KISS - Double Platinum 12" Vinyl LP Album

- Bellaphon / Casablanca NB 7040

KISS's "Double Platinum" is a 1978 German compilation LP featuring tracks from their first four albums. It includes a re-recorded "Strutter '78" and some remixed songs. Though not a major US hit, it became a popular import for fans worldwide due to its exclusive content and collectible packaging.

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"Double Platinum" Album Description:

KISS's "Double Platinum" is a curious beast in the band's discography. Released in 1978, this double-vinyl LP wasn't a new studio album, but rather a compilation targeting the German market. Issued on the Bellaphon label with a catalog number of NB 7040, it combined tracks from four of their previous studio albums: "Kiss" (1974), "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), "Dressed to Kill" (1975), and "Alive!" (1975).

The most notable aspect of "Double Platinum" is the inclusion of "Strutter '78," a re-recorded version of their debut single, "Strutter." This new rendition features a tighter sound and updated production, showcasing the band's evolution in the four years since its initial release.

The rest of the compilation features a mix of fan favorites like "Love Gun," "Detroit Rock City," and "Rock and Roll All Nite" alongside lesser-known tracks like "Hard Luck Woman" and "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll." Interestingly, some of the songs were remixed for this release, offering a slightly different listening experience for die-hard fans.

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Music Genre:

Glam Metal Music 

Album Production Information:

The album: "KISS - Double Platinum FOC Gatefold" was produced by: Bob Ezrin, Eddie Kramer, Kenny Kerner, Richie Wise, Neil Bogart, Kiss

Bob Ezrin is a highly acclaimed Canadian music producer and songwriter. Born on March 25, 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, Ezrin has made significant contributions to the music industry over several decades. He is known for his diverse body of work and his collaborations with numerous prominent artists.


Ezrin gained prominence in the 1970s as a producer, working with rock bands such as Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd. He played a pivotal role in shaping the sound and direction of both artists' albums. Notable albums he produced during this time include Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies" (1973), "Welcome to My Nightmare" (1975), and Pink Floyd's highly successful concept album "The Wall" (1979).

Ezrin's production style often involved incorporating elaborate arrangements, theatrical elements, and innovative studio techniques to enhance the overall impact of the music. His attention to detail and ability to create conceptual cohesion within albums helped define the sound of the artists he worked with.

Beyond his work with Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd, Ezrin has collaborated with a wide range of musicians and bands. He has produced albums for artists such as Kiss , Lou Reed , Peter Gabriel , Jane's Addiction, and many others. Each collaboration showcased Ezrin's versatility and ability to adapt his production approach to fit the artist's unique vision.

Aside from his production work, Ezrin has also contributed as a songwriter and musician. He co-wrote songs for Alice Cooper, such as "School's Out" and "Only Women Bleed," which became significant hits. He has also played keyboards on various albums and made guest appearances with several artists.

Throughout his career, Bob Ezrin has been recognized for his exceptional contributions to the music industry. He has received numerous accolades, including several Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. His work continues to inspire and influence generations of musicians and producers, solidifying his status as one of the most respected figures in the music industry.

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Album cover design: Howard Marks Inc

Record Label Information:

Bellaphon / Casablanca NB 7040
Packaging:Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design. This album includes the original insert  

Media Format:

12" Double LP  

Year & Country:

1974-1978 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: KISS - Double Platinum FOC Gatefold
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals

    Gene Simmons is the pseudonym used by Chaim Weitz while playing bass in the Kiss band. He used the alias "Reginal Von Helsing" , when playing bass and producer for "Wendy O. Williams".

  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Criss – drums, lead vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "KISS - Double Platinum FOC Gatefold"

The detailed tracklist of this record "KISS - Double Platinum FOC Gatefold" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. "Strutter '78" Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons 3:41
  2. "Do You Love Me?" Stanley, Bob Ezrin, Kim Fowley 3:33
  3. "Hard Luck Woman" (remix) Stanley 3:24
  4. "Calling Dr. Love" (remix) Simmons 3:20
  5. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" Stanley, Simmons 2:15
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. "Love Gun" Stanley 3:27
  2. "God of Thunder" Stanley 4:30
  3. "Firehouse" (remix) Stanley 3:20
  4. "Hotter Than Hell" Stanley 3:30
  5. "I Want You" Stanley 3:02
    Track-listing Side Three:
  1. "Deuce" (remix) Simmons 3:02
  2. "100,000 Years" (remix) Stanley, Simmons 3:24
  3. "Detroit Rock City" (remix) Stanley, Ezrin 3:35
  4. "Rock Bottom (Intro) / She" (remix) Ace Frehley, Stanley; Simmons, Stephen Coronel 5:27
  5. "Rock and Roll All Nite" Stanley, Simmons 2:45
    Track-listing Side Four:
  1. "Beth" Peter Criss, Stan Penridge, Ezrin 2:45
  2. "Makin' Love" Stanley, Sean Delaney 3:12
  3. "C'mon and Love Me" (remix) Stanley 2:54
  4. "Cold Gin" Frehley 4:31
  5. "Black Diamond" (remix) Stanley 4:14


Album cover photos of : Kiss Double Platinum

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