Kiss Army Spain membership package
Just got back from 12 days in sunny Spain last week. So what is more appropriate than reviewing the new Kiss Army Spain membership package that came in the post at more or less the same time I came home. The package includes both a 113 page book in colour and a DVD from when Kiss played in Madrid 14 October 1983.
I don’t speak Spanish. So my review of the book is more or less just based on the visuals, just as I do with Japanese books. And what a great book It is to look at. The book is crammed with great pictures. Most of them really great photos that have surfaced on the web over the last 4-5 years. And It is really great to have them collected in a great book like this. It really saved me money because I was planning of making a iPhoto book of most of these pictures myself anyway.
The layout of the book reminds me very much of Kiss Army Swedens Destroyer Magazine. Nothing wrong with that. If you have made a book that has a layout that is close to what is probably best Kiss Magazine ever made (both official and not) for a whole book you have done something right. So I must just say that I’m really impressed with the quality of the book, and I got a much better product than I expected. If there is one thing I could put my finger on It’s probably the cover itself. It’s OK, but quite boring compared to the rest of the book. It really doesn’t do such a great book justice.
And then there is the DVD. Most of us DVD collector were really excited when the new clips for Madrid showed up a while ago on YouTube. Most of the clips just looked amazing. But then most stuff that’s not really bad do in lower resolution on YouTube. So my expectations concerning the quality of the disc was probably a little to high. Especially since the tour is really important for me since It was the first tour I saw myself. What I didn’t expect was that some of the stuff seem to be YouTube sourced. So the quality of that stuff is far from great. But the other stuff is just amazing. And thank God that is most of the content of on the disc. It’s taken from a source that probably have seen It’s best days. But the quality is more than OK anyway. I’m just really thankful that this stuff is out. So I must say overall I really enjoyed the DVD also.
So the package over all is great. If you have been thinking of ordering It. Just do It.
Verdict. Book: 9/10 – DVD: 7/10