asyl

asyl


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ASYLUM (1985)

Details:

Mercury/Phonogram 2/6-7274 (Argentina, 1985)
Polystar R28R-2003 (Japan, 1985)
Mercury PHCR-94061 (Japan, 11/1/1998 - CD Remaster Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-3856 (Japan, 6/9/05 - Reissue)
Universal Music UICY-6473 (Japan, 10/18/06 - Reissue)
Vertigo/Phonogram VERH-32 (UK, 9/85)
Mercury/PolyGram 826-099-1/2/4 (US, 9/16/85)
Mercury 558-860-2 (USA, 9/1/98 - Remaster)
Mercury/Island Def Jam Music Group B002024301-A (USA, 5/6/2014 - 180g vinyl)

Tracks:

A1. King Of The Mountain (4:17) - Stanley/Kulick/Child « MP3 | LYRICS »
A2. Any Way You Slice It (4:02) - Simmons/Rice « MP3 | LYRICS »
A3. Who Wants To Be Lonely (4:01) - Stanley/Child/Beauvoir « MP3 | LYRICS »
A4. Trial By Fire (3:25) - Simmons/Kulick « MP3 | LYRICS »
A5. I'm Alive (3:43) - Stanley/Kulick/Child « MP3 | LYRICS »
B1. Love's A Deadly Weapon (3:29) - Simmons/Stanley/Swenson/Beech « MP3 | LYRICS »
B2. Tears Are Falling (3:55) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
(USA #51, 10/19/85; CAN #83; UK #57)
B3. Secretly Cruel (3:41) - Simmons « MP3 | LYRICS »
B4. Radar For Love (3:25) - Stanley/Child « MP3 | LYRICS »
B5. Uh! All Night (3:43) - Stanley/Child/Beauvoir « MP3 | LYRICS »

Notes:

Produced by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Recorded and mixed at Electric Lady Studios, New York City, NY, by Dave Wittman, assisted by Ed Garcia and Ken Steiger during June & July, 1985. Additional recording at Right Track Studios, New York City, NY. This album was originally titled "Out Of the Asylum."

Performance credits:

Tears Are Falling - Paul Stanley on bass
Uh! All Night - Jean Beauvoir on bass
** Alan Schwartzberg performed additional drum fills on some tracks...

Chart Action:

Chart Peak (USA): #20 (11/16/85) with 29 weeks on charts. Other countries: CAN #54; GER #43; SWE #3; SWZ #15; UK #12.



RIAA/Sales:

"Asylum" was certified gold by the RIAA on 11/13/85. It has sold over 88,000 (3/12) copies since the SoundScan era commenced in 1991. The album was certified gold by the CRIA (Canada) for sales of 50,000 copies on 11/29/85.

Performed Live:

"Asylum" saw the first decline in content performed percentage with a drop from 66 to 40% from the previous album. However, four songs from the album were performed on the first night of the tour on November 29, 1985: "King of the Mountain," "Any Way You Slice It," "Tears Are Falling" and "Uh! All Night." "Any Way You Slice It" was only performed once, and then dropped.

Multimedia:

Inner Dust Sleeve: Front | Back
Center Rings: USA | Canada

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