Release Date : CANCELLED (Originally planned as a 1997 release)
Original Recording : various
Produced by : ........
Time : 00:00
LABELS : USA : (only by mail order) ;
Metaluna Records - Six music cassettes with 9
hours of music - MRLLC2 - 10698
line-up / musicians : details unknown
cassettes with 9 hours of music.
Originally planned as a 1997 release
songs (rough versions) from the upcoming
Vincent demo's, work tapes and outtakes.
unreleased studio & live recordings
Vincent Invasion live performances and
demo's with Vinnie singing.
From Hell demo's
Ballads of Vinnie Vincent (a 20 track
ballad tape) including the original
version of "Back On The
Streets", "I Need Love"
originally recorded for Lick It Up, later
changed to "Shoot U Full Of
versions of "Ashes To Ashes"
and "That Time Of Year" with
the original guitar solo's.
original demos of Vinnie Vincent for
Chrysalis Records ; "Boys are Gonna
Rock", "Shoot u Full Of
Love", "No Substitute".
50 minute rehearsal Jam session from 1986
which incl. the instrumental
Below are a couple of images of the never
released box set.
The box was already printed , but for various reasons (for
example the rights for using KISS and KISS related songs) the
project was stopped at the last minute.
December 21, 2019 - update :
Vinnie Vincent says one thing is holding back "Archives" Box From
Ex-Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent says a box set he’s been talking
about for years is being held up by financial challenges. Still,
he's determined to release it at some point.
"I'm working on it; it’s my masterpiece in the making," Vincent said
during his Merry Metal Christmas fan gathering, held last weekend in
Nashville. "We’re creating extra books to go with this – really
high-quality picture books. … It’s quite an expensive project. This
was supposed to be
six cassette tapes of home demos, and then unfortunately I got
detoured for 25 years. So, I’m picking the pieces up. … It’s been a
long time trying to find daylight.”
Vincent showed off a dummy of the proposed "Archives"
package while being interviewed on the Rock n Roll Experience with
Mike Brunn program; watch the video below. The guitarist added that
the final set could now expand to as many as 20 CDs “because of the
amount of material,” and that the project would be released on
“It covers everything from when I was kid, 13 or 14, my first songs
I ever wrote, to my first band, my first recording of my band that
my dad paid for in 1966,” Vincent told Brunn. “That was amazing –
that was $175 for four hours to bring my band into a studio. And I
remember my dad saying, ‘How can we afford it?’ ‘We gotta afford
Plenty of Kiss-related material would also be included on "Archives".
“[I]t has the very first songs that I wrote with Gene [Simmons] and
with Paul [Stanley]," Vincent said. "It’s all so visual, instant
recall. They were magic moments and it’s all captured. … We just
jammed it out, you know, hours. Really private stuff. … Unreleased
songs that we wrote – we just wrote, never recorded. Early versions
of ‘Unholy’ and ‘I Just Wanna’ and stuff [from] Revenge that we
never used, which I always thought we should have used.”
The issue with the long-delayed "Archives"
box remains production costs, Vincent confirmed. “I’m just hoping
that all the funds come together so we can have it,” he said.
Despite the delays, Vincent remains positive: “As long as I’m still
here, above ground, this thing’s gonna come out. When, I can’t say,
because of the expense involved, but it’s gonna come out. … This is
The video below was filmed at his Vinnie Vincent's Merry Metal
Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15th 2019 in Nashville.