The Last Temptation Era

The Last Temptation Promotional Cassette Album

1994, Epic, ET 52771

To the best of my knowledge, no promotional CD or vinyl copies of The Last Temptation were produced. However, two different USA cassette versions were distributed, which were principally identified by having either a white or red 'J Card' insert. This copy is the white variant and includes track listings on both the cassette and J Card, the former of which states 'For Promotional Use Only - Not For Sale' on either side.

 

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The Last Temptation Promotional Cassette Album

1994, Epic, ET 52771

This is the alternative USA promotional cassette with the red J-Card. In addition to being a different colour, it is also reconfigured, with the track listings now promoted to the front and an additional 'For Promotional Use Only - Not For Sale' notice on the rear. The cassette is exactly the same as the white version though. Why were 2 versions produced? I have no idea!

 

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The Last Temptation 12" Vinyl Album

1994, Epic, 4765941

This European 'Special Limited Edition' 1st pressing of The Last Temptation, the last Alice Cooper release under the Epic label, features a simple card sleeve design, complete with hype sticker, and includes a dust sleeve featuring track listings, lyrics and credits. Also provided is Book I of The Last Temptation comic book series.

 

Both the front cover and comic book feature the same striking artwork by English artist Dave McKean, with an image of Alice surrounded by fire and mysterious looking characters.

 

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The Last Temptation 12" Vinyl Album

2016, Friday Music, FRM 52771

This USA 180 gram vinyl limited edition re-issue of The Last Temptation features a gatefold design. Inside are track listings, lyrics and credits with the nice translucent blue disc housed in a clear dust sleeve.

 

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The Last Temptation 12" Vinyl Album

2018, Music On Vinyl, MOVLP1846

This further vinyl re-issue of The Last Temptation comes in a simple card sleeve. Inside is an insert featuring track listings, lyrics and credits on one side and an extract from The Last Temptation comics on the other.  

 

The disc is a nice partially translucent orange marble effect, so it looks quite similar to that used on some of the colour vinyl releases of Dragontown.

 

It is imited to 2,000 individually stamped copies (of which mine is #0,264) as indicated by the gold hype sticker on the front. The unique number is stamped on the rear of the sleeve.

 

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The Last Temptation Cassette Album

1994, Epic, 4765944

This European cassette version of The Last Temptation features similar, abridged, artwork to the vinyl version (above).

 

A 'Special Limited Edition' cassette version was also produced, which was the same as the CD version (below), but contained this cassette instead.

 

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The Last Temptation CD Album

1994, Epic, 4765942

This UK 'Special Limited Edition' version of The Last Temptation on CD comes in a plastic wallet, complete with hype sticker, and includes the album in a jewel case and Book I of The Last Temptation comic book.  

 

The CD includes a fold-out leaflet that features extracts from the comic book, track lyrics, credits and a few images of Alice.

 

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The Last Temptation 20th Anniversary CD Album

2014, Cherry Red Records, HNECD034

This European '20th Anniversary Edition' of The Last Temptation 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 a nice 'Digifile' sleeve featuring images from the time of release and a booklet that provides an interesting insight into the album by journalist Malcolm Dome. Within the booklet, Alice is quoted as saying:

 

"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!

 

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The Last Temptation Japanese CD Album Box Set

1994, Epic ECSA, 5969~60

This excellent Japanese box set 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.

 

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The Last Temptation Japanese CD Box Set

1994, Epic, ESCA 5989-90

This further Japanese release 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 booklets are exactly the same.

 

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NOTE: A further CD copy of this album is featured in the Compilations section of this website.

The Last Temptation MiniDisc Album

1997 (Approx), Epic, EPC 4765948

Along with Hey Stoopid, The Last Temptation was the only other Alice Cooper studio album to be released in Europe on Sony's ill-fated MiniDisc format (the Classicks compilation album was also released). As with Hey Stoopid, this features a slightly simplified version of the CD booklet plus the album artwork on the disc.  

 

No MiniDisc versions of this album came with the comic book as it was produced several years after its initial release date.

 

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Unholy War Promotional CD Single

1994, Epic, ESK 5995

This USA 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.

 

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It's Me 12" Vinyl Single

1994, Epic, 6605636

This European 12" picture disc, limited to 5,000 individually numbered copies (of which mine is #2,172), has a superb bespoke image of Alice on Side 1 and includes 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 for It's Me, tracklistings and credits.

 

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It's Me Promotional CD Single

1994, Epic, XPCD 455

This European promotional CD single comes in a slimline jewel case and includes only the album version of It's Me (from The Last Temptation album).

 

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It's Me CD Single

1994, Epic, 6605632

This European CD single comes in a slimline jewel case and includes It's Me and Bad Place Alone (both from The Last Temptation album) plus live versions of Poison and Sick Things (recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York on 13th September 1991).

 

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It's Me CD Single

1994, Epic, 6605635

This further European CD single comes in a slimline jewel case and includes the same content as the above version only that Bad Place Alone is omitted. The CD is also silver instead of black.

 

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Lost In America 12" Promotional Vinyl Single

1994, Epic, XPR 2048

This UK 12" promotional vinyl single features orange Epic labels, comes in a generic card sleeve (with cut-out label hole), and includes Lost In America (from The Last Temptation album) and a live version of Hey Stoopid on Side A and further live versions of Billion Dollar Babies and No More Mr Nice Guy on Side B (all three live tracks were recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York on 13th September 1991).

 

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Lost In America 12" Vinyl Single

1994, Epic, 6603476

This UK 12" picture vinyl single features the same tracks as the promotional copy (above). A double-sided inlay contains lyrics to Lost In America, tracklistings and credits.

 

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Lost In America Cassette Single

1994, Epic, 6603474

This UK Cassette single of Lost In America features similar artwork to the vinyl version (above) but only includes Lost In America and the live version of Hey Stoopid (which are repeated on both sides of the cassette).

 

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Lost In America Promotional CD Single

1994, Epic, ESK 6045

This USA 1-track promotional CD comes in a jewel case without inlays and includes only the album version of Lost In America (from The Last Temptation album).

 

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Lost In America CD Single

1994, Epic, 6603472

This UK version of Lost In America comes in a slimline jewel case, features a half width inlay with picture disc and includes Lost In America (from The Last Temptation album) and live versions of Hey Stoopid, Billion Dollar Babies and No More Mr Nice Guy (recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York on 13th September 1991).

 

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Lost In America CD Single

1994, Epic, 6603472

This European version of Lost In America comes in a slimline jewel case and includes the same product code and tracks as the UK version (above). However, this version features does not include a picture CD and features more traditional packaging.

 

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Lost In America CD Single

1994, Epic, 6603471

This further European version of Lost In Amercia comes in a card sleeve and includes Lost In America (from The Last Temptation album) and a live version of Hey Stoopid (recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York on 13th September 1991).

 

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For the The Last Temptation comics click here.

For the Brutal Planet era click here.