Annotation

This is the original version of the album as released outside the U.S. and Europe. The main difference is the different track orders. This version keeps the songs in line with the (rather flimsy) narrative flow, while the U.S. and European releases were ordered to emphasize the potential singles "The Oath" and "A World Without Heroes". The Japanese version has the same order as the international one, but omits "Escape from the Island".

Finally, the 1997 CD remaster uses the original international track order, even in the U.S. See http://www.kissfaq.com/discography/elder.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_from_the_elder for more details.

Annotation last modified on 2008-05-06 17:24 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Fanfare
1:22
2 Just a Boy
2:25
3 Odyssey
5:37
4 Only You
4:17
5 Under the Rose
4:52
6 Dark Light
4:19
7 A World Without Heroes
5 2:41
8 The Oath
5 4:31
9 Mr. Blackwell
4:53
10 Escape From the Island
2:52
11 I
5:04

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Eric Carr (KISS drummer) (track 5)
bass guitar:
Bob Ezrin (track 10)
Ace Frehley (tracks 6, 8)
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (tracks 1–5, 7, 9, 11)
drums:
Eric Carr (KISS drummer) (tracks 1–2, 4–9)
Allan Schwartzberg (tracks 3, 10–11)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (tracks 7–8)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (track 4)
electric guitar:
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (track 5)
keyboard:
Tony Powers (track 3)
associate producer:
Brian Christian (tracks 1–11)
composer:
Eric Carr (KISS drummer) (track 10)
Bob Ezrin (tracks 1, 10)
Ace Frehley (track 10)
Tony Powers (track 3)
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (track 4)
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Ace Frehley (track 6)
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (tracks 4–5, 7, 9)
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (tracks 2–4, 8)
lyricist:
Tony Powers (track 3)
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (track 4)
producer:
Bob Ezrin (tracks 1–11)
spoken vocals:
Robert Christie (track 11)
Antony Parr (track 11)
writer:
Eric Carr (KISS drummer) (track 5)
Bob Ezrin (tracks 2, 7–8, 11)
Anton Fig (track 6)
Ace Frehley (track 6)
Tony Powers (track 8)
Lou Reed (tracks 6–7, 9)
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (tracks 5–7, 9, 11)
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (tracks 2, 7–8)
publisher:
Hori Productions America Inc. (tracks 1–2, 4–11)
Irving Music, Inc. (tracks 7–8, 11)
KISS (publisher for the rock band KISS, formerly KISS Songs Inc.) (tracks 6, 8)
Maxcake Productions (track 10)
Metal Machine Music (US work publisher) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Pooh Music (track 3)
Under Cut Music Publishing Co., Inc. (tracks 1–2, 7–8, 10–11)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (tracks 1–2, 7–8)
大洋音楽 (tracks 1–2, 4–11)
ヤマハミュージックパブリッシング (– 2017-03-31) (tracks 1–2, 7–8)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (tracks 1–2, 7–8)
mixed at:
Manta Sound in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (tracks 1–11)
edits:
Fanfare by KISS (track 1)
I by KISS (track 11)
recording of:
Dark Light (track 6)
Fanfare (track 1)
I (track 11)
Just a Boy (track 2)
Mr. Blackwell (track 9)
Odyssey (track 3)
Only You (track 4)
The Oath (track 8)
Under the Rose (track 5)

Release

producer: Bob Ezrin
transliterated/translated track listings: エルダー~魔界大決戦
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/6548058 [info]