Kiss Dynasty US Orig'79 Casablanca NBLP7152 1st "Straight Jacket" Misprint Cover
  $   2,005
  £   1,680

 


$ 2005 Sold For
16 Jun 2024 Sold Date
9 Jun 2024 Start Date
44   Number Of Bids
  USA Country Of Seller
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ORIGINAL TRUE 1st US CASABLANCA RECORDS PRESSING

 

KISS ~ DYNASTY (1979)

 

ICON OF EVERY KISS COLLECTION “STRAIGHT JACKET” MISPRINT COVER

 

LESS THAN 100 NON-AIRBRUSHED COVERS EVER PRODUCED

 

FULL COLOR 22” X 33” POSTER OF THE BAND

 

4-PAGE KISS ARMY MERCHANDISE ORDER FORM

 

CUSTOM MULTI-COLOR “KISS” ILLUMINATED INNER SLEEVE WITH THE KISS ARMY HEADQUARTERS ADDRESS

 

            

 

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Original true 1st US Casablanca Records pressing of KISS’ 7th studio album “Dynasty” released on May 23, 1979. Icon of every KISS collection, monstrously rare KISS Dynasty “STRAIGHT JACKET” Cover! At the end of the photo session for the “Dynasty” album cover, there was an idea to have the band members wear straight jackets. The band members’ faces on these photos turned out to be good, but the concept with the straight jackets wasn’t green lit. (Please see a production still from the photoshoot included after the listing's photos). These photos were used in the airbrushed form not only on the cover itself, but also on the poster that comes with the album. Less than 100 “STRAIGHT JACKET” covers were made when the printer paid attention that Paul Stanley’s and Gene Simmon’s straight jackets weren’t completely airbrushed. The error was then quickly corrected and this initial bunch of less than 100 covers became extremely collectible and highly sought after by KISS collectors. This copy was pressed at the Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman, NJ plant and contains the “56” number on the labels. The full complete memorabilia set includes:

-22” x 33” full color poster of the band 

- 4-page KISS ARMY merchandise insert with a mail order form

- Custom multi-color “KISS” illuminated inner sleeve with the KISS ARMY headquarters New York address

1st pressing vinyl mastered by Sterling Sound Studios, New York as identified by the machine stamped “STERLING” in the runout groove on both sides. The full matrix numbers are as follows: Side 1: NBLP 7152 AS RE1 CP2 STERLING; Side 2 - NBLP-7152-BS STERLING.


The cover is graded somewhere between Strong Very Good Plus and Excellent Minus. This is one of the best examples of the "Straight Jacket" cover we've come across with as the majority of them have a significant wear. The cover of this copy is very clean and doesn't have any splits, missing pieces, soiling, indentation marks, residue or writing. It has a few creases, for the most part at the bottom right corner and top left corner which also has a light discoloration spot. The front cover has just a light hint of ring wear at the top. The spine contains a fully readable text only having some light scuffing. I grade the vinyl as Very Good Plus. It retains its factory gloss but has a few liggt non-feelable surface hairlines as well as scuffs from the inner sleeve, which is in Near Mint Minus condition, just like the Kiss Army insert and the poster. The very clean labels are in Near Mint Minus condition, wear- and scuff-free, and only has a couple of very light spindle marks that can be seen under a strong light source. The vinyl sounds amazing only having some very light occasional static. Track 4 of Side 2 has a couple of very light ticks, which probably will disappear if you change the balance of your tonearm. Most likely, the static also could get reduced or go away if the record was professionally cleaned using a VPI cleaning machine.


            

 

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