Well, Over the weekend I picked up the box set of KISS-The Definitive Collection. This 5-CD Box set covers the entire KISS phenomenon from the beginning in 1974 to 2002's upcoming Kiss Alive IV. The box set comes in two flavors, an oversized book-like case with the 5 CD's and a softcover book that is absolutely packed full of photographs and information. There is the telling of the Kiss Story as well as song by song commentary by the band (usually the primary songwriter). It's not all fluff either, the band talks about what they feel didn't work, or was poor, as well as what "kicked ass." The other version is housed in an ersatz guitar case, complete with latches and handle. That one comes with a hardcover version of the same book. I opted for the less expensive Book-size version. The box itself is beautiful. A hinged top, just like a rare book's traycase opens to reveal the book placed on top of the 5 CD's. The CD's are stacked in 2 levels in a die-cut red felt housing. The box material is very sturdy and the fromt has the KISS logo in raised metallic letters on a black frontplate. Very nice looking, and very professional. Each CD is crammed full of tracks (most are over 78 mins). There are super rarities here and well known favorites. There are the "hits" taken right of the official CD's, and there are rarer live tracks and demo tracks. A lot of these are being released here officially for the very first time. The 5 CD's are all in chronological order, so you can put all 5 in your CD changer and experience the entire Kiss saga in the order it happened. The sound quality is fantastic, and I believe that the tracks that come from the official CD's are the same masters used in the recent excellent remaster releases of Kiss' early albums. This is certainly the definitive box set for Kiss fans. If you have the official CD's, I'd keep them because there are tracks on those discs that do not appear here. I'm not sure if this set appeals to the casual Kiss fan because of all the early stuff and the rare and demo tracks included. Casual fans might be better suited with the 2 greatest hits collections instead. But for the real Kiss afficianado, this is as good as it's ever going to get. Highly Recommended!