Alice Cooper: The Nightmare was a conceptual television special showcasing the music of the Welcome To My Nightmare album by Alice Cooper. It originally broadcast in North America on April 25, 1975 by the ABC network.[1]

In the TV special, Alice Cooper stars as "Steven" who is trapped in a nightmare he can't wake up from and tries to escape. Vincent Price also appears throughout the special, starring as the "Spirit of the Nightmare". The special features the Welcome To My Nightmare album in its entirety, with the addition of the song "Ballad of Dwight Frye" from the Alice Cooper album Love It to Death.

In 1983 the TV special was released on VHS and Betamax home video in the US, and has been discontinued since. It has not yet been issued on domestic Blu-ray orDVD.[2]

Trivia Edit

  • This special won an Emmy in 1976 for Outstanding Achievement in Video Tape Editing for a Special.[3]
  • Its home video release gained a Grammy Awards nomination for Best Video Album in 1984[2] (it lost to Duran Duran).
  • When it was originally broadcast on television in 1975, the lyrics to "Only Women Bleed" were slightly changed.[4] A portion of this version is featured on the Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts video, which was initially released in 1991.

Track listing Edit

  1. "Welcome to My Nightmare"
  2. "Devil's Food"
  3. "Some Folks"
  4. "Only Women Bleed"
  5. "Cold Ethyl"
  6. "The Black Widow"
  7. "Years Ago"
  8. "Department of Youth"
  9. "Years Ago (reprise)"
  10. "Steven"
  11. "The Awakening"
  12. "Ballad of Dwight Frye"
  13. "Escape"
  14. "The Awakening (reprise)"