The Last Temptation (Alice Cooper album)

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The Last Temptation
File:Alice Cooper - The Last Temptation.jpg
Studio album by Alice Cooper
ReleasedJuly 12, 1994
Recorded1994
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length50:48
LabelEpic
ProducerDon Fleming, Duane Baron, John Purdell, Andy Wallace
Alice Cooper chronology
Hey Stoopid
(1991)Hey Stoopid1991
The Last Temptation
(1994)
A Fistful of Alice
(1997)A Fistful of Alice1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Q3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

The Last Temptation is the 20th studio album by rock singer, Alice Cooper, released in July 1994 via Epic Records. It centres around a boy named Steven (also the name of the protagonist in Cooper's earlier work, Welcome to My Nightmare), and a mysterious showman. The showman, with apparent supernatural abilities, attempted with the use of twisted versions of morality plays to persuade Steven to join his travelling show, "The Theatre Of The Real - The Grand-est Guignol!", where he would "never grow up".

Comic[edit]

The full story was given in a 3-part comic book written by Neil Gaiman,[4][5] the first part of which accompanied the recording. In the comic, the showman (referred to only ever as such) was depicted as Cooper himself. Pages from the comic are seen in the Lost in America music video, while it is being read by Steven.

It was originally published by Marvel Comics and later reprinted by Dark Horse Comics, collected as trade paperback[6]

Video[edit]

Music videos were made for "Lost in America" and "It's Me". Both music videos are available for download from Sony/BMG.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sideshow" (Alice Cooper, Brian Smith, Michael Brooks, Jon Norwood, Dan Wexler, Bud Saylor) – 6:39
  2. "Nothing's Free" (Cooper, Wexler, Saylor) – 5:01
  3. "Lost in America" (Cooper, Wexler, Saylor) – 3:54
  4. "Bad Place Alone" (Cooper, Wexler, Saylor) – 5:04
  5. "You're My Temptation" (Cooper, Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw) – 5:09
  6. "Stolen Prayer" (Chris Cornell, Cooper) – 5:37
  7. "Unholy War" (Cornell) – 4:10
  8. "Lullaby" (Cooper, Jim Vallance) – 4:28
  9. "It's Me" (Cooper, Blades, Shaw) – 4:39
  10. "Cleansed By Fire" (Cooper, Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas, Saylor) – 6:12

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r204078
  2. ^ Maconie, Stuart. "Review: Alice Cooper, The Last Temptation". Q. EMAP Metro Ltd (Q95, August 1994): 100.
  3. ^ Eddy, Chuck (July 14, 1994). "Review: Alice Cooper - The Last Temptation". Jann Wenner. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  4. ^ Gaiman's page on the comic
  5. ^ Addicted to Comics #12 - Alice in Marvel-land
  6. ^ Gaiman, Neil; Michael Zulli, and Alice Cooper (1994). The Last Temptation. New York: Dark Horse Comics. ISBN 1-56971-455-X.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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