On 20 July 2009, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Kissology Vol.2 1978-1991” [Cat No EREDV747]. Kiss have sold over 85 million albums worldwide to date and this superb box set [3 discs plus bonus disc] is the perfect release for their fanatical following. “Kissology Vol.2 1978-1991” covers the band’s years of global domination from 1978 to 1991 and will be followed by further volumes through 2009. This is the second of four volumes scheduled for release through Eagle, the packs are designed to fit together as a matching set when complete. This volume alone packs in nearly 7 hours of unbelievable entertainment!
Quite simply, Kissology is the ultimate visual Kiss collection. Presented in chronological order it combines never before seen footage, full length concerts and rare TV appearances from the Kiss archives. Superbly packaged in a fold out digipack inside a slipcase, the set is completed by a lavishly illustrated 24 page booklet featuring notes on the performances from Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick plus a replica ticket for the NBC TV Special “Kiss And The Phantom Of The Park”, that later became the full length movie “Attack Of The Phantoms”. “Kissology Vol.2 1978-1991” includes the whole of that 1979 movie on disc one and also the classic moment on MTV in 1983 when Kiss appeared without make up for the first time in “Kiss Unmasked”.
Bonus features on this release include commentary by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick on selected sections and we include a bonus disc of 11 tracks from The Ritz, New York City on 13 August 1988.
There has never been, and never will be, another band like Kiss and “Kissology Vol.2 1978-1991” is the perfect way to celebrate the mayhem, madness and of course music of a truly great act.