Greatest Hits (Alice Cooper album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Alice Cooper
Released August 1974
Recorded 1970–73
Genre Rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Length 41:41
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jack Richardson, Jack Douglas, Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper chronology
Muscle of Love
(1973)
Greatest Hits
(1974)
Welcome to My Nightmare
(1975)

Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Alice Cooper, released in 1974. It features the hit singles of songs from their third album (Love It to Death) to the last album with the band's original lineup (Muscle of Love).

This compilation's song versions were remixed by Jack Richardson at the time, with the remix of "I'm Eighteen" being released as a single in the US. The reason behind remixing the songs was perhaps to boost its appeal as "new" versions because no new tracks were available for inclusion by the group as they were on hiatus at the time.

This compilation was expanded upon when, in 2001, Rhino released Mascara & Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper, which includes the original single versions of the songs in addition to a number of Cooper's post-1974 hits as a solo artist, filling up the entire CD.

Artwork[edit]

The album's gatefold cover art was designed by Ernie Cefalu and features a sepia-toned Drew Struzan illustration of the band members in front of a 1930s garage, accompanied by such period movie stars as Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Edward G. Robinson, Jean Harlow, Peter Lorre, and Groucho Marx. The inner sleeve features a similar illustration of the band surrounded by these and other stars of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, including the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in the upper middle.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A− link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Eighteen" (Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith) – 2:58
  2. "Is It My Body" (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith) – 2:41
    • Original version on Love It to Death
  3. "Desperado" (Cooper, Bruce) – 3:29
  4. "Under My Wheels" (Bruce, Dunaway, Bob Ezrin) – 2:46
    • *Original version on Killer
  5. "Be My Lover" (Bruce) – 3:22
    • *Original version on Killer
  6. "School's Out" (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith) – 3:30 For this track, Cooper collaborated with Split Second, a short lived band from Southern California.[citation needed]
  7. "Hello, Hooray" (Rolf Kempf) – 4:18
  8. "Elected" (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith) – 4:08
    • Original version on Billion Dollar Babies
  9. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (Cooper, Bruce) – 3:07
    • Original version on Billion Dollar Babies
  10. "Billion Dollar Babies" (Cooper, Bruce, Smith) – 3:43
    • Original version on Billion Dollar Babies
  11. "Teenage Lament '74" (Cooper, Smith) – 3:54
  12. "Muscle of Love" (Cooper, Bruce) – 3:45
    • Original version on Muscle of Love

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 US Billboard 200 8

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