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ASYLUM (1985)


Mercury/Phonogram 2/6-7274 (Argentina, 1985)
Polystar R28R-2003 (Japan, 1985)
Mercury PHCR-94061 (Japan, 11/1/1998 - CD Remaster Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-3856 (Japan, 6/9/05 - Reissue)
Universal Music UICY-6473 (Japan, 10/18/06 - Reissue)
Vertigo/Phonogram VERH-32 (UK, 9/85)
Mercury/PolyGram 826-099-1/2/4 (US, 9/16/85)
Mercury 558-860-2 (USA, 9/1/98 - Remaster)
Mercury/Island Def Jam Music Group B002024301-A (USA, 5/6/2014 - 180g vinyl)


A1. King Of The Mountain (4:17) - Stanley/Kulick/Child | LYRICS
A2. Any Way You Slice It (4:02) - Simmons/Rice | LYRICS
A3. Who Wants To Be Lonely (4:01) - Stanley/Child/Beauvoir | LYRICS
A4. Trial By Fire (3:25) - Simmons/Kulick | LYRICS
A5. I'm Alive (3:43) - Stanley/Kulick/Child | LYRICS
B1. Love's A Deadly Weapon (3:29) - Simmons/Stanley/Swenson/Beech | LYRICS
B2. Tears Are Falling (3:55) - Stanley | LYRICS
(USA #51, 10/19/85; CAN #83; UK #57)
B3. Secretly Cruel (3:41) - Simmons | LYRICS
B4. Radar For Love (3:25) - Stanley/Child | LYRICS
B5. Uh! All Night (3:43) - Stanley/Child/Beauvoir | LYRICS


Produced by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Recorded and mixed at Electric Lady Studios, New York City, NY, by Dave Wittman, assisted by Ed Garcia and Ken Steiger during June & July, 1985. Additional recording at Right Track Studios, New York City, NY. This album was originally titled "Out Of the Asylum."

Performance credits:

Tears Are Falling - Paul Stanley on bass
Uh! All Night - Jean Beauvoir on bass
** Alan Schwartzberg performed additional drum fills on some tracks...

Chart Action:

Chart Peak (USA): #20 (11/16/85) with 29 weeks on charts. Other countries: CAN #54; GER #43; SWE #3; SWZ #15; UK #12.


"Asylum" was certified gold by the RIAA on 11/13/85. It has sold over 88,000 (3/12) copies since the SoundScan era commenced in 1991. The album was certified gold by the CRIA (Canada) for sales of 50,000 copies on 11/29/85.

Performed Live:

"Asylum" saw the first decline in content performed percentage with a drop from 66 to 40% from the previous album. However, four songs from the album were performed on the first night of the tour on November 29, 1985: "King of the Mountain," "Any Way You Slice It," "Tears Are Falling" and "Uh! All Night." "Any Way You Slice It" was only performed once, and then dropped.


Inner Dust Sleeve: Front | Back
Center Rings: USA | Canada

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