The reason? Mine has "NBLP-7261-A2" (and B2), as well as "SNB230" and "Q", but I can't find those here. 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. After this one.. The music is totally uncharacteristic of Kiss-- it resembles heavy prog rock for the most part. Anyone interested. My copy of this has the SAME Matrix number there are a few differences: Does anyone know of a promo copy of this album? The poster was not included i all LP's. The reason? This Japanese Pressing P33C-20011 DOES NOT contain the instrumental track by Ace Frehley called "Escape From The Island", it was omitted for whatever reason. Kiss albums ranked from worst to best; Paul Stanley: My Life In 10 Kiss Songs; Top 10 best Kiss songs as chosen by you; Frehley had a lucky escape. Music from “The Elder” was a rock opera that went wrong in just about every way possible. 9th studio album (not counting the 4 solo LP's) and their first with new drummer Eric Carr. For a band that built its success on simplistic anthems, Music From “The Elder” was a huge leap in terms of ambition. Only two tracks resemble the Kiss of old (Frehley's "Dark Light" and the instrumental "Escape from the Island"), while the rest is downright embarrassing ("Odyssey," "A World Without Heroes," "Under the Rose"). Anyone have a mint copy at a reasonable price ? Fan boy, especially those Kiss trading-card flipping kids who looked at Kiss Meets The Phantom of The Park as the second coming of Citizen Kane couldn't grasp 1980's Music From the Elder. My copy includes full color photo insert, pictures of band members. Some of the songs could have been classics if the pompous and/or hard-to-decipher lyrics were replaced, such as "The Oath," "Only You," "I," and "Just a Boy." (Music From) The Elder, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, 314 532 390-2, (Music From) The Elder, LP, Album, Gat, NBLP 7261, (Music From) The Elder, LP, Album, NBLP 7261, (Music From) The Elder, LP, Album, RE, R00C 2023, (Music From) The Elder, CD, Album, RE, P33C-20011, (Music From) The Elder, LP, Album, Gat, 6302 163, (Music From) The Elder, LP, Album, 6302 163, Parody | Tribute | Imitation | Inspiration. It says in the notes that ”The oath” isn’t listed on the cover, but the pics shows that it’s there! Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley then came up with the idea of recording a concept album, based on a mythical original story by Simmons. Cheers Col, I have this but made in Holland with Code 6302 163. ), but it completely bombed upon release. They would sit in class drawing Kiss caricatures inside their text books, along with other unmentionables, they just couldn't deal with such a departure. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Kiss - (Music From) The Elder at Discogs. Simmons and Stanley had high hopes for Music from "The Elder" (such as a movie, an elaborate tour, a follow-up record, etc. Complete your Kiss collection. Destroyer producer Bob Ezrin was back and encouraged the band's concept album idea (against both Ace Frehley's and Carr's wishes). 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. Midway through, the band felt that they were rewriting past songs, and the sessions were aborted. The music is totally uncharacteristic of Kiss -- it resembles heavy prog rock for the most part. Simmons and Stanley had high hopes for Music from "The Elder" (such as a movie, an elaborate tour, a follow-up record, etc. Ezrin Farms, King, Ontario, Canada With Record Plant Studios, New York, White Truck, Sounds Interchange Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I bought mine new when it was released, and so did many of my friends, but none of us got the poster. Music from "The Elder" was the final straw for Frehley, who would leave the band in 1982. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1981 Gatefold Vinyl release of (Music From) The Elder on Discogs. I have this - same matrix “sterling” stamped. ), but it completely bombed upon release. Associate Producer Brian Christian. However the insert is a white inner with lyrics etc. The Album Tracks "Music From 'The Elder'" Album Notes: Produced by Bob Ezrin. Kiss – ‘Music From The Elder’ (1981) – Album Review (The Kiss Review Series) Published on October 15, 2020 October 15, 2020 by 2loud2oldmusic Kiss came off a very successful Australian Tour thanks to Unmasked and the song “Shandi” being huge hits in that country, but in the States, Kiss had floundered significantly.