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on 15 August 2013
Alice Cooper has just recently stunned/wowed/amazed etc. 20,000 people at The Cropredy FOLK Festival!! He's picked up a whole load of new fans who're now interested in buying from the back catalogue. HERE is where to start.

There are several Alice, greatest hits-type, compilations but only this one is remastered. It contains all the original group's big hits - "School's Out", "Elected", "No More Mr. Nice Guy" etc. - plus some album tracks, including the epic "Halo Of Flies". Try playing the latter in the dark and it'll scare the pants off you!

Solo Alice is represented by his big ballad hits of the late 70s - "Only Women Bleed", "I Never Cry", "You And Me" etc. - as well as the rocking "Department Of Youth" and the sinister, jazz(!) overtones of "Welcome To My Nightmare". His two biggest non-Warner Brothers label hits - "Poison" and "Hey Stoopid" - are also included.

Although this IS the best greatest hits set currently available it isn't totally comprehensive. As it's just a single CD there's no room for several lesser hits that he had on Warner Brothers (such as the wonderfully quirky "Clones") and later non-Warners big European hits like "He's Back" and "Lost In America" are also omitted. Released at the turn of the millennium, there's nothing from Alice's post-'Brutal Planet' comeback phase either; nevertheless, an essential purchase for beginners.

For new fans who want to dive straight into individual albums then I'd recommend:-

1. "Billion Dollar Babies" - the newly remastered deluxe double CD version has a live concert added from 1973.
2. "Welcome To My Nightmare" - Vincent Price has a cameo here!
3. "Brutal Planet" - get the DVD as well; it's brilliantly shot and Alice gives an awesome performance.
4. "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" - his most current release. Get the FANPACK collector's edition as it contains a huge magazine covering all of Alice's career.

Enjoy!!
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on 23 May 2015
This is The Best Alice Cooper Compilation I have ever heard and I particularly enjoyed listening to it !

Alice Cooper is an outstanding Ballad writer and performer and yet he is best known for his sometimes Cod Gothic Horror performances and Screaming Rock Stuff which (for me) sometimes works, then there in the middle ground of "Schools Out" and "Elected" - he has a great voice and the songs are well arranged.

The best though is "Only Women Bleed" which remains one of the Best Ballads that I have ever heard and it IS on this CD which is the reason i brought it.
Thoroughly recommended !
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on 27 January 2016
Under My Wheels and Only Women Bleed are still my favourite AC songs, but there are plenty of other good songs in the catalogue too. They were a good band and people tend to overlook that. Not just a stage act.
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on 14 September 2011
I was looking for an Alice Cooper " greatest hits " cd and found that there were several different ones out there.
As a casual fan my cd must contain certain hits such as " Schools Out," " Elected ," " No More Mr.Nice Guy " and the later " Poison." After much searching and deliberation I chose this one as it ticked all the boxes.
It opens with the brilliant " I`m 18 " and closes with the wonderful " Hey Stoopid." 21 tracks in all ranging from 1969 to 2000 with the emphasis on the earlier stuff.
A great compilation from a true original.
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on 16 August 2017
Great cd with some memorable tracks, arrived before due date, thank you.
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on 12 August 2017
Good quality classic Alice songs much appreciated by the next generation, namely my son.....
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on 23 August 2015
Excellent. Well worth a purchase.
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on 19 October 2015
Good collection
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on 13 February 2016
excellent product - excellent service!
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on 30 June 2016
Excellent condition
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