ALICE COOPER - LACE AND WHISKEY - 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

"Lace and Whiskey" released in May 1977. After many years of portraying the same dark and sinister persona, Alice decided to try something new. The album showcases Cooper's love for the musicians that recorded music in this vein, Frank Sinatra even went on to sing the smash hit "You and Me", a compliment that Alice still appreciates.

This album "Lace and Whiskey" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos

 

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Album Description:

"Lace and Whiskey" stands as a notable chapter in the discography of the legendary rock artist Alice Cooper. Released in May 1977, this 12" vinyl LP album marked a departure from Cooper's signature dark and sinister image, presenting a new side of his musicality. With this album, Cooper aimed to pay homage to the musicians who had influenced him, and even received praise from the iconic Frank Sinatra for his rendition of "You and Me", a testament to the artist's versatility and talent.

Produced by the renowned Bob Ezrin under the label "My Own Productions" and Black Widow Production, "Lace and Whiskey" was a product of Cooper's desire to explore new musical territories. The album cover, a depiction of Cooper holding a smoking gun while surrounded by empty liquor bottles and playing cards, hints at the themes that run through the album—crime, mystery, and a touch of the theatrical. The inner sleeve of the album includes essential album details, complete lyrics for all songs, and captivating photos, adding depth and context to the listening experience.

"Lace and Whiskey" showcases Cooper's fondness for artists who had recorded music in a similar vein. While still retaining his distinct rock sound, the album embraces a more polished and sophisticated approach, incorporating elements of jazz, blues, and even lounge music. The opening track, "It's Hot Tonight", sets the tone with its energetic guitar riffs, catchy melodies, and Cooper's trademark powerful vocals. The album then delves into the captivating title track, "Lace and Whiskey", a smooth and bluesy number that exhibits Cooper's vocal versatility and storytelling prowess.

One of the standout moments of "Lace and Whiskey" is undoubtedly the aforementioned "You and Me". The song, which garnered attention for its heartfelt lyrics and captivating melody, features Frank Sinatra's endorsement—an accolade that Cooper holds in high regard to this day. Sinatra's appreciation for Cooper's rendition speaks to the artist's ability to transcend genres and captivate audiences across different musical backgrounds.

As the album progresses, "Lace and Whiskey" continues to present an array of engaging tracks. "King of the Silver Screen" embodies the essence of Cooper's theatricality, with its vibrant instrumentation and dramatic storytelling. The upbeat and infectious "Ubangi Stomp" showcases Cooper's knack for crafting catchy rock tunes that get listeners moving to the rhythm. Meanwhile, tracks like "My God" and "You Gotta Dance" inject a dose of rebelliousness and attitude into the album, serving as reminders of Cooper's rock 'n' roll roots.

Music Genre:

 American Prog Rock

Album Production Information:

 The album: "ALICE COOPER - Lace and Whiskey" was produced by: Bob Ezrin, "My Own Productions", Black Widow Production

Bob Ezrin is a highly acclaimed Canadian music producer and songwriter. Born on March 25, 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, Ezrin has made significant contributions to the music industry over several decades. He is known for his diverse body of work and his collaborations with numerous prominent artists.

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Ezrin gained prominence in the 1970s as a producer, working with rock bands such as Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd. He played a pivotal role in shaping the sound and direction of both artists' albums. Notable albums he produced during this time include Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies" (1973), "Welcome to My Nightmare" (1975), and Pink Floyd's highly successful concept album "The Wall" (1979).

Ezrin's production style often involved incorporating elaborate arrangements, theatrical elements, and innovative studio techniques to enhance the overall impact of the music. His attention to detail and ability to create conceptual cohesion within albums helped define the sound of the artists he worked with.

Beyond his work with Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd, Ezrin has collaborated with a wide range of musicians and bands. He has produced albums for artists such as Kiss , Lou Reed , Peter Gabriel , Jane's Addiction, and many others. Each collaboration showcased Ezrin's versatility and ability to adapt his production approach to fit the artist's unique vision.

Aside from his production work, Ezrin has also contributed as a songwriter and musician. He co-wrote songs for Alice Cooper, such as "School's Out" and "Only Women Bleed," which became significant hits. He has also played keyboards on various albums and made guest appearances with several artists.

Throughout his career, Bob Ezrin has been recognized for his exceptional contributions to the music industry. He has received numerous accolades, including several Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. His work continues to inspire and influence generations of musicians and producers, solidifying his status as one of the most respected figures in the music industry.

Record Label Information:

 Warner Bros K 56365

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1977 Made in USA
Track Listing of: "ALICE COOPER - Lace and Whiskey"

The Songs/tracks on "ALICE COOPER - Lace and Whiskey" are

  1. It's Hot Tonight - 3:21
  2. Lace and Whiskey - 3:14
  3. Road Rats - 4:51
  4. Damned If You Do - 3:14
  5. You and Me (Cooper, Wagner) - 5:07
  6. King of the Silver Screen - 5:35
  7. Ubangi Stomp (Chas Underwood) - 2:12
  8. (No More) Love at Your Convenience - 3:49
  9. I Never Wrote Those Songs - 4:34
  10. My God - 5:40

 

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ALICE COOPER - Lace And Whiskey 12" Vinyl LP Album back cover

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ALICE COOPER - Lace And Whiskey 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

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"Lace and whiskey" Record Label Details: Warner Bros. Records K 56365 BSK 3027 © & ℗ 1977 Sound Copyright

"Lace and whiskey" Record Label Details: Warner Bros. Records K 56365 BSK 3027 © & ℗ 1977 Sound Copyright
 

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