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· KISS - I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU (EXTENDED MIX) - INSANELY RARE ORIGINAL 1979 CASABLANCA RECORDS 2-SIDED STEREO 12" SINGLE (NO NUMBER), SHOWING THE ORIGINAL WORKING TITLE (LATER ABANDONED) AS "I WAS MADE FOR LUVIN' YOU"
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
** ULTRA-RARE ONE-OF-A-KIND ACETATE (REFERENCE PRESSING) WITH TWO DIFFERENT MIXES (EQUALIZATIONS), ONE OF WHICH APPARENTLY NEVER RELEASED**
· PLAIN SILVER & WHITE STERLING SOUND PRESSING PLANT GENERIC ACETATE LABELS WITH ONLY TYPEWRITTEN ARTIST'S NAME, TRACK TITLES, DURATION, PLAYING SPEED (33 1/3) AND THE DATE OF RECORDING/MASTERING (MAY 10, 1979)
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· THIS ACETATE COMES IN ITS PLAIN, WHITE, GENERIC COVER WITH TYPEWRITTEN STERLIN SOUND STATIONARY STICKER REPEATING THE DETAILS NOTED ON THE RECORD LABELS
· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
· COPYRIGHT NOTICE: THIS TITLE IS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE AS IT IS DEEMED TO BE (OR HAVE BEEN) PUBLICLY AND COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE (ALTHOUGH IN A VARIETY OF FORMS AND FORMATS) AND, AS SUCH, EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED BY THE ARTIST, HIS ESTATE OR HIS AGENT(S). IF YOU ARE THE OWNER OF THE COPYRIGHT AND HAVE QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR DOUBTS, PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY THROUGH EBAY.
· As far as we know, this album has NEVER been available on legitimate Compact Disc or in any other way, manner or format.
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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By 1979, everyone from Ethel Merman to the Rolling Stones were getting in on the disco boom by recording dance-minded material. Kiss might have seemed like an odd group to join this trend but they ended scoring one of their biggest hits when they threw their hats in the ring with "I Was Made For Lovin’ You," a canny hybrid of rock riffs and dance grooves. The lyrics tell a steamy tale of nocturnal romance that could just have easily been sung by Donna Summer: "Tonight, I wanna give it all to you/In the darkness, there’s so much I wanna do/And tonight, I’m gonna lay it at your feet/Cause girl I was made for you/And girl you were made for me." The music builds itself on a classic disco soft/hard musical contrast by pairing verses that build intensity with slow-burning ascending phrases to an exhilarating sing-along chorus whose rhythm lends itself to a dance beat. Kiss’ recording of "I Was Made For Lovin’ You" slickly crossbreeds disco and rock elements: the falsetto harmonies on the chorus, the airy synthesizers and a steady 120 bpm beat make the song dance floor-friendly but a chugging guitar and bass riffs give it a heavy feel and Ace Frehley contributes one of his most metallic guitar solos. Paul Stanley completes the song with a seductive vocal that effortlessly moves from silky croon to airy falsetto. This careful balance of elements made "I Was Made For Lovin’ You" a surprisingly workable cross between hard rock and disco and it accordingly became a #11 hit on the charts. Some Kiss fans dismissed "I Was Made For Lovin’ You" as a sell-out (some still do) but it has become a concert staple over the years in a re-arranged version that throws out the disco frills and plays up the song’s relentless riffing (this version can be heard on Alive III).
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY DONALD GUARISCO, ALL MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS ACETATE APPARENTLY NEVER HAD A CUSTOM COVER; THE ALBUM WILL BE SHIPPED IN A PLAIN, GENERIC [WHITE] CARDBOARD COVER. ACETATES AND REFERENCE PRESSINGS ARE RARELY – IF EVER – FOUND IN CUSTOM (STOCK) COVERS.
While this acetate is in a BEAUTIFUL state of preservation, we do expect bidders to understand that the aluminum-based, shellac-coated acetates can never be graded by using the exact, same stringent standards used by collectors for modern long-play, hi-fi LPs or singles. The buyer – if not familiar with acetate (reference) recordings - should be cautioned that these discs were intended for brief, limited use only; they were meant to be played only a few times, then discarded or destroyed. In view of this, the surface layer of the disc is manufactured in such a manner that it will wear off pretty quickly, even under normal conditions -- and specially if not handled with due care. Each subsequent playing increases wear and tear of the disc’s surface layer and diminishes the disc’s playability. This disc appears to have been unplayed recently and the grooves are still well-formed and fully visible.
This acetate is in about VERY GOOD ++ (VG++) condition, with some minor, superficial scuffs. Absolutely NO part of the shellac (surface layer) of the disc is missing, and the surface layer is NOT dented, chipped, broken or otherwise compromised.
ON A SCALE FROM 1-10 (where 10 is the best), WE GRADE RECORD AS 7.5
· COVER : This acetate comes without any custom jacket, and will be shipped in a plain, generic, white cardboard cover.
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