Lace And Whiskey Era

Lace And Whiskey CD Album

1990, Warner Brothers, 7599-26227-2

This European CD version of Lace And Whiskey comes in a jewel case and features an 8-page booklet containing track listings, lyrics and credits.

Lace And Whiskey 'Mini LP' SHM CD Album

2011, Warner Brothers, WPCR-14308

This Japanese SHM CD release is another faithful reproduction of the original vinyl release.  It therefore features a simple card sleeve and inner sleeve featuring 'Gangster Alice'. An 'Obi Strip' is also provided (a common feature on Japanese music releases).  

 

Also provided is a small reproduction application form to join the 'Alice Cooper Club' ($5 per year).  

NOTE: A further CD copy of this album is included in 'The Studio Albums 1969-1983' boxset and can be seen here.

Lace And Whiskey 12" Promotional Vinyl Album

1977, Warner Brothers, BSK 3027

This USA promotional copy of Lace and Whiskey comes in a simple card sleeve and features an image of a table with a variety of paraphernalia on it including a gun, bullets, an Alice Cooper 'Lace and Whiskey' book, an ash tray and, of course, a bottle of whiskey complete with shot glass. The image extends to the back cover and reveals the back of the book, which cleverly provides the track listings (oddly, in the wrong order, and excluding King Of The Silver Screen) together with 3 glowing faux reviews of the book. A similar-looking book formed part of the Lace And Whiskey press packs, which included various other items.

 

The inner sleeve includes and image of Alice as his alter ego, investigator Maurice Escargot, on one side and track listings and credits on the other. Also provided inside the sleeve is an insert which promotes the Alice Cooper discography (at the time) on one side and invites fans to join the 'Alice Cooper Fan Club' and buy Alice T-shirts on the other. 

 

As this is a promotional copy, it includes an additional pink Warner Brothers 'PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE' sticker on the front together with a hype sticker promoting the inclusion of 'the hit' You And Me. The disc is notable as it features bespoke white Warner Brothers labels with printed bra, whiskey bottle, shot glass and revolver (which I think was the only Alice Cooper album that had such treatment). These labels were also used for initial stock copies (i.e. the sticker on the front is the only way to differentiate promotional copies from stock copies).

Lace And Whiskey 12" Vinyl Album

1977, Warner Brothers, K56365

This UK 12" vinyl version of Lace and Whiskey is similar to the USA promotional copy (above) only that it features Palm Tree labels and there are no promotional / hype stickers on the front, or insert included.

Lace And Whiskey 12" Vinyl Album

2018, Rhino Entertainment, RCV1 3027

This 140 gram European vinyl re-issue of Lace And Whiskey features a simple sleeve design that closely resembles the original release (above) and a nice opaque 'Whiskey Brown' colour vinyl. The disc also retains the bespoke white labels that appeared on original pressings and was limited to 3,800 copies worldwide.

 

It was released as part of the 2018 'Rocktober' event along with re-issues of  Goes To Hell and From The Inside.

(No More) Love At Your Convenience 7" Vinyl Single

1977, Warner Brothers, K16935

This UK 7" vinyl single features 'Palm Tree' Warner Brothers labels, comes in a paper sleeve and includes (No More) Love At Your Convenience on Side A and It's Hot Tonight on Side B (both from the Lace And Whiskey album).

 

The sleeve has the same image of Alice on the front as that included on the inner sleeve of Lace And Whiskey vinyl album (above), whereas on the back is promotional material for the album.

You And Me 7" Vinyl Single

1977, Warner Brothers, 45-1516

This Spanish 7" vinyl single features 'Palm Tree' Warner Brothers labels, comes in a paper sleeve and includes You And Me on Side A and It's Hot Tonight on Side B (both from the Lace And Whiskey album).

 

The sleeve has a casual-looking image of Alice on the front, whereas on the back is promotional material for the Lace And Whiskey album.

You And Me 7" Vinyl Single

1977, Warner Brothers, P-180W

This Japanese 7" vinyl single features Palm Tree Warner Brothers labels, comes in a Warner Brothers paper sleeve complete with colour insert, and includes You And Me on Side A and It's Hot Tonight on Side B (both from the Lace And Whiskey album).

 

The insert features a cropped version of the image used on the front of the Lace And Whiskey album sleeve but with additional Japanese hype text and track listings, lyrics and credits on the back.

 

A promotional copy of this release also exists, which is identical except that it features white vinyl labels instead.

For the From The Inside era click here.