Welcome 2 My Nightmare

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Alice Cooper may not have had a hit single in two decades but he's hardly kept quiet during the two decades that separate 1991's Hey Stoopid and 2011's Welcome 2 My Nightmare. In addition to his quite good syndicated radio show he's regularly recorded new records, some getting positive notice, some sinking into obscurity, but none have had quite the high profile of Welcome 2 My Nightmare, an explicit sequel to 1975's Welcome to My Nightmare that re-teams Alice with producer Bob Ezrin along with such Alice Cooper band veterans as Dick Wagner, Steve Hunter, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith. Given these blasts from the past, it would seem that Welcome 2 My Nightmare ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Alice Cooper may not have had a hit single in two decades but he's hardly kept quiet during the two decades that separate 1991's Hey Stoopid and 2011's Welcome 2 My Nightmare. In addition to his quite good syndicated radio show he's regularly recorded new records, some getting positive notice, some sinking into obscurity, but none have had quite the high profile of Welcome 2 My Nightmare, an explicit sequel to 1975's Welcome to My Nightmare that re-teams Alice with producer Bob Ezrin along with such Alice Cooper band veterans as Dick Wagner, Steve Hunter, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith. Given these blasts from the past, it would seem that Welcome 2 My Nightmare would be a throwback to the '70s, but one of the great unspoken things about Alice Cooper is that he always makes records that sound like their time and this is no exception, with Ezrin pumping Alice through enough Auto-Tune to compete with Kesha, who happens to be brought in for a duet on the metallic bubblegum "What Baby Wants." Kesha isn't the only cameo here: country legend Vince Gill and Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood contribute some guitar, as does former Marilyn Manson sideman John 5, and the very names of these guests go a long way in explaining the giddy kaleidoscope of sounds here. Electro-prog butts shoulders with tightly wound metal, runaway rockabilly, vaudevillian shuffles, disco-rock, garage pop, and power ballads, and old showman that he is, Alice Cooper sells them with a convincing grin. Alice may be the star but much of the success of Welcome 2 My Nightmare is due to the man behind the curtain, as Ezrin gives this album flair and focus that not only make it an unexpectedly successful sequel but the best Alice Cooper record in decades.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602527812618
  • Catalog Number: 001602802
  • Sales rank: 10,861

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Bruce Dukov Violin
Steve Hunter Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Sid Page Violin
Michael Bruce Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Pat Buchanan Guitar
Dennis Dunaway Bass
Bob Ezrin Piano, Harmonium, Keyboards, Background Vocals, farfisa organ
Vince Gill Guitar
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
Alan Kaplan Trombone
Victor Lawrence Cello
David Low Cello
Wendy Moten Background Vocals
Keith Nelson Rhythm Guitar
Bruce Otto Trombone
Mark Robertson Violin, Concert Master
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Neal Smith Drums
Josefina Vergara Violin
Mark Volman Background Vocals
Dick Wagner Guitar, Guest Appearance
Scott Williamson Drums
Kip Winger Background Vocals
Jimmy DeGrasso Drums
Tommy Henriksen Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tommy Denander Electric Guitar
John 5 Guitar
Andrew Capra Saxophone
Shalini Vijayan Violin
Leah Katz Viola
Chuck Garric Bass
Alyssa Park Violin
Andrew Duckles Viola
Songa Lee Violin
Craig Gosnell Bass Trombone
Jason Roller Violin
Jeremy Rubolino Conductor
David Spreng Guitar
Amy Wickman Violin
Joel Pargman Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Robert Schaer Trumpet
Justin Cortelyou Trombone
Phillip O'Connor Bass Clarinet
Amy Tatum Flute
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith Cello
Sam Fischer Violin
Lara Wickes Oboe
Ke$ha Background Vocals
Brad Sample Guitar
Neil Konouchi Tuba
Melissa St. Thomas Flute
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Michael Bruce Composer
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Dennis Dunaway Composer
Bob Ezrin Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Shep Gordon Executive Producer
Keith Nelson Composer
Neal Smith Composer
Tommy Henriksen Composer, Programming, Sound Effects, Engineer
Jorge Velasco Engineer
Otto D'Agnolo Engineer
Patterson Hood Composer
Richard Wagner Composer
Mike Bolenbach Engineer
Ghian Wright Engineer
Ted Young Engineer
Jeremy Rubolino Arranger, Composer, Orchestration
David Spreng Composer
Justin Cortelyou Engineer
Hank Williams Mastering
Aja Emmanuel Programming
Kesha Sebert Composer
Matt Rausch Engineer
Ernie Cefalu Art Direction
Stephen Jones Engineer
Joe Swafford Engineer
David Biondolilo Engineer
Matt Montgomery Composer
Kelly Jay Fordham Composer
Mike Post Engineer
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