KISS – The Elder (VERY RARE)
Hand signed by: Paul Stanley – Gene Simmons – Ace Frehley – Peter Criss
Music from “The Elder” is the ninth studio album released by American rock band Kiss.
A substantial departure from their previous output with its epic concept and orchestral elements, album sales were so poor that Kiss did not embark on a supporting tour for the first time in its eight-year history, opting instead to make a handful of promotional appearances. Music from “The Elder” was Ace Frehley’s last partnership with the band until their 1996 Reunion Tour.
While “A World Without Heroes” was later performed on the band’s 1995 MTV Unplugged appearance, Kiss have largely avoided live performances of songs from the album. “A World Without Heroes”, “The Oath”, and “I” were all performed live on the ABC program Fridays in 1982, all other performances from the era were performed to playback. During a 2004 Australia show, the band attempted to perform “The Oath” and “I”, but Gene Simmons had long forgotten the lyrics. Short performances of “I “, ”Mr. Blackwell”, and “Just a Boy”, were played on the 2011 Kiss Kruise. “The Oath” was performed in its entirety during both electric shows on the 2013 and on the 2014 Kiss Kruise.
Custom Designed Vertical Award Style with Genuine RIAA Gold Award Album
Measures: 20” x 40” x 2”