The BLACK DIAMOND 1 & 2 Correction Page
When writing anything whatsoever the occasional typo pops up. And when researching a
comprehensive guide like Dale Sherman's Black Diamond 2, the occasional error may crop up. I love the guide that
Dale has produced, as it covers a broad spectrum of material which is useful both the the collector and the casual fan who
may just be interested in finding out what albums and videos are available. The book is chock full of information, and if
you don't already own it, I strongly suggest you get it! What follows here is a correction page for some of the errors
which appear in the book, none of which are "disasterous", but as I was particularly bored tonight I thought
I'd list the ones I spotted. I certainly hope that no one is offended by this, as such is not my intention, nor is it my
intent to be classified as a pedant forevermore! Some details are added which hadn't happened when the book was published!
Recently Dale forwarded some corrections/clarifications on BD1 for inclusion here, so I guess that he didn't find the
concept too presumptuous (though I hear the hit squads are out!0)!.
Black Diamond 2
- p077 of BD1: "Tour beginning on January 23. . .Dayton, Ohio on New Year's Eve." This is clearly a mistake on my part. A section from another part of the book got transplanted and tacked onto the end of a sentence. The first part is correct, however.
- p084 of BD1: It should be Junior Smalley. Typo.
- p095 of BD1: I discuss the LOVE GUN/ALIVE II stage set and mentioned the rising platform while talking about the Japanese tour. As pointed out by Petteri Korhonen, they never used these when in Japan. I never stated that they did, but the paragraph used in BD1 could be misread in this manner. I will change it for any new editions to make it clearer.
- p143 of BD1: "January 15, 1982. . .the band's first and only live performance of material [from THE ELDER]." Petteri brought up the fact that they also performed "A World Without Heroes" during the MTV UNPLUGGED concert. They also played it and attempted a few others from the album during the convention tour that year as well. However, it still stands that the 1982 performance was the only time such material was performed live at the time of the album's release and with the proper members of the band.
- p013 - Release code on "Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll/Hotter Than Hell" should read NB-823.
- p014 - Release code on "Rock And Roll All Nite/Getaway" should read NB-829.
- p014 - Release code on "C'mon And Love Me/Getaway" should read NB-841.
- p020 - Release code of "Detroit Rock City/Beth" & "Beth/Detroit Rock City" is NB-863 (not listed, though the single is pictured).
- p021 - Release code of the UK "Beth/God Of Thunder" single should read as CBX-519.
- p029 - Release code on "Love Gun/Hooligan" should read NB-895.
- p032 - Release code on "Shout It Out Loud (Live)/Nothin' To Lose (Live)" should read NB-906.
- p032 - Single "Rocket Ride (Live)/Tomorow And Tonight" should read "Rocket Ride/Tomorrow And Tonight".
- p032 - Release code on "Rocket Ride/Tomorrow And Tonight" should read NB-915.
- p033 - "I Stone Your Love" should read "I Stole Your Love".
- p034 - Release code on "Strutter '78/Shock Me" should read NB-928.
- p036 - "Taste Of Platinum" is actually NBD-20128.
- p038 - Release code on "Don't You Let Me Down/Hooked On Rock 'N Roll" should read NB-952.
- p038 - Release code on "You Matter To Me/Hooked On Rock 'N Roll" should read NB-961.
- p041 - Release code on "Radioactive/See You In Your Dreams" should read NB-951.
- p059 - Release code on "Heaven's On Fire/Lonely Is The Hunter" should read 880205.
- *ADD - Two singles were reissued in 1986, both on Casablanca/PolyGram: "Beth/Hard Luck Woman" (814-303-7) and "I Was Made For Lovin' You/Rock And Roll All Nite (Live)" (814-304-7).
- p070 - There were 13 tracks on the "Universal Presents Gimme KISS" promo cassette: "Rock And Roll All Nite", from Alive!, is between "Strutter" and "Lick It Up" on side 2.
- p074 - "I Just Wanna" was issued as a single track Promo CD, CDP-707.
- p074 - "Every Time I Look At You" was issued as a Promo CD, CDP-776. It featured a single Radio EQ version of the song.
- p076 - "I Love It Loud" from Alive III was issued as a Promo CD, CDP-882 and featured three other tracks from the album: "Unholy", "Deuce", and "Creatures Of The Night". A second Promo CD was released, "Detroit Rock City", CDP-947 which only featured the one track.
- p081 - Release code for the "Every Time I Look At You" Promo CD from Unplugged is CDP-1579.
- p084 - The release code of the "New York Groove (Live)" Promo CD is Mercury MECP-120.
- p085 - "1995 Studio Album" officially became "Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions" release code, 536-323-2/4, and was released by Mercury Records on October 28, 1997.
- p086 - "Carnival Of Souls" was co-produced by Toby Wright and Gene Simmons/Paul Stanley.
- p086 - "The Jungle" simply known as "Jungle".
- p086 - "Outro" did not make it onto the final release. It was an untitled instrumental assigned the name "Outromental" by catalogue consultant Robert Conte. It appeared on some copies of the "Carnival Of Souls" Advance Tape (Mercury; Issued with no release code).
- p087 - Eric Carr: Album title actually is "Lightning: Lightning", not "Disco Symphony" which happens to be the first track on the album.
- p087 - It was recorded by Mother Nature/Father Time as "Lightning". The name "Bionic Boogie" appears nowhere on the album or packaging.
- p087 - It was released on Casablanca Records, code NBLP-7170DJ and has only been seen, so far, as a promo.
- p087 - Corrected track details: SIDE ONE, "Disco Symphony" (Siano) / "In And Out Of Love" (Siano) // SIDE TWO, "Baby Without Your Love" (Siano) / "I Love The Way You Love Me" (Siano/Henderson/Dozier) / One Step At A Time (Henderson/Dozier). A promotional 12" single was also issued for the album featuring "Disco Symphony/Baby Without Your Love" (Casablanca NBD-20205DJ). Both of these would have been issued late in 1979, at about the same time as the band was breaking up. The album was produced by Lewis Merenstein and Ralph Moss, assisted by Howard Merritt. It was recorded at The Sound Place, NY and Eric is credited as "Paul Caravello" and appears on drums and backing vocals. Numerous other session musicians appear.
- p088 - Re: "In a 1990 interview with Eric, he admitted that there may be five or six copies in existance"... Well I have two copies, and have sold a third, and know three others who have copies, two of which have two copies... thus 5 or 6 is highly unlikely, though it is incredibly difficult to obtain, assuming that some of the band members got copies also! Recently, the Caravello family put the figure closer to 50 copies - still mega-rare!
- p093 - Release code of the Chelsea album is DI-75262.
- p097 - "Tears/Jealous Guy" was released on Casablanca/PolyStar 7S-71 in Japan in 1982. European call letters remain unknown, but possibly follow the Australian model (as some issues often did) as 6000-818.
- p111 - The release code for the Crazy Joe 7" single for "Eugene/Madam Palm" is Casablanca NB-2298. A second single from the album, with tracks which Ace was not involved with was also released, "Ice Cream/" (NB-2334).
- p111 - Millemo completed about half of an album for RCA in 1971, not a full album.
- p113 - Singles were released off the Blackjack album: "Love Me Tonight" (Polydor 14-572, 1979), the B-Side is unknown; And "Without Your Love" (Polydor 2046, 1979), the B-side is unknown, which I've only seen as a Promo.
- p114 - Singles were released off the Worlds Apart album: "My World Is Empty Without You" (Polydor 2123, 1980), the B-side is unknown.
- p115 - Bruce Kulick has numerous other appearances on other peoples albums. Around 1980/1 he appeared on the Rozzetta album "Where's My Hero"; He also played on the Stevie album "Gypsy"; He contributed minimal guitar work on Michael Bolotin's 1987 album "The Hunger"; He guests's on one track on the Ronnie Spector album "Unfinished Business" from 1987, and as a result turns up also on a compilation, "Dangerous, The Best Of Ronnie Spector" (1995); He provides some guitars on one track on Don Johnson's 1989 album "Let It Roll"; Though mentioned later he appears on the Shocker OST; He also contributes instrumental tracks to two albums, "Zeptune" for Guitar's Practicing Musician Vol. 2 (1991), and "Liar" for the late-1997 album "Return Of The Comet". He also worked on two tracks for the Rod Stewart Tribute album (with John Corabi) which has yet to appear.
- p125 - Release code of "Take Me Home" is NBLP-7138.
- p128 - Prior to Badlands Eric Singer appears on the Drive album "Characters In Time" (1988).
- p128 - As a result of his tenure in Black Sabbath, two tracks which Eric appeared on are on the Black Sabbath compilation "Blackest Sabbath" (Vertigo 828818) released in 1989.
- p129 - Additionally Eric has appeared on Greg Chaisson's "It's About Time" album (1995), Warren Di Martini's "Crazy Enough To Sing For You" album from 1997 (released only in Japan), and on one track on Gilby Clark's "Hangover" album (1997). More recently he has appeared on the "Return Of The Comet" album.
- p130 - Paul also appears on an album be "Alessi".
- p140 - One Vinnie Vincent track is on the Nightmare On Elm St. OST, the Freddie Kruger Mix of "Love Kills".
- p157 - The release in Australia from Peter's Out Of Control (6302-065) album was "By Myself/I Found Love" (Casablanca/ Phonogram 6000-515.
- p171 - The release code of the bonus EP issued with Alive, Alive II, and Alive III is Mercury B-KISS1-02.
- p175 - There are two versions of the "Rock And Roll All Nite" single (VIP-2318), on which features the title in English on the cover, in addition to the Japanese, and the other which does not.
- p185 - "Chikara" was released on PolyStar, not Nippon-Phonogram.
- p188 - "Carnival Of Souls" was released in Japan by Mercury in November 1997 (Mercury PHRC-1560).
- p197 - A promotional EP was issued in the UK for the Destroyer album. It is the equivilent of the American "Summer Tour Album" and features: SIDE ONE, "Flaming Youth" / "Do You Love Me" //SIDE TWO, "Detroit Rock City" / "Beth". It was released on Casablanca/EMI as a white label promo (PRS-398) as a 7" versus the US 12" format.
- p198 - The release code for the "Rocket Ride/Detroit Rock City (Live)/Love Gun (Love)" 12" is CANL-117.
- p198 - The CALD-5004 issue of ALive II did include all the premiums included with the American release. A small white sticker appears on the cover describing the contents, using English spelling, though the premiums were the American versions and are thus no different. The album was also available in red vinyl.
- p198 - A second single was issued in the UK off Peter's solo album: "Don't You Let Me Down/Hooked On Rock And Roll" (Casablanca/Pye CAN-142).
- p200 - Dynasty was issued including the poster in the UK.
- p200 - Unmasked was issued including the poster in the UK.
- p203 - The uncut version of the "Lick It Up" 7" picture disc is ever rarer and sells for big money...
- p203 - Three versions of the "Tears Are Falling/Heaven's On Fire(Live)" 7" are available, either with a Gold, Silver, or Blue center ring.
- p208 - The KISS logo on the "Greatest KISS Radio Sampler" is indeed the normal logo, not plain capital letters.
- p208 - The greatest Hits album also features errors like a picture being reversed so that Paul's star is on the wrong eye on the rear cover, and numerous song-writing screw-ups.
- p211 - Return to Casablanca (NBD-20131) is not a Promo Radio Show... it's a promo sampler, plus the picture for Volume 2 is shown.
- p217 - "Rockanroleando Toda Noche" is actually a special Mexican repackaging of Killers released in 1984 by PolyGram.
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