KISS Revisiting ‘Creatures of the Night’ for 40th Anniversary Reissue 11/18 (Preview/Pre-Order)


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Originally released in 1982, Creatures of the Night was a major moment in KISS‘ meteoric career, becoming a heavy fan favorite among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band‘s many releases.

On Nov. 18, UMe will revisit the album for a lavish 40th anniversary reissue, which was announced recently and previewed with a previously unreleased recording, “Betrayed (Outtake)”:

Creatures of the Night will be available in a variety of editions:

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As for what’s included in this revisiting of the album, here’s a breakdown:

The Super Deluxe boasts 103 total tracks with 75 tracks being unreleased. Newly remastered on CD 1, the original album has never sounded better. CDs 2 & 3 feature 34 demos, rarities & outtakes including unreleased gems such as “Deadly Weapon (Penny Lane Demo),” “Not For The Innocent (Demo)” and “Betrayed (Outtake).” CDs 4 & 5 highlight 26 incredible, soundboard live recordings from the Creatures ‘82/’83 Tour and seven super rare tour sound effects, all recorded and archived by the Creatures Tour sound engineer Harry Witz. The Blu-ray Audio disc showcases a first-ever Atmos and 5.1 surround mix from the original album multi-tracks plus the high-resolution newly remastered 1982 stereo mix of the original album.

Additionally, the Super Deluxe box features an extensive array of bonus collectible KISS memorabilia and ephemera, including:

  • 80-page Hardcover Book with Extensive Liner Notes by Ken Sharp and a treasure trove of unreleased photos and imagery
  • Creatures Of The Night 1982 Press Kit featuring:
    • Creatures Band Press Bio Sheet
    • Creatures Tour Band New Poster 11”x17”
    • 2 Stage Drawings
    • The Loudest Band In The World Poster 16”x24”
    • Japanese Promo Poster 16”x22.5”
    • Band Black & White Promo 8”x10”
    • Gene, Paul, Eric & Vinnie Color Photos 8”x10” 
    • Creatures 40th T-shirt Iron-on Transfer Sheet 
    • “I Love It Loud” Bumper Sticker
    • Australian Creatures Sticker
    • Marcanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro 6/18/83 Replica Ticket
    • Creatures Tour “Detroit” VIP Cloth Sticky Backstage Pass
    • 4 Killers-era Trading Cards 
  • Creatures 1982 Replica Tour Program
  • Gene, Paul, Eric & Vinnie – Chris Hoffman Illustrations 9”x12” 
  • Gotham Rock City News Volume 2 Newspaper – Track-By-Track Interviews with Gene, Paul, Eric, Vinnie, Michael James Jackson, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Adam Mitchell and Mikel Japp 
  • 4 Glow-In-The-Dark Guitar Picks 
  • Iron-on Patch
  • 4 Buttons 

And the Super Deluxe 5-CD track listing:

DISC ONE:

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Original Album Remastered

Creatures Of The Night
Saint And Sinner
Keep Me Comin’
Rock And Roll Hell
Danger
I Love It Loud
I Still Love You
Killer
War Machine

DISC TWO:

DEMOS, RARITIES & OUTTAKES

I’m A Legend Tonight
Down On Your Knees
Nowhere To Run
Partners In Crime
Deadly Weapon (Penny Lane Demo)*
Feel Like Heaven (Penny Lane Demo)*
Nowhere To Run (Penny Lane Demo)*
Deadly Weapon (Original Demo)*
Feel Like Heaven (Original Demo)*
Nowhere To Run (Take 11 – Instrumental)*
Tell It To A Fool (Take 4 – Drums & Bass Instrumental)*
Chrome Goes Into Motion (Take 2 – Drums & Bass Instrumental)*
I’m A Legend Tonight (Mix 4 – Instrumental & Background Vocals)*
Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Take 8 – Drums & Guitar Instrumental)*
Something Seems To Happen At Night (Gene Simmons Demo)
It’s Gonna Be Alright (Gene Simmons Demo)

DISC THREE:

DEMOS, RARITIES & OUTTAKES

Legends Never Die (Gene Simmons Demo)
It’s My Life (Gene Simmons Demo)
Not For The Innocent (Demo)*
I Still Love You (Take 1)*
I Still Love You (Take 2)*
Saint And Sinner (Take 1)*
Saint And Sinner (Take 2 – False Start)*
Saint And Sinner (Take 3)*
Betrayed (Outtake)*
Creatures Of The Night (Alternate Mix 19)*
Partners In Crime (Alternate Mix 16B)*
I Love It Loud (Alternate Mix 21)*
War Machine (Full-Length Version – Mix 11)*
Rock And Roll Hell (Take 2 – 9/10/1982)*
Rock And Roll Hell (Take 1 – Incomplete – 9/15/1982)*
Rock And Roll Hell (Take 2 – 9/15/1982)*
I Love It Loud (Single Edit)
Creatures Of The Night (1985 Remix)

DISC FOUR:

CREATURES TOUR LIVE ‘82/’83 – PART ONE

Creatures Of The Night (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
Strutter (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
Calling Dr. Love (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
Firehouse (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
I Love It Loud (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
Cold Gin (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
Keep Me Comin’ (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
War Machine (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
I Want You (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)*
Rock And Roll Hell (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
I Still Love You (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
Shout It Out Loud (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
Gene’s Bass Solo (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
God Of Thunder / Eric’s Drum Solo / God Of Thunder (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*

DISC FIVE:

CREATURES TOUR LIVE ‘82/’83 – PART TWO

Paul’s Love Gun Rap (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
Love Gun (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
Paul’s Guitar Solo (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
Black Diamond (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)*
Detroit Rock City (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)*
Rock And Roll All Nite (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)*

BONUS LIVE PERFORMANCES

Rock And Roll Hell (Sioux City, Iowa – 12/30/1982)*
I Want You (Rockford, Illinois – 12/31/1982)*
King Of The Night Time World (Pine Bluff, Arkansas – 2/11/1983)*
Cold Gin (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)*
I Still Love You (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)*
Strutter (Houston, Texas – 3/10/1983)*

BONUS CREATURES TOUR SOUND EFFECTS

Tank Start Of Show*
Turbine*
Firehouse Siren*
Drum and Ending Tank*
Bass Solo Wind and Gargoyles*
Bells*
Flames*

BLU-RAY AUDIO:

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

*48kHz 24-bit Dolby Atmos / *48kHz 24-bit Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround / 96kHz 24-bit High-Resolution PCM Stereo

Creatures Of The Night
Saint And Sinner
Keep Me Comin’
Rock And Roll Hell
Danger
I Love It Loud
I Still Love You
Killer
War Machine

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