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Alice Cooper  - The Nightmare album
  • Performer Alice Cooper
  • Title The Nightmare
  • Style Hard Rock
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  • Genre Rock / TV & Radio
  • Size MP3 1331 mb
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Welcome to My Nightmare is the first solo album by Alice Cooper, released in March 1975. It is Alice Cooper's first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts), and his only album for the Atlantic Records label. Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album. Played in sequence, the songs form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven.

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Vincent Price also appears throughout the special, starring as the "Spirit of the Nightmare"

In 1974, shock rocker Alice Cooper decided to part ways with his bandmates, taking his name with him. The band had grown tired of on-stage theatrics, but Alice wanted to push his act further. For his first solo effort, he had an idea for a film which centered on a potential killer whom was never certain if he was awake or dreaming. The Nightmare was groundbreaking, as it was the first time a music video was shot for every song on an album (though "Escape" is a bit of a cheat, as it's mainly a montage of recycled shots). A complete video album hadn't happened before (the closest was probably The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," which only featured half of the songs from the LP) and it wouldn't happen again until Blondie's 1980 compilation "Eat to the Beat.

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.

Like the Alice Cooper band albums before, Welcome To My Nightmare was a very innovative and complex album far ahead of its time, when the musically simple and lyrically obnoxious punk movement was gaining massive popularity. Despite this, Cooper managed to keep himself in the public eye, no doubt because of his hugely theatrical and morbidly offensive stage act inspired by the storyline of this album that made up the tour that supported the record

Tracklist

1 Welcome To My Nightmare
2 Devils 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)

Credits

  • Bass – Prakash John
  • Drums – Whitey Glan
  • Guitar – Dick Wagner, Steve Hunter
  • Keyboards – Joey Chirowsky
  • Lead Vocals – Alice Cooper
  • Narrator – Vincent Price