Dragontown

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Dragontown
Alice Cooper - Dragontown.jpg
Studio album by Alice Cooper
Released September 18, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre
Length 50:48
69:11 (Special Edition)
Label Spitfire
Producer Alice Cooper, Bob Marlette[3]
Alice Cooper chronology
Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper
(2001)
Dragontown
(2001)
The Eyes of Alice Cooper
(2003)
Special Edition
Alice Cooper-DragonTown (Special Edition).jpg

Dragontown is the 22nd studio album by Alice Cooper. It was released in 2001 on Spitfire Records. Like Brutal Planet, the album displays a heavier metal style than many of his previous releases. It peaked on Billboard's "Top Independent Albums" Chart at #12, and the Billboard 200 at #197, his lowest album chart performance since 1983’s DaDa, which did not chart at all.

This is the first Alice Cooper studio album to contain no singles.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars Link
Rolling Stone(favorable) link
HM Magazine[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alice Cooper and Bob Marlette, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Triggerman"4:00
2."Deeper"4:36
3."Dragontown"5:06
4."Sex, Death and Money"3:39
5."Fantasy Man"4:05
6."Somewhere in the Jungle"5:22
7."Disgraceland"3:34
8."Sister Sara"4:35
9."Every Woman Has a Name"3:45
10."I Just Wanna Be God"3:53
11."It's Much Too Late"4:40
12."The Sentinel"3:53

A special edition was released on September 24, 2002, limited to 7,500 units. It includes the original album and a bonus disc with four additional tracks.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me" 4:09
2."Go to Hell" (live)Cooper, Dick Wagner, Bob Ezrin3:48
3."Ballad of Dwight Fry" (live)Cooper, Michael Bruce4:27
4."Brutal Planet" (remix) 5:27

Story and themes[edit]

Doug Van Pelt, editor of the Christian music oriented HM Magazine, likened Cooper to C.S. Lewis, stating that he "grabs the devil's microphone and attempts to spill his guts and reveal his wicked schemes."[4] Van Pelt further states that "It's Much Too Late" exposes "unrestrained truth" in stating that "The road to hell is littered with nice guys and good intentions..." and likens "Sex, Death and Money" to Proverbs 5 and isn't really about 'Sex, Death, and Money, but talks against it, as the Bible states.[4]

Personnel[edit]

Session musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Every Alice Cooper Album, Ranked From Worst to Best". loudersound.com. September 8, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Classic Alice Cooper Albums To Be Released On Vinyl". Blabbermouth.net. September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Alice Cooper : Dragontown - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
  4. ^ a b c Van Pelt, Doug (January–February 2002). "Reviews / Dragontown". HM Magazine (93): 56. ISSN 1066-6923.

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