Worse Than a Fairy Tale

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Worse Than a Fairy Tale
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 14, 2007
Recordedat Sunset Sound
LabelSuretone Records
ProducerRoss Robinson
Drop Dead, Gorgeous chronology
In Vogue
Worse Than a Fairy Tale
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Worse Than a Fairy Tale is the second album from Colorado band Drop Dead, Gorgeous. Worse Than a Fairy Tale is a concept album as well as an interactive experience for fans, telling the story of a serial killer who plies his trade in a small fictional town called Saylor Lake. Every song connects the pieces of the puzzle, and listeners will have the opportunity to decipher the mystery themselves through a multimedia experience on worsethanafairytale.com, which features postings and artwork related to the story. Each song is about one of the 11 murders carried out by the Saylor Lake Killer. It is the first of their albums to carry the Parental Advisory Sticker.

In the months leading up to the release of this album, the band posted a timer counting down to the 12:00 a.m. eastern time on July 6 release on their MySpace page. "They'll Never Get Me" was released on the MySpace when that timer stopped.

A single for "They'll Never Get Me (Word with You)" was released exclusively in Hot Topic and was also released on iTunes on July 24 along with the next track, "It Sounded Like an Accident".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Drop Dead, Gorgeous, except "It Sounded Like An Accident" written by Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Paul Gray, Daniel Anderson & Michael Harris.

1."Red or White Wine?"3:26
2."Drawing the Devil"4:30
3."The Pleasure to End All Pleasures"3:27
4."Worse Than a Fairy Tale"3:40
5."They'll Never Get Me (Word with You)"3:32
6."It Sounded Like an Accident..."3:45
8."It's Pretty Hard to Beat the King"3:23
9."Donner, Party of Five?"4:34
10."Saylor Lake"4:28
11."Bye, Bye Blues (The Whole West Coast Is Ruined)"3:18
12."I Want To Master The Art of Life And Death"6:38


Drop Dead, Gorgeous
  • Kyle Browning – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Daniel Cooper – drums, percussion
  • Jacob Hansen – bass
  • Aaron Rothe – keyboard, programming, synthesizer, piano, vocals
  • Daniel Stillman – lead vocals, programming, additional guitar
Additional musicians
  • Jonathan Leary - additional guitars, keyboards, percussion, programming, vocals
  • Michael Harris - additional bass on 6, 9 & 12, additional vocals on 4, 6 & 12
  • Wes Borland - bass on 4, 5, 7, 8, 10
  • Daniel Anderson - additional guitar on 6, programming on 11
  • Emily Amstrong - additional vocals on 12
Additional personnel
  • Ross Robinson - producing
  • Tom Lord-Alge - mixing
  • Ryan Boesch - engineering
  • Daniel Sternbaum - engineering
  • Femio Hernandez - assisting
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Photography by Jerad Knudson