King Diamond ‎– The Spider's Lullabye

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Only the two first press limited edition vinyls have the original artwork with the red logo. All other issues and reissues have small or very big differences.

This is the first King Diamond album not to feature a continuous lyrical theme throughout the album.
The first half of the songs on this album are listed as a variety of short stories before the second half form the plot.

"From the Other Side" Tells about the protagonist's struggle with an out-of-body experience, forcing himself to come back to life before it is too late.

"Killer" Describes a Richard Ramirez-type serial killer who is being put to death by electric chair.

"The Poltergeist" Revolves around a ghost hunter who detects a spirit in their home. Fearing the invading ghost is evil, we are left unsure of the ghost's personality. The song ends with the ghost overcoming the hunter, who allows the ghost to "stay forever".

"Dreams" Is about a man suffering a series of terrifying nightmares and encountering she-demons in the form of little girls who take him to what appeared to be a paradise that existed on the opposite side of waterfalls in which they were swimming in. The sleepers finds out the little girls were not what they appeared to be and screams to escape the nightmare.

"Moonlight" Tells about a group of cursed children, similar to the 1960 movie Village of the Damned.

"Six Feet Under" It is an alternate chapter — a cutscene from Conspiracy and references from "Them" telling what would have happened differently if King's mother and his sociopath therapist Doctor Landau had buried him alive in a glass coffin so they (along with his family) could watch him suffer in agony and perish, while his sister Missy kicks dirt in his face, laughing at his pain. His "family" mentioned in the song are: Grandma, King's mother, his sister Missy, his grandfather, etc.

"The Spider's Lullabye" Focuses on a reclusive man named Harry who is terrified of spiders and, out of desperation, finds a doctor who can cure his arachnophobia.

"Eastmann's Cure" Is the continuing plot of Harry answering an ad in the local newspaper about a psychiatric hospital that specializes in curing phobias of all kinds. The second character in the song Dr. Eastmann introduces himself to Harry as a kind, friendly physician who hides his true intentions.

"Room 17" In "Room 17", a confident Harry awaits Dr. Eastmann and his assistant Nurse Needle Dear to begin his treatment and cure. The so-called "treatment" was nothing more than a torture session when Nurse Needle unleashes a wolf spider from the "Crawly Box". The next day, Harry complains of having a weird feeling on his neck, spider bites and intense pain. Dr. Eastmann dismisses Harry's comments and thinks nothing more of it. The same night, when Harry is discovered by staff, they find him long dead and covered from head to toe in a spider web-like cocoon giving evidence that a series of spiders have wrapped him up like a fly, saving his dead body for consumption. Dr. Eastmann comes to the realization that Harry had clearly died of fright (possibly from the result of a heart attack), when Harry (who is now reduced to bones and skin) is taken.

"To the Morgue" Along with other patients who have died for reasons unknown, spiders begin making their home in his empty eye sockets.

Tracklist

From The Other Side
Killer
The Poltergeist
Dreams
Moonlight
Six Feet Under
The Spider's Lullabye
Eastmann's Cure
Room 17
To The Morgue

Versions (59)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MASS KD 062 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(LP, Album, Ltd) Massacre Records MASS KD 062 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
CLAS CD 0060, CAS CD 0060 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Metal Mind Productions, Metal Mind Productions CLAS CD 0060, CAS CD 0060 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
MASS CD 062 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Massacre Records MASS CD 062 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SD 262.031 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records-Argentina, Metal Blade Records SD 262.031 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
PHCR-1367 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Priority Records PHCR-1367 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
6227-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records (6) 6227-2 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
P2 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Attic P2 53965 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RR 53965-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records RR 53965-2 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
MBD 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records MBD 53965 US 1995 Sell This Version
P2 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Priority Records P2 53965 US 1995 Sell This Version
P2 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, Clu) Metal Blade Records P2 53965 US 1995 Sell This Version
P2 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, Club) Metal Blade Records, Attic P2 53965 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
MASS CD 062 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Massacre Records MASS CD 062 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
MASS CD 062 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, Promo) Massacre Records MASS CD 062 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
14994-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 14994-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
P4 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records, Priority Records P4 53965 US 1995 Sell This Version
P4 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records P4 53965 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
SC 62.031 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records-Argentina, Metal Blade Records SC 62.031 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
P4 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Club) Attic, Metal Blade Records P4 53965 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CLAS 0060 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Dol) Metal Mind Records CLAS 0060 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
CLAS 0060 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Sti) Metal Mind Records CLAS 0060 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
0387 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Delta (5) 0387 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
none King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria 1995 Sell This Version
081 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 081 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
MASS LP 062 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Massacre Records MASS LP 062 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
326 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Music World (2) 326 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
RT-00129 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RT Records RT-00129 Lithuania 1996 Sell This Version
P2 53965 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) CD Media Records P2 53965 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
VICP-60410 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye (CD, Album, Promo, RE) Metal Blade Records VICP-60410 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
VICP-60410 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye (CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records VICP-60410 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
WMS 200.334 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, RE) Wizard (4) WMS 200.334 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
3984-14229-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-14229-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
AMG 051 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RE) Art Music Group AMG 051 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
MAS CD0062, MASS CD 062 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RE) Massacre Records, Massacre Records MAS CD0062, MASS CD 062 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
IROND CD 09-1668 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Irond IROND CD 09-1668 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
3984-14776-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Metal Blade Records 3984-14776-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
MAS DP0661 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RE, RM, The) Massacre Records MAS DP0661 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
MAS LP0661 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Massacre Records MAS LP0661 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
MAS LP0661 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Red) Massacre Records MAS LP0661 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
3984-15429-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Metal Blade Records 3984-15429-2 US 2015 Sell This Version
3984-15404-1 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Metal Blade Records 3984-15404-1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3984-15404-1 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-15404-1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3984-15404-1 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Red) Metal Blade Records 3984-15404-1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3984-14776-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Metal Blade Records 3984-14776-2 2015 Sell This Version
3984-15404-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(2xCD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-15404-2 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
ICARUS 1423 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(2xCD, Album, RE, S/Edition) Metal Blade Records ICARUS 1423 Argentina 2016 Sell This Version
3984-15404-1 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 180) Metal Blade Records 3984-15404-1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
3984-15404-1 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Red) Metal Blade Records 3984-15404-1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
3984-25066-1 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-25066-1 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RE, Sli) Voice Music (2), Mutilation Records, Encore Music (3) none Brazil 2019 Sell This Version
MAS CD0062 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album) Massacre Records MAS CD0062 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
3984-14229-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RP) Metal Blade Records 3984-14229-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3984-14229-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RP) Metal Blade Records 3984-14229-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLAS CD 0060, CAS CD 0060 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, RP) Metal Mind Productions, Metal Mind Productions CLAS CD 0060, CAS CD 0060 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
CDMR 016497 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records CDMR 016497 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
T-161 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) T-161 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
none King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (King Diamond) none Unknown Sell This Version
none King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (King Diamond) none Unknown Sell This Version
MASS KD 062 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Massacre Records (3) MASS KD 062 Unknown Sell This Version

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mega_2122

mega_2122

May 23, 2021
referencing The Spider's Lullabye, LP, Album, Ltd, MASS KD 062
Anyone here know how this press sounds compared to the 2lp?
mega_2122

mega_2122

March 22, 2021
referencing The Spider's Lullabye, CD, Album, P2 53965

Does the design on anyone else's copy of this look printed off center? Also, amazing album, SO underrated
NotAfraidOfLove

NotAfraidOfLove

September 16, 2019
referencing The Spider's Lullabye, LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, MASS KD 062
There are counterfeit Greek editions of Accept - Death Row 2LP and Manowar - Louder Than Hell LP too, which are not listed on discogs yet. Be very careful when purchasing any of these.
sear_bliss

sear_bliss

August 30, 2019
referencing The Spider's Lullabye, LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, MASS KD 062
if anyone interested for this greek replica i have perfect mint unplayed copy
NotAfraidOfLove

NotAfraidOfLove

May 27, 2019
referencing The Spider's Lullabye, LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, MASS KD 062
This one was pressed at GZ and has the typical "grey instead of black" feel to the colour palette. Both the central label and inner sleeve look grey instead of black. It's not easy to tell the original from the counterfeit unless you're very familiar with vinyl manufacturing, I'm sure a lot of people got fooled by this one.
MrMel

MrMel

November 10, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Spider's Lullabye, LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, 3984-25066-1

My favourite album & the one that introduced me to King! This looks and sounds amazing just as good as the cd version, Also Andy Laroque really did a good job remastering the albums he's tackled from the back catalogue. I actually prefer this cover to the original one. Yea if you're a fan of Spider's lullabye then get you a copy what are you waiting for? \m/
6erpents1nfinity

6erpents1nfinity

October 7, 2018
referencing The Spider's Lullabye, LP, Album, Ltd, MASS KD 062
Beware of the bootleg, very similar to original
ask for "hand written" matrix
ElectroSteak

ElectroSteak

July 14, 2017
referencing The Spider's Lullabye, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red, 3984-15404-1

I'm usually sceptical of "remasters", but these KD releases (this one being Spider's Lullaby's) are just superb. Andy did an amazing job and these are worth the money & your time!