Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Alice Cooper to release Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition DVD

Alice Cooper will release the “Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition DVD” on September 8.

The package pairs two projects associated with the rocker’s classic 1975 solo album debut: a TV special entitled “Alice Cooper: The Nightmare” (available here on DVD for the first time), and the 1976 “Welcome To My Nightmare” concert film.

Aired on ABC in the US shortly after the 1975’s album release, “Alice Cooper: The Nightmare” showcases every
song from the set, with Cooper taking on the role of Steven, and Vincent Price serving as The Spirit Of The Nightmare.

The broadcast delivered a mix of Cooper’s hits and classics against a backdrop of giant spiders, skeletons, a cyclops, and the voice of Price.

The “Welcome To My Nightmare” concert film captures the shock-rocker live over a pair of September 1975 shows at London’s Wembley Arena.

Although the film initially failed at the box office, it went on to become a cult classic thanks, in part, to a series of midnight movie screenings.

“Welcome To My Nightmare” peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Pop Album charts on its way to platinum status for sales of 1 million copies. The set delivered three singles, including the title track, “Only Women Bleed” and “Department Of Youth.”

Cooper is currently gearing up for the July 28 release of his latest album, “Paranormal.” The project reunites the rocker with producer Bob Ezrin and includes guest appearances by U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover.

The package also includes a bonus disc consisting of six live tracks recorded last year in Columbus, OH with Cooper’s current touring lineup, and two brand new songs written and recorded together with original Alice Cooper Band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce.

Currently playing shows across Europe, Cooper will team up with Deep Purple for a late summer run across North America for dates starting in Las Vegas, NV on August 12.

Alice Cooper
“Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition DVD”
Release date: September 8

“Alice Cooper: The Nightmare”

01. Welcome To My Nightmare
02. Devil's Food
03. Some Folks
04. Only Women Bleed
05. Cold Ethyl
06. The Black Widow
07. Years Ago
08. Department Of Youth
09. Years Ago (Reprise)
10. Steven
11. The Awakening
12. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
13. Escape
14. The Awakening (Reprise)

“Welcome To My Nightmare" concert film

01. The Awakening
02. Welcome To My Nightmare
03. Years Ago
04. No More Mr. Nice Guy
05. I'm Eighteen
06. Some Folks
07. Cold Ethyl
08. Only Women Bleed
09. Billion Dollar Babies
10. Devil's Food
11. The Black Widow
12. Steven
13. Escape
14. School's Out
15. Department Of Youth

See also:

Alice Cooper Band reunites for UK tour
AUDIO: Alice Cooper streams new single Paranoiac Personality
Alice Cooper previews new single Paranoiac Personality
VIDEO: Alice Cooper Band reunites in Nashville
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