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Encyclopedia > Bat out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell cover
Studio album by Meat Loaf
Released October 21, 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Wagnerian rock
Length 46:33
Label Cleveland International
Producer Todd Rundgren
Professional reviews
Meat Loaf chronology
Stoney & Meatloaf
(1971)
Bat Out of Hell
(1977)
Live at the Bottom Line
(1979)
This article describes the album by Meat Loaf. For the single release of the title song, see Bat Out of Hell (song)

Bat Out of Hell is the extremely successful second album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell album cover Used on Wikipedia under fair use guidelines: Low resolution copy of the album cover RedWolf 07:30, Jan 23, 2004 (UTC) This is an album cover. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wagnerian Rock is a musical genre that was created by Jim Steinman due to his love for the music of Richard Wagner and Phil Spector. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Cleveland International Records is an independent record label formed in 1977 by Steve Popovich. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Robert Christgau (2007) Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics[1] His first reviews were published by Esquire in 1967. ... This article is about the magazine. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... Stoney and Meatloaf is the little known debut album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1971 (see 1971 in music), a collaboration with female vocalist Stoney Murphy. ... Live at the Bottom Line was a radio recording of Meat Loaf in 1977, shortly after Bat out of Hell was released. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Bat out of Hell is a rock anthem written by Jim Steinman and performed by Meat Loaf as the opening track to the 1977 album of the same name. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ...


The album featured music of a bombastic and Wagnerian style. When Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf started proposing it to music companies they had difficulty finding someone willing to produce it. But when guitarist Todd Rundgren heard it, he immediately offered to produce the album. Todd Rundgren charged a flat fee of US$ 45,000 to produce albums, which was rejected as too high for the project. He accepted a percentage deal instead and made a small fortune for his work as producer on the album. The album was recorded start-to-finish, rather each song being recorded individually. The finished product was eventually picked up by Cleveland International Records, a subsidiary of Epic Records. Wagnerian Rock is a musical genre that was created by Jim Steinman due to his love for the music of Richard Wagner and Phil Spector. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York, New York) is notable for being a record producer, composer, and lyricist. ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Cleveland International Records is an independent record label formed in 1977 by Steve Popovich. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


The album was not an immediate hit; it was more of a growing one. Bat Out of Hell still sells about 200,000 copies per year and has sold an estimated 40 million copies worldwide, 16 million in the United States alone, over 1.5 million albums in Australia (even re-entering charts on June 2007, at number 43 on the ARIAs) becoming one of the biggest selling albums of all time. It stayed on the United Kingdom charts for 474 weeks, a feat surpassed only by the 478 weeks of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. In 2003, the album was ranked number 343 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It is also one of only two albums that have never exited the top 200 in the UK charts. This makes it the longest stay in any chart in the world. This article is about the band. ... Rumours is a rock and roll album released by Fleetwood Mac in 1977. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time is the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...


Jim Steinman is credited with the album cover concept, which was illustrated by Richard Corben. The album was dedicated to Wesley and Wilma Aday (Meat Loaf's parents) and Louis Steinman. Heavy Metal Magazine cover by Corben featuring three of his Neverwhere characters: The Queen, Den and Catherine Wells Richard Corben (born November 1, 1940) is an American comic book artist best known for his illustrated fantasy stories in Heavy Metal (HM) magazine. ...


In 1993 a sequel called Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (with a cover by Michael Whelan modelled on the first one) was released, which includes the hit single "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)". A second sequel called Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, was released in October 2006. Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell is a studio album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Michael Whelan (born June 29, 1950) is a multiple award winning American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy illustration. ... Audio sample: Chorus ( file info) — The final chorus, from a live performance in February 2004 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. ...


The phrase "Bat out of Hell" did not originate with the album or song; it can be traced back to the Greek playwright Aristophanes' 414 BC work entitled The Birds. [1] In it is what is believed to be the first reference to a bat out of Hell: Sketch of Aristophanes Aristophanes (Greek: , ca. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC - 410s BC - 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC Years: 419 BC 418 BC 417 BC 416 BC 415 BC - 414 BC - 413 BC 412 BC... The Birds (Ornithes) is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes in 414 BC, and performed that year for the Festival of Dionysus. ...

Near by the land of the Sciapodes there is a marsh, from the borders whereof the unwashed Socrates evokes the souls of men. Pisander came one day to see his soul, which he had left there when still alive. He offered a little victim, a camel, slit his throat and, following the example of Odysseus, stepped one pace backwards. Then that bat of a Chaerephon came up from hell to drink the camel's blood.

The phrase can also be tracked back to Juan Lopez, a cleaning guy in Chiuaclan (Mexico) who used to repeat it all the time in the early sixties. But it is not fashinable to quote this guy, and it is more pompous, even having potential far-reaching implications, to cite this Greek paragraph. It gives a sense of depth and other-worldly atmosphere to the phrase.


Meat Loaf stated during an appearance on VH1 Storytellers that all the songs on Bat Out Of Hell are based on Peter Pan. This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... Statue of Peter Pan in Bowring Park, St. ...


Track listing

Side One:

  1. "Bat Out of Hell": 9:48
  2. "You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)": 5:04
  3. "Heaven Can Wait": 4:38
  4. "All Revved Up with No Place to Go": 4:19

Side Two: Bat out of Hell is a rock anthem written by Jim Steinman and performed by Meat Loaf as the opening track to the 1977 album of the same name. ... You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth , or also known as Hot Summer Night is the first single by the American musician Meat Loaf in his solo career, followed by Paradise By the Dashboard Light. It is a track off his 1977 album Bat Out of Hell, written...

  1. "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad": 5:23
  2. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light": 8:28
    • "Paradise"
    • "Let Me Sleep on It"
    • "Praying for the End of Time"
  3. "For Crying Out Loud": 8:45
(All music, lyrics, and spoken material by Jim Steinman.)
(Arrangements by Jim Steinman, Todd Rundgren, Ken Ascher, Roy Bittan, Steven Margoshes.)

The album also exists in numerous other formats and rereleases, including a twenty-fifth anniversary edition with three bonus tracks ("Great Boléros of Fire (live intro)", "Bat Out of Hell (live)", and "Dead Ringer For Love") and the Hits out of Hell DVD, and a "Bat Out of Hell: Revamped" release featuring the song "Dead Ringer for Love". Two Out of Three Aint Bad is the first hit single by the American musician Meat Loaf in his solo carrier , followed by Paradise By the Dashboard Light. It is a track off his 1977 album Bat Out of Hell, written by Jim Steinman. ... Paradise By the Dashboard Light is the second hit single by the American musician Meat Loaf, after Two Out Of Three Aint Bad. It is a track off his 1977 album Bat Out of Hell, which was entirely written and composed by Jim Steinman. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York, New York) is notable for being a record producer, composer, and lyricist. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York, New York) is notable for being a record producer, composer, and lyricist. ...


Credits

This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York, New York) is notable for being a record producer, composer, and lyricist. ... In addition to being a long-standing member of Todd Rundgrens progressive/new wave outfit Utopia, keyboardist/synthesizer player Roger Powell has issued several solo albums on his own, and lent his talents to some of the biggest names of 70s rock. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Max Weinberg on the set of Late Night with Conan OBrien. ... Edgar Winter (born December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... Ellen Foley (born 1951, St. ... Rory Dodd (born Port Dover, Ontario, Canada) is a rock vocalist who has performed many songs written by Jim Steinman. ... Philip Francis Rizzuto (born Fiero Francis Rizzuto on September 25, 1917) is a former Major League Baseball player and radio/television sports announcer, known both for his skills as a player and his popular but idiosyncratic style as a broadcaster. ... The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ...

External links

  • "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" music video with lyrics

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bat out of Hell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (521 words)
Bat Out of Hell is the extremely successful second album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1977 (see 1977 in music).
Bat Out of Hell still sells about 200,000 copies per year and has sold an estimated 34 million copies worldwide, 16 million in the US alone, becoming one of the biggest selling albums of all time.
A second sequel called Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, was realeased in October 2006.
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