KING DIAMOND - The Eye incl OIS 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  ALBUM: "The Eye" is a concept album by King Diamond released in 1990. It continues to feature a major storyline such as other King Diamond albums, though it is told differently. It is the only King Diamond album to utilize drum programming. 

 

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Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

VINYL GRADING

NEAR MINT (NM or M-): A nearly perfect record which has no obvious signs of wear.

ALBUM COVER GRADING

VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+): The lp cover may have slight signs of wear, and have writing on the cover

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Essential Album Information For: KING DIAMOND - The Eye incl OIS

Music Genre:

Death Metal, Heavy Metal

Label & Catalognr:

RoadrunneR RR 9346

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1990 Made in Holland

KING DIAMOND - The Eye incl OIS Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with lyrics of the songs and portrait photos of the King Diamond band members

Producers:

Roberto Falcao - Producer

King Diamond - Producer

Andy La Rocque - Producer

Flemming Rasmussen - Producer

  Flemming Rasmussen is a music producer from Denmark, who has produced and sound engineered over 1200 productions for bands like Metallica as well as many other well-known heavy metal bands including Artillery, Blind Guardian, Ensiferum, King Diamond, Morbid Angel.

Roberto Falcao - Producer

Roberto Falcao is producer and sound engineer of the first King Diamond record "No Presents for Christmas" on later "King Diamond" albums, he is guest playing the keyboards.

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Flemming Rasmussen - Sound Engineer

Roberto Falcao - Sound Engineer

Recording Location:

This album was recorded June-July-August 1990 at: Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark

  SWEET SILENCE STUDIO is a Danish music recording music in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is owned by Freddy Hansson and Flemming Rasmussen (producer of Metallica albums).

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Jorgen Bak - Cover Art, Photography

Thomas Holm - Artwork artist

  Thomas Holm started his career as art designer in the early 1980's and has done the album covers for bands like: Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Spartan Warrior, Dark Heart. For the "King Diamond" and "Mercyful Fate" albums he has often been working together with "Thorbjorn Jorgensen".

Thorbjorn Jorgensen - Artwork artist

  Thorbjorn Jorgensen a Swedish illustrator and graphic designer and member/founder of the Studio Dzyan in Malmö. Thorbjorn has been working on all the artwork for the albums of Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, S.P.O.C.K, Lord Belial and many others. For the "King Diamond" and "Mercyful Fate" albums he has often been working together with "Thomas Holm".

Photography:

Alex Solca - Photography

  Alex Solca is a photographer with several decades of experience in photographing Heavy Metal bands, these bands include Journey, Dio, Alice Cooper, Fates Warning, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Vasco Rossi, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Blades, Jeff Scott Soto, Danzig, Lee Rocker, Reo Speedwagon, Machine Head,Tower of Power, B'Z, Skinlab, Gotthard, Dave Weckl, Kyuss, Christopher Cross, to name just a few.

Orvar Thunstrom - Photography


Musicians on: KING DIAMOND - The Eye incl OIS

Band-members, Musicians:

King Diamond - Vocals, keyboards

  Kim Bendix Petersen better known by his stage name King Diamond , is a Danish heavy metal musician. As a vocalist, he is known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his usage of falsetto. He started his career in 1974 with a band called Brainstorm and has since performed with "Black Rose", Brats, "Danger Zone", "Mercyful Fate" and the eponymous "King Diamond" band.

Andy LaRocque - Guitars

Pete Blakk - Guitars

  Pete Blakk a guitarist with many years of experience by playing in Danish and Swedish Heavy Metal bands. After the Geisha band split-up he joined "King Diamond" followed by "Blakk Totem"

Hal Patino - Bass

  Hasse "Hal" Patino (bass, guitars) is one of the cornerstones of the development of Heavy Metal from Denmark. He performed as Hasse "Hal" Patino in the band " Maltese Falcon ", before joining Geisha in 1988. After the split of Geisha he went together with Pete Blakk to join the King Diamond band.

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Snowy Shaw - Drums

  Snowy Shaw is a musician mainly drums, who started his career in 1989 by joining the King Diamond's band during their North America tour. In 1990 Snowy Shaw played drum pads on King Diamond's The Eye album. During his long musical career he has performed in many different bands, a list (in no particular order) of the bands in which "Snowy Shaw" has performed: Cans, Dark Embrace, Denner / Shermann, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil, Firegod, Illwill, Kee Marcello's K2, King Diamond (DNK), Loud 'n' Nasty, Mad Architect, Memento Mori, Mercyful Fate (DNK), Notre Dame, Snömannen & Hans Vänner, Snowy Shaw, Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, XXX.

Roberto Falcao - Keyboards

Track-listing of: KING DIAMOND - The Eye incl OIS

Tracklisting Side One:

  1. Eye of the Witch 3:47 (Diamond)
  2. The Trial (Chambre Ardente) 5:13 (Diamond)
  3. Burn 3:42 (Diamond)
  4. Two Little Girls 2:41 (Diamond)
  5. Into the Convent 4:47 (LaRocque - Shaw)

Tracklisting Side Two:

  1. Father Picard 3:19 (Blakk)
  2. Behind these Walls 3:45 (Diamond)
  3. The Meetings 4:31 (LaRocque)
  4. Insanity 3:00 (LaRocque)
  5. 1642 Imprisonment 3:31 (LaRocque)
  6. The Curse 5:42 (Diamond)

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The in yellow boxed areas highlight the text which help to identify this release of the record. These yellow boxes have been drawn on the images and are NOT on the actual label. Record Label Details: RoadRunner RR 9346 1 LC 9321 08-030280-20-1

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Close up of record's label KING DIAMOND - The Eye incl OIS Side Two

The in yellow boxed areas highlight the text which help to identify this release of the record. These yellow boxes have been drawn on the images and are NOT on the actual label. Record Label Details: RoadRunner RR 9346 1 LC 9321 08-030280-20-2

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