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.
Many of you requested that I post the Japanese version of Music from "The Elder". This differs from the US pressing. It is what KISS intended the album to be originally. The song order is completely different as well as the segues from song to song. The album also does not include the song "Escape From The Island". This version follows the story line as it was written. Listening to this one has a different feel to it than the US version.