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Encyclopedia > Dead Ringer (album)
Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer cover
Studio album by Meat Loaf
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock
Length 42:10
Label Epic Records
Producer(s) Stephan Galfas, Meat Loaf
Professional reviews
Meat Loaf chronology
Live in Cleaveland
(1979)
Dead Ringer
(1981)
Midnight at the Lost and Found
(1983)

Dead Ringer is a 1981 album by Meat Loaf. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1627, 284 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Epic Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of 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. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hot as Hell. ... Midnight at the Lost and Found is a 1983 album by Meat Loaf. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ...


Songwriter Jim Steinman started to work on Bad for Good, the album that was supposed to be the follow-up to 1977's Bat out of Hell, in 1979. During that time, a combination of touring, drugs and exhaustion had caused Meat Loaf to lose his voice. Without a singer, and pressured by the record company, Steinman decided that he should sing on Bad for Good himself, and write a new album for Meat Loaf. This album was 'Dead Ringer', which was later released in 1981, after the release of Jim Steinman's 'Bad for Good'. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bad for Good is the debut (and currently only) album by American composer and singer Jim Steinman, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Bat Out of Hell is the extremely successful second album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ...


After playing the role of Travis Redfish in the movie Roadie (which had cameos by Debbie Harry, Roy Orbison and Hank Williams, Jr., but was still a box office flop), Meat Loaf got his voice back, got off drugs, played softball, and started to work on his new album in 1980. Steinman had written five new songs which, in addition to the track "More Than You Deserve" (which Meat Loaf had sung in the musical with the same name) and a reworked monologue, formed the album Dead Ringer. Steinman wrote all of the songs, but had little else to do with the album. The album was produced by Meat Loaf and Stephan Galfas, with backing tracks produced by Jimmy Iovine and Jim Steinman. In 1976 Meat Loaf appeared on the track "Keeper Keep Us" from the Intergalactic Touring Band's self-titled album, which was produced by Galfas. The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... Deborah Harry Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida) is an American rock and roll musician who grew up in Union City, New Jersey. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Four singles were released from Dead Ringer: "Dead Ringer For Love" (featuring Cher) which was a minor hit, "I'm Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us," "Read 'Em And Weep," and "Peel Out." The album reached #1 in the UK. Cher[1] (born Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere on May 20, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entertainer. ...


The tour for this album also marked the beginning of his long-running collaboration with pianist Paul Jacobs, as both sideman and songwriter. Paul Jacobs is the creator of the song Sloppy Pop on Between the Lions on PBS. Categories: Musician stubs ...


Business Troubles

At the time his manager, David Sonenberg, stepped out and Al Dellentash stepped in to manage Meat Loaf's career. The tour they planned to support the album was cancelled after one show because they ran out of the money that the studio advanced them. Dellentash also convinced Sony Records and CBS to advance more money for the making of Dead Ringer, the movie. He promptly spent the money on extravagant furnishings for his office and personal chefs. The movie was shown at the Toronto Film Festival and got some favourable reviews, but Dellentash re-edited the movie and it turned out terribly. Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia; Epic; and American Recordings. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is generally considered to be one of the five top film festivals in the world. ...


In 1981, Leslie gave birth to Amanda Aday, now a television actress. Also in 1981, Meat Loaf changed managers after finding out that Dellentash was stealing his money. He had all of Meat Loaf's assets frozen and sued him for breach of contract. He also started spreading rumors about how Meat Loaf was violent and had threatened people with guns. Meat Loaf ended up declaring bankruptcy. Amanda Lee Aday (born January 21, 1981 in New York, New York, USA) is an actor, best known for a recurring role on the HBO series Carnivàle. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Track listing

  1. "Peel Out" – 6:30
  2. "I'm Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us" – 7:09
  3. "More Than You Deserve" – 7:02
  4. "I'll Kill You If You Don't Come Back" – 6:24
  5. "Read 'Em And Weep" – 5:25
  6. "Nocturnal Pleasure" – 0:38
  7. "Dead Ringer For Love" – 4:21
  8. "Everything Is Permitted" – 4:41
All music, lyrics, and monologues written by Jim Steinman
Arrangements by Jim Steinman, Roy Bittan, Tom Malone, Alden Shuman, Roy Straigis

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Roy Bittan (born July 2, 1949 in Rockaway Beach, New York) is an American keyboardist, best known as a member of Bruce Springsteens E Street Band, which he joined on August 23, 1974. ...

Personnel

  • Meat Loaf — vocals
  • Cher - guest vocals
  • Davey Johnstone - guitars
  • Mick Ronson - guitars
  • Joe DeAngelis - guitars
  • Steve Buslowe - bass
  • Roy Bittan - piano, keyboards
  • Nicky Hopkins - piano, keyboards
  • Jim Steinman - keyboards, voice on "Nocturnal Pleasure"
  • Larry Fast - synthesizer
  • Max Weinberg - drums
  • Liberty DeVitto - drums
  • Jimmy Maelen - percussion, African logs
  • Alan Rubin - horns
  • Lou Marini - horns
  • Louis Del Gatto - horns
  • Tom "Bones" Malone - horns
  • Leslie Loaf - female voice on "Peel Out"
  • Rory Dodd — vocals
  • Ted Neeley - vocals
  • Allan Nicholls - vocals
  • Eric Troyer - vocals
  • Rhonda Coullet - vocals

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Dead Ringer is a 1981 album by Meat Loaf.
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The tour for this album also marked the beginning of his long-running collaboration with pianist Paul Jacobs, as both sideman and songwriter.
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