Alice Cooper: The Nightmare

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Alice Cooper: The Nightmare
Video by Alice Cooper
Released 1975 TV Special
1983 VHS & Betamax
Genre Fantasy, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Shock rock
Length 66 mins
Label Warner Home Video
Alice Cooper chronology
Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper
(1974)
Alice Cooper: The Nightmare
(1975)
Welcome To My Nightmare
(1976)

Alice Cooper: The Nightmare was a conceptual television special showcasing the music of the Welcome To My Nightmare album by Alice Cooper. It originally broadcast in North America on April 25, 1975 by the ABC network.[1]

In the TV special, Alice Cooper stars as "Steven" who is trapped in a nightmare he can't wake up from and tries to escape. Vincent Price also appears throughout the special, starring as the "Spirit of the Nightmare". The special features the Welcome To My Nightmare album in its entirety, with the addition of the song "Ballad of Dwight Frye" from the Alice Cooper album Love It to Death.

In 1983 the TV special was released on VHS and Betamax home video in the US, and has been discontinued since. It has not yet been issued on domestic Blu-ray or DVD.[2]

Trivia[edit]

  • This special won an Emmy in 1976 for Outstanding Achievement in Video Tape Editing for a Special.[3]
  • When it was originally broadcast on television in 1975, the lyrics to "Only Women Bleed" were slightly changed.[4] A portion of this version is featured on the Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts video, which was initially released in 1991.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Welcome to My Nightmare"
  2. "Devil's Food"
  3. "Some Folks"
  4. "Only Women Bleed"
  5. "Cold Ethyl"
  6. "The Black Widow"
  7. "Years Ago"
  8. "Department of Youth"
  9. "Years Ago (reprise)"
  10. "Steven"
  11. "The Awakening"
  12. "Ballad of Dwight Frye"
  13. "Escape"
  14. "The Awakening (reprise)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alice Cooper: The Nightmare (1975) (TV)". Retrieved 2007-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b Sherman, Dale (2009). The Illustrated Collector's Guide to Alice Cooper, 10th Anniversary Edition. Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. p. 172. ISBN 978-1-894959-93-3. 
  3. ^ "Alice Cooper: The Nightmare (1975) (TV)". Retrieved 2007-04-04. 
  4. ^ Sherman, Dale (2009). The Illustrated Collector's Guide to Alice Cooper, 10th Anniversary Edition. Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-894959-93-3.