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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Stunner
This album is an absolute masterpiece based on a story conceived by Alice and Neil Gaiman and released seperately as a collectable comic book. A superb concept, superb tunes, great lyrics, superb arrangements, superbly produced and Alice sounding back to his magnificent best. If you have missed this, frightened off by his early 80's dip in form buy this one, it will...
Published on 23 May 2007 by Coops Lost Tooth

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well meaning, but strangely flat
After the pop hair rock frivolity of 1989's `Trash' and 1991's `Hey Stoopid', many saw Alice's 1994 release, `The Last Temptation' as a roaring return to form, rooted as it is in a far more serious approach than its two immediate predecessors. Many also now consider it as part of a dark trilogy to which 2000's masterful `Brutal Planet' and its 2001 sequel-of-sorts,...
Published on 8 Oct 2011 by B. S. Marlay


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Stunner, 23 May 2007
This review is from: Last Temptation (Audio CD)
This album is an absolute masterpiece based on a story conceived by Alice and Neil Gaiman and released seperately as a collectable comic book. A superb concept, superb tunes, great lyrics, superb arrangements, superbly produced and Alice sounding back to his magnificent best. If you have missed this, frightened off by his early 80's dip in form buy this one, it will restore your faith, it's a classic. From the scene setter 'Sideshow' to the grand finale 'Cleansed By Fire' and including the hit 45 'Lost In America' the album is a macabre tale in the finest horror tradition. A rocking riff driven story of lost souls and the Last Temptation. Go buy it you will not regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday present, 2 Mar 2014
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This was a birthday gift for my husband. I thought it was a new release from the advert on Amazon which is why I paid additional postage< which I thought was expensive. but it is a reworked remastered release. BUT my husband absolutely loves it. Alice at his best and songs hes never heard. Buy it its fab
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well meaning, but strangely flat, 8 Oct 2011
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B. S. Marlay (Sydney, Australia) - See all my reviews
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After the pop hair rock frivolity of 1989's `Trash' and 1991's `Hey Stoopid', many saw Alice's 1994 release, `The Last Temptation' as a roaring return to form, rooted as it is in a far more serious approach than its two immediate predecessors. Many also now consider it as part of a dark trilogy to which 2000's masterful `Brutal Planet' and its 2001 sequel-of-sorts, `Dragontown', can be added. The truth is, though it certainly sports a strong concept album style a la `Welcome to My Nightmare' (in this, a young boy - Steven, again - enters a horror sideshow that is really a metaphor for the horror of life and the modern world around him), it somehow lacks a sense of fun and the knowing wink that all four albums released either side of it manage to share to varying degrees. It also, despite the collaborators featured on it (notably Chris Cornell from Soundgarden on writing), feels oddly lumbering, dated and old fashioned.

Part of this problem probably sits with the trait `The Last Temptation' shares with many albums from big names in the 90s - and that is a number of different producers working on separate songs, rather than one unifying producer working on the entire record. The old-fashioned, almost prog rock affectations, of this album are even weirder when you consider the three producers - Andy Wallace (who had produced for Henry Rollins, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, White Zombie and Jeff Buckley - 5 tracks), Don Fleming (Hole, Teenage Fanclub, Sonic Youth, The Posies - 3 tracks) and Duane Baron (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, Heart - 2 tracks).

It is all very well played and Alice is in fine voice. But, other than the superb punk-styled rocker `Lost in America' (which also sports the only real note of humour), it lacks any sense of immediacy or abandonment. `It's Me' is a fine, quintessentially Cooper ballad. `Lullaby' has superb finger-plucked verses let down by a too-obvious chorus and `Nothing's Free' is a strong scene-setting rocker. While it is certainly not bad, the overall package lacks punch, attitude and drive. Oddly controlled and constrained, it is really only for completists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 21 April 2014
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As you would expect this is classic Alice cooper at his best,sit back listen and enjoy a masterpiece.totally brilliant indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice, 25 Mar 2014
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Sound like was earlier but more bass, little bit more analog (like was on LP)
1) more tracks
2)digipack edition
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