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Encyclopedia > The Very Best of Meat Loaf
The Very Best of Meat Loaf
The Very Best of Meat Loaf cover
Compilation album by Meat Loaf
Released 1998
Recorded 1977 - 1998
Genre Rock
Length 116:57
Label Virgin, Sony
Producer(s) Various
Professional reviews
Meat Loaf chronology
Live Around the World
(1996)
The Very Best of Meat Loaf
(1998)
Couldn't Have Said It Better
(2003)

The Very Best of Meat Loaf is a 1998 album spanning the first 21 years of Meat Loaf's recording career. Although not reaching the top ten in the UK, it recently went platinum, and was already platinum around the rest of the world just after its release. The album featured all of Meat Loaf's best-known songs as well as a few from his more unknown albums from the 1980s. Unsurprisingly, the album featured no songs from the album 'Blind Before I Stop' which was Meat Loaf's major downfall in the 1980s, reaching a mere #28 in the UK charts. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 588 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (887 × 904 pixel, file size: 125 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) MNeat Loaf- the Very Best of Album cover This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1951), an American rock singer and actor (stage and screen). ... 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. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1951), an American rock singer and actor (stage and screen). ... Live Around the World is another live album by Meat Loaf, this one released in 1996 to capitalize on his two recent successes, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and Welcome to the Neighborhood. ... Couldnt Have Said It Better is a 2003 album by Meat Loaf. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1951), an American rock singer and actor (stage and screen). ...


Besides hits like "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" and "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)", The Very Best Of contains three new tracks. Two of those are written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman and are adapted from their musical Whistle Down The Wind (which gave the songs a very theatrical feel). The third new track, "Is Nothing Sacred," is written by Steinman and lyricist Don Black (the single version of this song is a duet with Patti Russo, whereas the album version is a solo song by Meat Loaf. The single version would later appear on the VH1 Storytellers CD). 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. ... Audio sample: Chorus ( file info) — The final chorus, from a live performance in February 2004 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. ... January 18, 1988 issue of Time Magazine featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre and the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Whistle Down the Wind is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind. ... Don Black (b. ... Patti Russo (born May 20, 1964) is a vocalist. ...


Both Bat Out Of Hell and Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell are prominently featured with 5 tracks from the first and 4 from the second, while not a single song from his 1986 album Blind Before I Stop made the cut, the latter subjected to some criticism. This article describes the album by Meat Loaf. ... 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). ... Blind Before I Stop is a 1986 album by Meat Loaf. ...


Track listing

  • Disc One
  1. "Home By Now / No Matter What" – 8:25 (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman)
  2. "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back" (remix) – 8:07 (Steinman)
  3. "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth" (Hot Summer Night) – 5:04 (Steinman)
  4. "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" – 5:23 (Steinman)
  5. "Modern Girl" – 4:24 (Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee)
  6. "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through" – 5:41 (Steinman)
  7. "Is Nothing Sacred" – 6:37 (Steinman / Don Black)
  8. "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" – 8:28 (Steinman)
  9. "Heaven Can Wait" – 4:36 (Steinman)
  • Disc Two
  1. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) – 11:52 (Steinman) with Lorraine Crosby
  2. A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste – 7:37 (Webber / Steinman) Feat. Bonnie Tyler
  3. I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth) – 6:48 (Diane Warren)
  4. Not A Dry Eye In The House – 5:54 (Warren)
  5. Nocturnal Pleasure – 0:38 (Steinman)
  6. Dead Ringer For Love – 4:21 (Steinman) duet with Cher
  7. Midnight At The Lost And Found – 3:36 (Marvin Lee Aday / Steve Buslowe / Paul Christie / Dan Peyronel)
  8. Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are – 9:45 (Steinman)
  9. Bat out of Hell – 9:48 (Steinman)
  10. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (live) (Japanese bonus track) – 12:58 (Steinman)

January 18, 1988 issue of Time Magazine featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre and the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Jacobs is the creator of the song Sloppy Pop on Between the Lions on PBS. Categories: Musician stubs ... Sarah Durkee is a singer-songwriter and television composer. ... Don Black (b. ... Lorraine Crosby (born November 1958), better known as Mrs. ... Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh singer. ... Diane Warren (born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere (b. ... Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are is a song composed and written by Jim Steinman, and recorded by Meat Loaf. ... 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. ...

After the Greatest Hits

Following an appearance on VH1 Storytellers in 1999 (which was released as an album and a DVD) Meat Loaf's next studio album was the 2003 album, Couldn't Have Said It Better. VH1 Storytellers is a television series produced by the VH-1 network. ... DVD (commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Couldnt Have Said It Better is a 2003 album by Meat Loaf. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Meat Loaf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4985 words)
Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas) is an American actor and rock and roll performer who is noted for his his smash hit album Bat Out of Hell and for his movie performances, including Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Robert "Bob" Paulsen in Fight Club.
Meat Loaf was the first child of Orvis Wesley Aday, a policeman, and Wilma Artie Hukel, a school teacher and a member of the Vo-di-o-do Girls gospel quartet.
Meat Loaf says that this could be his last 'World' tour and when he comes to promote Bat Out of Hell III he will be doing less than a fifth of the concerts he did on this tour.
REVIEW (817 words)
The subsequent pairing between Steinman and Meat Loaf was a match made in heaven.
Meat's bombastic, over-the-top vocals were the perfect complement for Steinman's opera-esque rock epics.
While this compilation is an excellent opportunity to get all of Meat Loaf's best tracks on two discs, it also highlights the marked difference in quality between songs which Steinman wrote and/or produced, and those in which he wasn't present.
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