The Rock phenomenon known collectively as KISS swept the world in the 1970s. By 1979, KISS had released seven studio albums that included the peak era that arrived with ALIVE! (1975), boosting the arrival of Destroyer in 1976. They reigned well into 1979 with Dynasty. By 1980, the KISS galaxy began to thin a bit with Unmasked. KISS released the soundtrack to The Elder in 1981, following up with their last Casablanca release, Creatures Of The Night, in 1982.

On November 18, KISS will give a 40th Anniversary due to Creatures Of The Night with a large-scale 5CD/1BD Boxed set (AND a hefty price tag) that will provide a newly remastered original album alongside of demos, outtakes, and rarities, most previously unreleased. The last 2CDs will include selected previously unreleased live performance tracks. The included Blu-ray Disc will offer the original album in both Dolby HD, and Atmos 5.1 Surround Sound, and a new high-resolution mix of the Stereo version.

Not to be outdone with just audio upgrades and bonus tracks, the box will include an 80-page hardcover book with photos and write-ups. Collectibles stuffed into the box will include bio sheets, posters, iron on transfers, photos, stickers, replica ticket and backstage pass, trading cards, glow in the dark guitar picks, patch, buttons, and a few more things of interest to the KISS fan.

Creatures Of The Night will also be released on a truncated 2CD Deluxe Edition, and a single CD edition. For vinyl LP, there will be a 40th Anniversary 3LP Color vinyl set, a 1LP Half-Speed Mastered set, as well as multiple versions of tee bundles.

Creatures Of The Night (2022 Remaster 40th Anniversary Box) – KISS

CD1 (Creatures Of The Night Remaster)
01 Creatures Of The Night
02 Saint And Sinner
03 Keep Me Comin’
04 Rock And Roll Hell
05 Danger
06 I Love It Loud
07 I Still Love You
08 Killer
09 War Machine

CD2 (Demos/Rarities/Outtakes)
01 I’m A Legend Tonight
02 Down On Your Knees
03 Nowhere To Run
04 Partners In Crime
05 Deadly Weapon (Penny Lane Demo)
06 Feel Like Heaven (Penny Lane Demo)
07 Nowhere To Run (Penny Lane Demo)
08 Deadly Weapon (Original Demo)
09 Feel Like Heaven (Original Demo)
10 Nowhere To Run (Take 11 –Instrumental)
11 Tell It To A Fool (Take 4 –Drums & Bass Instrumental)
12 Chrome Goes Into Motion (Take 2 –Drums & Bass Instrumental)
13 I’m A Legend Tonight (Mix 4 –Instrumental & Background Vocals)
14 Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Take 8 –Drums & Guitar Instrumental)
15 Something Seems To Happen At Night (Gene Simmons Demo)
16 It’s Gonna Be Alright (Gene Simmons Demo)

CD3 (Demos/Rarities/Outtakes)
01 Legends Never Die (Gene Simmons Demo)
02 It’s My Life (Gene Simmons Demo)
03 Not For The Innocent (Demo)
04 I Still Love You (Take 1)
05 I Still Love You (Take 2)
06 Saint And Sinner (Take 1)
07 Saint And Sinner (Take 2 –False Start)
08 Saint And Sinner (Take 3)
09 Betrayed (Outtake)
10 Creatures Of The Night (Alternate Mix 19)
11 Partners In Crime (Alternate Mix 16B)
12 I Love It Loud (Alternate Mix 21)
13 War Machine (Full-Length Version –Mix 11)
14 Rock And Roll Hell (Take 2–9/10/1982)
15 Rock And Roll Hell (Take 1 –Incomplete–9/15/1982)
16 Rock And Roll Hell (Take 2–9/15/1982)
17 I Love It Loud (Single Edit)
18 Creatures Of The Night (1985 Remix)

CD4 (Creatures Tour Live ‘82/’83)
01 Creatures Of The Night (Rockford, Illinois–12/31/1982)
02 Strutter (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
03 Calling Dr. Love (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
04 Firehouse (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
05 I Love It Loud (Rockford, Illinois–12/31/1982)
06 Cold Gin (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
07 Keep Me Comin’ (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
08 War Machine (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
09 I Want You (Houston, Texas –3/10/1983)
10 Rock And Roll Hell (Rockford, Illinois–12/31/1982)
11 I Still Love You (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
12 Shout It Out Loud (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
13 Gene’s Bass Solo (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
14 God Of Thunder / Eric’s Drum Solo / God Of Thunder (Rockford, Illinois–12/31/1982)

CD5 (Creatures Tour Live ‘82/’83)
01 Paul’s Love Gun Rap (Rockford, Illinois–12/31/1982)
02 Love Gun (Rockford, Illinois–12/31/1982)
03 Paul’s Guitar Solo (Rockford, Illinois–12/31/1982)
04 Black Diamond (Houston, Texas–3/10/1983)
05 Detroit Rock City (Houston, Texas–3/10/1983)
06 Rock And Roll All Nite (Houston, Texas–3/10/1983)
07 Rock And Roll Hell (Sioux City, Iowa–12/30/1982)
08 I Want You (Rockford, Illinois –12/31/1982)
09 King Of The Night Time World (Pine Bluff, Arkansas–2/11/1983)
10 Cold Gin (Houston, Texas–3/10/1983)
11 I Still Love You (Houston, Texas–3/10/1983)
12 Strutter (Houston, Texas–3/10/1983)
Bonus Creatures Tour Sound Effects
13 Tank Start Of Show
14 Turbine
15 Firehouse Siren
16 Drum and Ending Tank
17 Bass Solo Wind and Gargoyles
18 Bells
19 Flames

Blu-ray Audio (48kHz 24-bit Dolby Atmos / 48kHz 24-bit Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround / 96kHz 24-bit High-Resolution PCM Stereo)
01 Creatures Of The Night
02 Saint And Sinner
03 Keep Me Comin’
04 Rock And Roll Hell
05 Danger
06 I Love It Loud
07 I Still Love You
08 Killer
09 War Machine

By MARowe

One thought on “KISS Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Creatures Of The Night With Remasters”
  1. I bought the Destroyer box, which is a fun thing. I wish they had followed it up within another album from the earlier years – anything up to an including The Elder. I’m just not interested in Creatures of the Night, so this one I can skip.

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