Alice Cooper releases Greatest Hits
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).
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.
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.