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Bat Out Of Hell 3 [VINYL] [Box set]

Meat Loaf Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (24 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B000JUB9OC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 359,485 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Monster Is Loose
2. Blind As A Bat
3. It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Meat Loaf, Marion Raven
4. Bad For Good
5. Cry Over Me
6. In The Land Of The Pig, The Butcher is King
Disc: 2
1. Monstro
2. Alive
3. If God Could Talk
4. If It Aint Broke Break It
5. What About Love - Meat Loaf, Patti Russo
6. Seize The Night
7. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be - Meat Loaf, Jennifer Hudson
8. Cry To Heaven

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By M. W. Hatfield VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
There were three key ingredients in the success of the original "Bat Out of Hell"- the incredible rock operatic voice of Meatloaf himself, the Springsteen meets Lloyd Weber widescreen songs of Jim Steinman-and the incredible production talents (including searing lead guitar and amazing vocal arrangements) of Todd Rundgren.Only one of those is present throughout this CD, and that's what loses the one star.

But make no mistake-this is a powerful and enjoyable album, and probably the best epic rock album of the year.Worth buying? For sure!

First, the good news..Meat sings throughout, and is in superb voice.Whether belting out hard rock machismo,or sobbing tender ballads, his voice is up to the challenge, and sounding better than it has for years.This is a five-star performance on every track, even when singing the nu-metal of "The Monster is loose" or the funky rock of"If it ain't broke, break it!". Vocally, this is a worthy album, and worth it for Meat alone.

The production,while powerful and modern, just falls short of the dynamics and variety of "Bat1". Desmond Child is the man in the chair, and he adds some modern rock flourishes, including some strong songs-"The Monster is Loose" makes Meat a credible modern rock act. However-he ain't no Jim Steinman, and it's clear that his brief here has been to mimic the Steinman style, leading to some contrived piano-based passages and harmonies which are nearly...but not quite!..Steinman.

And that's the one big problem here. There are 7 Steinman songs here, out of 14, and while 7 Steinman songs is better than none..it ain't enough. And if Steinman himself isn't the Steinman of old (Except when it is the Steinman of old as in the superb reworking of "Bad for Good") then one thing's for sure..
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dad Rock Rules 10 Nov 2006
By Graham
Format:Audio CD
Firstly, this CD should come with a warning: MOTORISTS - PULL YOUR CAR OVER AND APPLY YOUR HAZZARD LIGHTS BEFORE YOU PLAY TRACK 4 - AIR GUITAR TENDENCIES MAY ENDANGER YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHER ROAD USERS. The album is everything you expect from a Meat Loaf album but with a droplet of Queen added to the mix (which is no bad thing!). Brian May lets his hair down and does what he does best on Bad for good, the intro is royalty itself!! The tracks combine old with new and few fail to please. Meat Loaf has called in his friends and the result is golden. The album will appeal to those who like their music loud and filled with emotion. Three small gripes though that lose it the 5 star status in my opinion. The lack of a steinman style spoken intro to a key song seperates it from Bat I and II, disappointingly breaking the feel of a sequel. The title track is not the strongest one on the album and again this disappoints somewhat when you look at the magnificence shown on the openers on the first two albums. Finally the accompanying DVD is short,filler material with very poor sound quality. Roll on the tour dates!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Hell of an achievement. 25 Oct 2006
By lerusty
Format:Audio CD
It's taken 30 years, but, for me, this album has bettered the original for the first time; this is a magnificent achievement for Meat and for Desmond Child. The previous two albums under the Bat Out Of Hell banner contain songs all written by Jim Steinman, this volume has songs penned by other writers who have written for Meat previously as well as some from Jim himself. Although we are all familiar with other versions of Steinman's 'It's All Coming Back To Me Now', this one is by far and away the best. It's great that Meat has finally recorded Steinman's 'Bad For Good' and it is magificient and includes guitar from Brian May. The album has a much rockier feel to it than any of Meat's previous albums with some pretty harsh guitar, especially the angry opener 'The Monster Is Loose', Steinman's 'In The Land Of The Pigs----' and 'If it Ain't Broke---' with bitterness as well as anger coming through. 'Seize The Night' is a lengthy epic fusing rock with classical with vocals from a boy soprano. There are some shorter pieces which you can imagine are potentially more 'radio-friendly' such as 'Alive', 'Cry Over Me' and 'If God Could Talk' and these, along with 'Blind As A Bat' are a bit more like the Meat Loaf songs we're accustomed to. Needless to say, Meat himself sings with breath-taking power and ferocity; he sounds like he's in torment at times. It's a challenging listen in places (more than ever before) and you feel yourself wondering how the hell he does it. At over 77 minutes, there's a lot of listening here, and the only criticism I would have of this masterpiece of epic proportions is that it's a little too long. But it is brilliant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Needs a couple of listens 24 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
As a long term Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman fan, I wanted Bat III to be great. On the first listen though, I have to admit I was disappointed. However, after 3 or 4 run throughs, the album is well and truely stuck in my head.

Following on from Bat 2 with covering tracks from other Jim Steinman albums : "Bad for Good" the title track from Steinman's own album. "Seize The Night", the original of which was called "Carpe Noctem - Fuhl Die Nacht!" from the German stage show "Tanz Der Vampire". And "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" and "Future Ain't What It Used To Be" from the album "Original Sin" from Pandora's Box. "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" is the only one to have a major reworking, by being turned into a duet, which works really well. "Bad for Good" will always be an excellent track, but why did they ask Brian May to play on it? The beginning sounds terrible now, like Queen on an off-day. Don't get me wrong, Brian May is a guitar god, but he sounds totally out of place here.

On the whole, this album is a lot heavier than previous Bats, the tracks "Monster Is Loose", "If It Ain't Broke Break It" and "In The Land Of The Pigs (The Butcher Is King)" especially. Somehow, tracks like "Alive" and "What About Love" manage to raise the "Over the top" bar of production set by earlier Bat albums.

As I said at the beginning, this album takes a couple of listens before it really gets into your head. Just stick with it and it's worth the effort.
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Published 19 days ago by Kev Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful music
This is my second album, l wore out the first one!
Published 28 days ago by Steff Haden
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant al round LP
If only I could see Meatloaf live!! A brilliant al round LP.
Published 3 months ago by Roger Dear
4.0 out of 5 stars A Oresent
A well received anf like present.
Published 3 months ago by GRAHAM
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Solid Album From A Great Performer
Not Meatloafs best but still well worth a listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars meatloaf the king..
Any thing by meatloaf is absolutely brilliant. Forget elvis,meatloaf is THE KING

Loved you for thirty plus years.you are ace.
Published 8 months ago by jo hausdorf
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired CD
I am a big Meatloaf fan. I appreciate the content of this CD but prefer the older work of Meatloaf and his songwriters. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Stella
5.0 out of 5 stars meatloaf
meatloaf at his best bat out of hell 1 2 and 3 brilliant songs and lyrics are wicked
best song on it is in the land of the pigs the butcher is king
Published 12 months ago by mr david mcmahon
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Average
Worth listening to but a pale shadow of the early works with the wonderful Steinman influence. However a big improvement on Hang Cool Teddy Bear which I found really boring.
Published 14 months ago by baldyblueski
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