Dragontown Era

Dragontown Vinyl Album

2011, Night Of The Vinyl Dead, NIGHT 110

Like Brutal Planet, Dragontown was not subject to a vinyl release when it first launched in 2001 as the format had near-enough died out by that stage. It wasn't until 2011 (around the time of its revival) that Night Of The Vinyl Dead addressed this with this European limited-to-500-copies edition.

 

The vinyl comes in a simple card sleeve with 2 oriental themed inner sleeves. Inside the first are 4 large card posters, including blown up images from the original CD booklet (below), plus a 2-sided sheet featuring track listings, lyrics and credits. Inside the other sleeve is the black vinyl album and a whole is cut out on one side to give a view of the label of Side A. Both the custom vinyl labels feature the same image of Alice.   

 

As with the original release, the front cover features an image of Alice in full make-up holding a samurai sword. The limited edition number is hand-written on the back of the sleeve (this one being #370).

 

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Dragontown 12" Vinyl Album

2011, Back On Black, RCV059LP

This alternative 180 gram vinyl version of Dragontown by Back On Black features a gatefold sleeve design. On the inside are track listings, lyrics and credits. Also, as this is the first pressing, it features an opaque orange vinyl disc (with later versions, such as that below, featuring black vinyl instead). The custom vinyl labels both feature an oriental orange and red design.

 

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Dragontown 12" Vinyl Album

2011, Back On Black, RCV059LP

This further European vinyl version of Dragontown is exactly the same as the above but features a black 180 gram vinyl disc instead.

 

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Dragontown 12" Vinyl Album

2019, eOne, SPT-LP-15200

Dragontown was also subject to a vinyl release in the USA as part of Black Friday Record Store Day 2019. Featuring a gatefold design, and limited to just 1,500 copies, this version features Record Store Day hype stickers, two opaque orange 180 gram discs and a digital download card. Both the custom vinyl labels feature the same image of Alice.

 

The decision to spread the album onto two seperate discs was somewhat bizarre, as previous releases proved that it comfortably fits on a single disc (even with the addition of bonus tracks, which this doesn't have). This means that you have to play it at 45 RPM speed, which is the traditional speed for 7" vinyl singles, but also the optimum speed for audiophile vinyl albums.

 

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NOTE: A further vinyl copy of this album is included in 'Treasures' boxset and can be seen here.

Dragontown Cassette Album

2001, Eagle Records, 74321 890444

Dragontown was subject to a release on cassette in Eastern Europe. This version comes from Ukraine and includes the standard 13 tracks found on the original CD version of the album. 

 

Interestingly, the album is titled 'Dragontow' on the case so it seems like something got lost in translation!  No reference to the album is made on the cassette itself although a quick play has confirmed that it is indeed DragontowN!

 

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Dragontown Promotional CD Album

2001, Eagle Records

This European promotional CD does not have a product code, features a crude paper sleeve (with poor quality printing) and a blue CD-R. On the back of the sleeve are tracklistings for the album. Both the CD and inlay state 'STRICTLY FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY - NOT FOR RESALE'.

 

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Dragontown CD Album

2001, Eagle Records, EAGCD181

This European CD version of Dragontown comes in a jewel case and includes a colour booklet that folds outwards and includes some images of Alice, track listings, lyrics and credits.

 

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Dragontown CD Album

2002, Eagle Records, EAGTE181

A year after the release of Dragontown came this additional European 'Limited Tour Edition' release. The CD and jewel case are the same as the original version (above). Also included, however, is a blue-tone slip case and fold-out poster featuring an expanded version of the artwork from the front cover. Additionally, the CD now features the additional content of the Australian Brutal Planet bonus track Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me, the video of Gimme (also from Brutal Planet) plus a screensaver.

 

There does not appear to be any information available on how 'limited' this release was, but my 3 copies (one used and two sealed) are numbers 08631, 00437 and 00005 respectively.

 

The latter copy previously belonged to someone involved in the production of the album and is provided with an additional sticker on the back that states 'PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY NOT FOR RESALE'. That aside, it is exactly the same as the other two copies (as indicated by the fact that it also features the unique copy number, albeit a very low one).

 

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Dragontown CD Album

2002, Spitfire Records, SPT-15089-2

USA fans were treated to this alternative 'Special Edition' CD. Limited to 7,500 copies, this featured a white slip case with shiny red text and a bonus CD. I have seen some of these with a unique copy number sticker on the front (see example image below), whereas neither of my two, one of which is still sealed, have them.

 

The bonus CD also includes includes the Australian Brutal Planet bonus track Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me (but is described as simply 'Clowns Will Eat Me'), live versions of Go To Hell and Ballad of Dwight Fry (both from the 2000 Brutally Live concert release) plus a rare, and rather random, 'Remix' of Brutal Planet. Also included on the bonus disc are the videos for Gimme and It's The Little Things (also from Brutal Planet).

 

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NOTE: Further CD copies of this album are featured in the Compilations section of this website.

Triggerman Promotional CD Single

2001, Spitfire Records, 15200-2

This USA promotional CD comes in a jewel case and features 2 versions of Triggerman ('Remix' and 'Album Version') plus It's Much Too Late. Although the remix of Triggerman sounds interesting it is, in fact, simply the album version but without the 40 second instrumental at the end.

 

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It's Much Too Late Promotional CD Single

2001, Playground Music

This very rare, and somewhat obscure, Swedish promotional CD single comes in a simple card sleeve and features It's Much Too Late and Fantasy Man (both from the Dragontown album). The CD is completely blank and there is no product code provided.

 

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Alice Cooper Dragontown Interview CD

2001, Eagle Records

This European promotional CD (which is a CD-R variety) features Alice providing short (generally about 60 second) answers to 15 questions, several of which are centred around the Dragontown album. The questions asked can be seen in the image below.

 

Both the CD and sleeve state 'STRICTLY FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY NOT FOR RESALE'.

 

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For the The Eyes Of Alice Cooper era click here.