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ALIVE III (1993)

Details:

Mercury/PolyGram 514-777-2/4/5 (US, 5/18/93)
Mercury/Phonogram 514-827-2/4 (Europe)
Mercury/PolyGram 514-827-2 (AUZ, 2/95 Special Reissue w/ EP)
Mercury/PolyGram 514-647-1 (US, red, white, and blue colored vinyl)
Mercury/Nippon-Phonogram PHCR-1198 (Japan, 5/10/93)

Tracks:

International Version (and US Vinyl/2006 "Alive" Boxset):
A1. Creatures Of The Night (4:40) - Stanley/Mitchell « MP3 | LYRICS »
A2. Deuce (3:42) - Simmons « MP3 | LYRICS »
A3. I Just Wanna (4:21) - Stanley/Vincent « MP3 | LYRICS »
A4. Unholy (3:43) - Simmons/Vincent « MP3 | LYRICS »
A5. Heaven's On Fire (4:02) - Stanley/Child « MP3 | LYRICS »
B1. Watchin' You (3:35) - Simmons « MP3 | LYRICS »
B2. Domino (3:47) - Simmons « MP3 | LYRICS »
B3. I Was Made For Lovin' You (4:31) - Stanley/Child/Poncia « MP3 | LYRICS »
(Europe, did not chart)
B4. I Still Love You (6:04) - Stanley/Cusano « MP3 | LYRICS »
C1. Rock And Roll All Nite (3:33) - Stanley/Simmons « MP3 | LYRICS »
C2. Lick It Up (4:18) - Stanley/Vincent « MP3 | LYRICS »
C3. Forever (4:20) - Stanley/Bolton « MP3 | LYRICS »
C4. Take It Off (5:38) - Stanley/Ezrin/Roberts « MP3 | LYRICS »
D1. I Love It Loud (3:40) - Simmons/Cusano « MP3 | LYRICS »
(USA #22, 6/19/93 - Album Rock Tracks)
D2. Detroit Rock City (5:11) - Stanley/Ezrin « MP3 | LYRICS »
(USA, did not chart)
D3. God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II (5:21) - Ballard/Stanley/Simmons/Ezrin « MP3 | LYRICS »
D4. Star Spangled Banner (2:38) - Key « MP3 | LYRICS »

Original US Version (non-Vinyl):
01. Creatures Of The Night (4:40) - Stanley/Mitchell
02. Deuce (3:42) - Simmons
03. I Just Wanna (4:21) - Stanley/Vincent
04. Unholy (3:43) - Simmons/Vincent
05. Heaven's On Fire (4:02) - Stanley/Child
06. Watchin' You (3:35) - Simmons
07. Domino (3:47) - Simmons
08. I Was Made For Lovin' You (4:31) - Stanley/Child/Poncia
09. I Still Love You (6:04) - Stanley/Cusano
10. Rock And Roll All Nite (3:33) - Stanley/Simmons
11. Lick It Up (4:18) - Stanley/Vincent
12. Forever (4:20) - Stanley/Bolton
13. I Love It Loud (3:40) - Simmons/Cusano
14. Detroit Rock City (5:11) - Stanley/Ezrin
15. God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II (5:21) - Ballard/Stanley/Simmons/Ezrin
16. Star Spangled Banner (2:38) - Key

Notes:

Produced by Eddie Kramer and KISS. Recorded at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI, on November 27; Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN, on November 28; and The Coliseum Theatre, Richfield, OH, on November 29, 1992. Additional material recorded during sound checks prior to the three shows. Mixed by Eddie Kramer and Garth Richardson at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA; assisted by Brian Scheuble, Brain Virtue, Mike Douglass, Peter Magadaleno and David Hewitt. Digitally edited by Michael Bernard. Keyboards and additional backing vocals by Derek Sherinian who had toured with Alice Cooper's band when Eric Singer was drummer. "Tears Are Falling" was brought into the set and recorded during the Cleveland show, though it wouldn't make the album. Track C4 was originally only included on US vinyl, Japanese and European versions of the album, but was included on the 2006 "Alive" Box set disc.

Chart Action:

Chart Peak (USA): #9 (6/5/93) with 12 weeks on charts. Other countries: CAN #9; SWE #20



RIAA/Sales:

"Alive III" was certified gold by the RIAA on 10/27/94. It has sold over 588,000 (3/12) copies during the SoundScan(r) era. By 2003 Universal Music International reported international sales of over 275,000 of the album (Billboard, 8/9/03). It scanned 53,000 copies its first week...

Multimedia:

LP Gatefold Panel 1 | Panel 2
Inner Dust Sleeve: Front | Back
Center-rings: Red | White | Blue
Cover Sticker: Red | White | Blue

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