The third installment in Universal's "20th Century Masters" series,
covering material released during the 1990s. The original release date
of 10/10/06 was officially pushed back to 11/21/06, however the album
was found in retail markets during October.
Tracks 1, 2, and 4 are new masters, they are noticeably louder
than the original CD versions. While the "Psycho Circus" tracks are 1db
less loud than the original versions they're clipped so badly to reduce
the loudness. Track 3 is from the new remaster of "Alive III."
Like the previous releases on the box set and vinyl versions of
"Unplugged", track 8 has the end of the song cut off and is clipped.
"Psycho Circus" is the edited version minus the "circus" introduction.
This release also breaks the mold of the previous volumes in the
series that featured material that was predominantly single/video supported.
It includes oddities such as "Hate" and "Childhood Ends" off "Carnival
Of Souls" instead of the singles: "Jungle" and "Master And Slave".
"Nothing Can Keep Me From You" was written by Diane Warren and
produced by Rob Cavallo; Recorded and mixed by Allen Sides; String arrangement
by David Campbell. "Nothing Can Keep Me From You" is sung by Paul Stanley
and includes Bruce Kulick on bass and Steve Ferrone on drums. Gene Simmons,
Ace Frehley and Peter Criss had no part of the recording of this song.