It’s always hard for a sequel to recapture the excitement of whatever made the original great, but give Alice Cooper credit — he’s doing whatever he can to convince fans that his upcoming album, a sequel to his classic ‘Welcome to My Nightmare,’ is something special.

Cooper reunited with the original Alice Cooper Band for a few tracks on the new ‘Nightmare’ and even enlisted his old producer, Bob Ezrin. If that wasn’t enough, he’ll also release a deluxe “fanpack” edition of the sequel, titled ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare,’ that packs in a boatload of extras.

Unfortunately, most of those extras aren’t musical — the expanded ‘Nightmare’ includes a studio version of ‘Under the Bed’ and a live take on Cooper’s ’80s hit ‘Poison’ — but that doesn’t mean it’s light on the bonus material. Fans can get their hands on a poster, a set of facepaint, a metal badge, a face mask, and a hefty magazine.

Cooper’s new ‘Nightmare,’ which ships September 16, is available for pre-order now.

Alice Cooper ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ Tracklisting:
‘I Am Made of You’
‘Caffeine’
‘The Nightmare Returns’
‘A Runaway Train’
‘Last Man on Earth’
‘The Congregation’
‘I’ll Bite Your Face Off’
‘Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever’
‘Ghouls Gone Wild’
‘Something to Remember Me By’
‘When Hell Comes Home’
‘What Baby Wants’
‘I Gotta Get Outta Here’
‘The Underture’

[Ultimate Classic Rock]