What fun surprise to find that they’re not just re-mastered, but the songs themselves were also re-recorded by the current incarnation of the band. (Paul, Eric, Tommy and Gene.)
Granted, this is probably old news to some, but the minute SMF hears the words KISS and GREATEST HITS CD in the same sentence, no further thought is given to said CD. Why bother, you know?!
It was nice to hear these Klassics with slightly different arrangements here and there. Eric Singer lending his backing vocals to these songs was a nice touch, too. Although, with all these re-recorded Klassics, there is one that does sound a little bit off. The re-recording of "Do You Love Me." There’s an extra drumbeat in the beginning of the song that sort of throws it off from the original. But, that’s a small complaint. Overall a nice little surprise.
The album artwork is taken from the Japanese exclusive release where these versions of the songs first appeared.
Same Sweet Monkey Fritter rating as "Sonic Boom."
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