Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

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Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by WickedYoungMan » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:06 am

Just wanted to bring it to everyone's attention that we are now officially now at the 40th Anniversary of the release of the benchmark album, "Love It To Death," which was released in February/March of 1971.

For those who are Love It To Death-less, you can purchase Love It To Death from SickthingsUK:

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/albums/a-litd.php

And it may also be worth checking out the Audio Fidelity remaster as well.

Discuss!
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by mestreech » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:41 am

With KILLER the best Cooper albums :clap:

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Ted Sallis » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:10 am

WickedYoungMan wrote:Just wanted to bring it to everyone's attention that we are now officially now at the 40th Anniversary of the release of the benchmark album, "Love It To Death," which was released in February/March of 1971. And it may also be worth checking out the Audio Fidelity remaster as well. Discuss!
We certainly need a Deluxe Edition of LITD to mark the occassion, with expanded packaging incl. LOTS of extra photos of the band, memorabilia, etc. and lots of bonus tracks (a 2nd CD if necessary) i.e. demos, etc.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:26 pm

An amazing album that still holds up to this day.
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by scotty » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:28 pm

love every single track on this masterpiece!!! (to death)

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by steven_crayn » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:17 pm

awesome album joint third best ACG album for me.

Would have loved to have seen 'My Very Own' make it onto the album,wonder if a studio version of that will appear on the forthcoming Old School Boxset?
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by HORRORHOLIC » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:35 pm

mestreech wrote:With KILLER the best Cooper albums :clap:
When it comes to the ACG I completely agree
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by A_MichaelUK » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:45 pm

>'My Very Own'

I'm pretty sure there isn't really a song with that title. It's just the extended version of "Is It My Body".

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by ginnie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:47 pm

I'd be very surprised if anyone on this forum does not have "Love it to Death".

I always change my mind on which Alice Cooper I love the best. The good thing is that I don't have to decide.

What I love about this album is the simplicity of the arrangements and instruments. Not too fancy or slick, showing that this was a really good rock'n roll band. Ezrin really deserves a lot of credit for that.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by steven_crayn » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:21 pm

A_MichaelUK wrote:>'My Very Own'

I'm pretty sure there isn't really a song with that title. It's just the extended version of "Is It My Body".
sure but there is a studio demo/rehearsal of that extended version of 'Is It My Body'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZjIfFRT ... ata_player

part of which became known as 'My Very Own' on live bootlegs. I loved the version at Hollywood Bowl 72

maybe a decent quality version of the extended Is It My Body/My Very Own even live will appear on the Old School Boxset?
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:46 am

WickedYoungMan wrote:Just wanted to bring it to everyone's attention that we are now officially now at the 40th Anniversary of the release of the benchmark album, "Love It To Death," which was released in February/March of 1971.

For those who are Love It To Death-less, you can purchase Love It To Death from SickthingsUK:

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/albums/a-litd.php

And it may also be worth checking out the Audio Fidelity remaster as well.

Discuss!


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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:48 am

steven_crayn wrote:awesome album joint third best ACG album for me.

Would have loved to have seen 'My Very Own' make it onto the album,wonder if a studio version of that will appear on the forthcoming Old School Boxset?

I doubt there is one but who knows.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by The son of Don Quijote » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:27 am

A great album and its successor Killer is even better. Love it to death is one of the most frequently played Alice Cooper albums in my collection. I think Easy action, Love it to death, Killer and School's out is an amazing string of quality albums. I personally don't include Billion dollar babies on that list but everyone is free to disagree with me and most of you will definately do it.

Love it to death was the first commercially succesful album for Alice Cooper and it led the band immediately to hard rock stardom with a creative explosion, unique rebellious twist, uncompromising attitude and the humour black as the darkest night. While the band had spread their musical demon wings they also took the theatrical performances to the new provocative, yet hilariously entertaining level.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by A_MichaelUK » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:15 am

>sure but there is a studio demo/rehearsal of that extended version of 'Is It My Body'

Yes, but there is still no song called "My Very Own".


> on live bootlegs.

Those are not always the best source of information.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:22 pm

I agree there is no song known as " My Very Own ".
We would be better referring to this as " Is It My Body " long version.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Seriously » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:27 pm

steven_crayn wrote:
A_MichaelUK wrote:>'My Very Own'

I'm pretty sure there isn't really a song with that title. It's just the extended version of "Is It My Body".
sure but there is a studio demo/rehearsal of that extended version of 'Is It My Body'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZjIfFRT ... ata_player

part of which became known as 'My Very Own' on live bootlegs. I loved the version at Hollywood Bowl 72

maybe a decent quality version of the extended Is It My Body/My Very Own even live will appear on the Old School Boxset?
What a great version. :blues:

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by daytripper » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:45 pm

:evil: Fantastic album.
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by steven_crayn » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:12 pm

A_MichaelUK wrote:>sure but there is a studio demo/rehearsal of that extended version of 'Is It My Body'

Yes, but there is still no song called "My Very Own".


> on live bootlegs.

Those are not always the best source of information.
yes agreed Is It My Body long version as pitkin suggested is a more accurate description of this piece, but what an extension to the song, would have loved to have heard that end up on the album in all its glory, but the version that appeared on 'You're all crazier than I am' bootleg was awesome anyway
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by WickedYoungMan » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:33 am

If anyone is interested I made some Desktop Wallpaper to commemorate the event.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Billie1966 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:51 am

Very very cool.. Thanks WYM.

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