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The Sound Of A

Review Alice Cooper's new studio album, his first in 6 years, 'Paranormal' was recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin. The 10 track album also features a very special bonus CD a mini-album consisting of two brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings. 'Paranormal' also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.

'Paranormal' will be available July 28th and Alice Cooper will be touring the US through the end of June and then hit the road with Deep Purple and the Edgar Winter Band in August.
FIREPOWER

Review Alice Cooper is an American icon and a Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer, with a career spanning over four decades. Known for outrageous and gruesome live performances - Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of multiple members including Vincent Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith. They broke big with their hit "I'm Eighteen" followed by a bigger single "School's Out" in 1972, and went gold with the 1973 with album, Billion Dollar Babies. Alice Cooper began his solo career with Welcome To My Nightmare in 1975 and continued to successfully complete 18 solo albums up through 2008.
Both Sides Of The Sky

Review For those not wanting to plunk down $60 for last year's boxed set, here's an expanded version of the 1974 anthology Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits -22 tracks on one CD! Includes School's Out; Poison; You and Me; How You Gonna See Me Now; Only Women; No More Mr. Nice Guy; I Never Cry; Body; Elected; Eighteen , and more of Ol' Black Eyes' 1971-1990 best!
Thunderbolt

Review An essential figure in any history of the American grotesque, son-of-a-preacher-man Vincent Furnier served as a missing link between Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Marilyn Manson. As Alice Cooper, he helped make the pop world safe for morbidity and makeup, scoring a bunch of hits and misses along the way. Mascara & Monsters serves up a fairly rote chronology of Cooper's '70s singles, with the occasional B-side and 1989's "Poison" (cowritten by mainstream hitmeister Desmond Child!) thrown in for good measure. As such, the album doesn't live up to its best-of billing. "Dead Babies," arguably the best track on Killer, loses out to "Under My Wheels," while the garage-rock glories of the band's first two albums are also conspicuously absent. On the plus side, "School's Out," "Elected," and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" still sound great. If you're looking for easy access to those and numerous lesser singles, this collection will do the trick. --Bill Forman
Paranormal

Review 15-CD boxed set that includes all of the albums that Cooper recorded with Warner Bros. Records.

The set is presented in a clamshell box and includes 15 albums, each one featuring the original artwork: Pretties For You (1969), Easy Action (1970), Love It To Death (1971), Killer (1971), School s Out (1972), Billion Dollar Babies (1973), Muscle Of Love (1973), Welcome To My Nightmare (1975), Alice Cooper Goes To Hell (1976), Lace And Whiskey (1977), From The Inside (1978), Flush The Fashion (1980), Special Forces (1981), Zipper Catches Skin (1982), and DaDa (1983).

Alice Cooper along with guitarists Glen Buxton and Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith recorded seven albums together, including four consecutive platinum records that culminated with the #1 album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. This line-up generated indelible hard rock classics like I m Eighteen, School s Out, Elected, Hello Hooray, and No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 [Blu-ray/CD]

Review Rock star opulence came to an explosive head in 1973 when the Alice Cooper Group hit #1 on the U.S. and worldwide charts with 'Billion Dollar Babies,' their sixth and most successful album. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it is also one of the best rock 'n' roll records of all time, and the subsequent tour became the biggest rock production to date. Capitalizing on the album's themes of good-old decadence and horror, the show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world's preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture.
Now, a few decades later, we have given Billion Dollar Babies the deluxe Rhino treatment - the complete remastered album in its entirety remixed by Ezrin himself.
From Out Of The Skies

Review Certified Platinum by the RIAA. (7/01)
Resurrection

Review This special edition DVD feature from Alice Cooper includes the 1976 concert film "Welcome To My Nightmare" and, appearing on DVD for the first time, the 1975 TV special "Alice Cooper: The Nightmare".

"Alice Cooper: The Nightmare" is the rarely seen 1975 TV special that aired on ABC, in conjunction with the release of the legendary "Welcome To My Nightmare" album. The TV special stars Alice Cooper as Steven and Vincent Price as The Spirit of the Nightmare, and showcases every song from the "Welcome To My Nightmare" album, including Only Women Bleed, Department of Youth, Cold Ethyl and the title track.

"Welcome To My Nightmare" features hits and classic songs, including I'm Eighteen, School s Out, Only Women Bleed, No More Mr. Nice Guy and, of course, Welcome To My Nightmare. The nightmare vividly comes to life on the rock stage, bringing forth a plethora of skeletons, giant spiders, a cyclops, the "magic" movie screen and the voice of horrormeister Vincent Price, all designed to thrill you and keep you uneasy in your sleep.

TRACKLISTING DVD

Welcome To My Nightmare:
1) The Awakening
2) Welcome To My Nightmare
3) Years Ago
4) No More Mr. Nice Guy
5) I'm Eighteen
6) Some Folks
7) Cold Ethyl
8) Only Women Bleed
9) Billion Dollar Babies
10) Devil s Food
11) The Black Widow
12) Steven
13) Escape
14) School's Out
15) Department Of Youth

The Nightmare:
1) Welcome To My Nightmare
2) Devil's Food
3) Some Folks
4) Only Women Bleed
5) Cold Ethyl
6) The Black Widow
7) Years Ago
8) Department Of Youth
9) Years Ago (Reprise)
10) Steven
11) The Awakening
12) Ballad Of Dwight Fry
13) Escape
14) The Awakening (Reprise)
The Purple Tour (Live)(CD/Bluray)

Review After an amazing string of gold & platinum LP's and 45's, Warner Bros. honored Alice Cooper and his band with their own Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits album in 1974. This top charting LP featured the superstar acts' biggest songs from their albums Love It To Death, Killer, School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies and Muscle Of Love. Featuring smashes like "School's Out," "I'm Eighteen," "Elected," "Under My Wheels" & "No More Mr. Nice Guy," Friday Music is proud to announce the first time 180 Gram vinyl of Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits. First time gatefold cover & mastered from the original tapes!
Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition DVD

Review Alice Cooper's new studio album, his first in 6 years, 'Paranormal' was recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin. The 10 track album also features a very special bonus CD a mini-album consisting of two brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings. 'Paranormal' also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.

'Paranormal' will be available July 28th and Alice Cooper will be touring the US through the end of June and then hit the road with Deep Purple and the Edgar Winter Band in August.
The Age Of Absurdity

Review Alice Cooper is an American icon and a Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer, with a career spanning over four decades. Known for outrageous and gruesome live performances - Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of multiple members including Vincent Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith. They broke big with their hit "I'm Eighteen" followed by a bigger single "School's Out" in 1972, and went gold with the 1973 with album, Billion Dollar Babies. Alice Cooper began his solo career with Welcome To My Nightmare in 1975 and continued to successfully complete 18 solo albums up through 2008.
Paranormal

Review For those not wanting to plunk down $60 for last year's boxed set, here's an expanded version of the 1974 anthology Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits -22 tracks on one CD! Includes School's Out; Poison; You and Me; How You Gonna See Me Now; Only Women; No More Mr. Nice Guy; I Never Cry; Body; Elected; Eighteen , and more of Ol' Black Eyes' 1971-1990 best!
Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition DVD

Review An essential figure in any history of the American grotesque, son-of-a-preacher-man Vincent Furnier served as a missing link between Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Marilyn Manson. As Alice Cooper, he helped make the pop world safe for morbidity and makeup, scoring a bunch of hits and misses along the way. Mascara & Monsters serves up a fairly rote chronology of Cooper's '70s singles, with the occasional B-side and 1989's "Poison" (cowritten by mainstream hitmeister Desmond Child!) thrown in for good measure. As such, the album doesn't live up to its best-of billing. "Dead Babies," arguably the best track on Killer, loses out to "Under My Wheels," while the garage-rock glories of the band's first two albums are also conspicuously absent. On the plus side, "School's Out," "Elected," and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" still sound great. If you're looking for easy access to those and numerous lesser singles, this collection will do the trick. --Bill Forman
Many Faces of Alice Cooper

Review 15-CD boxed set that includes all of the albums that Cooper recorded with Warner Bros. Records.

The set is presented in a clamshell box and includes 15 albums, each one featuring the original artwork: Pretties For You (1969), Easy Action (1970), Love It To Death (1971), Killer (1971), School s Out (1972), Billion Dollar Babies (1973), Muscle Of Love (1973), Welcome To My Nightmare (1975), Alice Cooper Goes To Hell (1976), Lace And Whiskey (1977), From The Inside (1978), Flush The Fashion (1980), Special Forces (1981), Zipper Catches Skin (1982), and DaDa (1983).

Alice Cooper along with guitarists Glen Buxton and Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith recorded seven albums together, including four consecutive platinum records that culminated with the #1 album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. This line-up generated indelible hard rock classics like I m Eighteen, School s Out, Elected, Hello Hooray, and No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Hollywood Vampires

Review Rock star opulence came to an explosive head in 1973 when the Alice Cooper Group hit #1 on the U.S. and worldwide charts with 'Billion Dollar Babies,' their sixth and most successful album. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it is also one of the best rock 'n' roll records of all time, and the subsequent tour became the biggest rock production to date. Capitalizing on the album's themes of good-old decadence and horror, the show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world's preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture.
Now, a few decades later, we have given Billion Dollar Babies the deluxe Rhino treatment - the complete remastered album in its entirety remixed by Ezrin himself.
inFinite (Gold Edition)

Review Certified Platinum by the RIAA. (7/01)
Welcome 2 My Nightmare

Review This special edition DVD feature from Alice Cooper includes the 1976 concert film "Welcome To My Nightmare" and, appearing on DVD for the first time, the 1975 TV special "Alice Cooper: The Nightmare".

"Alice Cooper: The Nightmare" is the rarely seen 1975 TV special that aired on ABC, in conjunction with the release of the legendary "Welcome To My Nightmare" album. The TV special stars Alice Cooper as Steven and Vincent Price as The Spirit of the Nightmare, and showcases every song from the "Welcome To My Nightmare" album, including Only Women Bleed, Department of Youth, Cold Ethyl and the title track.

"Welcome To My Nightmare" features hits and classic songs, including I'm Eighteen, School s Out, Only Women Bleed, No More Mr. Nice Guy and, of course, Welcome To My Nightmare. The nightmare vividly comes to life on the rock stage, bringing forth a plethora of skeletons, giant spiders, a cyclops, the "magic" movie screen and the voice of horrormeister Vincent Price, all designed to thrill you and keep you uneasy in your sleep.

TRACKLISTING DVD

Welcome To My Nightmare:
1) The Awakening
2) Welcome To My Nightmare
3) Years Ago
4) No More Mr. Nice Guy
5) I'm Eighteen
6) Some Folks
7) Cold Ethyl
8) Only Women Bleed
9) Billion Dollar Babies
10) Devil s Food
11) The Black Widow
12) Steven
13) Escape
14) School's Out
15) Department Of Youth

The Nightmare:
1) Welcome To My Nightmare
2) Devil's Food
3) Some Folks
4) Only Women Bleed
5) Cold Ethyl
6) The Black Widow
7) Years Ago
8) Department Of Youth
9) Years Ago (Reprise)
10) Steven
11) The Awakening
12) Ballad Of Dwight Fry
13) Escape
14) The Awakening (Reprise)
We're All Alright!

Review After an amazing string of gold & platinum LP's and 45's, Warner Bros. honored Alice Cooper and his band with their own Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits album in 1974. This top charting LP featured the superstar acts' biggest songs from their albums Love It To Death, Killer, School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies and Muscle Of Love. Featuring smashes like "School's Out," "I'm Eighteen," "Elected," "Under My Wheels" & "No More Mr. Nice Guy," Friday Music is proud to announce the first time 180 Gram vinyl of Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits. First time gatefold cover & mastered from the original tapes!

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