I waited months for the sheet music book of Lady Gaga's second album, The Fame Monster. It was "backordered," and then it appeared to go out of print as it became completely "unavailable" on Amazon. Amazon even asked if I wanted to cancel the order after I had been waiting nearly the whole summer, noting that they were still trying to get it but were having a bit of a hard time. Give up on GaGa? Never!
The wait was absolutely worth it. The Fame Monster as a CD is transcendental; Lady GaGa mixes different music genres -- house, dance, 70s classic rock, Latin, and more -- creating fresh genres of music, with a catchy, driving beat. Fast, pop/rock songs usually don't translate well to piano sheet music, but this one is amazing! It's not dumbed down but is still relatively easy to play for someone of moderate piano skill.
You get all eight songs here from the album: Bad Romance, Alejandro, Monster, Speechless, Dance in the Dark, So Happy I Could Die, and Teeth. The book stays true to the original keys for the most part, with the exception of Speechless (presented in A minor, although it is incredibly close to the original key that the half-step transposition is barely noticeable) and Teeth (were you really itching to play this tribal-beat, suggestive song on the piano anyway?). The Latinesque "Alejandro" sounds surprisingly good here and includes the spoken word intro melody. The standout in the book is "Telephone" (presented in the original A-flat major with four flats) which sounds amazingly terrific on both a grand piano and digital keyboard.
If you are interested in playing even just ONE of the songs in this book, I highly recommend you buy this entire book rather than spend $5 for one song. You will be delighted with the entire sheet music collection here.