the first album featuring all four members albeit very loosely since Love Gun. Hardcore KISS fans who were turned on by the bands earlier hard rock sound were turning off Dynasty's milder, pop rock feel. In May ofKISS once again released an album that had fans hoping for a Die Lustigen Holzhackerbubn - Unknown Artist - Schlager-Karussell to their grittier roots.

What they got instead was Unmasked, a pop rock album that leaned heavily on the disco sounds that were still popular at the time.

Although he is featured on the album cover, he contributed nothing musically to the project. Anton Fig took over Criss' duties on the album. Ace, who's solo project was the most successful of the bunch, was beginning to realize that he might be better off as a solo artist even he admitted this. Perhaps as a result of this, Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 40th Anniversary Edition Sampler personally find Ace's guitar work a bit uninspired on this album.

Gene and Paul were still attempting to hold the band together according to their own accounts. With all of this knowledge in tow, is Unmasked a bad album? Not at all when it is compared to other pop rock and adult contemporary projects from that time. It is a very, very good pop rock album. While the bulk of the tunes have a disco sound to them, none of them are all that bad.

Paul Stanley is especially good on this album. He co-wrote four of the album's tracks and performs lead vocals on five songs. In fact, Stanley performs all vocals and guitars on the biggest hit off of the album, Shandi. His production and overall leadership skills really shine through on this album. Anton Fig's drum work is flawless and, although I hate to say it, is probably some of the best Masqualero - Miles Davis - Sorcerer work you'll ever hear on a KISS album outside of Eric Carr's contributions to the band.

Gene is as steady as always, and it isn't until his first co-penned song and lead vocal on the album, the track Naked City, that I actually hear some of the old KISS sound. The always reliable Ace Frehley isn't so reliable this go-round. Ace's guitars sound as if they are being held back and I actually hear a few of his old solos laced through many of these songs in particular, his solo from Black Diamond.

So Unmasked is somewhat of a disappointment as a KISS album when compared to the rest of KISS' music catalogue, but when put up against other pop rock from that era, Unmasked is a solid project. Personally, I 2-1 - Tjernobyl Dödar - Plågoandar myself singing along to a lot of the songs, especially Shandi and Tomorrow.

Hardcore KISS completionists will pick up this album simply to have it in their collection but, much like Music From The Elder, it probably won't get much airplay. Pop and adult contemporary fans will enjoy this project because it is a very good pop album. KISS fans like myself, who actually enjoy it when KISS experiments with their sound and their lineup will most likely enjoy this album as well.

Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. I recently started acquiring KISS albums on vinyl and when the price dropped on this one I was thrilled to get it. I've always liked the cover and to have it LP size is awesome. Also included is a poster. The album itself arrived in pefect condition and sounds great.

The 4 stars is for the music on the album. There are customer reviews and customer ratings. See all customer reviews. Write a customer review. Customers who bought this item also bought. Dynasty Remastered.

Artist: KISS; Album: Unmasked () Two sides of the coin to choose from, two sides of the coin, they are mine. Two sides of the coin, I'm gettin' weary. Which one should I choose, I . Mar 25,  · Check out Two Sides Of The Coin by Kiss on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on grunge.kazraktilarbagamiopira.infoinfo4/5(1). All songs published by KISS (ASCAP) and Mad Vincent Music (BMI) except "Is That You" published by Macalley Music/Amazin' Music Inc./Ripparthur Music Inc. (ASCAP) "Naked City" published by Mad Vincent Music (BMI), Selbar Music Corp (ASCAP) & Ion Music Inc. (ASCAP) "Talk To Me", "Two Sides Of The Coin" Published by KISS (ASCAP). KISS - Unmasked - Two Sides of the Coin by baistiiii. KISS - Unmasked - She's So European by baistiiii. KISS - Unmasked - Easy As It Seems by baistiiii. KISS - Unmasked () KISSEocks; 11 videos; , views; Last updated on May 16, ; Play all Share. Loading Save. Sign in to YouTube. The album got a gold certification from the RIAA two months after its launch, although it was the first Kiss album not to obtain the certification of platinum since Destroyer (). Meanwhile, in Europe and Oceania, Kiss maintained its popularity; Unmasked topped the charts in Norway and New Zealand, and reached the top 5 in Australia, Austria, Germany and the grunge.kazraktilarbagamiopira.infoinfo: Hard rock, pop rock. All songs published by KISS (ASCAP) and Mad Vincent Music (BMI) except "Is That You" published by Macalley Music/Amazin' Music Inc./Ripparthur Music Inc. (ASCAP) "Naked City" published by Mad Vincent Music (BMI), Selbar Music Corp (ASCAP) & Ion Music Inc. (ASCAP) "Talk To Me", "Two Sides Of The Coin" Published by KISS (ASCAP)/5(7). Artist: KISS; Album: Unmasked () Two sides of the coin to choose from, two sides of the coin, they are mine. Two sides of the coin, I'm gettin' weary. Which one should I choose, I . All three of his contributions to the album, Talk To Me, Two Sides Of The Coin, and Torpedo Girl, fall short of the expected hard rock sound that is a signature of Ace's playing style. Ace's guitars sound as if they are being held back and I actually hear a few of his old solos laced through many of these songs (in particular, his solo from /5(). Deciding factors included the band's failure to mount a stateside tour, the fact that the majority of the compositions on Unmasked were easily forgettable, and longtime fans' weariness with Kiss ' attempts to branch out into other musical styles. Vini Poncia was on board as producer again, 4/ Mar 22,  · Two Sides Of The Coin with Ace Frehley on lead vocals off their pop studio album "Unmasked".


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8 Replies to “ Two Sides Of The Coin - Kiss - Unmasked ”

  1. Voodooshura says: Reply
    Anton Fig filled in as a session drummer for this album, even though Peter Criss is featured in the album artwork. The original LP release came with a 24"x36" folded poster insert.5/5(1).
  2. Jul 25,  · Kiss - Unmasked () - Two Sides Of The Coin - Duration: Allen Plum 68, views.
  3. Near-identical to Kiss - Unmasked but no pressing plant code (72) on labels Issued with "KISS Essential Gear" order form (8" x 10") and black inner sleeve All songs published by KISS (ASCAP) and Mad Vincent Music (BMI) except "Is That You" published by Macalley Music/Amazin' Music Inc./Ripparthur Music Inc. (ASCAP)/5(3).
  4. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Cassette release of Unmasked on Discogs.
  5. Fenrijar says: Reply
    All three of his contributions to the album, Talk To Me, Two Sides Of The Coin, and Torpedo Girl, fall short of the expected hard rock sound that is a signature of Ace's playing style. Ace's guitars sound as if they are being held back and I actually hear a few of his old solos laced through many of these songs (in particular, his solo from /5().
  6. Jul 23,  · Kiss - Unmasked () - Two Sides Of The Coin - Duration: Allen Plum 72, views.
  7. Artist: KISS; Album: Unmasked () Two sides of the coin to choose from, two sides of the coin, they are mine. Two sides of the coin, I'm gettin' weary. Which one should I choose, I .
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    May 23,  · Concert footage of Kiss matched to the CD track "Two Sides of the Coin".

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