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Casablanca/Astor NBLP-7120 (Australia, 2/79)
Casablanca/PolyGram 9128-011 (Brazil, 1978)
Casablanca/Phonogram 6399-084 (Europe)
Casablanca/Vogue CB-71039 (France, 1978)
Casablanca/Bellaphon NB-7051 (Germany, 1978)
Casablanca/Phonogram 6399-084 (Germany, 1980)
Casablanca/Victor VIP-6578 (Japan, 1978)
Casablanca/Victor VIPD-2 (Japan, 1979 - Picture Disc)
Casablanca/Polystar 22S-8 (Japan, 1980)
Polystar R00C-2018 (Japan, 1984)
Polystar (Japan, 1987 - CD Reissue)
Mercury PHCR-4324 (Japan, 1997 - CD Remaster)
Universal/Mercury PHCR-94048 (Japan, 9/19/1998 - Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-3847 (Japan, 6/9/05 - Reissue)
Casablanca/PolyGram LPR-43014 (Mexico, 1978)
Casablanca/Teal Records NAC-7049 (South Africa, 1978)
Casablanca NBLP-7120 (US, 9/18/78)
Casablanca NBPIX-7120 (US, 1978 - Picture Disc)
Mercury 532-384-2/4 (US Remaster, 9/16/97)
Lilith LR113LP (Russia, 2006 - Picture Disc)
Mercury/UMe Recordings, Inc. B0020534-01 (USA, 9/30/2014)
Mercury/UMe Recordings, Inc. B0020534-01 (USA, 10/19/2018 - Red Vinyl, boxset)


A1. Radioactive (3:50) - Simmons | LYRICS
(USA #47, 12/2/78; CAN #66; UK #41)
A2. Burning Up With Fever (4:19) - Simmons | LYRICS
A3. See You Tonite (2:30) - Simmons | LYRICS
A4. Tunnel Of Love (3:49) - Simmons | LYRICS
A5. True Confessions (3:30) - Simmons | LYRICS
B1. Living In Sin (3:50) - Simmons/Delaney/Marks | LYRICS
B2. Always Near You/Nowhere To Hide (4:12) - Simmons | LYRICS
B3. Man Of 1,000 Faces (3:16) - Simmons | LYRICS
B4. Mr. Make Believe (4:00) - Simmons | LYRICS
B5. See You In Your Dreams (2:48) - Simmons | LYRICS
B6. When You Wish Upon A Star (2:44) - Washington/Harline | LYRICS


Produced by Sean Delaney and Gene Simmons. Recorded at The Manor, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, England; Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA; and Blue Rock Studio, New York City, NY, April - July 1978. Mixed at Trident Studios, London, England, by Mike Stone, John Brand, Allen Douglass and Frank D'Amico. The album was originally intended to the titled "Man of 1,000 Faces," but the overall marketing plan for the four solo albums changed that. Early pressings include "Something seem larh" etched into the wax as part of an inside joke.

Chart Action:

Chart Peak (USA): #22 (1/6/79) with 22 weeks on charts. Other countries: AUZ #32; CAN #21; JAP #24.


"Gene Simmons" was certified gold and platinum by the RIAA on 10/2/78. It has sold over 31,000 copies since the SoundScan era commenced in 1991. The album was certified gold by the CRIA (Canada) for sales of 50,000 copies on 12/1/78. Contemporaneously, Casablanca had shipped 1,391,411 copies of Gene's album by the end of June 1979, the most of any of the solo albums.

Performed Live:

"Radioactive" was performed by KISS during the 1979 "Return of KISS" tour. "See You Tonite" was a common song performed on the 1995 convention tour and appeared on the "MTV Unplugged" album. Parts of other songs were attempted on occasion.


Gene Simmons Picture Center Ring
Poster: Original Issue | Remaster
Merchandise form: Front | Back
Solo Album Inner Dust Sleeve (US)

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