Title: “Ikons” (boxed set)
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: 10/21/2008
Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
It was only a few months ago that Universal Music released “KISS Playlist Plus” upon the world and while one thought that this would be something super special, it ended up being merely the combined releases that we previously saw as “Millennium Editions” Volumes 1, 2 and 3. To be honest, I was ok with them doing this as I felt I would now be able to save a little more room on my CD shelves but when they opted to release “Playlist Plus” without any of the original artwork inserts from the three releases I would find myself keeping the originals and just adding this new one to the pile that makes up my KISS collection. Come on Universal Music, you know how we KISS fans are with their images. With “Playlist Plus” one might have assumed that creative ways to re-deliver the KISS standards had finally run dry but alas my friends I tell you that you are wrong in this belief as I present to you “Ikons” – the newest compilation of KISS material that chooses this time to break the songs up by individual member. Given this premise we find a CD that focuses on each of the guys in the band and rather than limiting it to the core songwriting duties, the songs are based on who is actually singing them. To better understand and appreciate the release I have opted to break it down by the members. Here goes nothing.
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