The Last Temptation Era
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The Last Temptation 20th Anniversary CD Album (2014, Cherry Red Records HNECD034)
This 20th anniversary edition of the album by Cherry Red Records doesn't provide listeners with any additional tracks (unlike their previous releases of Trash and Hey Stoopid). You do, however, get some nice packaging featuring images from the time of release and a good booklet interesting insight into the album by journalist Malcolm Dome.
Within the booklet, Alice is attributed with the following quote:
"I've noticed that a lot of bands are doing the whole of one classic album during their live performances. And if someone asked me, then I'd love to do The Last Temptation in sequence. What I'd do is open the set with a few hits, then play the entire album, before finishing with a few more hits. It's something I've not thought about doing until now, but you know what, I'd love to do that!"
We can but hope!
The Last Temptation Japanese CD Album Box Set (1994, Epic ECSA 5969-60)
This excellent Japanese version features the album, the first comic and an additional Live At Electric Lady CD, all of which are housed inside a nice box. The live CD (recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York on 13th September 1991) features 7 songs, the most interesting of which is a medley of Only Women Bleed and Wind Up Toy (the latter of which is not available anywhere else as a live track).
It's a shame this wasn't released in other countries as it's a really nice item and worth hunting out for your collection.
The Last Temptation Japanese CD Box Set (1994, Epic ESCA 5989-90)
This is a simplified version of the above set and features a double jewel case. Included are The Last Temptation and Live At Electric Lady CD's but no comic book.
The Last Temptation 12" Vinyl Album (1994, Epic EPC 4765941)
This original vinyl pressing of The Last Temptation features a simple sleeve design and contains a dust sleeve featuring track listings, lyrics, credits and some images from the associated comic book release. Book 1 of the comic book series is also included.
The Last Temptation Vinyl Album (2016, Friday Music FRM 52771)
This 180 gram vinyl re-issue of The Last Temptation features a gatefold design. Inside are track listings, lyrics and credits with the nice transparent blue vinyl housed in a clear dust sleeve.
The Last Temptation Mini Disc Album (1997, Sony 4765948)
In addition to Hey Stoopid, The Last Temptation was the other Alice Cooper studio album to be released on Sony's ill-fated Mini Disc format. As with Hey Stoopid, this features a slightly simplified version of the CD booklet plus the album artwork on the disc.
No Mini Disc versions of this album came with the comic book as it was released several years after its initial release date.
The Last Temptation Cassette Album (1994)
Unholy War Promotional CD (1994, Epic ESK 5995-S1)
This promotional 1-track CD comes in a jewel case with a simple paper inlay. The sticker on the front promotes that fact that Chris Cornell (from Soundgarden) features in the song.
It's Me Promotional CD (1994, Epic XPCD 455)
This promotional CD comes in a slim case and includes the album version of It's Me from The Last Temptation.
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It's Me 12" Vinyl Single (1994, Epic 6605636)
This single, limited to 5,000 individually numbered copies (of which this is 2172), has a superb bespoke image of Alice on Side 1 and features It's Me and Bad Place Alone from The Last Temptation plus live versions of Poison and Sick Things (no information is provided on when or where they were recorded). An inlay contains lyrics to It's Me, tracklistings and credits.
Lost In America Promotional CD Single (1994, Epic ESK 6045)
This simple 1-track promotional CD comes in a jewel case without inlays and features the album version of Lost In America.
Lost In America CD Single (1994, Epic 6603471)
This Austrian version comes in a card sleeve and features the album version of Lost In America and a live version of Hey Stoopid (recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York on 13th September 1991).
Lost In America CD Single (1994, Epic 6603472)
This version features a half width inlay with picture disc and includes Lost In America (album version) and live versions of Hey Stoopid, Billion Dollar Babies and No More Mr Nice Guy (all recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York on 13th September 1991).
Lost In America CD Single (1994, Epic 6603472)
This version shares the same reference code and tracks as the above version only this comes in more traditional packaging with no picture disc.
Lost In America 12" Vinyl Single (1994, Epic 6603476)
This single features Lost In America from The Last Temptation and live versions of Hey Stoopid, Billion Dollar Babies and No More Mr Nice Guy (all recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York on 13th September 1991). An inlay contains lyrics to Lost In America, tracklistings and credits.