Welcome to My Nightmare

Welcome to My Nightmare

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by Alice Cooper
     
 

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With the 1974 disintegration of the original Alice Cooper group, Alice was free to launch a solo career. He wisely decided to re-enlist the services of Bob Ezrin for his solo debut, Welcome to My Nightmare, which was a concept album tied into the story line of the highly theatrical concert tour he launched soon after the album's

Overview

With the 1974 disintegration of the original Alice Cooper group, Alice was free to launch a solo career. He wisely decided to re-enlist the services of Bob Ezrin for his solo debut, Welcome to My Nightmare, which was a concept album tied into the story line of the highly theatrical concert tour he launched soon after the album's release. While the music lost most of the gritty edge of the original AC lineup, Welcome to My Nightmare remains Alice's best solo effort -- while some tracks stray from his expected hard rock direction, there's plenty of fist-pumping rock to go around. The disco-flavored, album-opening title track would be reworked on the stage as more of a hard rock tune, while "Some Folks" dips into cabaret territory, and "Only Women Bleed" is a sensitive ballad that became a Top Ten hit. But the rockers serve as the album's foundation -- "Devil's Food," "The Black Widow," "Department of Youth," and "Cold Ethyl" are all standouts, as is the more tranquil yet eerie epic "Steven." Despite this promising start to Cooper's solo career, the majority of his subsequent releases were often not as focused and were of varying quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227678593
catalogNumber:
76785

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alice Cooper   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Hunter   Guitar
Vincent Price   Vocals
Johnny Badanjek   Drums
Josef Chirowski   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Bob Ezrin   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
David Ezrin   Vocals
Tony Levin   Bass
Gary Lyons   Vocals
Michael Sherman   Vocals
Dick Wagner   Guitar,Vocals
Whitey Glan   Drums
Gerry Lyons   Vocals
Gerry Yons   Guitar
Prakash John   Bass

Technical Credits

Alice Cooper   Composer
Kim Fowley   Composer
Vincent Price   Special Effects,Contributor
Marc Anthony   Composer
Bob Brown   Second Unit Director
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Spencer Chrislu   Author
Bob Ezrin   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Remixing
Jim Frank   Engineer
Kelly Jay   Composer
Allan MacMillan   Arranger
Jeff Morgan   Liner Notes
Rod O'Brien   Engineer
David Palmer   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Ed Sprigg   Engineer
Corky Stasiak   Engineer
Dick Wagner   Composer
Trish McKinnon   Contributor
Drew Struzan   Artwork
Mark Anthony   Composer
John Fowley   Composer

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Welcome to My Nightmare 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the Masters First solo performance HE came in like a lion and has no intentions of going out like a Lamb. Everything About this is A#1
Guest More than 1 year ago
Welcome to My Nightmare was Alice's first release after the break up of the Alice Cooper band. It also ranks as one of his best solo efforts. While it offers such great rockers as Cold Ethyl, the Black Widow, and Escape, Cooper, and longtime producer Bob Erzin experimented with caberat on ''Some Folks'' The title track itself is more jazz-influenced.. Also a six-minute version Alice's hit ballad, ''Only Women Bleed'' a concert staple, is included here. While Cooper is criticisized sometimes for changing his sound alot, it can be a good thing becasuse there is a Cooper album out there for lovers of many different rock styles. If you have an interest in Cooper, this is definitly one of several AC albums you should purchase. He is an under-appreciated artist.