Welcome to My Nightmare

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2012
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227972639
  • Catalog Number: 531664
  • Sales rank: 7,094

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome To My Nightmare (5:20)
  2. 2 Devil's Food (3:35)
  3. 3 The Black Widow (3:37)
  4. 4 Some Folks (4:18)
  5. 5 Only Women Bleed (5:49)
  6. 6 Department Of Youth (3:20)
  7. 7 Cold Ethyl (2:57)
  8. 8 Years Ago (2:51)
  9. 9 Steven (5:46)
  10. 10 The Awakening (2:30)
  11. 11 Escape (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Primary Artist
Steve Hunter Guitar
Vincent Price Guest Appearance
Johnny Badanjek Drums
Bob Ezrin Keyboards, fender rhodes
David Ezrin Vocals
Tony Levin Bass
Michael Sherman Vocals
Dick Wagner Guitar, Vocals
Whitey Glan Drums
Gerry Lyons Vocals
Prakash John Bass
Jozef Chirowski Clarinet, Keyboards, Vocals, fender rhodes
The Summerhill Children's Choir Vocals
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer
Kim Fowley Composer
Bob Brown Second Unit Director
Bob Ezrin Arranger, Composer, Producer
Jim Frank Engineer
Alan Gordon Composer
Kelly Jay Composer
Rod O'Brien Engineer
Phil Ramone Engineer
Ed Sprigg Engineer
Corky Stasiak Engineer
Dick Wagner Composer
Trish McKinnon Contributor
Drew Struzan Illustrations
Dave Palmer Engineer
Allan McMillan Arranger
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