The Eyes of Alice Cooper

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The Eyes of Alice Cooper
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2003
Recorded2003
Genre Hard rock
Length44:12
Label Spitfire
Producer Alice Cooper, Mudrock
Alice Cooper chronology
Dragontown
(2001)
The Eyes of Alice Cooper
(2003)
Dirty Diamonds
(2005)
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The Eyes of Alice Cooper, released in 2003, is the sixteenth solo album by Alice Cooper. With this album, Cooper returned to his earlier hard rock sound, in the vein of The Last Temptation , and left the heavy industrial metal sound found in his last two studio albums. [3] Of note is the album cover, which was released in four different versions, featuring alternate colours in Cooper's eyes and the crescent around the 'A' in the title. It was available in blue, green, purple and red.

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Contents

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Track listing

All tracks written by Alice Cooper, Eric Dover and Ryan Roxie, except where noted.

Eric Dover American musician

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No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."What Do You Want from Me?"Cooper, Dover, Mikal Reid3:24
2."Between High School & Old School" 3:01
3."Man of the Year" 2:51
4."Novocaine" 3:07
5."Bye Bye, Baby" 3:27
6."Be with You Awhile"Cooper, Dover4:17
7."Detroit City"Cooper, Roxie, Chuck Garric 3:58
8."Spirits Rebellious" 3:35
9."This House Is Haunted" 3:30
10."Love Should Never Feel Like This" 3:32
11."The Song That Didn't Rhyme" 3:17
12."I'm So Angry" 3:36
13."Backyard Brawl" 2:36

Personnel

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. Rolling Stone review
  3. allmusic ((( The Eyes of Alice Cooper > Overview )))