Paranormal (Alice Cooper album)

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Paranormal
Alice Cooper Paranormal.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 28, 2017
GenreHard rock
Length34:11
LabelearMUSIC
ProducerBob Ezrin, Tommy Henriksen, Tommy Denander
Alice Cooper chronology
Welcome 2 My Nightmare
(2011)
Paranormal
(2017)

Paranormal is the 27th studio album by Alice Cooper, released on July 28, 2017.[1][2][3] It features three tracks performed by the "classic" line-up of the Alice Cooper band (Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce, sans Glen Buxton) plus Larry Mullen Jr. from U2, Roger Glover from Deep Purple, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, Swedish songwriter and session guitarist Tommy Denander, Alice Cooper bandmate Tommy Henriksen, Steve Hunter and more.[4]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100 [7]
Review scores
SourceRating
Blabbermouth.net8/10 stars [5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars [6]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Paranormal"Alice Cooper, Tommy Denander, Roger Glover, Bob Ezrin4:11
2."Dead Flies"Cooper, Denander, Ezrin2:22
3."Fireball"Dennis Dunaway, Cooper4:49
4."Paranoiac Personality"Cooper, Denander, Ezrin, Tommy Henriksen3:12
5."Fallen in Love"Cooper, Denander, Ezrin, Henriksen3:34
6."Dynamite Road"Cooper, Denander, Ezrin2:43
7."Private Public Breakdown"Cooper, Parker Gispert, Ezrin3:26
8."Holy Water"Cooper, Stanley Demaree, Duston Monyhan, Tim Bernauer, Malcolm McLaughlin, Lewis Richards, Ezrin3:08
9."Rats"Cooper, Henriksen, Ezrin2:39
10."The Sound of A"Cooper, Dunaway4:07
Bonus tracks (with members of original Alice Cooper band)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Genuine American Girl"Cooper, Neal Smith, Ezrin4:27
12."You and All of Your Friends"Cooper, Dunaway. Ezrin2:41
Bonus tracks (live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2016 with current Alice Cooper band)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."No More Mr. Nice Guy"Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce3:10
14."Under My Wheels"Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Bob Ezrin2:56
15."Billion Dollar Babies"Cooper, Bruce, Reggie Vinson3:38
16."Feed My Frankenstein"Mark Manning, Ian Richardson, Nick Coler, Cooper5:01
17."Only Women Bleed"Cooper, Dick Wagner5:08
18."School's Out"Cooper, Glen Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Neal Smith6:06

Personnel[edit]

Studio album[edit]

  • Alice Cooper – vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (track 7)
  • Tommy Denander – guitar (all tracks), co producer
  • Tommy Henriksen – guitar (all tracks), backing vocals (all tracks), percussion (tracks 4, 6, and 9), sound effects (track 4, 6, 9, and 10), keyboards (track 9), co producer
  • Larry Mullen Jr. – drums (tracks 1–8, and 10)
  • Bob Ezrin – production, keyboards (tracks 1 and 9), organ (tracks 3 and 10), sound effects (tracks 4), backing vocals (track 7)
  • Roger Glover – bass (track 1)
  • Billy Gibbons – guitar (track 5)
  • Jimmy Lee Sloas – bass (tracks 2, and 4–8)
  • Dennis Dunaway – bass (tracks 3, 9 and 10)
  • Parker Gispert – guitar (track 7), backing vocals (track 7)
  • Steve Hunter – lead guitar (track 8)
  • Demi Demaree – backing vocals (tracks 8 and 10)
  • Johnny Reid – backing vocals (tracks 8 and 10)
  • Jeremy Rubolino – horns (track 8)
  • Adrian Olmos – horns (track 8)
  • Chris Traynor – horns (tracks 8)
  • Michael Bruce – guitar (track 9)
  • Neal Smith – drums (track 9)
  • Nick Didkovsky – guitar (tracks 3 and 10)

Bonus tracks with original members[edit]

  • Michael Bruce – guitar (both tracks)
  • Neal Smith – drums (both tracks)
  • Dennis Dunaway – bass (both tracks)
  • Steve Hunter – guitar (track 11), lead guitar (track 12)
  • Bob Ezrin – keyboards (track 11), backing vocals (track 11)
  • Tommy Denander – guitar (both tracks)
  • Nick Didkovsky – guitar (track 12)
  • Tommy Henriksen – backing vocals (track 12)

Bonus tracks live in Columbus[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 4
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 5
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 17
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[14] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[15] 24
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 9
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 57
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 4
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[19] 10
Italian Albums (FIMI)[20] 47
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[21] 186
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[22] 33
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[23] 15
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 31
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 6
US Billboard 200[29] 32
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[30] 1
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[31] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[32] 6

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201731 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
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  23. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 31, 2017". VG-lista. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  25. ^ "Top 100 Albumes — Semana 31: del 28.07.2017 al 03.08.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  26. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved August 4, 2017. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
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