No real secret that KISS Alive was...kinda live. Well...at least the drums were recorded live in concert. Most everything else was re-recorded "live" in the studio and mixed together with added audience noise to give it that "live" feel. Nothing new....Peter Frampton's Frampton Comes Alive....probably the biggest selling "live album" was actually recorded in a studio ... but we are told the performance was actully performed live in the studio. To me...who cares? They both sound great and much better than if they HAD been recorded live.