Album Discography Music From The Elder
"When the earth was young, they were already old..."
Since the dawn of time, the Elder have watched silently over a virgin world and all its creatures...
Now, they have assumed the form of mortals so that they might walk amongst men and guide them.
The Elder are an ideal...They embody the wisdom of the ages and the power of goodness and knowledge... But the Elder were not alone in the beginning and are not alone still...Another force has existed eternally...
In every place, in every time, an evil is loosed whose sole purpose is to destroy all that is good. And in every time, and every place, it is the task of the Elder to find and train a warrior...a champion to conquer the evil.
As the looming clouds gather, the council of the Elder sits at their ancient table under the sign of the Rose. Once again they must combat the evil that is lurking in darkness and spreading throughout the world.
They await the word from Morpheus, the caretaker, whether the boy be deemed ready for the sacred rite of accession to the Order of the Rose...and for the pronouncement of his sacred duty...
The odyssey begins...
MUSIC FROM "THE ELDER"
Casablanca NBLP-7261 (US, 11/10/81)
Casablanca/PolyGram 824-153-2 (US CD Reissue, 5/23/89)
Mercury 532-390-2/4 (Int. Remaster, 10/7/97)
A1. The Oath (4:32) - Stanley/Ezrin/Powers MP3 LYRICS
A2. Fanfare (1:22) - Ezrin/Stanley MP3 LYRICS
A3. Just A Boy (2:30) - Stanley/Ezrin MP3 LYRICS
A4. Dark Light (4:12) - Frehley/Fig/Reed/Simmons MP3 LYRICS
A5. Only You (4:19) - Simmons MP3 LYRICS
A6. Under The Rose (4:49) - Carr/Simmons MP3 LYRICS
B1. A World Without Heroes (2:40) - Stanley/Ezrin/Reed/Simmons MP3 LYRICS
B2. Mr. Blackwell (4:53) - Simmons/Reed MP3 LYRICS
B3. Escape From The Island (2:50) - Frehley/Ezrin/Carr MP3 LYRICS
B4. Odyssey (5:36) - Powers MP3 LYRICS
B5. I (3:52) - Simmons/Ezrin MP3 LYRICS
Produced by Bob Ezrin. Associate Producer Brian Christian. Recorded at Ace In The Hole Studio, CT, March - July 1981, A & R Studios, New York City, NY, May 1981, Record Plant Studios, New York City, NY, May, July - September 1981, Ezrin Farm Studio & Sounds Interchange, Toronto, Canada, March & May 1981, by Brian Christian, Rick Hart, Robert Hrycyna and David Brown. Additional Engineering by Rob Freeman, Corky Stasiak and Kevin Doyle. Mixed at Manta Sound Studio, Toronto, Canada.
"Music From The Elder" with Robert Christie, Antony Parr and Christopher Makepeace, the American Symphony Orchestra and St. Robert's Choir
· Paul Stanley ··· Rhythm guitar/lead vocals on A1, A3, B4 & B5/bass/lead guitar on A1, B1 & B2/backing vocals
· Gene Simmons ··· Bass/lead vocals on A5, A6, B1, B2 & B5/guitar on B5/backing vocals
· Ace Frehley ··· Lead guitar on A4 & B3/lead vocals on A4/bass on A4/rhythm guitars
· Eric Carr ··· Drums on A1, A3-A6, & B1-B3/backing vocals
· Bob Ezrin ··· Bass on A4, B3
· Allan Schwartzberg ··· Drums on B4 & B5/additional drum overdubs
Japanese issue features paper-slip cover with band photo (same as the Oath single cover). There are two versions of the US cover, one with the intended (and Japanese) running order excluding "Escape From The Island", and the other with the US Track order. Another one of the biggest KISS vinyl rarities selling for ever increasing amounts of money is the Turkish alternate Elder Cover released on Dallas records.
Original US Issue Plastic Inner Dust Sleeve
US Issue Lyric Inner Dust Sleeve: Front | Back
Original US Lyric Insert Sheet Page 1 | Page 2]
Original US Picture Center-ring
Original US Rear Cover Credits Type I | Type 2
Turkish alternate Elder Cover
Japanese Sticker Insert