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Along Came A Spider

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Legendary rock n roll genius Alice Cooper has joined forces with SPV to unleash the master s latest dark, conceptual masterpiece Along Came A Spider . With a full-scale North American tour in place for 2008, an aggressive marketing team ready to go, and a household name icon steering the ship, the sky is truly the limit. The time for a full blown revival has arrived and 2008 will be the year of Alice Cooper - an artist who has had immeasurable impact upon rock music and every facet of pop culture.


1. Prologue/I Know Where You Live
2. Vengeance Is Mine
3. Wake The Dead
4. Catch Me If You Can
5. (In Touch With) Your Feminine Side
6. Wrapped In Silk
7. Killed By Love
8. I m Hungry
9. The One That Got Away
10. Salvation
11. I Am The Spider/Epilogue

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 29, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Steamhammer / SPV
  • ASIN: B001ASVAM8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,789 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By njrobbo on July 31, 2008
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Tells a great story, each song stands on its own. People may think Alice wants to be a force in the music business again, but it's more like he wants to be a musical force to his fans & friends--which is what should count these days. Outstanding guitar work & song compostion. Stop torturing us... your hardcore fans need more records like this--more often!
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By James Scott Falcone on July 29, 2008
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I have had a promo of this CD for a month and it has not been out of my CD player since. This CD brings Alice back to his roots of originality. From the start there are many riffs that will bring the listerner back to such classics as Welcome To My Nightmare. In fact Track 1 reminds me of the classic Department of Youth from that same album. Most of the familiar sounds are from his 70's era. There is not one disaapointment on the entire CD. The 80's were a time that Alice tried to keep up musically with an atempt to get in on the new wave sounds ("Clones..") then the 90's more metal but in 2008 he is BACK to what he does best. Yes I have enjoyed most of the trip from the 70's and just when I thought it was ending Along Came A Spider. Not since he released Alice Cooper Goes To Hell have I been as excited to have a new Alice Cooper album. Older fans will come back and those who have never walked away will be thrilled as am I. The only problem is that FM radio doesn't hold many spots for airing new music from older artists. However, with some luck, this will be aired on XM and Sirius radio. Do not pass on this CD.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Clapton Goon on August 3, 2008
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First let me say to those that don't think there's a single here....are you kidding? Vengeance is Mine sounds like a hit to me. Slash's guitar work adds that heavy metal edge to this outstanding track. Now that that is out of the way, this is Alice' most complete album in a long time. Far superior to Dirty Diamonds. Who else but twisted Alice could get away with writing a concept album about a serial killer named Spider. I'm on my third listen; first in my home stereo, then in my cd player using ipod headphones, and now with my Bose headphones. The sound is just raw enough to have a knife edge to it and the vocals are vintage Coop. Ozzy Osbourne co-writes and contributes harmonica on Wake the Dead. If there is a weak track I can't find it. Eric Singer plays the most solid I've heard in quite a while. Chuck Garric brings solid bass to every track and Danny Saber more than proves his worth. This is the album I've waited for and, though I've got it on cd, I can't wait for my vinyl copy!

P.S. Marilyn Manson is just a poseur! Long Live Alice!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy Rockmusiclover on July 29, 2008
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When most people reach the age of 60, they begin to think about retirement or at least toning things down. The same cannot be said for rock legend Alice Cooper. Along many of his peers such as Ozzy Osbourne, Cooper has found the fountain of youth and continues to put out quality albums and is still a great live act. On Cooper's new release "Along Came A Spider," the original shockrocker decided to do what he does best and release a concept album. Along Came a Spider is about a serial killer named Spider who falls in love with one of his planned victims. In classic Cooper fashion, the album becomes a morality play. What happens? Well you will have to buy the album to find that out. The album is a good blend of a variety of musicial styles. A few of the tracks and riffs will remind you of his Brutal Planet period (one of my favorite later Alice phases) while some of the album sounds like his 70's heyday. There even a few choruses that would fit with the 80's material. In other words, whatever era of Alice you prefer, you will find it on this album. Standout tracks include "Killed By Love" and "Vengenance is Mine." This album should please not only Alice fans, but fans of great hard rock. Don't miss this one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Runk VINE VOICE on July 31, 2008
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We all know Alice has the knack for telling an intriguing tale within the confines of a single song. This time out he goes all out in rock opera mode, using the entire album to tell his story. Alice has had many "concept" albums that revolve around specific themes, but it's rare when he actually uses the whole album for one particular story. The Last Temptation was probably the only other album to actually do that(that album even had a graphic novel to go with the story).
The results are quite impressive. Along Came A Spider reunites us with "Steven", the childlike alter-ego to the murderous and insane "Alice Cooper"(or is it the other way around? We may never know. Hoo Hoo Ha Ha!). Steven was introduced to us on the Welcome To My Nightmare album, and would pop up here and there throughout Alice's career. Steven now calls himself, "The Spider" and is a serial killer. Alice handles his plot, lyrics and storytelling duties wonderfully. Also with a dash of humor, as to be expected from Alice.
Musically it seems that many folks have different ways they've interpreted it. I'd have to say that to my ears, the sound of this album is a cross between Dirty Diamonds and The Last Temptation. The ballads remind me of the kind of tunes you'd hear on Alice's mid to late 70s period albums like From The Inside or Lace and Whiskey. Alice is still using a few guys from his Dirty Diamonds/Eyes of Alice Cooper band lineup, but with a few new musicians. Slash also makes a guest appearance on "Vengeance Is Mine". These songs are very good, but need a few listens to get their fangs into you. For me, on the first listen I did find the album overall enjoyable, but nothing really seemed to jump out. On the second listen, that all changed and the songs really began to take hold.
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The one thing I hate about this album so far
Michael - go visit his myspace. All 11 songs are there already.... :)
Jul 18, 2008 by S. Banks |  See all 3 posts
1st release
I saw somewhere that itunes is offering additional tracks. I doubt they will reissue this one with the additional tracks but may include them with a later album.
Jul 29, 2008 by Kathy B. |  See all 6 posts
A true rock legend...
chuck,,i'm 45 and still love alice too!!!!
Jul 19, 2008 by J.man |  See all 6 posts
Double album let down.
There is a "2LP" version available on Amazon. Check it out...
Jun 26, 2008 by KO |  See all 12 posts
What are the details on the 2nd disc for ACAS?
If I'm reading this right, Alice's MySpace page implies that it's a purple-vinyl version.

(er, actually it just says "colored vinyl", not sure why I thought the color is purple, but it's some kind of colored vinyl)
Jul 19, 2008 by Garance A. Drosehn |  See all 2 posts
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