It is Alice Cooper's first solo album all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts Sherwoodskogen - DumDum Boys - Blodig Alvor Na Na Na Na Na, and his only album for the Atlantic Records label.
Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album. Played in sequence, the songs form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven. The ensuing tour was one of the most over-the-top excursions of that era. The original version of "Escape" was recorded by The Hollywood Stars for their shelved album Shine Like a Radiowhich was finally released in A sequel concept album, Welcome 2 My Nightmarewas released in The Alice Cooper band broke up by Spring ofwith Cooper beginning work on his first solo project.
The album has been described as featuring rock   and hard rock. The opening track has been referred to as " Disco flavored". Welcome to My Nightmare received generally mixed reviews upon release. The horn parts are so corny you might imagine that you're listening to the heavy-metal Ann-Margret. But in escaping from the mask of rock singer which he claimed he found so confining, Cooper has found just another false face.
He stated that the varying compositions of the songs would potentially cause the album to influence younger listeners, saying: "Alice's nose for what the kids want to hear is as discriminating as it is impervious to moral suasion, so perhaps this means that the more obvious feminist truisms have become conventional wisdom among at least half our adolescents.
A retrospective review by Allmusic's Greg Prato was more positive. Prato considered the album Cooper's best solo work, despite the absence of the original band: "While the music lost most of the gritty edge of the original AC lineup, Welcome to My Nightmare remains Alice's best solo effort — while some tracks stray from his expected hard rock direction, there's plenty of fist-pumping rock to go around.
Since its release, Welcome to My Nightmare has become the most-represented album in Alice Cooper's concert setlists, accounting for, even including concerts from before its release, It is the last album from which every song has been performed live, although "The Awakening" was never played until the Trash Tour on November 21, ;  while "Some Folks"  and "Escape"  were never performed after the album's support tour apart from a handful of performances of the latter song in Cooper talked with Rolling Stone over the theatrical adaption of his album,  although there has been little traction on this since The album also includes covers of the title track Yeah Bitch - Maniak - Welcome To My Nightmare " Only Women Bleed ".
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