Welcome 2 My Nightmare Era 1
Read my review of this album here.
Welcome 2 My Nightmare 'The Radio Show' CD (2011, Nightmare Inc.)
This CD was produced for radio shows as a means of promoting the Welcome 2 My Nightmare album. It is hosted by Gary Moore and features a biography, generic interviews with Alice and extracts of tracks from the new album (I'll Bite Your Face Off, Last Man On Earth, Runaway Train, Something To Remember Me By, Caffeine and I Gotta Get Out Of Here) and some of his classic ones (I'm Eighteen, Welcome To My Nightmare, No More Mr Nice Guy and Poison). It is spread over 3 segments which presented radio stations with the opportunity to easily slot adverts between. Also included are 2 short promotional soundbites.
The CD is comes in a jewel case complete with simple paper inlay. On the back are track listings and together with information for radio stations. A release date of Tuesday, September 13th 2011 is stated.
My Valuation: £50
Welcome 2 My Nightmare CD Album (2011, Spinefarm Records 0602527805276)
This CD comes in a jewel case and features a simple booklet containing song lyrics and credits. In addition to the standard 14 album tracks is the bonus track We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, which is a cover of a track by the same name by The Animals.
My Valuation: £10
Welcome 2 My Nightmare Deluxe CD Album (2011, Spinefarm Records 0602527805504)
The limited edition deluxe CD album of Welcome 2 My Nightmare is a much nicer offering than the once above standard version. It comes in a digi-pack and offers a better booklet with illustrations, a 'Nightmare Express' ticket, double-sided poster and 3 bonus tracks (We Gotta Get Out Of This Place plus live versions of No More Mr Nice Guy and The Black Widow from the 2011 Download festival). One of the poster images is quite striking with a dark, hand drawn, image of Alice.
My Valuation: £20
Welcome 2 My Nightmare 'Mini LP' SHM CD Album (Unknown Year / Manufacturer)
The first thing you notice about this release is that it's not a replica Mini LP like all the other Japanese SHM CD's, this is a shame as they were such impressive products. Instead, the packaging is almost identical to the UK Jewel CD version with almost idenitical booklet and inserts (other a bit of Japanese here and there).
The most notable difference, however, is that this version comes with yet another variation of material to all the UK releases. Here we get the standard 14 album tracks plus the Under The Bed and Poison live (originally from the Classic Rock Fan Pack version) plus No More Mr Nice Guy and The Black Widow live (originally from the Digi Pack version).
Being an SHM version the audio (apparently) sounds louder and crisper than the standard UK versions so this is probably worth picking up and using as your master copy for ripping to your MP3 device.
My Valuation: £40
Welcome 2 My Nightmare Vinyl Album (2011, Spinefarm Records 602527805474)
The vinyl copy of Welcome 2 My Nightmare comes in a striking gatefold sleeve and includes 4 'blood red' discs, the same poster as the CD deluxe album, a large booklet and a coupon allowing you to download the album in MP3 format.
The booklet is very large and almost the same as the standard CD version so does not include the nice artwork of the deluxe album, which is a shame (the front and back covers are different, however).
Like the other editions of the album, this version features a bonus track. This time it's the interesting Flatline, which is not really a track as such (more a series of beeps). Certainly not essential by any means!
The discs look great in red, what would have made the package better is if they had used the same artwork plus included the Nightmare Express Ticket from the deluxe album.
See more items from the Welcome 2 My Nightmare Era here.