Alone III: The Pinkerton Years 1994-1997

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Alone III: The Pinkerton Years 1994-1997
Alone III: The Pinkerton Years 1994-1997 cover
Studio album by Rivers Cuomo
Released December 12, 2011
Format CD
Recorded 1993-1995
Genre Alternative rock
Producer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Professional reviews

Rivers Cuomo chronology
Not Alone: Rivers Cuomo & Friends Live at Fingerprints
Alone III: The Pinkerton Years 1994-1997
Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years

Alone III: The Pinkerton Years 1994-1997 is a compilation album by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. It is the third entry in the Alone Series following 2007's Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo and 2008's Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. It was included as a CD insert included with the (now out-of-print) book The Pinkerton Diaries, and was re-released in 2020 on the demo storefront on as part of a bundle with Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years.


The title "Alone III: The Pinkerton Years" was announced in an August 19, 2010 post by Rivers Cuomo on the forums.[citation needed] On the release date of Hurley, during the 98.7 radio event "Breakfast With Weezer", Cuomo stated that Alone III would come out in December 2010 and would contain the rest of the unreleased Songs from the Black Hole. He later posted on his Facebook account that it had been greenlit and would, hopefully, be released in January 2011.[1] During a "Nerd Night" in September 2011, Sarah C. Kim stated that the album should be released in November. The album was finally released December 12, 2011.

Though the album's subtitle suggests that it contains songs between the years 1994 and 1997, this range actually only applies to the accompanying Pinkerton Diaries. The songs featured on the CD range from 1993 to 1996.

Cuomo played several of the demos on USTREAM before the CD was released, including "I'm Lonely on a Saturday Night", "I'm on Fire, You're a Liar", "Getchoo", "Susanne", "Waiting on You", and "Now I Finally See".

Contrary to rumor, Rivers' demo of "Devotion" is not known to have been considered for inclusion on the album.

Track list

No. Title Length
1. "I'm So Lonely"   0:19
2. "Getchoo"   3:10
3. "Lisa"   3:06
4. "Negativland"   0:59
5. "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly"   2:03
6. "When You’re Alone"   0:53
7. "Susanne"   2:50
8. "There Is No Other One"   2:59
9. "Let Me Wash at Your Sink"   2:36
10. "Waiting on You"   3:20
Suite from the Black Hole
No. Title Length
11. "Oh No, This Is Not for Me"   0:39
12. "Tired of Sex"   2:35
13. "She's Had a Girl"   0:52
14. "What Is This I Find?"   1:13
15. "Now I Finally See"   0:42
16. "Longtime Sunshine" (Reprises of both Longtime Sunshine and Superfriend) 0:49
Fulton Avenue Suite
No. Title Length
17. "I'm Lonely on a Saturday Night"   1:14
18. "Oh God I'm Hungry"   0:20
19. "I'm on Fire, You're a Liar"   2:19
20. "The End of My String"   0:57
21. "I Can't Break Your Heart Slow"   0:45
22. "Money Makes Me Happy"   0:52
23. "My Mind's on You"   1:21
No. Title Length
24. "Defeat on the Hill"   0:49
25. "Clarinet Waltz"   1:36
26. "A Glorious Moment"   1:04

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