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Hell Is

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Alice Cooper has recorded for a variety of different labels over the course of his career, and it seems as if each label has issued a respective "best-of" collection. During most of the late '80s/early '90s, Alice's home was Epic Records, for which he issued 1989's Trash, 1991's Hey Stoopid, 1994's The Last Temptation, and 1995's Classicks, and this is the era that's highlighted on the 2003 16-track compilation Hell Is. Although he scored his first hit album in years with Trash thanks to the hit single "Poison" and contributions from Jon Bon Jovi and Steven Tyler, Alice continued with this pop-metal approach on Hey Stoopid. Bad move, as it soon stuck out like a sore thumb ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Alice Cooper has recorded for a variety of different labels over the course of his career, and it seems as if each label has issued a respective "best-of" collection. During most of the late '80s/early '90s, Alice's home was Epic Records, for which he issued 1989's Trash, 1991's Hey Stoopid, 1994's The Last Temptation, and 1995's Classicks, and this is the era that's highlighted on the 2003 16-track compilation Hell Is. Although he scored his first hit album in years with Trash thanks to the hit single "Poison" and contributions from Jon Bon Jovi and Steven Tyler, Alice continued with this pop-metal approach on Hey Stoopid. Bad move, as it soon stuck out like a sore thumb among such burgeoning hard rock styles as thrash metal and grunge. As a result, Alice returned to the sprawling, conceptual approach of such past classics as Welcome to My Nightmare for The Last Temptation. While Temptation may not have boosted his commercial appeal, it at least restored his standing among his legion of fans, before Alice fulfilled his contract with the half-compilation/half-concert set, Classicks. Instead of buying all four of these schizophrenic albums, Hell Is will probably be the wisest choice for most, as it collects such highlights as the aforementioned "Poison" and the underrated "Stolen Prayer" which was penned by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, who also makes a vocal cameo, as well as live renditions of such Alice classics as "School's Out" and "Go to Hell."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2003
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • EAN: 5099751138594
  • Catalog Number: 511385

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Poison (4:30)
  2. 2 House of Fire (3:45)
  3. 3 Hell Is Living Without You (4:11)
  4. 4 Bed of Nails (4:19)
  5. 5 Only My Heart Talkin' (4:45)
  6. 6 Hey Stoopid (4:32)
  7. 7 Love's a Loaded Gun (4:11)
  8. 8 Feed My Frankenstein (4:44)
  9. 9 Hurricane Years (3:58)
  10. 10 Lost in America (3:52)
  11. 11 Stolen Prayer (5:34)
  12. 12 It's Me (4:37)
  13. 13 Cleansed by Fire (6:12)
  14. 14 Fire (3:01)
  15. 15 Go to Hell (5:30)
  16. 16 School's Out (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jon Bon Jovi Composer
Alice Cooper Composer
Joan Jett Composer
Richie Sambora Composer
Zodiac Mindwarp & the Love Reaction Composer
Desmond Child Composer, Producer
Peter Collins Producer
Bruce Roberts Composer
Tommy Shaw Composer
Bob Pfeifer Composer, Executive Producer
Andy Goldmark Composer
Michael Bruce Composer
Ian Richardson Composer
Duane Baron Producer
Jack Blades Composer
Glen Buxton Composer
Nick Coler Composer
Chris Cornell Composer
Dennis Dunaway Composer
Bob Ezrin Composer
Don Fleming Producer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Mark Hudson Composer
John McCurry Composer
Thom Panunzio Producer
John Purdell Producer
Neal Smith Composer
Dick Wagner Composer
Andy Wallace Producer
Diane Warren Composer
Dan Wexler Composer
Joe Borja Producer
Lisa Hollingshead Producer
Vic Pepe Composer
Jack Ponti Composer
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