Hell Is

Hell Is

by Alice Cooper
     
 
Alice Cooper has recorded for a variety of different labels over the course of his career, and it seems as if each label has issued a respective "best-of" collection. During most of the late '80s/early '90s, Alice's home was Epic Records, for which he issued 1989's Trash, 1991's Hey Stoopid, 1994's The Last Temptation, and 1995's Classicks,

Overview

Alice Cooper has recorded for a variety of different labels over the course of his career, and it seems as if each label has issued a respective "best-of" collection. During most of the late '80s/early '90s, Alice's home was Epic Records, for which he issued 1989's Trash, 1991's Hey Stoopid, 1994's The Last Temptation, and 1995's Classicks, and this is the era that's highlighted on the 2003 16-track compilation Hell Is. Although he scored his first hit album in years with Trash (thanks to the hit single "Poison" and contributions from Jon Bon Jovi and Steven Tyler), Alice continued with this pop-metal approach on Hey Stoopid. Bad move, as it soon stuck out like a sore thumb among such burgeoning hard rock styles as thrash metal and grunge. As a result, Alice returned to the sprawling, conceptual approach of such past classics as Welcome to My Nightmare for The Last Temptation. While Temptation may not have boosted his commercial appeal, it at least restored his standing among his legion of fans, before Alice fulfilled his contract with the half-compilation/half-concert set, Classicks. Instead of buying all four of these schizophrenic albums, Hell Is will probably be the wisest choice for most, as it collects such highlights as the aforementioned "Poison" and the underrated "Stolen Prayer" (which was penned by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, who also makes a vocal cameo), as well as live renditions of such Alice classics as "School's Out" and "Go to Hell."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
Label:
Epic Europe
UPC:
5099751138525
catalogNumber:
511385

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alice Cooper   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Composer
Alice Cooper   Composer
Joan Jett   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer
Zodiac Mindwarp & the Love Reaction   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer,Producer
Peter Collins   Producer
Bruce Roberts   Composer
Tommy Shaw   Composer
Bob Pfeifer   Composer,Executive Producer
Andy Goldmark   Composer
Michael Bruce   Composer
Ian Richardson   Composer
Duane Baron   Producer
Jack Blades   Composer
Glen Buxton   Composer
Nick Coler   Composer
Chris Cornell   Composer
Dennis Dunaway   Composer
Bob Ezrin   Composer
Don Fleming   Producer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Mark Hudson   Composer
John McCurry   Composer
Thom Panunzio   Producer
John Purdell   Producer
Neal Smith   Composer
Dick Wagner   Composer
Andy Wallace   Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Dan Wexler   Composer
Joe Borja   Producer
Lisa Hollingshead   Producer
Vic Pepe   Composer
Jack Ponti   Composer

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