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|Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:20 pm Post subject: Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell III
|On October 31st Meat Loaf is releasing Bat Out of Hell III – the final piece of the Bat Out of Hell trilogy. available from the new album are streams of the video for the track “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.”
“It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” video:
The greatest epic saga in rock history opens its new chapter on October 31, 2006, as Meat Loaf releases Bat out of Hell III on Virgin Records in North America, and Universal Records outside of North America . “Meat Loaf holds such a unique place in pop culture,” Virgin Records Chairman/CEO Jason Flom commented. “His name, voice and artwork have come to symbolize great American pop/rock music. We are excited to be involved with Meat Loaf and Bat Out of Hell III because good things always come in threes -- and the only thing better than Bat Out of Hell is Bat Out of Hell II, and the only thing better than Bat Out of Hell II is Bat Out of Hell III!”
The album was produced by hit-maker Desmond Child (Kiss, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith) with additional vocal arrangements by Todd Rundgren (producer of the first Bat out of Hell). “Bat Out of Hell albums are really renegade records; when they come out they are never like anything else,” observed album producer Child. “(In this project), Meat Loaf saw a door open to a new style that is the future of Bat Out of Hell. He wears all of his emotions on the outside.” Meat Loaf agreed: “I took all the songs a little more personal; I became more internal on this record, (and) there were less character studies.”
Seven songs on the album were written by Jim Steinman, producer of Bat Out of Hell II, and principal songwriter of the first two albums in the trilogy. His involvement follows the resolution of a lawsuit over the Bat out of Hell trademark between the longtime friends and collaborators Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman. The two came to an amicable agreement that ensured that Jim Steinman’s music would be a continuing part of the Bat out of Hell legacy.
Co-starring vocal and instrumental performers on the album include Steve Vai, on the Gothic thriller “Land of the Pigs;” the legendary Brian May of Queen, on a revival of Steinman’s song “Bad For Good;” and Marion Raven, in her U.S. introduction. Raven is featured on Meat Loaf’s interpretation of the Jim Steinman-penned immortal, “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” and is the first female recording artist since Cher to duet with Meat Loaf. He enthused: “ Marion ’s perfect for the song because she's a real personality.” Added Child: “She's mystical, she’s dark; she’s icy but she’s warm; she’s fun but she’s also really deep. She was meant to do it.”
Packed out with such newly-written hits as “Blind as a Bat” and “The Monster is Loose,” Bat Out of Hell III extends the Meat Loaf saga into an epic trilogy, taking its place as a classic among classics. The release of Bat Out of Hell III marks the triumphant return of a franchise that is unique in the rock era, said Meat Loaf manager and CEO of 10th Street Entertainment, Allen Kovac. “It’s a well-thought out, well-crafted record, made at the high standard that a Bat Out of Hell album has to be.” The album was mixed by Grammy-winning studio engineer Greg Collins (U2).
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