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Customer Review

on 29 October 2011
As a life long fan of the original Alice Cooper Group, i just had to have this box set, but having let the dust settle on it for a few months i can't help feeling a little disapointed by it.
My biggest gripe is with some of the packaging, the CD's and DVD are in cheap sleeves with artwork that looks like it has been put together by someone on a basic computer photoshop type of programme, i would have liked these 'Treasures' to be in solid jewel cases, with alot more thought gone into the packaging....for example booklets in each with more information on individual tracks you get one sheet covering all of the discs in very small writing ). I personally don't like the hardback yearbook, which is laid out like a scrapbook to be in keeping with the desk theme. I would have prefered this to contain as many live pictures of the original band as you could cram onto the page! The art prints don't do much for me either, would have liked one live print of each band member instead.
The music on the discs vary greatly in quality, which i guess is to be expected, i'm sure they included the best sources that were available, but be warned, if you are expecting hi-quality demo's etc, you are going to be disapointed for the most part.The Schools Out demo's are interesting... CD 3 is spoken word, which is fine in itself, but covers pretty much everything already on the dvd,so a little pointless really.
They maybe should have filled the dvd with the live footage such as the ABC in concert mentioned in other reviews.One really annoying thing for me is that only Alice has a say on the break up of the band, Bob Ezrin stating that they simply ran out of time for the others to have a say on this subject....yeah, right.Alice also dismises the material on 'Muscle Of love', but for me, with the exeption of 'Welcome To My Nightmare' he has never made an album as good since.
The Killer live cd (and vinyl) is excellent, so is the reproduction of the 'Killer' tour programme, and the desk itself is really cool.
Overall, i would say it's not for anyone other than the hardcore fans, and it will even leave those feeling a little short changed. What we want is more live complete footage, great hard to find photo's and early live recordings. it's good, not great...i'm glad i own it, but ouch....look at that price!
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4.2 out of 5 stars
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