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by del
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 138511

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Agree that this album doesn't have the downs of W2MN and genuinely believe that if he worked a few of the tracks hard live they stand a real chance of making their mark as classics from the solo years. Just can't get beyond Fireball as the best example.
by del
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 138511

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Listened to the album in full twice today as I was driving. Delighted to say it's still growing on me. Fireball and Paranormal right under the skin now as classics for me. A very solid 8/10 now.
by del
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Alice Cooper - On Tour
Topic: If you could choose five more songs for the ACG mini set...
Replies: 14
Views: 11688

If you could choose five more songs for the ACG mini set...

I know it's only the UK for now but if it goes well, who knows.. If you could choose five more songs to add to the probable ACG mini set (I.e. School's Out etc) what would they be? Ignoring technical challenges of recreating some songs live it's still been a challenge. I've gone across the years for...
by del
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 65054

Re: New album sales

I'd happily take Rats. It keeps growing on me all the time. If the jacket came too then that would be ideal. Now dreaming of the Gutter Cats v Jets sequence too...
by del
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 65054

Re: New album sales

A couple of thoughts: 1. Irrespective of current worldwide sales across the industry, Alice has cracked the top 20 or 10 for the first time in 20+ years. Surely positive in anyone's eyes that he has at least got some profile again particularly in Europe where he is absolutely still a name. 2. This a...
by del
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Alice album rankings from 2000 to Present
Replies: 46
Views: 32595

Re: Your Favorite Alice album rankings from 2000 to Present

1. EOAC 85/100
2. Dirty Diamonds 80/100
3. Brutal Planet 75/100
4=Dragontown. 70/100
4= Paranormal 70/100
6. W2MN 65/100
7. ACAS. 40/100
by del
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 65054

Re: New album sales

Canadian charts are showing 17 I'm afraid. Strikes me that there is still a profile here in Europe and, if anything, that it is improving a bit. Also that it is easier to push an artist here e.g. through a few key radio slots. Alice has been on Radio 2 in the UK at least three times, twice on the Ch...
by del
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 65054

Re: New album sales

UK midweek chart is showing it at 22 now.

Will no doubt fall a little further but at least it means a few thousand more folk have gone out and bought it. A few years ago a debut at 22 would have been cause for a minor celebration.
by del
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 65054

Re: New album sales

Sure is! Was about to get married 35 yrs ago and took my fiancée to the Apollo, she was as stunned by the fans as she was by the show. She will be there this year too. I've worked hard on her over the years, never became a big fan but loves the shows and is still amazed by some of the fans. My broth...
by del
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 65054

Re: New album sales

So, we have an album which has cracked the top 10 in several countries for the first time in over 20 years, A label which has really got behind its artist. An album which most of us think is his best in ages. A reunion mini tour in the UK and hopefully other locations which nobody could have serious...
by del
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New album sales
Replies: 112
Views: 65054

Re: New album sales

Delighted with the chart positions so far. To me the charts will always have importance. They spur on the promotional activity and give some profile where it wasn't there before. The big question for me now is, if enough copies are sold will this force a couple more tracks into the set list for the ...
by del
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 138511

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Re continued thoughts on the cover. The album, both vinyl and CD, is front and centre in Glasgow HMV and as I walked in it stood out more than anything else on the wall simply because it is so simple and white. Don't know if that was the intention but having a stand out cover certainly got a few peo...
by del
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 138511

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Now finished a third listen through and starting to split out for playlists. Fireball is getting stronger all the time and the opening track for the first list, really sets the pace for some high tempo tracks. Starting to think that several tracks can stand really well on their own. Dynamite Road is...
by del
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy paranormal day!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 40786

Re: Happy paranormal day!!!

Strange...my wife heard it yesterday and liked it too!
by del
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 138511

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Certainly an opinion. I simply couldn't have lasted this long as a fan if I felt that way. I lost commitment to Purple after Burn, Thin Lizzy after Jailbreak and Aerosmith after Draw the line as, for me, nothing ever got close to previous glories. Still listened out for new albums but lost the overa...
by del
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 138511

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

7.5/10 for me. Beats W2MN and stands next to DD. There has never been an album where I have loved every track so I just exclude the worst (Holy Water) and enjoy the rest. I could listen to every other track frequently and enjoy them but I will hardly ever listen to it the whole way through as I simp...
by del
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite stage entrance
Replies: 15
Views: 8901

Re: Your favorite stage entrance

I go with Dadascot. Special Forces in Glasgow, my first time seeing Alice. Atmosphere was electric and he just smashed onto the stage. Wonderful memories of that night.

Nightmare Returns and Brutal Planet are runners up.
by del
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?
Replies: 47
Views: 24967

Re: What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?

I "like" LITD it too but it just never made it to the top for me. Suppose if I had heard it before Killer it would have been a stand out given what came before but to me its well short of Killer therefore just fails the grade.
by del
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?
Replies: 47
Views: 24967

Re: What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?

Dirty Diamonds and before that it would be Brutal Planet. At the other end of the timeline Killer is the first standout for me. Bought it in 72 as I started going back from School's Out. Tried hard with LITD but never got beyond viewing it as patchy.
by del
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paranormal Personality - the first single
Replies: 220
Views: 137150

Re: Paranormal Personality - the first single

Still listening to this regularly and it's stuck at a 7/10 for me. Solid and very listenable.