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Welcome to My Nightmare

Alice CooperAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002I99
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,308 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Alice Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare became a dream come true for the legendary shock rocker and his fans; his first solo album, it soared to #5 in 1975 and became a '70s rock classic. His hits Only Women Bleed; Department of Youth , and Welcome to My Nightmare join the rest of the original LP. Rock 'n' roll!

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a ten star CD! April 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The sound of this remaster is gorgeous! I usually ho-hum at remasters, and can't tell much difference, but this is an exception. The sounds are sharper, crisper. Little sounds and lost instrumentation have been brought up from the background. and some of the weird noises have been given more prominence. I listened to both CD versions back to back, and I could hear major differences. The original CD seems to have been designed to suit more classic rock tastes, but this one seems to have been mastered to suit the tastes of Alice fans.
This reissue was produced by Brian Nelson and David McLees. Sound was produced by Bill Inglot. It was remastered by Dan Hersch at Digiprep-not by Bob Ezrin as the editorial review incorrectly states (check the liner notes before reviewing!)
It comes with a ten page booklet with some nice archive photos (that made me wish there were more photos and that they were larger!) from the "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour and a text piece by Jeffery Morgan-which basically praises Alice to death and doesn't tell fans anything they didn't already know-but it's still nice to read.
The three alternate songs were taken from Alice's ABC TV Special, "The Nightmare," co-starring Vincent Price, which was first broadcast 4/25/75. This is not the "Welcome To My Nightmare" concert video-this is a series of vignettes acted out by Cooper and Price that is nearly impossible to find by conventional means. Maybe this CD will generate interest and they will re-release it. In any case, they do not detract from the album at fact, they add a little closure to it.
"Devil's Food" has alternate lyrics-probably mandated by television executives, but in my opinion the lyrics are even more potentially offensive! Leave it to Alice to pull that off.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Unquestionably one of the albums nearest-and-dearest to my heart, it can instantly transport me through time and I'm a teenager again....which isn't to say I want to live in the past (heck, I LIKE being middle-aged!) but it's a declaration of the sheer power of this album. Alice's greatest album, bar none....and that's saying alot.

This is one of those few-and-far-between albums that you have to commit yourself to when you fire up the stereo to listen to it: it just feels WRONG to interrupt it for any reason. (The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Imperial Bedroom" by Elvis Costello and "Ritual De Lo Habitual" by Jane's Addiction are others that fall into this category.) Every song is of the highest quality; there are no dips in quality in the entirety of this exquisitely well-written and performed drama. The Bob Ezrin production is superb, bringing Alice's vision to vivid, haunting life. The band is in total synch and at the top of their game. Alice growls, pleads, shrieks, mocks, whispers and raves with equal, mesmerizing effect, like a character actor running wild with the juiciest role of his career.

If someone told me I could only have 60 minutes of recorded music, the closing sequence of "Years Ago" > "Steven" > "The Awakening" > "Escape" just might make the cut. Alice Cooper at the peak of his powers, this amazing sequence can still produce goosebumps on my arms. The nightmare-carnival of "Years Ago", the glorious, powerhouse orchestration of "Steven", the creepy, childlike tinkling piano which introduces "The Awakening".....WOW, what a show! When the opening chords of "Escape" come bounding out of my speakers, I'm instantly on my feet singing along in delirious rapture. (This album has the very same effect on my older sister Cindy. Put it on and you won't find two happier people anywhere!)

"Welcome To My Nightmare" is indeed the stuff of legend and hopefully will be listened to for many generations to come!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice Goes Solo December 11, 2006
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A new era starts for Alice. Gone is the original band as Alice goes solo teaming up once again with producer Bob Ezrin and new co-writer guitarist Dick Wagner to create Alice's vision of grand rock theater. "Nightmare" is considered a classic by most Cooper fans and indeed it is a great album albeit different from what his fans at the time might have been used to. The album is a concept piece revolving around the main character "Steven" (who is really Alice) sleeping through a nightmare...........or is it real? This album was conceived and written for the stage as Alice took a full theatrical production of this work on the road. Part rock, theater, Broadway, ballads, and even jazzy at times "Nightmare" covers a lot of ground. Several huge hits came from this album and they are all good ones. The title track with its horn section blaring out the main theme is very different from anything The Alice Cooper Band ever did. "Only Women Bleed" was Alice's first hit ballad. "Department Of Youth" was another big one that although a great song, does not really fit in the context of the album concept. The album tracks are mostly strong as well with "Devils Food / The Black Widow" still playing a part in Alice's set today. Vincent Price's creepy narration during "Black Widow" is a bit corny, but I get the feeling that is the way Alice wanted it to be. "Cold Ethyl" is similar to "I Love The Dead" from the previous album, only this one is totally done as a black comedy. The album closes with four songs that run together "Years Ago", "Steven", "The Awakening" , and "Escape" telling the story of Steven (Alice) and some of his mental.......lets say issues. The Steven character would show up on several later Cooper albums as well. For fans of progressive rock Tony Levin (King Crimson, ABWH, Peter Gabriel) played bass on this one. Although this album was a big departure from the original band's material it stands on it's own as a great piece of work.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Published 2 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to my Nightmare
Alice Cooper decided to go solo with this one and it is great. It has the hit ballad Only Women Bleed.
Published 2 months ago by buddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice Cooper at his best
Loved this album when I was a teenager. I had it on 8-track, but for some reason never bought it on cd. Well I am glad I bought the cd. Now I listen to it all the time. Read more
Published 2 months ago by BUTCH
5.0 out of 5 stars My second concert.....
when I was 15. It's a classic as far as I'm concerned. And Alice is still making kick a$$ music.
Published 3 months ago by pup24pup
5.0 out of 5 stars Good at any age.
Travel back in time to the memories of yesteryear of faded jeans and high school. I used to have all of Alice Coopers albums (yes, vinyl) and thought it was about time to hear him... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kiamarie Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to a long carreer in rock
I have never heard a bad Alice cooper disc! This was his first solo effort after leaving the original lineup and his band is comprised of the cream of the crop of working studio... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kernan W. Mann
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to My Nightmare
I have loved Alice Cooper since I was a teenager and I am 53. This has always been my favorite and haven't had it for quite awhile. I am very happy. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dawn Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to My Nightmare
This was one of my favorite albums in high school. So, I had to get it on CD. Can't beat the price!
Published 7 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Welcome to my Nightmare...
...was happy to finally replace it...was my favorite from back in the still awesome...and your service was awesome, too...
Published 8 months ago by The Grey Hare
3.0 out of 5 stars A little production value can spoil a song
I have the other Cooper albums, and they will rock with their raw power. This one however tends to lose its strength as the tempo tends to be dulled and what could be serious... Read more
Published 9 months ago by TerishD
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