Paranormal (Alice Cooper album)

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Paranormal
Alice Cooper Paranormal.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 28, 2017
Genre Hard rock
Length34:11
Label earMUSIC
Producer Bob Ezrin, Tommy Henriksen, Tommy Denander
Alice Cooper chronology
Welcome 2 My Nightmare
(2011)
Paranormal
(2017)
Detroit Stories
(2021)

Paranormal is the twentieth solo 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, who died in 1997) 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. [4] "Holy Water" is a cover of the Villebillies song.

Contents

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 72/100 [5]
Review scores
SourceRating
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Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [8]

Track listing

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 Bruce 3:10
14."Under My Wheels"Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Bob Ezrin 2:56
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 Wagner 5:08
18."School's Out"Cooper, Glen Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Neal Smith 6:06

Personnel

Studio album

  • 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, 11 and 12)
  • 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

  • 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

Charts

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 (Album Top 100) [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

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