Alice Cooper – Love It to Death sealed 1971 U.S. LP with white censored cover


Free U.S. shipping!  A still sealed copy of Love It to Death by Alice Cooper, with the rare white “censored” transitional cover.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of Love It to Death by Alice Cooper, with the rare white “censored” transitional cover.

About this copy: This copy of Love It to Death is the second U.S. issue of the 1971 LP on the Warner Brothers label.

This is the “censored,” or “cropped” version of the cover that was used to temporarily replace the original full-cover photo of the band.  A later version restored the full cover photo while airbrushing Alice Cooper’s thumb out of the photo.

As the album is sealed the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is largely intact except for a 2 cm split in the wrap at the mouth and an 8 cm split in the wrap at the top edge.  We have secured these with tape to prevent further splits in the wrap.

The cover is VG++ with a few foxing spots above the photo on the front cover.

A nice copy of a rare variation on this classic LP, and the first copy we’ve had in many years.

Background: Love It to Death was the third album by the Alice Cooper band, and it reached #35 on the U.S. charts, but was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA.

The original cover photo showed Cooper holding his thumb in such a way that it resembled a penis.  The record company quickly replaced the cover with a second version which cropped out that part of the photo, leaving large white bars at the top and the bottom.

Eventually, the cover was replaced with a third version that looked like the first version, though the thumb was airbrushed out. gave Love It to Death a 4 1/2 star review:

Alice Cooper’s third album, Love It to Death, can be pinpointed as the release when everything began to come together for the band. Their first couple of albums (Pretties for You and Easy Action) were both largely psychedelic/acid rock affairs and bore little comparison to the band’s eventual rip-roaring, teenage-anthem direction. The main reason for the quintet’s change was that the eventually legendary producer Bob Ezrin was on board for the first time and helped the Coopers focus their songwriting and sound, while they also perfected their trashy, violent, and theatrical stage show and image. … Love It to Death was the first of a string of classic releases from the original Alice Cooper group.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
WS 1883
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in