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Welcome 2 My Nightmare


This sequel to Alice's first solo album seems him reunited with producer Bob Ezrin as well as the guitars of Steve Hunter (who also rejoined the live band). Guests include Rob Zombie, country star Vince Gill, pop star Ke$ha and, best of all, the original Alice Cooper band (Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce).
While revisting a well loved classic is a dangerous thing to do, here Alice and Ezrin pretty much pull it off with what has be described as Alice's best album since the 70s.


September 16th 2011 (UK Special Edition)
September 13th 2011 (US Edition)

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  1. I Am Made Of You (Cooper, Ezrin, Child)
  2. Caffeine (Cooper, Ezrin, Keith Nelson, Henriksen)
  3. The Nightmare Returns (Cooper, Ezrin)
  4. A Runaway Train (Dunaway, Cooper, Ezrin)
  5. Last Man On Earth
  6. The Congregation (Cooper, Ezrin, Henriksen)
  7. I'll Bite Your Face Off (Cooper, Ezrin, Neal Smith, Henriksen)
  8. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever (Cooper, Ezrin, Henriksen)
  9. Ghouls Gone Wild (Cooper, Ezrin, Henriksen)
  10. Something To Remember Me By (Cooper, Ezrin, Wagner, ?)
  11. When Hell Comes Home (Michael Bruce, Cooper, Ezrin)
  12. What Baby Wants (Cooper, Ezrin, Henriksen, Kesha)
  13. I Gotta Get Outta Here (Cooper, Patterson Hood, Ezrin)
  14. The Underture (Cooper, Ezrin, Henriksen, Child, Kelly, Seth, Wagner)

The Original UK release came as a Classic Rock Magazine Fan Pack which featured two bonus tracks :

  • Under The Bed (Exclusive to this edition) Cooper, Ezrin, Henriksen)
  • Poison (Live at Download 2011)

A UK and US Limited Edition digipack features

  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals)
  • No More Mr Nice Guy (Live At Download)
  • The Black Widow (Live At Download)

The Standard UK and US Releases featured just 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place' as a bonus.

A double (blood red in the UK) vinyl version had another exclusive track:

  • Flatline

Finally an iTunes version of the album featured yet another exclusive track:

  • A Bad Situation (Cooper, Garric, Jim Bachi, Ezrin) (iTunes exclusive)

Along with a 25 minute 'Dialogue - How They Came To Be' which features Alice talking about the songs.

 

 

Musicians

  • Alice Cooper - Vocals
  • Steve Hunter - Guitars
  • Tommy Henriksen - Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
  • Michael Bruce - Guitar/Keyboards on 'Runaway Train', 'I'll Bite Your Face Off', 'When Hell Comes To Town'
  • Dennis Dunaway - Bass on 'Runaway Train', 'I'll Bite Your Face Off', 'When Hell Comes To Town'
  • Neal Smith - Drums on 'Runaway Train', 'I'll Bite Your Face Off', 'When Hell Comes To Town'
  • Dick Wagner - Guitars
  • Chuck Garric - Bass on 'I Gotta Get Outta Here'
  • Vince Gill - Guitar on 'A Runaway Train'
  • Rob Zombie - The Guide on 'The Congregation'
  • Ke$ha - The Devil on 'What Baby Wants'

Full Credits

'I Am Made Of You'

'Caffeine'

'The Nightmare Returns'

'A Runaway Train'

'Last Man On Earth'

  • Keyboards and Harmonium: Bob Ezrin
  • Cocktail Drums: Scott Wiliamson
  • Ganjo & Violin: Jason Roller
  • Tuba: Neil Konouchi
  • Guitar: David Spreng

'The Congregation'

'I'll Bite Your Face Off'

'Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever'

'Ghouls Gone Wild'

'Something To Remember Me By'

'When Hell Comes Home'

'What Baby Wants'

'I Gotta Get Outta Here'

'The Underture'

'Under The Bed'

  • Vocals: Alice Cooper
  • Everything Else: Tommy And Bob

'Poison' [Live At Download Festival]

Sleeve Notes

Produced By Bob Ezrin
Executive Producer: Shep Gordon
Associate Producer: Tommy Henriksen
Engineered by Justin "Kourquie" Cortleyou
Mixed by Bob Ezrin and Justin "Kourquie" Cortleyou
Recorded and mixed at Anarchy Studios, Nashville, TN
Art Direction: Ernie Cefalu
Graphic Artist: Carin Cronacher
Photos: Ross Halfin

Known Releases

Country

Format

Number

Date

Chart

Label

Notes

USA

CD

 

10/11

 

Universal

Standard Edition

USA

CD

 

09/10

 

Universal

Digipack

USA

DD

 

09/10

 

iTunes

iTunes version with 'Flatline'

USA

2xLP

 

09/10

 

Universal

Double Vinyl with 'A Bad Situation'

UK

CD

 

16/09/2011

 

Classic Rock

Special edition 'fan pack' including 132 page Alice Cooper magazine, make up kit, badge and poster. Pre-orders recieved an extra poster with the names of all those who pre-ordered printed on it.

UK

CD

 

17/10/2011

 

Universal

Standard retail edition

UK

CD

 

17/10/2011

 

?

Digipack

Japan CD UICY15123 2011   Spinefarm Records SHM-CD with four of the bonus tracks: Under The Bed and the three live tracks from ownload.
             

The Album

'Underture' features the following songs:

  • Welcome to My Nightmare
  • The Awakening
  • Steven-ish bridge
  • Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
  • Only Women Bleed
  • Something to Remember Me By
  • Devil's Food
  • Black Widow
  • Ghouls Gone Wild
  • I Am Made of You
  • Years Ago
  • Steven

The Tour

Coming Soon