Gold (Kiss album)

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Gold
Kiss - Gold cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJanuary 11, 2005
Recorded1973-1982
GenreHard rock
Length2:31:50
LabelMercury
Universal
ProducerVarious
Kiss chronology
The Best of Kiss, Volume 2: The Millennium Collection
(2004)
Gold
(2005)
The Best of Kiss, Volume 3: The Millennium Collection
(2006)

Gold is a 2005 greatest hits collection by American shock rock band Kiss. This two-disc set covers the band's recordings from 1974 to 1982. All tracks are previously available.

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Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
1."Strutter"Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons1974 · KISS3:10
2."Nothin' to Lose"Simmons1974 · KISS3:27
3."Firehouse"Stanley1974 · KISS3:17
4."Deuce"Simmons1974 · KISS3:06
5."Black Diamond"Stanley1974 · KISS5:13
6."Got to Choose"Stanley1974 · Hotter Than Hell3:54
7."Parasite"Ace Frehley1974 · Hotter Than Hell3:01
8."Hotter Than Hell"Stanley1974 · Hotter Than Hell3:31
9."C'mon and Love Me"Stanley1975 · Dressed to Kill2:58
10."She"Simmons, Stephen Coronel1975 · Dressed to Kill4:08
11."Anything for My Baby"Stanley1975 · Dressed to Kill2:35
12."Rock Bottom" (Live)Frehley, Stanley1975 · Alive! (1975 · Dressed to Kill)3:21
13."Cold Gin" (Live)Frehley1975 · Alive! (1974 · KISS)7:16
14."Rock and Roll All Nite" (Live)Stanley, Simmons1975 · Alive! (1975 · Dressed to Kill)3:59
15."Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll" (Live)Stanley, Simmons1975 · Alive! (1974 · Hotter Than Hell)5:45
16."Detroit Rock City"Stanley, Bob Ezrin1976 · Destroyer5:17
17."King of the Night Time World"Stanley, Kim Fowley, Mark Anthony, Ezrin1976 · Destroyer3:19
18."Shout It Out Loud"Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin1976 · Destroyer2:49
19."Beth"Peter Criss, Stan Penridge, Ezrin1976 · Destroyer2:45
20."Do You Love Me?"Stanley, Fowley, Ezrin1976 · Destroyer3:33
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead VocalsLength
1."I Want You"Stanley1976 · Rock and Roll Over3:04
2."Calling Dr. Love"Simmons1976 · Rock and Roll Over3:44
3."Hard Luck Woman"Stanley1976 · Rock and Roll Over3:35
4."I Stole Your Love"Stanley1977 · Love Gun3:04
5."Love Gun"Stanley1977 · Love Gun3:18
6."Christine Sixteen"Simmons1977 · Love Gun3:14
7."Shock Me"Frehley1977 · Love Gun3:49
8."Makin' Love" (Live)Stanley, Sean Delaney1977 · Alive II (1976 · Rock and Roll Over)3:15
9."God of Thunder" (Live)Stanley1977 · Alive II (1976 · Destroyer)5:21
10."Tonight You Belong to Me"Stanley1978 · Paul Stanley4:40
11."New York Groove" (Hello Cover)Russ Ballard1978 · Ace Frehley3:01
12."Radioactive"Simmons1978 · Gene Simmons2:59
13."Don't You Let Me Down"Criss, Penridge1978 · Peter Criss3:43
14."I Was Made for Lovin' You"Stanley, Vini Poncia, Desmond Child1979 · Dynasty4:30
15."Sure Know Something"Stanley, Poncia1979 · Dynasty4:00
16."Shandi"Stanley, Poncia1980 · Unmasked3:36
17."Talk to Me"Frehley1980 · Unmasked4:00
18."A World Without Heroes"Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin, Lou Reed1981 · Music from "The Elder"2:41
19."Nowhere to Run"Stanley1982 · Killers4:32
20."I'm a Legend Tonight"Stanley, Adam Mitchell1982 · Killers3:59

Personnel[edit]

Kiss:

  • Paul Stanley - lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar (Disc 1 track 9; Disc 2 tracks 15, 16, 18) first guitar solo (Disc 2 tracks 1, 4), bass guitar (Disc 2 tracks 5, 14) 12-string guitar (Disc 2 track 3)
  • Gene Simmons - lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar (Disc 2 tracks 6, 12)
  • Peter Criss - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals
  • Ace Frehley - lead guitar, backing and lead vocals, bass (Disc 1 tracks 7), acoustic guitar (Disc 1 track 12; Disc 2 tracks 3, 11, 16, 18), all guitars and bass (Disc 2 tracks 7, 11, 17)
  • Eric Carr - drums, percussion, backing vocals (Disc 2 tracks 18-20)

with (in alphabetical order)

  • Bill Bodine - bass guitar (Disc 2 track 13)
  • Steve Buslowe - bass guitar (Disc 2 track 10)
  • Lenny Castro - percussion (Disc 2 track 13)
  • Susan Collins - backing vocals (Disc 2 track 11)
  • Bill Cuomo - keyboards, synthesizer (Disc 2 track 13)
  • Sean Delaney - percussion (Disc 2 track 12)
  • Bob Ezrin - piano (Disc 1 track 19), orchestration (Disc 1 track 19; Disc 2 track 18), electric piano (Disc 2 track 18)
  • Anton Fig - drums (Disc 2 tracks 11, 14-17)
  • Richie Fontana - drums (Disc 2 track 10)
  • Tom Harper - bass guitar (Disc 2 track 16)
  • Neil Jason - bass guitar (Disc 2 track 12)
  • Michael Kamen - orchestration (Disc 2 track 18)
  • Larry Kelly - backing vocals (Disc 2 track 11)
  • Holly Knight - keyboards (Disc 2 track 16)
  • Bob Kulick - lead guitar (Disc 2 tracks 10, 19-20)
  • Steve Lacy - guitar (Disc 2 track 12)
  • David Lasley - backing vocals (Disc 2 track 11)
  • Art Munson - guitar (Disc 2 track 13)
  • Stan Penridge - guitar, backing vocals (Disc 2 track 13)
  • Vini Poncia - keyboards and backing vocals (Disc 2 tracks 13-15)
  • Elliott Randall - guitar (Disc 2 track 12)
  • Allen Schwartzberg - drums (Disc 2 track 12)
  • Eric Troyer - piano, backing vocals (Disc 2 track 12)

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