Alice Cooper - The Studio Albums 69-83 Box Set *

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  1. VinylRichieUK

    VinylRichieUK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It's been almost 8 years since this set was released, but it sells for silly money now.

    Do you think we'll ever see it get a re-release?

    I only ever liked his late 80's albums and 3 or 4 of his 70's albums, but I've started to listen to the other albums and really want this set.

    Is the mastering any good on it?

    Also, are any of the albums remastered in the 2 original album series box sets, and if not, is the mastering good on those?

    Might have to get those 2 sets if I don't find the bigger box soon at a fair price.
     
  2. Rocketdog

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    Typo in your post heading. It’s 83, not 93. He’s been on several other labels since leaving Warner Brothers in 1983 - MCA, Epic and more since - so it would require multiple labels coordinating their licensing to do a proper career retrospective box set.

    As for your other question, that I know of, only a few of his albums have received a proper remastering, but those were individually issued. There were also some of the classic Alice Cooper (group) albums that got remastered by Audio Fidelity, but those were individual releases as well. As for this box set, I don’t think any of the titles are remastered. The two other Original Album Series box sets are not remastered, either. They and the 69 - 83 box set are likely identical mastering, which would be the same as the individual releases of those albums that are already out there.
     
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  3. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

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    I am the opposite, of Alice's eras I only DON'T like the late 80's.
     
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  4. Mickey2

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    This is overkill for me. I would only be interested in Love It — Billion or Muscle, but wouldn’t expect a set like that ever to emerge.
     
  5. Matthew Tate

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    the life and crimes of alice cooper boxset covered every label he was on up until 2000
     
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  6. mpayan

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    Id love to see deluxe Alice Cooper sets. With demos and such. Live. The whole shabang.
     
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    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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  8. Swordsandchains

    Swordsandchains True metal never rusts

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    im surprised they havent gone this route, they could’ve done 50th box versions for 3 worthy albums already and another 2 next year, and id be on em all
     
  9. mpayan

    mpayan Resident Mofi Shill

    You know Alice Cooper always seems to me like one of the more approachable rock stars. I wonder if he has someway to contact him? I bet he would like to hear from fans on the deluxe set ideas.
     
  10. Rocketdog

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    True, but you’re talking licensing a handful of songs there. Not complete albums, which is what the OP was more concerned with. I’m not saying it couldn’t be done. But there’d be a lot more money to all the versions parties involved that likely wouldn’t make it cost effective.
     
  11. Rocketdog

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    Speaking as someone who has met hit about a dozen times, he is very approachable. I’ve broached that very subject, but the answer I got was along the lines of “sounds cool, but it’s not up to me”. Never say never, though.
     
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  12. moops

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    Well the Cheap Trick box finally got reissued this year or last year, so it’s possible. How patient are you ?
     
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  13. tmwlng

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    I would love to see the 1980-84 years get a box set of their own (with Monster Dog material) plus outtakes, if any do exist. A very fertile and weird period in his discography with his magnum opus Dada topping it off.
     
  14. VinylRichieUK

    VinylRichieUK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yeah I noticed that, I was in bed and almost asleep when I posted it on my phone, but unfortunately I can't change it.
     
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  15. VinylRichieUK

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    Not very. Lol I'll end up getting the 2 smaller sets for Christmas.
     
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  16. moops

    moops Forum Resident

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    Yeah, me neither. :D
     
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  17. Todd W.

    Todd W. It's a Puggle

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    I can agree with this. I thought Hey Stoopid, in 1991, was still in the vein of Constrictor, Raise and Trash. But, I thought he came back with a very strong run with The Last Temptation, Brutal Planet and Dragontown.
     
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  18. bigsled

    bigsled Active Member

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    The original Warner 70's Alice is some of the best sounding cd's I have.

    I don't care for post 1980 sober/solo Alice material except for seeing him live 5 ,times in the last 8 years.
    The two era's are not even the same music imo.
     
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  19. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Senior Member

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    It's available on streaming Alice Cooper - The Studio Albums 1969-1983 (148 tracks 9 1/2 hours of music).
     
  20. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    These are all Warners so I could see some sort of rerelease again. The small boxes are cheap so that might be the way to go. I find almost all Alice entertaining.
     
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  21. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

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    Ask a Gort to change it :)
     
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  22. Alf.

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    Re: masterings of Studio Albums 1969-1983 box set. The first two albums - Pretties & Easy Action - were remastered by Bill Inglot & Ken Perry some years before this, and they're the ones used for the box set. (Why they remastered a couple of runts from the musical litter, and nothing else, is a complete mystery.) They are overly loud. Billion Dollar Babies uses Ezin's remaster for the 2001 deluxe BDB. It sounds good. The rest of the albums were not remastered, but they all sound great. No compression. Just dial up the volume a tad. (Strangely, they didn't use Ezrin's 2002 Welcome To My Nightmare remaster.) I'm not aware that any differnt masterings were used for the 5-CD sets.

    I can't see Warners re-releasing this. There are, apparently, finished remasters (with 'bonus' material) of School's Out and one other of the Ezrin-produced band albums, which have languished in the can for a couple of years now. I wonder if they are waiting for BDB's 50th anniversary next year? Especially since there's a band reunion album on the horizon for 2023. Tie it all together?!

    Although Alice (and the surviving original band members) can't control what Warners do, I don't see why the Cooper camp - esp 'management' - couldn't get more involved re the 'legacy' if they really wanted to. They just seem indifferent though. Pity.
     
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  23. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    The Warner/Atlantic box is easy--everything under the same parent umbrella, no licensing required. They could do a box reissue, but CDs are dying and it didn't sell out that quickly when it was available.

    Unlikely they'd spend the time and money to try to cross license the post WEA stuff.
     
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  24. VinylRichieUK

    VinylRichieUK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    How do I do that?
     
  25. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

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    You can IM one of the gorts, or you can report the thread and ask for the title to be edited. I actually just did that for ya :)
     
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