Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell 2LP
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One of the great rock figures of his time, Meat Loaf is forever associated with the terrific Bat Out of Hell album trilogy and for bringing a sense of over the top theatricality to the medium, transforming arenas into almost intimate settings with the sheer force of his personality and his undoubted ability to carry both a song and a story. His album sales are prodigious: the initial Bat (1971) album has shifted a phenomenal 40 million copies but it was his second part of the tale Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993) which garnered his Grammy for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the track "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)." Reunited with writer Jim Steinman the pair made a monster that took their initial operatic and cinematic style to its zenith. No. 1-chart placements in the UK and the US confirmed the formula was not in fact broke. Reconsider if you will the strength of the epic cuts like "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are," "Life is a Lemon" and "I Want My Money Back" and the seemingly autobiographical "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" all topped off of course with "I'd Do Anything For Love."