Most critics and fans pretty much hated it, but when experienced with objectivity, this album is one of Kiss' best albums and also one of the best concept albums ever produced. “We have an amazing collection of Queen items. The album tells the story of a boy who is chosen to battle a looming evil by a myterious order known as The Elder. A very soft, heart felt musical rock album. Often stylized 'KISS' they play rock, hard rock and 1980s hair/glam metal. And now I [was] creating the generation that I wanted to see. Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2015. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2012. Probably the most prestigious thing in the entire auction is their original 1973 ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ demo. A very soft, heart felt musical rock album. In addition to these pieces of previously unknown Kiss history, there’s plenty of items up for grabs from other classic rock bands. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. At the time it was released KISS could not have been further off the radar. KISS’ Music From The Elder was released on November 10, 1981. Interestingly enough, the stage design for the tour in support of that album appears to have its roots in Ravitz’s Elder designs. If you are a KISS fan and have yet to add this to your collection, get this before it is gone! Business manager Howard Marks refused to allow his company's name to appear in the liner notes. He has also worked with David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and the Who. 'Kiss: The Elder' by Amy Chu with art by Kewbar Baal is a graphic novel based on a concept album by the band Kiss. The lyrics of these songs are the best you will ever see from Kiss and the story is well told in this remastered version which undoes the silly reordering of songs that was done at the behest of their label which clearly did not get the point of the album. Not my Kiss type, but also the worst, it is very different and irregular Kiss and still can't connect with this album. There's a problem loading this menu right now. “I had no relationship to that album at all,” he said. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. It was ahead of it's time, KISS had great new outfits and who knows what could have developed from it, if it hadn't been for the fans who had no imagination enough to let the band evolve and change even just for a short time. Easily identified by its members' face paint and flamboyant stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid to late 1970s on the basis of their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, This album in no way deserves its reputation by many as "The Worst KISS Album" (in my opinion that title belongs to CRAZY NIGHTS). Unable to add item to List. Pepper,” says Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons of his band’s greatest folly. Kiss werd opgericht in januari 1973 door Gene Simmons (echte naam: Chaim Witz, later (Eu)Gene Klein) en Paul Stanley (echte naam: Stanley Eisen). KISS? Here are some of the most notorious classic rock flops. Give it a chance. “We were convinced that we were making our Sgt. Tries to stay relevant by pleasing the music critics and alienate what few fans they have left by making their "masterpiece" Music from The Elder. It is a big departure from their earlier stuff but there are still some good rocking tunes. By 1981, Kiss were in chaos. We’re talking hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of great pieces, just a collector’s dream.”. Zij wilden van KISS de band maken 'die ze altijd al hadden willen zien, maar nooit te zien kregen', zoals zij het zelf noemden 'The Hottest Band in the World'. It was so poorly received the band didn’t even tour in support of the album. Of course, this is just one of a number of flops the classic rock world has seen. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. This album is WAY better than its reputation would lead you to believe. “We were convinced that we were making our Sgt. Though it was different I liked it right away. Its an interesting and informative read which is a must have for any KISS fan. I first bought this album when it was released on CD and actually was the first CD I bought. That is sooo 70s and their last two albums sucked! Music From “The Elder” was an art-rock concept album based on a fantasy tale written by Simmons and conceived as the soundtrack to a Hollywood blockbuster. The band didn’t even have a proper tour to support the album, only making a couple of TV appearances. The band can be seen clustered around a glowing orb and performing in front of a lighthouse and wishing well in the below sketches. Please try again. Warner Bros. Officially Licensed 2012 JR J.R. Ewing Dallas TV Show Skyline Graphic ... 2020 One Star Rating Review - Sarcastic Not Recommended T-Shirt, Mens Shirt Stays Military Adjustable Elastic Garter Straps Sock Non-slip Clamps. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $10.48 Shipping to Japan. I didn’t hear about any album or anything like that.”, Unfortunately, nobody else really heard about Music From ‘The Elder’ either. The Rock and Pop 2019 auction begins on Oct. 19 and ends Oct. 27. A fine album which deserves a second chance. Kiss were formed in Queens, New York (USA) in 1973. Ultimate Classic Rock Previously unseen stage-design sketches for a Kiss Music From ‘The Elder’ tour that never happened highlight a new 1,200-item rock-memorabilia sale from Backstage Auctions. Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, October 7, 1997, Audio, Cassette, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, January 1, 1989. KISS really hit it out of the ballpark with these reissues from the mastering to the media. I think about a boys rise from nothing to a saviour of his people after being trained by elders (Order of the Rose). Most critics and fans pretty much hated it, but when experienced with objectivity, this album is one of Kiss' best albums and also one of the best concept albums ever produced. 5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss - Music from The Elder. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2014. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2012. You can get photos and complete information on all 1,200 items being offered at Backstage Auctions’ website. Music from The Elder is one of the more enigmatic rock albums ever produced. But the movie was never made, and the album was an overblown disaster. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Released November 10, 1981. KISS trying to stay relevant and please the music critics, Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2019. When Kiss premiered Music from "The Elder" for their management and record company in October 1981, the reaction was a mixture of confusion and resentment. Man kann es drehen und wenden wie man will: So recht mag das vorliegende Album nicht ins heilige Kiss-Universum passen, dessen Grenzen mit launigem Partyrock einerseits und mit Stadionhymnen samt eingängigen Mitsingrefrains andererseits relativ klar abgesteckt sind. I've been slowly collecting these KISS reissue LPs and finally got this one. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It was that demo that was played on Boston radio for the first time and introduced Queen to America. Even though he said he was unaware that Kiss had released their first-ever concept album the previous November, several of his sketches match up with the medieval setting and myth-based lyrics of The Elder. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 1, 2018. Music from The Elder is one of the more enigmatic rock albums ever produced. One of the pages included in the new auction shows drummer Eric Carr adding a tank turret and treads to one of Ravitz’s designs, creating a dead ringer for the stage used on the Creatures of the Night tour and seen in the “I Love It Loud” video. In a new interview with Three Sides of the Coin, Ravitz explained that he was approached by the band in early 1982 to come up with ideas for a new stage show. I feel the album suffers because of two things. But the movie was never made, and the album was an overblown disaster. Later that same year, they rebounded even further with a new and better-received studio album, Creatures of the Night. 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