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This album consists of Alice's all-time hits and some of his famous classicks LIVE! This greatest hits collection is the best out of all the other Alice greatest hits CD's. The major hits of the album includes the famous deadly, "Poison." Also one of Alice's most evil hits, "Feed My Frankenstein." The CD also consists of Alice's great ballads such as "Stolen Prayer", "It's ME", and a live version of his classic "Only Women Bleed."
The second half consists of six life tracks recorded in Birmingham, AL in 1989. The live tracks are so INTENSE and LOUD that Alice makes you feel like you're actually at the concert. The intense heavy metal track, "Under My Wheels" sounds great on stage. Another great live version is "No More Mr. Nice Guy." The greatest live piece is Alice's all-time greatest hit, "School's Out." The song is 100x better than the orginal studio recording. Last but not least is Alice's remake of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire". Alice did a great job on vocals for this. He sang it in such a trashy tone just like Jimi and it turned out great.
If you're interested in buying a CD of Alice Cooper, start with this so you can get a great taste of how he sounds. The album has hits from the 70's - Present. Every time I'm intereted in buying a CD of a new artist, I buy a hits collection to listen to their overall sound. This album definately does more than just that. Alice gets you HOOKED! This is the first Alice CD I bought and now I have over ten in just half a year. There's your're example of how easily any rock fan can get hooked on Alice Cooper. ROCK ON ALICE!
I remain a big Alice Cooper fan, but unless you are a fan of live music I would avoid this particular collection. I really did not care for the mixture of live and studio recordings.
This is the only Alice Cooper album I own and would recommend it for others who just want a few of his good songs.
With epic he recorded some of his best songs. 'Poison' needs no introductory. The comilation is mostly made up of singles. Hard rock softened only by 'It's Me' and 'Stolen Prayer'. 'Lost In America' adds humour to the proceedings but the real motivation for purchase must surely be the live tracks.
While the MCA compilation offered only one rather dull live version of 'Billion $ Babies', the live versions on here are the best versions out there. The official live CD's are quite hit and miss. The live cuts here are taken from the Trashes The World home video and truly represents Alice up there on stage in front of thousands. Totally over the top overdrive guitars. 'Schools Out' never sounded better and the guitar solo on 'I'm Eighteen' (running at four and a half minutes!) is amazing.
The previously unreleased B Side 'Fire' is a good Jimi Hendrix cover, personally i prefer the other B Side track 'It Rained All Night' or 'I Got A Line On You' (which is also a cover and now available on the box set). Cool nonetheless. The only criticism I'll level at this (as with all greatest hit's type albums) is that it only includes singles really. I would have liked 'Snakebite' or 'Hell Is Living Without You' to appear on here, although I wouldn't have wanted to miss the live tracks which are really great renditions of his older songs.
This coupled with the 'Freedom For Frankenstein' CD (which also boasts great live tracks) covers most of his best stuff in the 80's/early 90's. 'Classicks' is essential to the newcomer or devoted fan.
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I'm writing this review to clear some stuff for people looking to buy this cd. Yes this is a greatest hits of Mr coopers fine work, but it is not a collection of 70s hits. Read morePublished 20 months ago by classic rock fan
Product arrived in good condition and on time, as advertised. What else can you say? It's ALICE! If you like Alice, you will love it.Published on March 28, 2013 by S Martin
`Classicks' offers a `best of' collection of Alice Cooper with a solid mix of studio and live tracks. Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by Spider Monkey
It only includes all the new stuff by alice cooper. Wheres all the good old stuff? All the new stuff on here bassicly is not good except lost in america and than the live versions... Read morePublished on May 31, 2008 by pinkfloyd
The songs on this cd is some good old fashioned 70's rock. You get songs about sex, heartbreak, love, confusion and much more. Read morePublished on March 22, 2006 by Der Hammer des Kuchens
I heard a few Alice Cooper songs earlier this year, and I have to say I am hooked! I love most of his songs, and I cant get enough of Feed My Frankenstein! Read morePublished on August 22, 2005 by M. August