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DOUBLE PLATINUM (1978)

Details:

Casablanca/Astor NBLP-7100 (Australia, 1978)
Casablanca/Phonogram 6641-907 (Europe, 1978)
Casablanca/Phonogram 6641-907 (Europe, 1982 - Grey cover; some with photos on gatefold)
Casablanca/Vogue NBLP-7100 (France, 1978)
Casablanca/Bellaphon NB-7040 (Germany, 1978)
Casablanca/Phonogram 6641-907 (Germany, 1980)
Casablanca/Shun Cheong NBLP-7100 (Hong Kong, 1978)
Casablanca/Victor VIP-9549/50 (Japan, 1978 - With USA Gatefold Cover)
Casablanca/Polystar 19S-5/6 (Japan, 1980 - Gatefold Cover)
Polystar R32C-2032/33 (Japan, 1984 - Gatefold Cover)
Polystar (Japan, 1987 - CD Reissue)
Mercury PHCR-4322 (Japan, 1997 - CD Remaster)
Universal/Mercury PHCR-94054 (Japan, 9/19/1998 - Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-2454 (Japan, 11/21/2003 - Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-9748 (Japan, 10/21/2004 - Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-93100 (Japan, 7/12/06 - Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-9748 (Japan, 9/20/2006 - Reissue)
Casablanca/Pye CALD-5005 (UK, 1978 *Also Red Vinyl)
Casablanca/Phonogram PRID-8 (UK, 3/85)
Casablanca/Vertigo 824 155-2 (UK, 6/87 - CD Reissue)
Casablanca NBLP-7100 (US, 4/2/78)
Casablanca/PolyGram 824-155-1/2/4 (US Reissue 7/85, CD, 7/87)
Mercury 532-383-2/4 (US Remaster, 9/14/97)

Tracks:

A1. Strutter '78 (3:41) - Simmons/Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
(USA 4/78, did not chart; AUZ #89)
A2. Do You Love Me? (3:33) - Fowley/Ezrin/Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
A3. Hard Luck Woman (3:24) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
A4. Calling Dr. Love (3:20) - Simmons « MP3 | LYRICS »
A5. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll (2:15) - Simmons/Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
B1. Love Gun (3:27) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
B2. God Of Thunder (4:30) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
B3. Firehouse (3:20) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
B4. Hotter Than Hell (3:30) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
B5. I Want You (3:02) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
C1. Deuce (3:02) - Simmons MP3 | LYRICS »
C2. 100,000 Years (3:24) - Simmons/Stanley MP3 | LYRICS »
C3. Detroit Rock City (3:35) - Stanley/Ezrin MP3 | LYRICS »
C4. Rock Bottom Intro (0:52) - Frehley MP3 | LYRICS »
C5. She (4:34) - Simmons/Coronel MP3 | LYRICS »
C6. Rock And Roll All Nite (2:45) - Simmons/Stanley MP3 | LYRICS »
D1. Beth (2:45) - Criss/Penridge/Ezrin MP3 | LYRICS »
D2. Makin' Love (3:12) - Stanley/Delaney MP3 | LYRICS »
D3. C'mon And Love Me (2:54) - Stanley MP3 | LYRICS »
D4. Cold Gin (4:31) - Frehley MP3 | LYRICS »
D5. Black Diamond (4:14) - Stanley MP3 | LYRICS »

Notes:

Produced by KISS and Sean Delaney. Executive producer: Jimmy Ienner. Casablanca PR indicated that the purpose of this compilation was to collect material from KISS albums that had all sold "Double Platinum." This smacks of typical Neil Bogart hype! According to Dale Sherman, in his book "Black Diamond," twenty-two tracks would be sent to England for remixing for the album, though only 21 would be used (the B-side of the "Strutter '78" single, "Shock Me," is identical to the version used on the "Christine Sixteen" single and is NOT remixed). Only the major remixes are noted here, the rest of the tracks are in a format similar to their original release. The album package included a "platinum" award and merchandise form. In 1997 the US got a beautiful foil digipak remaster. Other countries were not so lucky with the packaging, especially the awful European Remaster cover.

The Australian Version...
The Australian version, released through Casablanca/Astor in 1978, is another rare collectible. Usually Astor used covers imported from the United States on their domestic releases, however during the release of Double Platinum they ran out of these covers and decided to print their own. Unfortunately, their covers were not very faithful to the original and Casablanca in the US demanded their withdrawl, thus few of these "different" covers made it into circulation. Fans also seem to collect peeled covers which have had the foil deliberately removed...



Chart Action:

Chart Peak (USA): #22 (6/30/78) with 24 weeks on charts. Other countries: CAN #15;



RIAA/Sales:

"Double Platinum" was certified gold and platinum by the RIAA on 5/16/78. It has sold over 522,000 (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 6/1/78. The album was certified gold by the ARIA (Australia) for sales of 20,000 copies in October 1978.

Multimedia:

Platinum Award: Front | Back
Merchandise form: Front | Back
Generic Inner Dust Sleeve
Cover credits sticker
Center rings: Canada | UK | US | '85 US
So-called UK red vinyl
UK "Ugly" Remaster

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