1981's The Elder was such a bomb worldwide that Kiss' record company outside the U.S., Casablanca/Phonogram, demanded that the band immediately assemble another greatest-hits package to prove to their befuddled fans that they were still a heavy metal group, not experimental prog rockers…
This is the import only compilation album from the Band KISS. Released June 25, 1982 on Casablanca/Polystar Records. This was never released in the US. It was released in a number of countries, however the Japanese version is the only one to include all fourteen tracks. It also contains four previously unreleased new songs: “I’m A Legend Tonight”, “Down On Your Knees”, “Nowhere To Run”, & “Partners In Crime”.
Chikara (Japanese for "power") is a compilation album by KISS. A Japanese CD only compilation. Very rare. Released in anticipation of the Japan Tour 1988. Only 100,000 copies of this compilation were made. Early copies included a special sew-on patch of the Chikara symbol. Chikara picture discs are NOT official, and are bootleg. Please Note: There are bootleg copies of this CD, you can tell the difference by slight variations in the quality of the cover print - mainly in the details such as clarity of the eyes and patches on jackets. If it isn't clear, it's probably fake.
Destroyer is the fourth studio album by American rock band Kiss, released on March 15, 1976 by Casablanca Records in the US. It was the third successive Kiss album to reach the top 40 in the US, as well as the first to chart in Germany and New Zealand. The album was certified gold on April 22, 1976, and platinum on November 11 of the same year, the first Kiss album to achieve platinum. The album marked a departure from the raw sound of the band's first three albums.