Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kiss"Double Platinum" Released on this Day - 1978

Kiss' first compilation album of greatest hits, Double Platinum, was released on this day, April 2,1978.

The album featured a double album set of 20 Kiss songs, some remixed and one re-recorded, "Strutter '78."  The album featured an embossed,
gatefold -sleeve in silver. The inside sleeve saw each band members face  embossed which would later be seen as the template for the album covers by each member tha was released later that September. As Kiss always saw to putting goodies in albums back then, a cardboard like Platinum "award" thanking the fans for making "Double Platinum" a success, was included.

The album was certified Platinum on May 16, 1978 but the RIAA. The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200 Pop Album Charts in 1978.
The single "Hard Luck Woman" peaked at #15 on the Billboard Pop Singles Charts 1978.

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