Alice Cooper Old School (1964-1974) (4-CD)

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Format: CD  (4 Discs)
Item:  UME 001759402

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  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: December 4, 2012
  • Label: Ume

Entertainment Reviews:

Q (Magazine) - p.132
3 stars out of 5 - "[H]its 'Under My Wheels' and 'School's Out' show how quickly they improved."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.No Price Tag
  • 2.Nobody Likes Me [Pretties for You Demo]
  • 3.On a Train Trip (Sing Low Sweet Cheerio) [Pretties for You Demo]
  • 4.Reflected [Pretties for You Demo]
  • 5.Easy Action Version Two [Radio Ad]
  • 6.Mr and Misdemeanor
  • 7.Fields of Regret
  • 8.I'm Eighteen
  • 9.Love It to Death [Radio Ad]
  • 10.I'm Eighteen [Love It to Death Pre-production]
  • 11.Be My Lover [Killer Demo]
  • 12.Killer [Killer Demo]
  • 13.Halo of Flies [Killer Demo]
  • 14.Tornado Warning (Desperado) [Killer Demo]
  • 15.Killer [Radio Ad]
  • 16.Is It My Body [Seattle Live]

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Akron Rubber Bowl Ad [Radio Ad]
  • 2.School's Out [Mar Y Sol, Puerto Rico]
  • 3.Kids Session [School's Out Kids Session]
  • 4.Outtakes / Luney Tune [School's Out Pre-production]
  • 5.Outtakes / My Stars [School's Out Pre-production]
  • 6.School's Out [School's Out Demo]
  • 7.Under My Wheels [Live at Madison Square Garden]
  • 8.Teenage Lament '74 [Muscle of Love Demos and Rehearsals]
  • 9.Never Been Sold Before [Muscle of Love Demos and Rehearsals]
  • 10.Working Up a Sweat [Muscle of Love Demos and Rehearsals]
  • 11.Muscle of Love [Muscle of Love Pre-production]
  • 12.Teenage Lament '74 [Muscle of Love Pre-production]
  • 13.Muscle of Love [Radio Ad]
  • 14.Good to See You Alice Cooper [Radio Ad]
  • 15.Muscle of Love [Rio]
  • 16.Greatest Hits [Radio Ad]

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Intro
  • 2.The Rock Scene
  • 3.Live Show Theatrics
  • 4.Violence on Stage
  • 5.Sex Death and Money
  • 6.Thunderstorm
  • 7.Canadian Chickens
  • 8.Broadway
  • 9.The Age of the Audience
  • 10.Customs
  • 11.Beginning
  • 12.Glen and Mike Join
  • 13.Fighting
  • 14.Earwigs to Spiders to Nazz
  • 15.Singles
  • 16.Move to L.A.
  • 17.Band Image
  • 18.Band Name
  • 19.Vinnie to Alice
  • 20.Frank Zappa Meeting
  • 21.Meeting Shep
  • 22.Alice Cooper Name
  • 23.Beer
  • 24.Bizzare Days
  • 25.Bob Ezrin Meets the Band
  • 26.Working with Bob
  • 27.RCA Studios Chicago
  • 28.Recording Ballad of Dwight Fry
  • 29.Alice Cooper Sophomore
  • 30.Recording Halo of Flies
  • 31.Unfinished Sweet
  • 32.Recording Schools Out
  • 33.Recording Billion Dollar Babies
  • 34.Fatigue Hits Alice Cooper Group
  • 35.Writing Generation Landslide
  • 36.Introduction of Guest Artists
  • 37.Billion Dollar Babies Tour
  • 38.Muscle of Love
  • 39.Alice's Thoughts on Muscle of Love
  • 40.Alice Cooper Group Breaks Up
  • 41.Outro Alice

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Intro [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 2.Be My Lover (Intro) [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 3.Be My Lover [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 4.You Drive Me Nervous [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 5.Yeah, Yeah, Yeah [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 6.I'm Eighteen [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 7.Halo of Flies [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 8.Is It My Body [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 9.Dead Babies [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 10.Killer [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 11.Long Way to Go [Killer Live St. Louis]
  • 12.Under My Wheels [Killer Live St. Louis]

Product Description:

Personnel: Alice Cooper (vocals); Vincent Furnier (vocals); Glen Buxton, John Tatum, Michael Bruce (guitar); John Speer, Neal Smith (drums).
Liner Note Author: Lonn Friend.
Photographers: Lynn Goldsmith; Bob Wilcox; Ed Caraeff; Danny Fields ; Gene Trindl; Dennis Dunaway; David Bailey ; Tom Hanley; Len De Lessio; Aaron Powers; Pete Turner ; Alan Messer; Neal Preston; Bob Gruen; Richard Avedon; Roger Prigent; Bill Eppridge; Saint Jivago Desanges; Frank Pettis; Craig Folkes; Joseph Arcisiewski; Artie King; Elliot Holceker; Ron Wentz; John Scott Ward; Mike "Ampboy" Allen; Fred Holiwell; Tom Buxton; Kate Taylor; Frank Bernier; Michael Bruce .
A treasure trove for serious Alice Cooper fans, Old School: 1964-1974 outdoes itself in content and presentation. The attention paid to the latter is immediately apparent: designed as a miniature replica of an old school desk, the box contains a hardcover yearbook covering these early years of the band, a bunch of memorabilia including replicas of tour programs and ticket stubs, an LP of the St. Louis show from the Killer tour, a 7" single from the pre-Alice Cooper band the Nazz (not to be confused with the Todd Rundgren group of the same name), a DVD, and then the four CDs that are at the heart of the set. Every note here is rare or unreleased, including that live show, a disc of interviews, then demos, rarities, and radio ads from this definitive era of Alice. Some of this stuff is pretty rough, either in fidelity or performance, yet it's often quite compelling too, particularly the nascent versions of such classics as "Be My Lover," "Under My Wheels," "Killer," "School's Out," and "I'm Eighteen." Whether such minor revelations and considerable musical muscle is worth such a hefty price tag is a matter of debate, but any Alice Cooper fan with the inclination and pocketbook to shell out for this set will not be disappointed. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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