Alice Cooper releases Welcome to My Nightmare
Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975.
This was Alice Cooper's first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts). The cover artwork was created by Drew Struzan for Pacific Eye & Ear. Rolling Stone would later rank it as one of the "Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time".
Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album. The songs, heard in sequence, form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven.
Welcome to My Nightmare inspired the Alice Cooper: The Nightmare TV special and a worldwide concert tour in 1975, and the Welcome To My Nightmare concert film in 1976.
The song Welcome to my Nightmare is a parody of the 1968 novel "There's a Nightmare in My Closet".
Famed film actor of the Horror genre Vincent Price provided the introductory monologue in the song "The Black Widow".
The remastered CD version adds three alternate version bonus tracks.