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Bat Out of Hell was released by Cleveland International Records in October 1977. However, at Cleveland International Records' parent label, Epic Records, almost everyone hated it. [26] Steve Popovich, the head of Cleveland International Records, was relentless in his efforts to get Epic and all of CBS Records and radio on board. In 1993, Steinman reflected that the album was "timeless in that it didn't fit into any trend. It's never been a part of what's going on. You could release that record at any time and it would be out of place." [47] Austriancharts.at – Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2022. Stephen Erlewine in AllMusic writes that "this is Grand Guignol pop—epic, gothic, operatic, and silly, and it's appealing because of all of this." He thinks that Steinman is "a composer without peer, simply because nobody else wanted to make mini-epics like this." Rundgren's production is applauded, as is the wit in the music and lyrics. "It may elevate adolescent passion to operatic dimensions, and that's certainly silly, but it's hard not to marvel at the skill behind this grandly silly, irresistible album." [1] Dec 2022 Album Accreds" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association . Retrieved January 25, 2023.

ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2022 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association . Retrieved May 16, 2022. Bat Out of Hell is often compared to the music of Bruce Springsteen, particularly the album Born to Run. Steinman says he finds that "puzzling, musically", although they share influences; "Springsteen was more an inspiration than an influence." [14] A BBC article added "that Max Weinberg and Roy Bittan from Springsteen's E Street Band played on the album only helped reinforce the comparison." [16] Butler, Susan (June 5, 2006). "Meat Loaf Sues Over 'Bat Out Of Hell' ". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 26, 2008 . Retrieved September 25, 2006. For Crying Out Loud" was originally written for the 1975 New York Shakespeare Festival musical Kid Champion, and a recording by an unknown artist is in the New York Public Library archives. [41] Jim Steinman considers the line "And can't you see my faded Levi's bursting apart" his most daring lyric on the entire album. [42] Dutch album certifications – Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Bat Out of Hell in the "Artiest of titel" box. Select 1979 in the drop-down menu saying "Alle jaargangen".Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book. p.196. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. The album launched the career of Steinman, who would later begin producing his records as well; he was specifically sought by Bonnie Tyler on the basis of his work and production styles on the album to revitalize her career and produce an album specifically modeled on the productions of Phil Spector. [68] The resulting album, Faster Than the Speed of Night became a commercial success, with its lead single " Total Eclipse of the Heart" placing at the top of the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. Aside from Tyler, he composed and produced songs for musicians such as Air Supply, Barry Manilow, Barbra Streisand, the Sisters of Mercy, and Celine Dion.

Since 1968, [29] Steinman had been working on a magnum opus, which finally opened in 2017 in the form of Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical. The first incarnation of his work was a musical called The Dream Engine when he was in college at Amherst. The qualities of teenage rebellion and a girl joining a "tribe" led by a charismatic leader are present in all versions of Steinman's work. It is in The Dream Engine that the spoken word piece "Hot Summer Night" originates, [30] and is the earliest work that appears on the Meat Loaf album, where it is performed by Jim Steinman and actress Marcia McClain. [31] Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4thed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734. The Historian (April 4, 2009), Jim Steinman talks about 'Two Out of Three...' , archived from the original on November 15, 2021 , retrieved April 7, 2018 In 1989, Kerrang! magazine listed the album at number 38 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time". [53]Top Selling Albums of 1978 — The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recorded Music New Zealand . Retrieved January 25, 2022.

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