The Last Temptation

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Barry Weber
Though Alice Cooper's 1989 comeback gave him his first hit album in over a decade, the Trash record left some diehard fans disappointed, as did 1991's Hey Stoopid. Many listeners felt that Cooper had sold himself short, now completely focusing on sleazy sexual anthems, making him just another face in the heavy metal crowd. By the time The Last Temptation was released in 1994, the hair band fad that had fueled Cooper's return was dead, and Cooper was obviously aware of its downfall -- the album sounds almost nothing like its two predecessors. Instead of relating to such albums as Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood, Last Temptation seems more similar to Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears....
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Barry Weber
Though Alice Cooper's 1989 comeback gave him his first hit album in over a decade, the Trash record left some diehard fans disappointed, as did 1991's Hey Stoopid. Many listeners felt that Cooper had sold himself short, now completely focusing on sleazy sexual anthems, making him just another face in the heavy metal crowd. By the time The Last Temptation was released in 1994, the hair band fad that had fueled Cooper's return was dead, and Cooper was obviously aware of its downfall -- the album sounds almost nothing like its two predecessors. Instead of relating to such albums as Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood, Last Temptation seems more similar to Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears. Thematically, the record returns to mostly conceptual songs, such as "Nothing's Free," "You're My Temptation," and "Cleansed by Fire." Though the album still has a few goofy interruptions, such anthems as "Lost in America" nonetheless boast more originality than anything off of Hey Stoopid or Trash. Far surpassing anything Cooper recorded in almost 20 years, The Last Temptation is unquestionably some of his best work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972498324
  • Catalog Number: 724983
  • Sales rank: 26,996

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sideshow (6:39)
  2. 2 Nothing's Free (5:01)
  3. 3 Lost in America (3:54)
  4. 4 Bad Place Alone (5:04)
  5. 5 You're My Temptation (5:09)
  6. 6 ...Prayer (5:37)
  7. 7 Unholy War (4:10)
  8. 8 Lullaby (4:28)
  9. 9 It's Me (4:39)
  10. 10 Cleansed by Fire (6:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Cooper Primary Artist, Vocals
Stef Burns Guitar, Background Vocals
Craig Copeland Background Vocals
Chris Cornell Vocals
Brett Hudson Background Vocals
Mark Hudson Background Vocals
Louis Merlino Background Vocals
John Purdell Keyboards
David Uosikkinen Drums
Dan Wexler Guitar
Derek Sherinian Keyboards, Background Vocals
Greg Smith Bass, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer, Concept
Tommy Shaw Composer
John Agnello Engineer
Duane Baron Producer, Engineer
Jack Blades Composer
Steven Escallier Engineer
Don Fleming Producer
Mark Hudson Composer
Norwood Composer
John Purdell Producer
B. Smith Composer
Jim Vallance Composer
Andy Wallace Producer, Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Dan Wexler Composer
Dave McKean Contributor, Cover Design
Aimee MacAuley Art Direction
Michael Zulli Artwork
Neil Gaiman Concept
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cooper's Best In Years

    There is a misconception that Alice Cooper has not made a truly great album since his 70's heyday. Quite frankly, anyone that thinks that has not been listening. Granted some of his work was spotty in the 80's but the 90's have shown a marked improved. 1994's Last Temptation reminds us why Cooper is still the king of shock and storytelling. The songs are hard rocking and still contain the Coop's trademark sneer. The album tells the story of Steven (a character who first appeared on the 75 Welcome To My Nightmare CD) and his battle for sanity. There are no album fillers on this masterpiece. This album seemed to refuel Cooper's ability to write masterful albums because 2000'S Brutal Planet and 2001's Dragontown are almost as good as this one. A masterpiece. Go away Marilyn Manson the shock king has never left the building. Be ashamed if you don't own this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alice makes you think, but let's you rock on this CD

    This is by far the best album Alice Cooper has recorded in many years, and one of the top five best of his entire career! Cooper put aside writing songs to make the charts, and concentrated on writing a great concept album dealing with spirituality, sin and redemption. In addition, it rocks out in the classic Cooper way with songs like: ''Nothing's Free'', You're my Temptation, ''Lost in America'', and ''Sideshow'' just to name a few. Buy this - you won't regret it.

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