Released on November 23rd 2018 this is a limited edition vinyl release of the now legendary 'Good Records' reunion in Dallas, TX in 2015. Chris Penn and Good Records had previously release a single from the performance but this is the whole thing from start to finish. Released on multiple coloured vinyls in a deluxe gatefold sleeve it became an instant collectable. A documentary film followed in 2019 featuring the full show and interviews with those involved.
Original release: November 23rd 2018
Caught In A Dream - from 'Love It To Death' (4:20)
Be My Lover - from 'Killer' (3:55)
I'm Eighteen - from 'Love It To Death' (3:57)
Is It My Body - from 'Love It To Death' (2:48)
No More Mr Nice Guy - from 'Billion Dollar Babies' (4:04)
Under My Wheels - from 'Killer' (4:45)
School's Out - from 'School's Out (5:02)
Elected - from 'Billion Dollar Babies' (6:42)
Alice Cooper - Vocals
Dennis Dunaway - Bass, Vocals
Michael Bruce - Guitar, Vocals
Neal Smith - Drums
Ryan Roxie- Guitar, Vocals
Chuck Garric - Harmonica on 'School's Out'
Recorded live recorded at Good Records in Dallas, TX on October 6th 2015
Record Label: Good Records
Mixed by Justin Cortelyou and Bob Ezrin at Anarchy Studios, Nashville, TN.
Executive Producers: Chris Penn and Shep Gordon
Released on November 32rd 2018 this is a limited edition vinyl release of the now legendary 'Good Records' reunion in Dallas, TX in 2015. Chris Penn and Good Records had previously release a single from the performance, but this is the whole thing from start to finish. Released on multiple coloured vinyls in a deluxe gatefold sleeve it became an instant collectable.
The record came in two basic versions, a "national edition" which was available from independent record stores, and a exclusive version specifically for the Good Records store in Dallas. Currently the known colouring variants of the national version include "Confetti", "Willie Wonker Split Colour", a randomly mixed swirly colour, black, transparent pink, white. opaque pink, "coke clear", purple, silver, neon green and clear. The 'Good Records' version comes in florescent pink. transparent orange, and opaque violet - making a total of 15 different versions in a total limited edition pressing estimated to be 4000. Exact numbers of each version aren't currently known.
In addition there was a limited (100) edition 8-track take available from Good Records along with various posters and T-shirts marking the release.
The original announcement listed the following information: "Includes a double sided 24”x36” poster, a 11”x11” 16 page booklet/program, 6 trading cards, each b-side of LP will feature a different member at random, there will be 10 different colour variants at random in mofi sleeves and each silver foil board gatefold jacket will be stamped and numbered."
Shortly before the release Good Records released a promotional video for 'Under My Wheels' which featured animation and live footage from the show
'Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper'
The 'Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper' film premiered at the Phoenix Film Festival on April 5th 2019 with Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Dennis and Cindy Dunaway and Neal Smith all in attendance. The film won the prize for 'Best Documentary Short' which was accepted by Dennis, Cindy, Chris Penn and director Steve Gaddis.
From here it was shown at the Detroit's 'Freep Film Festival' (April 10th-14) and >the Dallas International Film Festival (April 11th-18th) with Dennis and Cindy attending both events. A commercial release is expected at some point in the future, after the film has been shown at a few more film festivals.
You can keep up with news on the film at https://www.livefromtheastroturf.com.
Original film press release:
VIA PRESS RELEASE | Good Records, the Dallas-based indie record label that is home to recording artists such as The Polyphonic Spree, is announcing their first foray into theatrical film with a companion movie to their wildly successful LP Record Store Day release, Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper. The documentary will hold its world premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival which runs from April 4-14, 2019. Phoenix is home to the original incarnation of the band Alice Cooper.
The movie is part concert film, part documentary highlighting the near incredulous story of how an Alice Cooper fan who runs a record store was able to coax the original lineup into reuniting at his store forty-one years after they had disbanded. Alice Cooper, the singer, went on as a solo artist in 1974, continuing to use the same name. The reunion marks the longest set the original members had played since that time, and their first appearance together since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The incredible performance was captured with eight cameras, originally intended to be a personal video for the record store owner, Chris Penn. Luckily, he knew professional camera operators, and at the end of the evening, the film’s director, Steven Gaddis, informed Penn that they had enough material to make a movie. Gaddis and Penn immediately went to work to make that happen.
Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper features a soundtrack mixed by Justin Cortelyou and the legendary Bob Ezrin, who is responsible for producing most of Alice Cooper’s output, including a string of eternal rock hits. The performance was released on 7” and 12” colored vinyl as Record Store Day official releases. The 7”, which features the songs “I’m Eighteen” and “Is It My Body?” was reported to have been the fastest selling Record Store Day release of all time. The packaging won an Alex Award for Best 45 Single Packaging.
Alice Cooper rose to fame with original band members Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith in 1971 when their song “I’m Eighteen” ushered in an era of anthemic, rebellious rock music. The band became known as well for their stage theatrics, which included mock executions by hanging or beheading, signature makeup, and snakes. After Alice Cooper went solo, taking the name with him in 1974, the remaining band members continued making music. However, Cooper’s trajectory continued to outshine his former bandmates for decades.
After its premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival, Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper will make the rounds throughout the U.S. and worldwide playing at select film festivals. More festival announcements are expected soon.
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