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Meat Loaf, Bat out of Hell

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1211947

Disk length: 46m 39s (7 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1977

Label: Unknown

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“Bat out of Hell” Tracks & Durations

1. Bat Out Of Hell 9:49
2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth 5:05
3. Heaven Can Wait 4:41
4. All Revvd Up With No Place To Go 4:22
5. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad 5:25
6. Paradise By The Dashboard Light 8:27
7. For Crying Out Loud 8:43

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Review

Overwrought and undeniable, Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell remains both one of rock's biggest--and least likely--hit albums. The byproduct of a partnership between beefy singer Marvin Lee "Meat Loaf" Aday and fellow journeyman/National Lampoon Road Show cast member Jim Steinman, Bat out of Hell met 1977's vaunted Year of Punk with a blast of neo-operatic, Wagnerian-scaled bombast (based on Peter Pan, no less) that was as reactionary as anything the spiked set and their supporters could possibly imagine--13 million units worth, and counting. Bat seems to have thrived on the same formula that's made Andrew Lloyd Webber a multimillionaire knight: if you do kitsch, do it big. And what could be more kitschy and emblematic of the '70s than the ubiquitous "classic rock" (an overused adjective that applies all too well here) of "Two out of Three Ain't Bad" or the breathless nookie-quest, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," replete with Phil Rizzuto calling the play-by-play? This digitally remastered edition also includes '78-vintage bonus live cuts of "Bolero" (the live show's equally over-the-top opener) and "Bat out of Hell" that showcase the production's energetic, perfectionist bent. The sonic upgrading here also underscores the oft-overlooked efforts of producer Todd Rundgren. --Jerry McCulley

Other Versions

Albums are mined from the various public resources and can be actually the same but different in the tracks length only. We are keeping all versions now.

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 39s

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 38s (-1m 59s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 37s (-1m 58s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 37s (-1m 58s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 37s (-1m 58s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 37s (-1m 58s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 37s (-1m 58s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 37s (-1m 58s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 37s (-1m 58s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 37s (-1m 58s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 43s (+0m 4s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 43s (+0m 4s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 44s (+0m 5s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 44s (+0m 5s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 44s (+0m 5s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 50s (+0m 11s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 50s (+0m 11s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 46m 51s (+0m 12s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 45m 24s (-2m 45s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 9 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 55m 51s (+9m 12s)

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Tracks: 9 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 1h 1m 59s (+15m 20s)