Dee Does Broadway

Dee Does Broadway

by Dee Snider
     
 

Given his penchant for on-stage theatrics as the frontman of the gender-bending glam metal outfit Twisted Sister, Dee Does Broadway, an album of metal covers of Broadway staples, feels like an oddly natural move for Dee Snider. Though the album might seem like a conceptual mess at a glance, the worlds of show tunes and '80s pop…  See more details below

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Given his penchant for on-stage theatrics as the frontman of the gender-bending glam metal outfit Twisted Sister, Dee Does Broadway, an album of metal covers of Broadway staples, feels like an oddly natural move for Dee Snider. Though the album might seem like a conceptual mess at a glance, the worlds of show tunes and '80s pop metal have a surprising amount in common, with both genres being the kind of place where a certain amount of flair, bombast, and swagger is not only encouraged, but necessary. Taking on tracks like "Cabaret," "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," and "I Get a Kick Out of You," the album adds a snarl to these classic Broadway staples as Snider deftly maneuvers his way through the new, more aggressive arrangements. What really makes the album successful, though, is that the singer not only adds his own spin to the songs, he keeps the spirit of the original intact. Even after the distorted guitars kick in on "Mack the Knife," the song still has a recognizable swing to it that keeps you from ever making it too far out into unfamiliar waters. With a great track list, some great guest spots (with Cyndi Lauper and Bebe Neuwirth standing out), and a solid performance from Snider, Dee Does Broadway proves to be an album that, while a little odd, is ultimately a fun listen that shows the sort of creative strangeness that can happen when an artist doesn't take himself too seriously and is willing to take a risk on a fun, weird project.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2012
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018312820
catalogNumber:
83128

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dee Snider   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cyndi Lauper   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Patti LuPone   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Bebe Neuwirth   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Doug Katsaros   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bob Kulick   Guitar
Rudy Sarzo   Bass Guitar
Nick Adams   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Clay Aiken   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Brett Chassen   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Will Swenson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tony Sheldon   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mark Wood   Violin,Guest Appearance
Jesse Blaze Snider   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Marc Blitzstein   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Richard Adler   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Joe Franco   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Charles Hart   Composer
Doug Katsaros   Orchestration
Bob Kulick   Arranger,Producer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Cole Porter   Composer
Dee Snider   Arranger,Producer
Richard Stilgoe   Composer
Mark Weiss   Art Direction
Phil Carson   Management
Gustavo Celis   Engineer
Fred Ebb   Composer
Danny McNerney   Engineer
Brett Chassen   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
George Marshall   Engineer
Danny Stanton   Booking
Matt Longoria   Engineer
Laura Destantis-Olsson   Layout
Ron Starrantino   Management

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