Alice Cooper’s Warner Bros. studio albums will be issued in a new 15-CD boxed set on July 31. The Studio Albums 1969–1983 will include all of the albums Cooper recorded for the label and will be available digitally as well.
The set is presented in a clamshell box and includes 15 albums: Pretties for You (1969), Easy Action (1970), Love It to Death (1971), Killer (1971), School's Out (1972), Billion Dollar Babies (1973), Muscle of Love (1973), Welcome to My Nightmare (1975), Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (1976), Lace and Whiskey (1977), From the Inside (1978), Flush the Fashion (1980), Special Forces (1981), Zipper Catches Skin (1982), and DaDa (1983).
Alice Cooper along with guitarists Glen Buxton and Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith recorded seven albums together, including four consecutive platinum records that culminated with the #1 album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. This line-up generated indelible hard rock classics like “I’m Eighteen,” “School’s Out,” “Elected,” “Hello Hooray” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy.”
After releasing the Platinum-certified Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits in 1974, Cooper launched a successful solo career in 1975 with Welcome to My Nightmare. The concept album about a child's nightmares peaked at Number Five on the charts, was certified Platinum, and featured the hit ballad “Only Women Bleed.”
Over the next eight years, Cooper recorded seven more solo albums for Warner Bros. Among the many highlights from that period are the ballad “I Never Cry,” the Top-10 smash “You And Me” from Lace and Whiskey, “How You Gonna See Me Now” off of From the Inside , and “Clones (We're All)” from Flush the Fashion.
Cooper is currently supporting Mötley Crüe on their final tour. Cooper recently told how he offered to “kill” the Crüe on their last gig in L.A. this coming New Year’s Eve, an idea supported by drummer Tommy Lee.
“Of course I was kidding,” Cooper says. “But Tommy said that wasn’t a bad idea—with a machine gun and blood packs.”