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Casablanca NBL-5/8/P-7152 (USA, 5/23/1979)
A1. I Was Made For Lovin' You (4:29) - Stanley/Poncia/Child | LYRICS
(USA #11, 5/26/79; AUS #6; AUZ #2; CAN #1; FRA #3; GER #2; HOL #1; ITA #10; NOR #10; NZD #1; SWE # 19; SWZ #2; UK #50)
A2. 2,000 Man (4:53) - Jagger/Richards | LYRICS
A3. Sure Know Something (3:59) - Stanley/Poncia | LYRICS
(USA #47, 9/1/79; AUZ #5; CAN #48; GER #28; HOL #3; NZD #11)
A4. Dirty Livin' (4:16) - Criss/Poncia/Penridge | LYRICS
Produced by Vini Poncia. Recorded and mixed by Jay Messina at Electric Lady and Record Plant Studios, New York City, NY, February 1979. Engineered by Jon Mathias and Jim Galante. Peter plays drums only on track A4 with the rest by Anton Fig. The original issue of the album includes a color inner dust sleeve, color poster, and sticker. One of the best KISS albums in terms of packaging! UK Remasters (some at least) have an error where Track 7 starts at 4:42 in track 6...
I Was Made For Lovin' You - Anton Fig on drums, Vini Poncia on keyboards & backing vocals
2,000 Man - Anton Fig on drums, Ace Frehley on bass
Sure Know Something - Anton Fig on drums, Paul Stanley on guitar solo, Vini Poncia on backing vocals
Dirty Livin' - Peter Criss on drums & lead vocals
Magic touch - Anton Fig on drums, Paul Stanley on bass
Hard Times - Anton Fig on drums, Ace Frehley on bass
X-Ray Eyes - Anton Fig on drums
Charisma - Anton Fig on drums
Save Your Love - Anton Fig on drums, Ace Frehley on bass
** Richie Fontana drums on NOTHING.
Chart Peak (USA): #9 (7/21/79) with 25 weeks on charts. Other countries: AUS #13; AUZ #2; BEL #1; CAN #7; FRA #5; GER #8; ITA #16; SWE #17; UK #50
"Dynasty" was certified gold on 6/6/79 and Platinum by the RIAA on 7/10/79. It has sold over 167,000 (3/12) copies since the SoundScan® era commenced in 1991. "I Was Made For Lovin' You" became the band's second gold single being certified on 8/16/79. The album was certified gold by the CRIA (Canada) for sales of 50,000 copies on 7/1/79. Platinum (100,000) followed on 8/1 and double-platinum (200,000) on 11/1. Additionally, "I Was Made For Lovin' You" was certified as a gold single (5,000) on 8/1/79. In Australia the single attained platinum certification from the ARIA for sales of over 100,000 copies.
Only 33% of "Dynasty" has been performed live: "I Was Made For Lovin' You" and "2,000 Man" were the contemporary additions to the "Return of KISS" tour in 1979. "Sure Know Something" was a popular unplugged addition in 1995 and part of the KISS Symphony in Australia in 2003. Paul also dug up "Magic Touch" for his 2006/7 solo tours and "Hard Times" has been a staple in Ace's solo sets.