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Bat Out of Hell
Meat Loaf
Bat Out of Hell
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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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 journeyma...  more

      
   

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All Artists: Meat Loaf
Title: Bat Out of Hell
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 32
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/14/2003
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Vocal Pop, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 827969067826

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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

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Sonoko F. from MONTCLAIR, NJ
Reviewed on 1/21/2007...
Nothing quite like this baby - massive as its singer, propelled by sweaty fury and sheer nerve. possibly the only rock song containing baseball play calls. If you grew up with it, gotta have it. if you've never heard you, give it a try. Trivia - that's Meat Loaf in cult classic 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' before this record made him a phenomenon. From CDNow's 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?"
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jo V. (Jo) from BOISE, ID
Reviewed on 1/6/2007...
A classic rock album.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Mike K. from FT LAUDERDALE, FL
Reviewed on 12/20/2006...
This is the cd-Bat out of hell with upc code-07464349742-Epic Records Label.USA Pressing.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.