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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Alice Cooper: "Classic Rock Presents: Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare" Details Revealed

Classic Rock magazine has revealed the details of the forthcoming "Classic Rock Presents: Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare" fanpack. 

The fanpack will include the rock legend's brand new album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", a giant poster, a facepaint set, a metal pin badge, a face mask and a 132-page magazine dedicated to the great man. 

"Welcome 2 My Nightmare" is a sequel to Alice's legendary 1975 album Welcome To My Nightmare, and features a stunning array of high-profile guests. These include the original Alice Cooper band on three tracks, marking the first time they've played together in more than 35 years.

"Welcome 2 My Nightmare" features the original "Nightmare" tandem of Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner, with Vince Gill guesting on a track called "Runaway Train". In addition, surviving Cooper band membersMichael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith appear on the song"When Hell Comes Home".

In an interview with, Cooper said about the forthcoming CD, "I had an idea to do a part two to (2008's) 'Along Came a Spider'. I came to [producer] Bob (Ezrin; Pink Floyd, KISS) with it, and he listened and goes, 'Eh. I would be more excited if 'Along Came a Spider' was a No. 1 record.' He wasn't really into it. Then we started talking about 'Welcome to My Nightmare''s 35th anniversary or something like that, and he said, 'What if Alice had another nightmare?' All I was trying to do was get Bob to say, 'Yeah, I want to produce the album,' so we found a place where both of us really felt comfortable, and that was doing 'Nightmare 2'."

"There are certain songs where we let some of the themes from (the original) 'Nightmare' slip in," Cooper told "All of a sudden you'll hear the little piano part from 'Steven' or from 'The Awakening'. I wanted (the albums) to be married together. I think we even make reference to a couple of characters from the original (album)."

"Classic Rock Presents: Alice Cooper Welcome 2 My Nightmare"edition goes on sale on September 16 at £14.99 (including free U.K. delivery) and can be ordered directly from My Favourite Magazines. Anyone pre-ordering before August 15 will get an exclusive giant personalized poster with his/her name on it.

The special edition poster artwork will incorporate the names of everyone who pre-orders the fanpack before this date.

To place your order, receive a personalized poster and become part ofAlice Cooper history, simply click here.

The Classic Rock fanpack will also be available on magazine newsstands nationwide, in over 2,000 non-conventional music retail outlets such as WH Smith, and all supermarket chains and many independent high street newsagents. 

The full track listing for the "Classic Rock Presents: Alice Cooper Welcome 2 My Nightmare" fanpack is as follows:

01. I Am Made Of You
02. Caffeine
03. The Nightmare Returns
04. A Runaway Train
05. Last Man On Earth
06. The Congregation
07. I'll Bite Your Face Off
08. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
09. Ghouls Gone Wild
10. Something To Remember Me By
11. When Hell Comes Home
12. What Baby Wants
13. I Gotta Get Outta Here
14. The Underture

Exclusive Fanpack Bonus Tracks:

* Under The Bed
* Poison (Live from Download)

Universal will release a conventional version of the album on October 17.

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