This news, of course, is a bit late. It was announced last week that Marshall Blonstein’s premier reissue label, Audio Fidelity, would remaster Alice Cooper‘s best-selling, hit-filled title, Billion Dollar Babies on SACD. This is great news for Alice Cooper fans even if the other grand Warner titles might not see the benefits of the upgrade.
Billion Dollar Babies, released after the whirlwind releases of Love It To Death (1971), Killer (1971), and School’s Out (1972). all issued mere months after each other. And that’s not even including the first two, Pretties For You (1969), and Easy Action, released a year from each other. Still, just when Easy Action was put on shelves, they put Love it To Death in the same place just six months later. So, Alice Cooper was a hard working band, recording, touring, and trying to have an existence, all at the same time.
Everyone that’s an Alice Cooper fan has an opinion of what the band’s best representative output was. Most people will agree that it was Billion Dollar Babies. It often gets the most attention.
It was hinted, then let loose that Hoffman would remaster the respected album. The label confirmed this last week with a Facebook post stating that the album would arrive in January of 2014. That will officially be January 21. The set will feature a replica bill inside the package.
Regardless, Billion Dollar Babies will be welcomed with open arms by SACD aficionados that are Alice Cooper fans.