The Beginning

 
Don't Break The Oath
 
Official releases:
 
Label Catalogue # Format Country Date Comments
Roadrunner RR 9603 LP Holland 1987 w/ sticker & B/W photo on back cover
Roadrunner RR 9603 LP Holland 19?? w/ colour photo on back cover
Roadrunner RR 9603 LP USA 19?? w/ colour photo on back cover
Banzai BRC 2001 LP Canada 19?? w/ colour photo on back cover
Estudio Eldorado 3111 LP Brazil 19?? Black / Grey label
Roadrunner RR 8771-2 CD Germany 1997 Remaster gold-CD, w/bonus track, different cover
 
Songs: (Vinyl)
  A-side:
Doomed By The Living Dead (5:07) (Shermann / Diamond)
A Corpse Without Soul
(6:52) (Sheramnn / Diamond)
Nuns Have No Fun
(4:17) (Shermann - Denner / Diamond)
Devil Eyes
(5:48) (Shermann / Diamond)

B-side:
Curse Of The Pharaohs (3:50) (Shermann / Diamond)
Evil
(4:01) (Shermann / Diamond)
Satan's Fall
(10:28) (Shermann / Diamond)
Black Masses
(4:30) (Shermann / Diamond)
 
Songs: (CD)
  01. Doomed By The Living Dead (5:07) (Shermann / Diamond)
02. A Corpse Without Soul (6:52) (Sheramnn / Diamond)
03. Nuns Have No Fun (4:17) (Shermann - Denner / Diamond)
04. Devil Eyes (5:48) (Shermann / Diamond)
05. Curse Of The Pharaohs (3:50) (Shermann / Diamond)
06. Evil (4:01) (Shermann / Diamond)
07. Satan's Fall (10:28) (Shermann / Diamond)
08. Black Masses (4:30) (Shermann / Diamond)

Bonus track on the 1997 Remaster:
09. Black Funeral
 
The Band:
  King Diamond - Vocals
Hank Shermann - Guitars
Michael Denner - Guitars
Timi Hansen - Bass
Kim Ruzz - Drums
 
Details:
  The songs on the A-side (tracks 01-04) are from Mercyful Fate's first E.P. 1982.
The first 3 songs on the B-side (tracks 05-07) are from the BBC live session recorded on March 19, 1983.
The last song on the B-side (track 08), "Black Masses", are from the B-side of the "Black Funeral" 12"-single.
The bonus track on the 1997 Remaster, "Black Funeral", is from...

A-side (tracks 01-04):
Recorded and Mixed at Stone Sound Studios, Holland in September 1982.
Produced and Mixed by Jac Hustinx.
Engineered by Willem Steentjes.

B-side (tracks 05-07):
Produced by Tony Wilson for Radio 1's the "Friday Rock Show".
Engineered by David Dade.

B-side (track 08):
Produced by Henrik Lund.
Engineered by Jacob J. Jorgensen.

Track 09:


 
Pictures:
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