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Psycho Circus

Psycho Circus is the 18th studio album by KISS. Released September 22, 1998 on Mercury Records, produced by Bruce Fairbairn.

Psycho Circus debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, selling 110,000 copies in its first week of release, and was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 22, 1998

The track "You Wanted the Best" is the only Kiss song in which lead vocals are shared by the entire lineup.

RIAA: Gold


[[[Psycho Circus|edit]]] Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Psycho Circus" Paul Stanley

, Curtis Cuomo

Stanley 5:30
2. "Within" Gene Simmons Simmons 5:10
3. "I Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock & Roll" Stanley, Cuomo, Holly Knight Stanley 3:32
4. "Into the Void" Ace Frehley

, Karl Cochran

Frehley 4:24
5. "We Are One" Simmons Simmons 4:41
6. "You Wanted the Best" Simmons Simmons, Stanley, Frehley, Criss 4:15
7. "Raise Your Glasses" Stanley, Knight Stanley 4:14
8. "I Finally Found My Way" Stanley, Bob Ezrin Criss 3:40
9. "Dreamin'" Stanley, Bruce Kulick Stanley 4:12
10. "Journey of 1,000 Years" Simmons Simmons 4:49
11. "In Your Face" (Limited Edition and Japan Only) Simmons Frehley 3:40
Limited edition bonus disc
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Psycho Circus" (live) Stanley, Cuomo Stanley 5:34
2. "Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll" (live) Stanley, Simmons Simmons 5:33
3. "Into the Void" (live) Frehley, Karl Cochran Frehley 9:10
4. "Within" (live) Simmons Simmons 7:57
5. "100,000 Years" (live) Stanley, Simmons Stanley 5:17
6. "Black Diamond" (live) Stanley Criss, intro by Stanley 6:12

A limited edition was released in Brazil on the wake of the Kiss concerts in the country, adding the second disc with live tracks, like the Japanese release, but without the bonus track "In Your Face" on the first disc. In Europe this expanded-release was tied-in with the tour, retaining the prismatic jewel-case of the original CD-release but adding a new sticker to the front and amended tray-insert.


Personnel

  • Paul Stanley - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Gene Simmons - lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Ace Frehley - lead guitar, vocals (only on "Into the Void" and "You Wanted the Best")
  • Peter Criss - drums (only on "Into the Void"), vocals (only on "You Wanted the Best" and "I Finally Found My Way")

Uncredited MusiciansEdit

  • Tommy Thayer - lead guitar on all tracks except 4 and 6
  • Kevin Valentine - drums on all tracks except 4

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