KISS - Crazy Nights (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:59 minutes | 995 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Crazy Nights became a worldwide hit for Kiss and a platinum album in the United States. Gene Simmons' participation on the record was limited by his pursit of outside interests, such as acting and producing other groups. The bulk of the work on Crazy Nights fell to Paul Stanley, whose pop instincts dominated the record. Stanley brought in producer Ron Nevison, who had lately demonstrated a penchant for rejuvenating the careers of aging rock acts like Heart and Ozzy Osbourne by getting them to work with outside pop writers on crossover material. He employed that approach with Crazy Nights, and although it yielded commercial singles like "Crazy Crazy Nights" and the power ballad "Reason to Live," it also resulted in a synth-drenched record that to some sounded like Kiss was unsuccessfully chasing the styles of much younger bands.