Dee Does Broadway

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
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: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018312820
  • Catalog Number: 83128
  • Sales rank: 96,453

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cabaret (3:55)
  2. 2 The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (3:32)
  3. 3 Big Spender (3:33)
  4. 4 The Ballad of Mack the Knife (3:26)
  5. 5 Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) (3:35)
  6. 6 Music of the Night (4:51)
  7. 7 The Joint is Jumpin' - Jesse Blaze Snider (3:23)
  8. 8 Luck Be a Lady Tonight - Clay Aiken (5:27)
  9. 9 I Get a Kick Out of You (4:21)
  10. 10 There is Nothin' Like a Dame - Tony Sheldon (3:47)
  11. 11 Razzle Dazzle (3:33)
  12. 12 Tonight/Somewhere (3:26)
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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
A. L. Webber Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Kander Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Jerry Ross Composer
Richard Adler Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Joe Franco Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein II 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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