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FATAL PORTRAIT is the debut album by the heavy metal band King Diamond . The album was released in 1986 on Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records
. It is the only King Diamond
King Diamond
album to date in which guitarist Andy LaRocque does not receive writing credits. Fatal Portrait
Fatal Portrait
was produced by Rune Hoyer. Along with The Spider\'s Lullabye , this is one of the band's only albums which is not a whole concept album. This album has sold over 100,000 copies in North America alone.

CONTENTS

* 1 Plot * 2 Track listing * 3 Personnel * 4 References

PLOT

Five songs on this album (first four and "Haunted") form a short story. Narrator sees a face in "every candle that burns". This face speaks one word to him: "Jonah". So he finds an old book, speaks a rhyme and frees the spirit from the candle. It's the spirit of a little girl named Molly, who tells him her story, that happened seven years before. Mrs. Jane kept her 4-year-old daughter Molly in the attic until she (Molly) died. Before, Mrs. Jane painted Molly's portrait and put it above the fireplace, so that Molly would become immortal; however, Molly made the portrait speak to her mother, so that Jane would know about Molly's pain. Mrs. Jane then speaks a rhyme and burns the portrait. A free spirit of Molly returns to haunt her until she goes insane.

TRACK LISTING

All lyrics written by King Diamond
King Diamond
.

SIDE ONE

NO. TITLE MUSIC LENGTH

1. "The Candle" Diamond 6:38

2. "The Jonah" Diamond 5:15

3. "The Portrait" Diamond 5:06

4. "Dressed in White" Diamond 3:09

SIDE TWO

NO. TITLE MUSIC LENGTH

5. "Charon" Diamond, Michael Denner 4:14

6. "Lurking in the Dark" Diamond 3:33

7. "Halloween" Diamond, Denner 4:12

8. "Voices from the Past" (instrumental) Diamond 1:29

9. "Haunted" Diamond, Denner 3:54

REMASTERED EDITION BONUS TRACKS

NO. TITLE MUSIC LENGTH

10. " No Presents for Christmas " Diamond, Denner 4:20

11. "The Lake" Diamond 4:11

PERSONNEL

Band members

* King Diamond
King Diamond
- lead ">

* ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. " King Diamond
King Diamond
- Fatal Portrait
Fatal Portrait
review". AllMusic . All Media Network . Retrieved 2016-11-23. * ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario
Burlington, Ontario
, Canada
Canada
: Collector\'s Guide Publishing . p. 184. ISBN 978-1894959315 .

* v * t * e

King Diamond
King Diamond

* KING DIAMOND * ANDY LAROCQUE * MIKE WEAD * MATT THOMPSON * PONTUS EGBERG

* Michael Denner * Timi Hansen * Mikkey Dee
Mikkey Dee
* Mike Moon * Pete Blakk * Snowy Shaw
Snowy Shaw
* Sharlee D\'Angelo * Darrin Anthony * Herb Simonsen * Chris Estes * John Luke Hebert * Glen Drover
Glen Drover
* Paul David Harbour * Hal Patino * Livia Zita

STUDIO ALBUMS

* Fatal Portrait * Abigail * Them * Conspiracy * The Eye * The Spider\'s Lullabye * The Graveyard * Voodoo * House of God * Abigail II: The Revenge * The Puppet Master * Give Me Your Soul...Please
Give Me Your Soul...Please

EPS

* The Dark Sides
The Dark Sides
* Collector\'s Item

LIVE ALBUMS

* In Concert 1987: Abigail * Deadly Lullabyes

COMPILATIONS

* A Dangerous Meeting * Black Rose: 20 Years Ago * Nightmare in the Nineties
Nightmare in the Nineties
* Decade of Horror * The Bes