SickthingsUK: Brutally Live

The 'Brutally Live' CD came as a bonus disc with the 'Brutally Live' DVD. It was recorded live at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on July 19th 2000 on the 'Brutal Planet' tour. It could be argued this shouldn't be included in the main Alice Cooper discography, as it was originally released only on VHS, but as it WAS officially released on CD later I don't see why in hindsight we can't include it here. The only sad thing about the CD is that the show hsa been edited to fit on one disc. Luckily the film is complete.


March 19th 2001 (VHS only)/December 1st 2008(CD/DVD)

Track listing

  1. Brutal Planet - from 'Brutal Planet' (6:30)
  2. Gimme - from 'Brutal Planet' (4:51)
  3. Go To Hell - from 'Goes To Hell' (3:41)
  4. Blow Me A Kiss - from 'Brutal Planet' (3:06)
  5. I'm Eighteen - from 'Love It To Death' (4:20)
  6. Feed My Frankenstein - from 'Hey Stoopid' (4:26)
  7. Wicked Young Man - from 'Brutal Planet' (3:30)
  8. Dead Babies - from 'Killer' - DVD Only (3.28)
  9. Ballad Of Dwight Fry - from 'love It To Death' - DVD Only (4.39)
  10. I Love The Dead - from 'Billion Dollar Babies' - DVD Only (2.30)
  11. The Black Widow (Instrumental) - from 'Welcome To My Nightmare' - DVD Only (3.14)
  12. No More Mr Nice Guy - from 'Billion Dollar Babies' (4:18)
  13. It's Hot Tonight - from 'Lace And Whiskey' (2:51)
  14. Caught In A Dream - from 'Love It To Death' (2:26)
  15. It's The Little Things - from 'Brutal Planet' (5:16)
  16. Poison - from 'Trash' (4:53)
  17. Take It Like A Woman - from 'Brutal Planet' (2:37)
  18. Only Women Bleed - from 'Welcome To My Nightmare' (4:15)
  19. You Drive Me Nervous - from 'Killer' (2:23)
  20. Under My Wheels - from 'Killer' (4:45)
  21. School's Out - from 'School's Out' (4:36)
  22. Billion Dollar Babies - from 'Billion Dollar Babies' (2:24)
  23. My Generation (1:29)
  24. Elected - from 'Billion Dollar Babies' (4:49)

Musicians

  • Alice Cooper - Vocals
  • Ryan Roxie - Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Pete Friesen - Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Greg Smith - Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Eric Singer - Drums
  • Teddy "ZigZag" Andreadis - keyboards, Backup vocals
  • Calico Cooper - Backing Vocals

Sleeve Notes

There are very few credits on the cover and what is there refers to the DVD than the CD:

Producer: Richard Leyland
Director: David Barnard
Executive Producers for Eagle Vision: Terry Shand and Geoff Kempin
Associate Producer for Eagle Vision: Melissa Roy
Recorded at Labatt's Hammersmith Apollo, London on July 19th 2000
Stage Show Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Sound Supervisor: Will Shapland, Manor Mobiles
Music Remix: David Woolley

Album Notes - (Detailed release information)

'Brutally Live' is a concert film and CD recorded at the Labatt's Hammersmith Apollo (formerly the Hammersmith Odeon) on July 19th 2000 during the 'Brutal Planet' tour. A VHS of the complete show was originally released on VHS tape in 2001, but in 2005 when it was reissued on DVD it included an CD of the soundtrack. Four songs were cut to due to the 80 minute limit on CDs. This second release retained the DVD style packaging. It was reissued again in 2014 but this time in a CD size box. The contents of the various discs were always the same though.

The DVD came with both stereo and 5.1 surround sound options and included a feature called which allowed the viewer to see different camera angles on a few select songs. The alternate angles focussed on Alice exclusively rather than the show as a whole and came to be refered to as the "Alice-cam". It also included the promotional video for 'Gimmie'.

Naturally there was no specific tour to promote 'Brutally Live' as by the time it was released Alice was on the road promoting 'Dragontown'.