Love it to death
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Alice Cooper - Love It To Death (1971)(24K Gold Remaster 2009)
After the 24K success of "School's Out" and "Killer", Audio Fidelity completes our 2009 Alice Cooper Trilogy with the band's 1971 major label debut, "Love It To Death". After 38 years die-hard fans still argue over which is the best.
Captivating from the start and not a bit of filler, this album introduced the truly unique band to the mainstream with songs that forever sound new and original including, "Ballad of Dwight Fry", "Is It My Body" and a Cooper's trademark, “I'm Eighteen” (one of the all-time great coming of age songs). They incorporate blues, jazz, even songs styled after Broadway showtunes...and it's all ground-breaking Rock & Roll, in that the group firmly established their voice and personna. Punk? Glam? Shock-Rock? Horror-Rock? Heavy Metal? Anything created since, it all starts here.
Alice Cooper's third album, Love It to Death, can be pinpointed as the release when everything began to come together for the band. Their first couple of albums (Pretties for You and Easy Action) were both largely psychedelic/acid rock affairs and bore little comparison to the band's eventual rip-roaring, teenage-anthem direction. The main reason for the quintet's change was that the eventually legendary producer Bob Ezrin was on board for the first time and helped the Coopers focus their songwriting and sound, while they also perfected their trashy, violent, and theatrical stage show and image. One of the band's most instantly identifiable anthems, "I'm Eighteen", was what made the album a hit, as well as another classic, "Is It My Body". But like Alice Cooper's other albums from the early '70s, it was an incredibly consistent listen from beginning to end. The garage rocker "Caught in a Dream" as well as the ass-kicking "Long Way to Go" and a pair of epics — the Doors-esque "Black Juju" and the eerie "Ballad of Dwight Fry" — showed that Alice was easily in league with other high-energy Detroit bands of the era (MC5, Stooges). Love It to Death was the first of a string of classic releases from the original Alice Cooper group...G. Plato
The album was ranked number 460 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Size: 214 MB
Genre : Rock
Alice Cooper - vocals
Glen Buxton - lead guitar
Michael Bruce - rhythm guitar, keyboards
Dennis Dunaway - bass guitar
Neal Smith - drums
01 Caught in a Dream 3:04
02 I'm Eighteen 3:00
03 Long Way to Go 3:01
04 Black Juju 9:09
05 Is It My Body 2:39
06 Hallowed Be My Name 2:25
07 Second Coming 3:02
08 Ballad of Dwight Fry 6:32
09 Sun Arise 3:53
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