Greatest Kiss is a fine collection of the group's biggest hits presented in their original studio versions, with the notable exception of a live version of "Shout It Out," a track recorded at the opening of the group's 1996 reunion tour that was added to entice dedicated collectors. Ignoring "Shout It Out," Greatest Kiss lives up to its billing, since it captures the band's most familiar material – "Rock & Roll All Night," "Strutter," "Beth," "Cold Gin" – on one disc, making it and Alive the only necessary albums for casual Kiss fans.
1981's The Elder was such a bomb worldwide that Kiss' record company outside the U.S., Casablanca/Phonogram, demanded that the band immediately assemble another greatest-hits package to prove to their befuddled fans that they were still a heavy metal group, not experimental prog rockers…
This is the import only compilation album from the Band KISS. Released June 25, 1982 on Casablanca/Polystar Records. This was never released in the US. It was released in a number of countries, however the Japanese version is the only one to include all fourteen tracks. It also contains four previously unreleased new songs: “I’m A Legend Tonight”, “Down On Your Knees”, “Nowhere To Run”, & “Partners In Crime”.
Chikara (Japanese for "power") is a compilation album by KISS. A Japanese CD only compilation. Very rare. Released in anticipation of the Japan Tour 1988. Only 100,000 copies of this compilation were made. Early copies included a special sew-on patch of the Chikara symbol. Chikara picture discs are NOT official, and are bootleg. Please Note: There are bootleg copies of this CD, you can tell the difference by slight variations in the quality of the cover print - mainly in the details such as clarity of the eyes and patches on jackets. If it isn't clear, it's probably fake.