Alice Cooper - School's Out

 (Expanded & Remastered)

Alice Cooper - School's Out





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ARHI 681029
UPC: 603497841004
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 3

180 Gram LP


50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 180-gram 3LP!

Original album remastered plus a previously unreleased live 1972 show plus studio extras!

Pays homage to the original packaging, including the legendary panties (non-flammable this time)!

"Armed to the teeth with a career-defining rock anthem and an LP's worth of macabre, vaudevillian choice cuts, (Alice Cooper) stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam." — Ultimate Classic Rock

Alice Cooper was unstoppable during the 1970s when the band released four consecutive platinum albums and five Top 40 hits such as "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," and "Elected." Rhino reissues two of those platinum albums — Killer (1971) and School's Out (1972) — with newly remastered sound, rare recordings, and previously unreleased live performances.

School's Out (Deluxe Eiditon) begins with a newly remastered version of the 1972 original, which peaked at No. 2 on the albums chart. Essential tracks like "Luney Tune" and "Alma Mater" are joined by "Gutter Cat vs. The Jets." The latter is an homage to West Side Story, a significant influence on the band. The song incorporates lyrics from "Jet Song" from the 1957 musical, which led to an unlikely songwriting credit for Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim on an Alice Cooper track.

The Deluxe Edition contains rarities like the single versions of "School's Out" and "Gutter Cat vs. The Jets." Two previously unreleased tracks are also included, an alternate version of "Alma Mater" and an early demo for "Elected," a song that would appear in 1973 on the band's first No. 1 album, Billion Dollar Babies.

Alice Cooper's concert in Miami on May 27, 1972, adds even more unreleased music to the collection. The show was recorded a few weeks before the band entered the studio to record School's Out. The live performance features standout versions of "Halo Of Flies," "School's Out," and "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," a song that gives Cooper a chance to show off his impressive harmonica skills.

The vinyl versions for both Deluxe Editions recreate the original album sleeves down to the smallest detail. The cover of School's Out looks like a wooden school desk and opens to reveal the LP wrapped in a pair of panties. The band stopped including the underwear following a controversy as to whether or not they were flammable. Thankfully, the lacy unmentionables in the new Deluxe Edition are not a fire hazard.

Both sets come with booklets that include track-by-track commentary by band members and former Creem Magazine editor Jaan Uhelszki, plus liner notes by Bill Holdship, also a former Creem Magazine editor.


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