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Album Review: Alice Cooper - Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 9:20 PM


Alice Cooper - Raise The Dead- Live From Wacken

Written by Nicky Zardis

 

Rock label UDR’s first release, in its planned series of legendary live Wacken performances, comes in the form of the great rock and roll legend Alice Cooper’s 2013 Wacken performance, ‘Raise The Dead-Live From Wacken’ DVD and CD digipack.


The commendable reason behind the release of the series of Wacken performances is to support the Wacken Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that aims to support new hard rock and heavy metal acts. It is reported that for every CD/DVD digipack sold, one euro will go to the Wacken Foundation and therefore, by purchasing the digipack, fans are essentially supporting the cultivation of new rock and heavy metal bands in the rock/metal music scene.


The double CD contains the entire Wacken 2013 performance, whilst the DVD consists of 22 songs from the show and an interview with the man himself in which he talks about the thinking behind the setup of the show. As anyone who attended the Wacken 2013 festival will know, Alice Cooper’s performance was exceptionally dynamic, lively and thoroughly entertaining, not that I would expect anything less from Alice Cooper.


Alice Cooper’s voice is as strong and mighty as ever, he is backed up with good strong guitar solos and a solid performance from the band on stage as a whole. The CD covers a good mix of Alice Cooper classics but with the added atmosphere and excitement of the Wacken 2013 live show, as well as excellent covers of great hits, such as The Who’s ‘My Generation’ and Pink Floyd’s, ‘Another Brock in the Wall.’


Overall, Alice Cooper’s latest release is thoroughly entertaining and shows us why Alice Cooper is respected and admired by fans worldwide. After decades of working in the industry, he has not forgotten the purpose behind his work, which he clearly takes very seriously, to entertain the fans.


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