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King Diamond - The Dark Sides


2No Presents For Christmas4:21
3Phone Call1:37
4The Lake4:12


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RRD 2455King Diamond The Dark Sides ‎(CD, Maxi, Comp)Roadracer RecordsRRD 2455US1988
RRC 2455King Diamond The Dark Sides ‎(Cass, Comp, Whi)Roadracer RecordsRRC 2455USA & Canada1988
RR 2455, RR-2455King Diamond The Dark Sides ‎(12", EP, Comp)Roadracer Records, Roadracer RecordsRR 2455, RR-2455USA & Canada1988
M-019King Diamond The Dark Side ‎(Cass, EP, Unofficial)MC M-019PolandUnknown
RR 2455 1King Diamond The Dark Sides ‎(12", EP, Comp)Roadrunner RecordsRR 2455 1Netherlands1988


  • DesignNeebulex
  • Photography ByKrasner / Trebitz Photography
  • Producer, Mixed ByKing Diamond , Roberto Falcao


Issued in a jewel case, with 4-page booklet.

Track 1 from the King Diamond LP Fatal Portrait (March '86).
Track 2 originally appearing as the title track of King Diamond's third LP Them (June '88).
Track 3 December 1985 marked the release of the No Presents For Christmas 12" single.
Track 4 originally appearing as the B-side of The Family Ghost 12" single (July '87). Recorded during the sessions that produced the second King Diamond LP Abigail.
Track 5 recorded during the sessions of Fatal Portrait. Previously available on the limited-edition Halloween picture disc (September '86).
Track 6 previously appearing only on the CD of Them.

Digitally mastered

℗ 1988 Roadrunner Productions B.V.
© 1988 Roadrunner Productions B.V.

[Back cover]
Manufactured in Germany

Made in Germany


  • Barcode (Printed): 0 16861-2455-2 8
  • Barcode (Scanned: UPC_A): 016861245528
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SONOPRESS C-4790/RR 24552 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SONOPRESS C-4790 / RR24552 H
  • Label Code: LC 9321
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • SPARS Code: AAD


  • Marketed By – Roadrunner Productions B.V.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Roadrunner Productions B.V.
  • Copyright (c) – Roadrunner Productions B.V.
  • Published By – Roadster Music
  • Glass Mastered At – Sonopress – C-4790



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King Diamond - The Dark Sides
Performer: King Diamond
Genre: Rock
Title: The Dark Sides
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1988
Style: Heavy Metal
MP3 album: 1810 mb
FLAC album: 2149 mb
Source: CD, EP
№ Cat: RR 2455 2
Label: Roadrunner Records