KISS consultant Robert V. Conte feels there’s enough material for “special edition” of ‘Music From The Elder’
KISS catalog consultant Robert V. Conte was recently interviewed by William Nesbitt for Sleaze Roxx. The interview will be posted shortly on Sleaze Roxx. Conte was promoting his upcoming memoir My KISS Story.
Conte worked on the remastered version of KISS‘ controversial and much critiqued album Music From The Elder that was originally released in 1981.
In terms of how he feels about Music From The Elder now, Conte indicated: “It is not unreasonable to assume the idea for The Elder was to elevate KISS to a higher musical plane as The Wall did for Pink Floyd. It didn’t work out that way initially, but I think the album holds up well today and is an important part of the group’s catalog. I was honored to help bring the original intended track sequence on the remastered CD and tape that was later rereleased on vinyl.”
With respect to material for an expanded version of Music From The Elder, Conte stated: “There were boxes upon boxes of multi-track tapes available at the vaults in the late 1990s (mostly from Ace Frehley‘s recording sessions), but there simply was not enough time to listen to everything. From what amount I did hear, I do believe that a “special edition” of the album could be created that would please fans. One thing I will tell you: it would be much better than the “deluxe” Love Gun CD that was released.”
Stay tuned for the interview by William Nesbitt with Robert V. Conte, which will be posted shortly on Sleaze Roxx.
KISS‘ ABC Fridays appearance in 1982: