Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Rhino
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Alice Cooper Killer (Deluxe Edition) 180g 3LP

Alice Cooper

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50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 180g Vinyl 3LP!
Original Album Remastered + a Previously Unreleased Live 1972 Show & Unreleased Alternate Tracks!

Analog Planet Rated 10/10 Music, 9/10 Sound!

Alice Cooper was unstoppable during the 1970s when the band released four consecutive platinum albums and five Top 40 hits like "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.

Released in 1971, Killer was the fourth studio album recorded by the founding quintet of singer Alice Cooper, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway, and drummer Neal Smith. Bob Ezrin produced all four of Alice Cooper's platinum albums from the 1970s, including Killer and School's Out.

Killer (Deluxe Edition) introduces a newly remastered version of the original release, which peaked at #21 on the Billboard albums chart. Along with the singles "Under My Wheels" and "Be My Lover," the record also includes "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," "Desperado," and the prog-rock-inspired epic "Halo Of Flies." The bonus material features alternate takes for "You Drive Me Nervous," "Under My Wheels," and "Dead Babies."

The collection also gives fans an unreleased live recording of the band's performance at Mar Y Sol Pop Festival in Puerto Rico on April 2, 1972. Recorded a few months before the band returned to the studio to make School's Out, the show previews "Public Animal #9" from the upcoming album. The band played most of Killer during the concert, including "You Drive Me Nervous," "Under My Wheels," and "Halo Of Flies." They also tapped the group's 1971 album, Love It to Death, for live versions of "Is It My Body?," "Long Way To Go," and the smash hit "I'm Eighteen."

The vinyl versions for both Deluxe Editions recreate the original album sleeves down to the smallest detail. For Killer, that means a gatefold sleeve that opens to reveal a detachable 1972 calendar with a photo of Cooper in the gallows.

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.

In Killer (Deluxe Edition), Holdship writes: "Listening to Killer again after all these years to write these notes was rewarding because, like The Beatles and Elvis, it's gratifying to realize I ended up 'wasting' my life on something that, even in retrospect, really was that great. Fifty years later, Killer remains a perfect – perfect! – rock 'n' roll record."

One of the finest rock and roll albums released in 1971.
-Rolling Stone
Clearly, my inner 11-year-old wannabe-rocker is still alive and well, and very much loving these two primo Alice Cooper reissues immensely. Bravo to Warner/Rhino for the collective care they've taken here with both 180g 3LP 50th anniversary editions for Killer and School's Out.
-Mark Smotroff, Analog Planet, Music 10/10, Sound 9/10


  • 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
  • 180g Vinyl
  • 3LP
  • Original Album Remastered
  • Alternate Takes of "You Drive Me Nervous," "Under My Wheels" & "Dead Babies"
  • Previously Unreleased Live Concert at Mar Y Sol Pop Festival in Puerto Rico on April 2, 1972
  • Triple Gatefold Packaging
  • Replica of Original Gatefold Sleeve which Opens to Reveal a Detachable 1972 Calendar with a Photo of Cooper in the Gallows
  • Booklet with Track-by-Track Commentary from Band Members & Former Creem Magazine Editor Jaan Uhelszki
  • Liner Notes by Former Creem Magazine Editor Bill Holdship
  • Made in Czech Republic


Original Album Remastered

Side One:
  1. Under My Wheels
  2. Be My Lover
  3. Halo Of Flies
  4. Desperado
Side Two:
  1. You Drive Me Nervous
  2. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  3. Dead Babies
  4. Killer

Live at Mar Y Sol Pop Festival, Puerto Rico, April 2, 1972

Side Three: *
  1. Be My Lover
  2. You Drive Me Nervous
  3. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  4. I'm Eighteen
Side Four: *
  1. Halo Of Flies
  2. Is It My Body
Side Five: *
  1. Dead Babies
  2. Killer
  3. Long Way To Go
Side Six: *
  1. Under My Wheels
  2. You Drive Me Nervous (Alternate Version)
  3. Under My Wheels (Alternate Version)
  4. Dead Babies (Alternate Version)

* Previously Unissued

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