KISS: UNITED KINGDOM SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY


EMI DISTRIBUTION, "Bogart" Type 1 Label (1975-6)

Like many European countries, the early UK singles were distributed via EMI and featured the blue "Bogart" design (other than the unique White Label S-PRS promo). All of the E.M.I. distributed singles are highly collectible, and all seem to be more common as "Demo" singles, though regular release versions do exist.

NOTHIN' TO LOSE / Love Theme From KISS

Casablanca/EMI CBX-503 (UK, 1975)
The very first UK KISS single released in January 1975. Like the others this issue sells in the range of $35-50. Thanks to Pontus for the non-promo scans.
Promotional Version
Release Version A | B

KEY SINGLE! ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE / Anything For My Baby

Casablanca/EMI CBX-510 (UK, 1975)
The second UK KISS single released in June 1975. Like the others this issue sells in the range of $35-50. Thanks to Pontus for the non-promo scans.
Promotional Version
Release Version A | B

KEY SINGLE! FLAMING YOUTH / DO YOU LOVE ME? // Detroit Rock City / Beth

Casablanca/EMI S-PRS-398 (UK, 1976)
A promotional white label single issued around the same time that the Summer Tour Album was released in the US - indeed, this is the UK equivilent of that release, though it does not feature a picture sleeve and comes in 7" format. The rarest single in the UK catalog which sells in excess of $300. Probably issued to radio around March 1976...
Flaming Youth EP: A | B

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD / Sweet Pain

Casablanca/EMI CBX-516 (UK, 1976)
Released in June 1976. All of the E.M.I. distributed singles are highly collectible, and all seem to be more common as "Demo" singles, though regular release versions do exist. Like the others this issue sells in the range of $35-50.
Promotional Version
Release Version

BETH / God Of Thunder

Casablanca/EMI CBX-519 (UK, 1976)
The final E.M.I. distributed single released in July 1976. All of the E.M.I. distributed singles are highly collectible, and all seem to be more common as "Demo" singles, though regular release versions do exist. Like the others this issue sells in the range of $35-50. This single is interesting because it was one of the few singles to feature "Beth" and the A-side before the song too off in the US. Thanks to Pontus for the scans.
Promotional Version
Release Version A | B

PYE DISTRIBUTION, "Filmworks" Type 2 Label (1977-80)

In most cases these singles utilize the "Filmworks" label-stock.


KEY SINGLE! HARD LUCK WOMAN // Calling Dr. Love / Beth

Casablanca/Pye CAN-102 (UK, 1977)
The first Pye distributed single and the first UK single to feature a picture sleeve. As a result this single usually sells for a premium, often exceeding $40. Finding copies with the sleeve intact is getting more and more difficult. Copies without the sleeve sell for around $20. While the label stock indicates "Filmworks" the logo on the rear of the sleeve is from the "Casbah" version raising the question as to whether any of these singles exist with that latter (earlier) stock...
Promotional Version
Release Version

THEN SHE KISSED ME // Flaming Youth / Hooligan

Casablanca/Pye CAN-110 (UK, 1977)
Issued without a picture sleeve, this single usually sells for around $20.
Release Version

ROCKET RIDE / Love Gun

Casablanca/Pye CAN-117 (UK, 1977)
The only single, without a picture sleeve, issued in the UK in support of Alive II. Promotional copies sell for around $35 while regular versions sell for around $20.
Promotional Version
Release Version


ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE / C'mon And Love Me

Casablanca/Pye CAN-126 (UK, 1978)
Released in support of Double Platinum, on June 6th, 1978, this single has one of the ugliest covers ever used on a single. However, it remains one of the most collectible singles selling for around $40.
Release Version


GENE SIMMONS: RADIOACTIVE / When You Wish Upon A Star

Casablanca/Pye CAN-134 (UK, 1978)
While the back covers tout the release of the KISS solo albums, none of them were ever released in the UK and the solo singles were the only domestic releases of material from those albums. Gene's single was released on Dec. 1st. Like the others this single comes in numerous formats: colored vinyl, promotional colored vinyl, promotional black vinyl, and regular black vinyl. There are two different picture sleeves depending on the inclusion of the colored vinyl, which also came with a folded paper mask featuring the face of the respective band member. The colored vinyl versions are highly collectible often selling for around $60+ if they come with the proper picture sleeve and mask. Naturally, the promotional colored vinyl version sells for slightly more. The black vinyl version with picture sleeve sells for $25-30, while the promo, which doesn't come with a picture sleeve sells for around $25.
Red Vinyl Release Version
Release Version: A | B


ACE FREHLEY: NEW YORK GROOVE / Snowblind

Casablanca/Pye CAN-135 (UK, 1978)
While the back covers tout the release of the KISS solo albums, none of them were ever released in the UK and the solo singles were the only domestic releases of material from those albums. Ace's single was released on Dec. 1st. Like the others this single comes in numerous formats: colored vinyl, promotional colored vinyl, promotional black vinyl, and regular black vinyl. There are two different picture sleeves depending on the inclusion of the colored vinyl, which also came with a folded paper mask featuring the face of the respective band member. The colored vinyl versions are highly collectible often selling for around $60+ if they come with the proper picture sleeve and mask. Naturally, the promotional colored vinyl version sells for slightly more. The black vinyl version with picture sleeve sells for $25-30, while the promo, which doesn't come with a picture sleeve sells for around $25.
Promotional Version
Blue Vinyl Release Version
Release Version


PETER CRISS: YOU MATTER TO ME / Hooked On Rock 'N Roll

Casablanca/Pye CAN-139 (UK, 1979)
While the back covers tout the release of the KISS solo albums, none of them were ever released in the UK and the solo singles were the only domestic releases of material from those albums. Peter's single was released on Jan. 26th. Like the others this single comes in numerous formats: colored vinyl, promotional colored vinyl, promotional black vinyl, and regular black vinyl. There are two different picture sleeves depending on the inclusion of the colored vinyl, which also came with a folded paper mask featuring the face of the respective band member. The colored vinyl versions are highly collectible often selling for around $60+ if they come with the proper picture sleeve and mask. Naturally, the promotional colored vinyl version sells for slightly more. The black vinyl version with picture sleeve sells for $25-30, while the promo, which doesn't come with a picture sleeve sells for around $25.
Green Vinyl Release Version


PAUL STANLEY: HOLD ME, TOUCH ME / Goodbye

Casablanca/Pye CAN-140 (UK, 1979)
While the back covers tout the release of the KISS solo albums, none of them were ever released in the UK and the solo singles were the only domestic releases of material from those albums. Paul's single was released on Jan. 26th. Like the others this single comes in numerous formats: colored vinyl, promotional colored vinyl, promotional black vinyl, and regular black vinyl. There are two different picture sleeves depending on the inclusion of the colored vinyl, which also came with a folded paper mask featuring the face of the respective band member. The colored vinyl versions are highly collectible often selling for around $60+ if they come with the proper picture sleeve and mask. Naturally, the promotional colored vinyl version sells for slightly more. The black vinyl version with picture sleeve sells for $25-30, while the promo, which doesn't come with a picture sleeve sells for around $25. This single offers an interesting "extra" version with some copies coming with a mispress: While Side-B states that "Goodbye" is included on the vinyl, it actually plays "Love In Chains". This mispress versions seems to be as common as the correctly pressed version, but it is interesting nonetheless. It is also possible that this applies to other versions of the single.
Purple Vinyl Release Version
Release Version

PETER CRISS: DON'T YOU LET ME DOWN / Hooked On Rock 'N Roll

Casablanca/Pye CAN-142 (UK, 1979)
European counterfeit issue in a variety of formats. From recent years...

ACE FREHLEY: RIP IT OUT / What's On Your Mind?

Casablanca/Pye CAN-149 (UK, 1979)
European counterfeit issue in a variety of formats. From recent years...


I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU / Hard Times

Casablanca/Pye CAN-152 (UK, 1979)
Copies sell for around $10-15. One thing that is very confused about this single is the sleeve which often turns up with some copies. It uses the call letters for the US release, which was common on some Belgian and Swedish issues, which used domestically printed sleeves containing import US vinyl. If "SIB TRYCK TUMBA" is on the lower-right of the back cover, then you've got the ID of the SWEDISH printing company who made the sleeves for use in Scandanavia with imported vinyl (UK/US) inserted (thanks to Ola Johansson for the clarification!).
Release Version
Release Version Type II

SURE KNOW SOMETHING / Dirty Livin'

Casablanca/Pye CAN-163 (UK, 1979)
Issued without a picture sleeve, copies sell for around $10-15. This single was released on August 17, 1979.
Promotional Version
Release Version


2000 MAN // I Was Made For Lovin' You / Sure Know Something

Casablanca/Pye NB-1001 (UK, 1980)
The final Pye distributed single which was appropriately issued with a picture sleeve as a 3:25 edit, losing nearly a minute-and-a-half of the song. The introduction loses some 15 seconds. Following the first repetition of the break the song goes directly into the guitar solo excluding "Oh daddy, your brain's still flashin'..." break. The song simply ends with two repetitions of the chorus, excluding the "understand me" lyrical section. It has the same final "I'm a 2,000 Man" ending as the album version. Copies sell for around $25-30 with the cover while copies without sell for around $8-12. Only 10,000 copies of this single were issued. This single was released on February 1, 1980.
Release Version
Release Version Type II

MERCURY/PHONOGRAM DISTRIBUTION (1980)


TALK TO ME / She's So European

Mercury/Phonogram MER-19 (UK, 1980)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $25.
Release Version


WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND / Naked City

Mercury/Phonogram KISS-1 (UK, 1980)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $25.
Release Version

CASABLANCA/PHONOGRAM DISTRIBUTION (1982)


A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES / Mr. Blackwell

Casablanca/Phonogram KISS-2 (UK, 1982)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $25. See the picture disc section for details on that version. This single was released in late-February 1982 with only 7,500 copies pressed according to order documentation dated 1/11/82.
Release Version


A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES / Mr. Blackwell

Casablanca/Phonogram KISSP-002 (UK, 1982)
Excellent 7" picture disc which really isn't worth what many ask for it.


KILLER / I Love It Loud

Casablanca/Phonogram KISS-3 (UK, 1982)
Issued with a picture sleeve which features a moving-tongue gimmick, this single sells for around $35. There are two types of center-rings on this single, one which looks like the picture sleeve cover art and the other which used the promo photo of the band used on the back cover of the US "I Love It Loud" single.
Release Version


CREATURES OF THE NIGHT / Rock And Roll All Nite (Live)

Casablanca/Phonogram KISS-4 (UK, 1982)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $25. There are two varieties of the single's center-ring: A plain one and a printed version using the art used as the rear cover of the US "I Love It Loud" single sleeve. This printed version is the more rare of the two and sells for around $30.
Release Version
Paper Label Stock

VERTIGO/PHONOGRAM DISTRIBUTION (1983-90)


LICK IT UP / Not For The Innocent

Vertigo/Phonogram KISS-5 (UK, 1983)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $25. There are two varieties of the single's center-ring: A plain one and a printed version using the art used as the rear cover of the US "I Love It Loud" single sleeve. This printed version is the more rare of the two and sells for around $30.
Release Version


HEAVEN'S ON FIRE / Lonely Is The Hunter

Vertigo/Phonogram VER-12 (UK, 1984)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $10.
Release Version


TEARS ARE FALLING / Heaven's On Fire (Live)

Vertigo/Phonogram KISS-6 (UK, 1985)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $15. Copies with the sticker/postcard sell for around $20. This is one of the few singles to be released with a true B-Side, a previously unreleased track, regardless of it being "live"!
Sticker/Contest Postcard Front | Rear
Release Version (Gold)
Release Version (Silver)


CRAZY CRAZY NIGHTS / No, No, No

Vertigo/Phonogram KISS-7 (UK, 1987)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $8. The poster-bag version is somewhat more collectible. It sells for around $20.
Release Version


REASON TO LIVE / Thief In The Night

Vertigo/Phonogram KISS-8 (UK, 1987)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $8. The version which comes with the sew-on patch is somewhat more collectible. It sells for around $20.The variation for the center-rings is very subtle: one has the international release code printed under the UK release code, the other doesn't.
Release Version
Release Version Type II


TURN ON THE NIGHT / Hell Or High Water

Vertigo/Phonogram KISS-9 (UK, 1988)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $8. The poster-bag version is somewhat more collectible. It sells for around $20.
Release Version
Release Version Type II


HIDE YOUR HEART / Betrayed

Vertigo/Phonogram KISS-10 (UK, 1989)
Vertigo/Phonogram KISR-10 (UK, 1989 - Red Vinyl)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $8 while the more common red vinyl version sells for around $15. The difference between the covers used on the black versus red vinyl versions is the addition of the sticker to the front cover. The UPC code on the back cover has a sticker added with the changed code for the red vinyl version. They didn't even bother changing the record code on the center-ring of the vinyl.
Red Vinyl Release Version
Black Vinyl Variation 1
Black Vinyl Variation 2


FOREVER (REMIX) / The Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away

Vertigo/Phonogram KISS-11 (UK, 1990)
Vertigo/Phonogram KISSP-11 (UK, 1990 - Patch)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $8 while the version which includes the patch sells for around $15. It was released on March 19, 1990 with 5,000 patches being packaged with the 7" singles (and a further 7,500 with the 12"). The UPC code on the back cover has a sticker added with the changed code for the version which includes the patch.
Release Version

MERCURY/PHONOGRAM DISTRIBUTION (1992)


UNHOLY / God Gave Rock And Roll To You II

Mercury/Phonogram KISS-12 (UK, 1992)
Issued with a picture sleeve, this single sells for around $8.
Release Version



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