From The Inside Era

From The Inside CD Album

1990, Warner Brothers, 7599-26064-2

This CD version of From The Inside comes in a jewel case and features a 12-page booklet containing track listings, lyrics and credits.

From The Inside 'Mini LP' SHM CD Album

2011, Warner Brothers, WPCR-14310

This Japanese Mini LP is a provides near flawless replication of the original vinyl album (below) complete with opening front cover and rear doors and Alice hiding away in the 'Quiet Room'.  Also included are the 2 original hype stickers used to seal the front cover.

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

From The Inside 12" Vinyl Album

1978, Warner Bros, BSK3263

After the conservative offerings of Welcome To My Nightmare, Goes To Hell and Lace And Whiskey, the vinyl release of From The Inside saw a welcome return to the more elaborate style packaging of the original Alice Cooper Group.  This time fans were treated to a large image of Alice in full make-up on the front, with the cover opening from the centre to reveal a room full of Alice's fellow patients in the New York sanitarium (where he spent several months in 1977).  Alice is nowhere to be seen, but his location is quickly revealed when you open a further door to the 'Quiet Room', where he is cowering away.

 

The inner sleeve can be accessed by sliding it out from either side.  This includes the above mentioned image of Alice on one side plus track listings, lyrics and credits.  On the other side is a victorious image of Alice and chums being released from the sanitarium.  This image is also seen when you open a pair of doors on the back cover (these doors contain further credits on the inside).

 

This is an iconic release and probably the best packaging of any solo Alice Cooper release.  An essential part of any collection! 

From The Inside, 12" Vinyl

2014, Music On Vinyl, MOVLP974

This European 180 gram vinyl re-issue faithfully recreates much of the packaging of the original 1978 release with the central opening front cover retained.  Unfortunately, the doors on the back do not open, nor does the door to the 'Quiet Room' inside.  This is a shame as it means that the images on the record cover are not used as they were originally intented.

 

Still, it's good to have the album on 180 gram format for playing purposes.  As you'll see from the picture below, the front cover doesn't stay shut will need to be told to do so by weighing it down for a bit with something heavy! 

From The Inside Promotional 7" Vinyl Single

1978, Warner Brothers, WBS 8760

From The Inside 7" Vinyl Single

1978, Warner Brothers, WBS 8760

Certificate Of Insanity (1978)

This cool Certificate Of Insanity was given away for a limited period with the original vinyl release of the album and featured in the press packs for the album.

 

The certificate (issued by the 'Alice Cooper School For The Hopelessly Insane) features a stamped autograph, a gold embossed logo and space to write your own name as the patient.

 

These are quite rare in this unused and mint condition.