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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Welcome to My Nightmare
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on 11 July 2013
Alice Cooper at his best! He controls the stage, his band and his audience! A true masterpiece for any Alice Cooper fan, or any fan of that type of music!
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on 28 June 2013
A fantastically weird and wonderful album that's more like a movie than a collection of random tracks. I would say it's Alice at his best.
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on 3 October 2013
Fantastic album a must for all Alice Cooper fans ., and it`s the wife`s favourite Alice Cooper album. Very Highly recommended.
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on 12 May 2013
Loved it great buy music good brought back good times five star would recommend it to a friend liked the album
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on 27 April 2013
What an improvement on the sound of this remaster, classic Alice at his sick best, and for £3? what a bargain.
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on 8 May 2013
I had heard of Alice Cooper as one of the masters of hard rock, and got this. What is it? I cannot figure. I am quite flexible and like different music genres, but this I cannot locate. It lacks harmony and melody and rhythm, the basic ingredients of music - and I do enjoy punk music!
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on 18 May 2015
The first outing for Alice without his original band backing him, but with new musicians including Steve Hunter, Tony Levin and Dick Wager and featuring the wonderful narration of Mr Vincent Price. Some truly great tracks on this album including the massive hi "Only Women Bleed". if you only ever buy a few of Alice's albums, then this has to be one of them.
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on 5 November 2010
Alice's first foray into the music industry as a solo artist proved to be a major turning point. After this stunning classic however his succeeding albums became less and less interesting until he discovered heavy metal in the mid '80s. But he started off very well indeed and in no small part thanks to the Alice Cooper band and their output. It seemed almost impossible to top the phenomenal Billion Dollar Babies, even after a relatively short career that had already produced such other classics as Love It To Death, Killer and the track (not the album, unfortunately), 'School's Out'. Muscle of Love didn't really come close but it was a fantastic album in its own right and ended the classic partnership on a rocking high.

Welcome to my Nightmare marked a more sombre, introspective and progressive Alice Cooper. The title track starts like a supernatural western with a creepy, scratchy warbling effect on the guitars, builds to a crescendo fanfare of brass and pomp and ends breathlessly. It is and always will be a classic track in any genre. 'Devil's Food' is another stunning track that isn't really a song as such but an interlude that is just extremely catchy (a bit like 'I Love the Dead' from Billion...) and is worth the money for the unsurpassably iconic cameo from the legendary Vincent Price. Which segues effortlessly into 'The Black Widow', which is simply one of the darkest, catchiest and most brilliant tracks ever. 'Some Folks' changes tack slightly with a very western-sounding piano-driven track that is similar to 'Crazy Little Child' from Muscle of Love but far, far better. An underrated classic in my opinion. So far everything seems to work perfectly together and the effort that has gone into producing the album is evident throughout. Strangely, 'Only Women Bleed' is the one song from this album that has survived the ages and is still played occasionally today, as well as being covered by many artists, including Tina Turner, Etta James, Elkie Brooks, Tori Amos and Guns and Roses. It is obvious why - it's a great song and a classic(another!) - but it is in good company as most of the accompanying tracks are just as good.

'Department of Youth' is Alice at his best. It is a playful, fun song with a dark edge. And, as usual, it's catchy as hell. 'Cold Ethyl' is still played live today and it is a 2 minute slice of pure rock-music genius. 'Years Ago' returns to the territorial denizens of the beginning of the album. It's nicely disjointed and a great introduction to one of the creepiest songs ever, 'Steven'. Just so well written, played, acted, everything, etc, etc. Stunning. 'Steven' links into 'The Awakening' which is basically another interlude, almost a come-down from the darkness of the album. It is needed to bridge the gap between the deranged beauty of 'Steven' and the foot-tapping genius of final track, 'Escape'. It finishes it all off brilliantly, on a high and positive. It literally brings a smile to your face. Suffice it to say that it is one of my all-time favourite tracks ever.

It has been a classic now for 35 years and still sounds fresh. If you have never been introduced to this album before I am red with envy. Shake its hand and be ushered over the threshold. You won't want to leave...
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on 19 September 2011
... though the 2011 sequel album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, is also well worth checking out. But this album is simply sublime, a triumph on every level from songwriting to production to performance. Once heard, never forgotten. And if you're an Adam and Joe fan, it is the ultimate in 'Steven!'
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on 7 April 2014
Saw Alice cooper perform this album in 1975 , what a great show and a great album , support at wembley was the heavy metal kids with the late Gary Bolton on vocals, only women bleed was a hit for Julie Covington two years later but Alice's original by far superior.
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