GENE SIMMONS 1966 - 2016 The Vault (2017/2018)   
Gene Simmons (Paul Stanley related songs only)
1966 - 2016 The Vault
 (10 CD box set + 1 bonus disk)

Released : January 6, 2018
(hand delivered by Gene Simmons during 2018 - 2019)  
Produced by : Gene Simmons
Editing Engineer : Erich Lenning
Mastering by : Robert Vosgien, Capitol Mastering

Released by : Rhino Entertainment
Rhino Entertainment President : Mark Pinkus
Global Project Manager : Keith Valcourt
Project Leader : Brian Hay

The Vault package design :
Gene Simmons, Keith Valcourt and Dennis Kiggins.

Paul Stanley related songs on "The Vault" in chronologically order :

various 1977 demo sessions
disk 09 - track 05 - You’re All I Want [with Paul Stanley]

Previously released on the KISS 2011 “Box set”, though from a different master, this recording features a slight arrangement change. With Paul Stanley on rhythm- and lead guitar, chorus harmonies, the two demoed the song while on tour.
The song also appears on a demo compilation of Gene Simmons ideas dated 1979.
While this song ended on KISS 1980 “Unmasked” album, this 1977 demo version sounds like it would fit on Gene Simmons’ 1978 solo album.


"Creatures Of The Night" sessions 1982

Recorded at Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA
disk 04 - track 16 - It’s My Life [co-written with Paul Stanley]

The song didn’t make it to the “Creatures Of The Night” album, so Gene Simmons took the song to
Wendy O. Williams for the W.O.W album (1984).
Ultimately, the basis of “It’s My Life” was an unfinished Paul Stanley demo.
Gene Simmons completed the song on Paul’s melody and pre-existing chorus.
In 1988 Gene Simmons should produce
KING KOBRA's third album, but later on drummer Carmine Appice decided to do it himself. In result the band still recorded both unreleased “Creatures” songs; “It’s My Life” and “Legends Never Die”.
In 1998, KISS re-recorded “It’s My Life” for "Psycho Circus". Ace Frehley would play some guitar on the recording and share some of the vocals, but again the song find itself excluded from a KISS album. The 1998 version of “It’s My Life” is finally released on the 2001 KISS “Boxset”.



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