KISS - Double Platinum 12" 2LP Vinyl Album

- Gatefold Album Cover

This is the original vinyl release, in a gatefold-sleeve, with an embossed, silver-foiled sleeve, with the band members in bas-relief inside. (Re-issues have the band members represented inside by photos rather than the bas illustrations).

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"Double Platinum" Album Description:

For KISS fans and vinyl enthusiasts alike, the original 1978 pressing of "Double Platinum" is a coveted collector's item. This 2LP release wasn't just a compilation of hits; it was a visual and tactile experience that embodied the band's larger-than-life persona.

The Gatefold Majesty

The first thing that grabs your attention is the gatefold sleeve. Unlike reissues that often use photos, the original boasts a unique design. The cover features embossed, silver-foiled lettering for the album title and band logo. But the true treasure lies within: bas-relief renditions of all four KISS members in their iconic makeup and costumes. This three-dimensional effect adds a touch of extravagance, perfectly capturing the band's theatrical stage presence.

Beyond the Cover

The gatefold opens to reveal the tracklist and liner notes, offering a glimpse into the musical journey that awaits. Inside, the two heavyweight vinyl discs, likely pressed on QUIEX vinyl known for its deep color, promise a rich and dynamic listening experience.

A Collector's Distinction

While "Double Platinum" has been reissued and repackaged over the years, the original gatefold with its embossed, silver-foiled cover and bas-relief art remains a standout. It's a testament to the era's commitment to elaborate vinyl packaging and a must-have for any serious KISS collector or vinyl aficionado.

Rock and Roll All Nite

Album Description & Collectors information:

 

This album "KISS - Double Platinum FOC Gatefold" is the first greatest hits album by the American hard rock band Kiss. Many of the songs on Double Platinum were remixed and differ from their original versions

Music Genre:

  American Hard Rock 

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.

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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 & Catalognr:

Casablanca 9128 014
Packaging:Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

  1976 Made in West 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

 


 

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"Double Platinum" Record Label Details: Casablanca 9128 014

"Double Platinum" Record Label Details: Casablanca 9128 014
 

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