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Dee Does Broadway

Dee SniderAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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listen  2. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Big Spender (feat. Cyndi Lauper) 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) (feat. Bebe Neuwirth) 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. The Joint is Jumpin' (feat. Jesse Blaze Snider) 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Luck Be A Lady Tonight (feat. Clay Aiken) 5:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I Get A Kick Out of You 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. There is Nothin' Like A Dame (feat. Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams) 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen12. Tonight/Somewhere (feat. Patti LuPone) 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Dee Does Broadway is not metal…but it rocks!

The original idea started back in 2009 with an exchange of phone messages between Alice Cooper and me. I don’t know who the first was, but one of us sang our message to a Broadway show tune and the other responded with his answer in show tune form. When Alice and I finally did speak—knowing both of our love for ... Read more in Amazon's Dee Snider Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 8, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • ASIN: B007JU1RBK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,888 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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DEE SNIDER, the unmistakable front-man of the rock band Twisted Sister, will release his new studio album DEE DOES BROADWAY on May 8th on Razor & Tie. The album features Dee's powerful voice and theatrical persona as he exudes his rock 'n' roll take on several Broadway classics. Dee Does Broadway was spawned from a number of voicemails exchanged featuring "Broadway Tunes" sung as messages between Dee Snider and Alice Cooper in 2009 and Dee's 2010 Broadway run in the Broadway rock musical Rock of Ages. The album one-plus years in the making enlisted producers Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen (whom Dee worked with on the metalized Frank Sinatra tribute called Sin-atra) and also features the incredible orchestrations and playing by the renowned composer/arranger Doug Katsaros and the bass guitar playing of one of rock's prolific players, the legendary Rudy Sarzo.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Truthfully, I'm not a huge fan of Dee Snider and haven't given him much thought since the heyday of Twisted Sister. Don't get me wrong, I like him fine. He seems extremely personable and well spoken, I just wasn't waiting expectantly for his next music project. When I heard he was going to cover some Broadway standards, I literally cringed. But Snider is an astute businessman. To do this right, he had to make the songs his own. And the result, alternating lush orchestrations with high octane metal, is an experiment that works just fine! Of course, he is ably assisted on the best numbers by high profile talent such as Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Cyndi Lauper, and Clay Aiken.

"Dee Does Broadway" succeeds best on the numbers that are either duets or veer completely away from the original interpretations. My favorites:

Whatever Lola Wants: This duet with Bebe Neuwirth works because it is so dramatic. The great Neuwirth (always a delight) sounds downright possessed and her verbal sparring with Snider is truly memorable. This is so over the top, it is musical nirvana.

Tonight/Somewhere: The presence of Patti LuPone was the album's nicest surprise for me. As she attempts to out-diva Snider on these "West Side Story" classics--once again, it's like a cage match of belting bravado. My favorite piece on the CD, I only wished there was more of Somewhere (which only gets about four bars).

Luck Be A Lady: Trying not to sound repetitive, the "Guys and Dolls" standard is also enhanced by over-the-top vocalizing--this time by none other than Clay Aiken. Aiken and Snider serve this one up as if the fate of the world depends on it, and it is easily the most intense version of the song I've ever heard.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative and Dee-lightfully executed performances May 18, 2012
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Who knew? I was expecting the usual boring renditions of Broadway classics by a middle-aged rocker in an unimaginative style. This was terrific. I've spent years performing and studying Broadway music. This is in a class of its own. It's imaginative, fresh, sexy, gutteral and even funny. The orchestrations and arrangements are fabulous, beyond clever. The best 2 numbers are "Luck be a Lady" with Clay Aiken who kept up with Dee in racousness. Patti Lupone joined in a version of "Tonight" which was done in a greatly lowered key to allow for a full out belt. So long as you don't expect original keys and can accept some dropping of octaves, this is an epic version of some rather overdone Broadway hits. Dee gives these songs a new, non-traditional life. "Mack the Knife" needed Dee's inventive reproduction. Try this with an open mind. I'm going on a long trip and will play this in the car. You rock, Dee. Gutsy guy.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is actually great fun May 8, 2012
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I think the album starts off slowly, and sounds a little too much like Twisted Sister. Or maybe it took me a little long to get into the mindset. Whatever it is, once you hit Big Spender with Cyndi Lauper, the album hits its groove and doesn't look back. The actual Broadway stars add considerably to the numbers they're on, but Dee is always front and center, and totally works with the music. Its almost a shame Mr Snyder doesn't get a turn in a revival of South Pacific. In a sense this is sort of the anti-Glee, letting music that was really designed to rock out in its day, rock out again, rather than nerdifying music that was cool in its day like Glee.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Broadway with a Twist! May 15, 2012
Format:Audio CD
This CD was EXACTLY what I wanted it to be.

GREAT renditions of Broadway music with a nice twist (pun intended). Dee had a very skilled hand at making fabulous rock out of fabulous songs. If you love rock and Broadway, but have had enough of today's rock-Broadway and love, this will take you back to your roots and is riotous fun!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Dee Snider had me when he took on Tipper Gore (it was about labels, then retail censorship), then I was walking past a Christmas music display at Best Buy some years ago and snatched the Twisted Sister Christmas CD--and clinched it: Dee Snider is a genius.

Great rocking backing on this, straight-ahead, completely reworked the songs I knew, just a great, great idea. Cyndi Lauper puts a great spin on "Big Spender" with a great decadent trashy street accent. "Mack the Knife" opens with a tip of the hat (or toupe'?) to Bobby Darin's version, then rips into a rocker half-way through. Anyone that can rock up Fats Waller, oh, wow, and really make it work proves that pre-War jazz is still contemporary: it was party music in the '20s and '30s; the music's attitude hasn't changed, just the technology to record it. Clay Aiken's stock goes way up if he can plant his tongue firmly in cheek and take a chance like this, playing off Sinatra and actually holding his own alternating with Dee--I just didn't think it possible in light of Aiken's two easy crooning covers albums which play schmaltz SOOOOOOOOO safe and kitschy that I keep A THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS ('80s MOR-A/C schmaltz) and TRIED & TRUE (the '60s obvious budget album) racked next to Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond. But the song that really stands out, to my Iran U.S.A. ears, is "There is Nothin' Like a Dame." I see Will Swenson listed just under the title (track 10) on the back. Jumped out and just bit me like a snake--HUH? Will Swenson and Kirby Heybourne spoofed a kind of Mormon THIS IS SPINAL TAP vibe on a fairly local (Utah) shot on the incredibly cheap movie --and soundtrack-- SONS OF PROVO. Local theater chain that runs LDS theme comedies (I use the word loosely) banned the movie. Will Swenson? Mormon cinema? Dee Snider/Twisted Sister???

Thoroughly recommended. It's not just a showtunes album. Great, great idea!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual CD, I smiled the whole time!
While stuck in traffic, I listened to this CD from beginning to end, and smiled the whole time. I've been a fan of Dee's since their first album, and Broadway for a loooong time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael Reitter
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Cover Album
I have to thank Pandora for discovering this jewel for me. Dee Snider has created a wonderful Rock inspired Broadway album. A number of great co stars duet with him. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Abraham J Haynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Dee does it again!!
Dee Snider the metal voice of Twisted Sister has come out with a strange but, very cool metal album of Broadway tunes and has mad them his own.
Published 7 months ago by J. Hollis
5.0 out of 5 stars Dee does Broadway woo!
Dee does Broadway woo! Its pretty amazing. I would say its one of the best things he's done. Such a talented hard working man.
Published 11 months ago by Sandra E. Soroka
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!! Never Expected It.
Never expected to hear Dee Snider belt out Broadway Hits but believe it or not he does it pretty well. Bought it figuring it to be a bit of a joke but was truly surpized.
Published 14 months ago by The Big G. Spot
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised
LOVED this CD, even though I've never been a heavy metal fan -- Snyder's got some pipes! The guy could do broadway musicals, and should!
Published 14 months ago by Kris
5.0 out of 5 stars Only Dee Could Do This
Let's face it, "Dee Does Broadway" is something that could have gone terribly wrong. But then again, it's the brainchild of two maniacs... Dee Snyder and Alice Cooper. Read more
Published 18 months ago by John Groller
5.0 out of 5 stars Dee does it again!
Bought this as a gift for my 20 year old son who is a Dee Snider fan. He enjoys it and now I do too!
Published 18 months ago by M. B. Skibesky
5.0 out of 5 stars Dee Does Broadway
Fun, fantastic album. I bought it because I'm a huge fan of Clay Aiken's and I knew he had done a duet on the CD. Read more
Published 19 months ago by A. Macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Dee really Does Broadway
Dee Snider if anyone can do it! He is not only a great songwriter but a talented singer too! His versions of these Broadway classics will make You wanna buy his other productions... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Antti Järvinen
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