Alice Cooper - Classicks (Blue vinyl)
Vocal - Alice Cooper
Bass – Hugh McDonald (A1, A2, A4, B8), T-Bone Caradonna (B2 to B7)
Drums – Jonathan Mover (B2 to B7), Mickey Curry (A2 to A4, B8)
Guitar – Al Pitrelli (B2 to B7), Pete Freezin' (B2 to B7), Stef Burns (A2 to A5, A7, B1, B8)
Keyboards – Derek Sherinian (A5, A7 to B7)
1 LP, Tri-Fold sleeve, 24"x24" album front cover poster
Original analog Master tape : YES
Heavy Press : 180g
Record color : Translucent Blue & Black Swirl
Speed : 33 RPM
Size : 12'’
Live & Studio
Record Press : RTI
Label : Friday Music
Original Label : Epic
Compiled by Frankie Larocka, Brian Lima & Tom (Smitty) Smith
Remastered by Joe Reagoso
Originally released in 1995
Reissued in 2019
- Hey Stoopid
- Feed My Frankenstein
- Love's A Loaded Gun
- Stolen Prayer
- House Of Fire
- It's Me
- Under My Wheels (Live)
- Billion Dollar Babies (Live)
- I'm Eighteen (Live)
- No More Mr. Nice Guy (Live)
- Only Women Bleed (Live)
- School's Out (Live)
- Lost In America
“1995's Classicks is another in a long line of Alice Cooper best-of compilations, and it includes both live and studio material. Featured are such late-'80s and early-'90s favorites as "Poison," "Hey Stoopid," "House of Fire," and a great duet with Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, "Stolen Prayer," among others. While the live material is advertised as being issued officially for the first time on CD, it turns out that it comprises nothing more than the exact versions lifted from Alice's 1989 home video Alice Cooper Trashes the World. Still, you can never go wrong with any version of such early-'70s anthems as "Under My Wheels," "Billion Dollar Babies," "I'm Eighteen," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "School's Out," and the ballad "Only Women Bleed." While the album's title may be a bit misleading (only six of the 14 tracks are true classics), and while it isn't in the same league as 1974's Greatest Hits, hardcore Cooper fans will find a decent collection in Classicks.” AllMusic Review by Greg Prato
After an Amazing Run Of Top-Charting Smash Hit Albums and Singles, Epic Records Honored Rock Hall of Famer And Superstar Alice Cooper With a New Greatest Hits Album In 1995 “Classicks”, Which Features The Biggest Songs From His Arena Rock/ Heavy Metal Albums “Trash” “Hey Stoopid” and “The Last Temptation.” Plus as a Bonus, Superlative Live Classic Hit Tracks are also on board From His “Trashes The World” Concert Video.
Along with Ace Producers Like Desmond Child, Peter Collins and Andy Wallace, Alice Cooper Truly delivered some of The Finest Hard Rock Ever For This Stellar Collection. Featuring Classic Rock Smashes Like “Posion” “Feed My Frankenstein” “Lost in America” and “House Of Fire”, The “Classicks” Collection Is Truly A Crowd Pleaser.
As A Bonus, You Also Will Hear Stunning Live Performances Of Smash Hits Like “School’s Out,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Only Women Bleed” “Under My Wheels” As Well As An Album Only Version Of Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire.” In Total, Making Alice Cooper’s “Classicks” One Of The Most Enduring Rock And Roll Best Of Collections In Recent Classic Rock History.
As Cd’s Were The Medium Of Choice In The Mid 90’s, The Album Was Never Released On Vinyl In North America …That Is Until Now. Friday Music Is Very Proud To Offer Another Exciting Installment In Our Alice Cooper 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series With The Classic 1995 Smash Album "Classicks."
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso (Alice Cooper/David Bowie/Deep Purple) And Pressed By R.T.I. On Super Limited Translucent Red & Black Swirl Audiophile Vinyl, This 25th Anniversary Limited Edition First Time 180 Gram Lp Is Also Presented In A First Time Highly Collectible Deluxe Tri-Fold Cover With The Original Artwork Now Detailed In The Album Format.
As Another Bonus For This First Run, We Are Also Including A Very Limited Huge 24” X 24” Front Cover Poster To Enhance Your Alice Cooper Listening Experience.
AllMusic : 2.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,15 / 5