Welcome to My Nightmare [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Originally released on LP in 1975 and reissued on CD in 2002, Welcome to My Nightmare is, quite simply, a shock rock masterpiece. It is also a conceptual effort that, like other Alice Cooper releases of the '70s, generated some controversy. Often described as the arena rock equivalent of a horror movie, this album didn't offend those who understood where Cooper was coming from. His fans realized that gems like "Cold Ethyl" and the spooky title song weren't really promoting evil; Alice Cooper is merely a character, and Welcome to My Nightmare gives listeners a guided tour of the character's dark, twisted mind. Arguably, this reissue is arena rock's version of a Bela ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Originally released on LP in 1975 and reissued on CD in 2002, Welcome to My Nightmare is, quite simply, a shock rock masterpiece. It is also a conceptual effort that, like other Alice Cooper releases of the '70s, generated some controversy. Often described as the arena rock equivalent of a horror movie, this album didn't offend those who understood where Cooper was coming from. His fans realized that gems like "Cold Ethyl" and the spooky title song weren't really promoting evil; Alice Cooper is merely a character, and Welcome to My Nightmare gives listeners a guided tour of the character's dark, twisted mind. Arguably, this reissue is arena rock's version of a Bela Lugosi or Vincent Price film; in fact, Price himself makes a guest appearance on "The Black Widow," a creepy number that pays tribute to a very deadly spider. But for all of the album's dark subject matter, Cooper is surprisingly sensitive and tender on the ballad "Only Women Bleed." A major pop hit, the song really struck a chord with female listeners and was covered by everyone from Carmen McRae to Lita Ford to Etta James. Nonetheless, Cooper was still controversial in 1975, and fundamentalist ministers kept insisting that he was taking America straight to hell. Produced by Bob Ezrin, Nightmare marked the first time that Cooper was billed as a solo artist -- and without the Alice Cooper Band he became slicker, more polished, and less gritty. Nonetheless, this album is conceptually brilliant. Thanks to Rhino, Nightmare now has 14 tracks instead of 11; hardcore collectors will be glad to know that Rhino has added alternate takes of "Cold Ethyl," "Devil's Food," and "The Awakening." But even those who aren't hardcore collectors should obtain Welcome to My Nightmare, which remains a textbook example of mid-'70s shock rock. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 081227438326
  • Catalog Number: 74383
  • Sales rank: 69,729

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 (4:17)
  5. 5 Only Women Bleed (5:49)
  6. 6 Department Of Youth (3:20)
  7. 7 Cold Ethyl (2:56)
  8. 8 Years Ago (2:51)
  9. 9 Steven (5:46)
  10. 10 The Awakening (2:31)
  11. 11 Escape (3:27)
  12. 12 Devil's Food (5:13)
  13. 13 Cold Ethyl (2:56)
  14. 14 The Awakening (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Primary Artist
Vincent Price Vocals
Johnny Badanjek Drums
Josef Chirowski Keyboards, Vocals, Clavinet, fender rhodes
Bob Ezrin Keyboards, fender rhodes
Tony Levin Bass
Michael Sherman Vocals
Dick Wagner Guitar, Vocals
Whitey Glan Drums
Gerry Lyons Vocals
Trish McKinnon Vocals
Prakash John Bass
Technical Credits
Marc Anthony Composer
Bob Brown Second Unit Director
Bob Ezrin Arranger, Producer
Jim Frank Engineer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Producer
Allan MacMillan Arranger
David McLees Reissue Producer
Rod O'Brien Engineer
Phil Ramone Engineer
Ed Sprigg Engineer
Corky Stasiak Engineer
Bret Lopez Reissue Producer
Drew Struzan Illustrations
Dave Palmer Engineer
Jeffrey Morgan Liner Notes
Gordon Composer
John Fowley Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Classic album revamped and remastered for 2K2!!!!

    Welcome To My Nightmare, Alice Cooper's first solo effort, not to mention the springboard for his career is back and better than ever. The origional 11 tracks all sound better and the bonus tracks are awesome.

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