Kiss ‎– (Music From) The Elder

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Casablanca ‎– NBLP 7261
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A1 The Oath
Written-By – B. Ezrin*, P. Stanley*, T. Powers*
4:32
A2 Fanfare
Written-By – B. Ezrin*, P. Stanley*
1:22
A3 Just A Boy
Written-By – B. Ezrin*, P. Stanley*
2:30
A4 Dark Light
Written-By – A. Frehley*, A. Fig*, G. Simmons*, L. Reed*
4:12
A5 Only You
Written-By – G. Simmons*
4:19
A6 Under The Rose
Written-By – E. Carr*, G. Simmons*
4:49
B1 A World Without Heroes
Written-By – B. Ezrin*, G. Simmons*, L. Reed*, P. Stanley*
2:40
B2 Mr. Blackwell
Written-By – G. Simmons*, L. Reed*
4:58
B3 Escape From The Island
Written-By – A. Frehley*, B. Ezrin*, E. Carr*
2:50
B4 Odyssey
Written-By – T. Powers*
5:36
B5 I
Written-By – B. Ezrin*, G. Simmons*
3:52

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Notes

Recorded in Toronto, N.Y.C & Frehley's home studio in Wilton, CT.
Note: "The Oath" is not listed on back cover but is listed on the side A Label.
Note: "Escape From The Island" is not listed on the back cover but is listed on the side B label.

Back cover with 501 printed at lower left.
Center rings with "53 MANUFACTURED..."

Issued with custom printed clear inner sleeve with credits, etc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A - Variant 1): D-5 <-> NBLP 7261 AS RE HRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B - Variant 1): E-1 <-> NBLP 7261 BS RE HRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped both sides): STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): D-2 <-> NBLP 7261 AS RE HRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B - Variant 2 & 3): E-3 <-> NBLP 7261 BS RE HRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A -Variant 3): D-1 <-> NBLP 7261 AS RE HRM

Other Versions (5 of 110) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LP-28537 Kiss Music From "The Elder"(LP, Album) Casablanca LP-28537 Ecuador 1981 Sell This Version
71 44 163 Kiss (Music From) The Elder(Cass, Album, Dol) Casablanca 71 44 163 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
NBL5 7261 Kiss (Music From) The Elder(Cass) Casablanca NBL5 7261 US 1981 Sell This Version
824 153-2 Kiss (Music From) The Elder(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 824 153-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
63 02 163 146 Kiss (Music From) The Elder(LP, Album, Gat) Casablanca 63 02 163 146 Spain 1981 Sell This Version

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Borjars

Borjars

March 14, 2019
It says in the notes that ”The oath” isn’t listed on the cover, but the pics shows that it’s there!
Isn’t this just the first press without ”Escape from the island”? 🤔
In that case it’s already listed elsewhere on Discogs...
Miquel_BL

Miquel_BL

December 19, 2017
With "Dynasty", "Unmasked" and "The Elder" Kiss made in three years their best three albums.... The best tracks from "The Elder" are "Dark Light" and "Mr Blackwell" but the whole album is amazing.
Metalholica

Metalholica

October 3, 2016
This album RULES!!! Definitely in my top 5 favorite KISS albums!!!
gmarchant

gmarchant

May 23, 2016

Escape from the island is listed on the b-side of album not on cover art on the 1st printings.
martin43

martin43

September 14, 2014
Attn. KISS fanatics: I've got 2 copies of 'Music From "The Elder", one's NM and the other's VG (that's the one I play quite often esp. since I adore this album) and neither one has Ace's instrumental 'Escape From The Island' on the track listing on the back cover itself, is this a misprint? Side note: This is the last album I own by them, when Ace left I lost interest. Seriously.
fodder-wing

fodder-wing

December 24, 2013
The best Kiss album.