Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Music From the Elder by Kiss, including the full cover sheet that was used instead of a traditional obi.
About this copy: This copy of Music from the Elder is an original 1981 pressing on the Casablanca label.
The cover is M-. The full-sheet “obi” is VG++, with trace wear at the edges.
The lyric insert is VG+, with slight fading.
The sticker and generic “Casablanca Fair” insert are missing.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed.
A nice copy of scarce Kiss LP.
Background: Released in 1981, Music From the Elder was the ninth studio album by Kiss.
The album was not well received by the public and peaked at #75 on the U.S. album charts, largely because the band had changed their sound from hard rock to a more progressive sound. The album was soon deleted.
Allmusic.com gave Music From the Elder a 2 star review:
By the end of 1980, Kiss knew that their next album had to be a strong one, a glorious return to hard rock à la their classic Destroyer. New drummer Eric Carr had refueled the band’s desire to rock, and the quartet began working on a straight-ahead rock album in early 1981. …Simmons and Stanley had high hopes for Music from “The Elder” (such as a movie, an elaborate tour, a follow-up record, etc.), but it completely bombed upon release. The reason? The music is totally uncharacteristic of Kiss — it resembles heavy prog rock for the most part.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1981|