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Hang Cool Teddy Bear

19 April 2010 | Format: MP3

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7:33
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Product details

  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:04:55
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  • ASIN: B003F3ZRSE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,139 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Peter Skingle on 17 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
When most Rock stars would be content to turn out another 'more of the same' album just to keep the $$ rolling in. Meat Loaf has decided at the age of 62 to treat us to an epic that overshadows a great deal of his former work. There is an energy here and freshness that we've not heard from the big guy for years. There is not one bad track on the album and whilst it still has the overblown production values that we have come to expect, producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Paramore) has injected a new vitality that feels fresh and suited to 2010 rather than trying to hark back to 1977. Cavallo a Meat Loaf fan since his childhood has obviously hit it off famously with his star.

The usual sense of humour is also present especially in the Jack Black Duet, Like a Rose and in the single from the album, the very catchy Los Angeloser.

Based around the story of a dying soldier, who instead of seeing his former life flash before his eyes, has flash forwards to the scenarios that may happen if he were to live.

Meat loaf's voice is towering and strong here and it really sounds like he was having a ball making this album. He says it's one of the best things he's ever done. I for one am inclined to agree with him.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Paul Younger on 21 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
I approached this album with some scepticism... surely it couldn't possibly live up to the advance hype, not least from the man himself. But I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong, and I've never been so glad to be proved wrong. I've been a fan of Meat Loaf ever since 'Bat Out of Hell' first came out and have grown used to his albums ever since showing occasional flashes of what made him great while disappointing overall. It's become almost a cliché for reviewers to suggest that he just can't do it without Jim Steinman... well, here at last is the proof that he can, and in style! Right from the start it grabs you by the throat and never lets go. There's not a dud track in sight (or sound!) and the whole album is a tour de force. It is unquestionably Meat Loaf's best album since the original 'Bat...' and may even eclipse it... yes, it is that good. Put your doubts aside and prepare to have your socks blown off!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Julian Mcauslan on 21 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
I have been a Meat Loaf fan for 20 years.
Hang Cool Teddy Bear is i believe a very different Mat Loaf Sound.
You will need to listen to the whole album( as its based on a short story) and all the songs are based on this short story.
On your first listen you might wonder WHAT WAS THAT !!!

Please listen again, the album is fantastic-Meats best since Bat Out Of Hell.

There are no fillers at all.

My fav tracks so far are

Living On The Outside
California Isnt Big Enough
Los Angeloser
If I Cant Have You
Lets Be In Love
If It Rains
Elvis In Vegas

The second live cd is outstanding to.

Hang Cool Teddy Bear also features

Kira DioGuardi - From American Idol
Hugh Laurie
Brian May
Jack Black
Steve Vai
Patti Russo

I will sum this album up in a few words - Amazing- Well Worth The Money Spent-Try it, you will be surprised
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Murrie on 24 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
There has been a lot of hype about this album, with Meat Loaf himself declaring it one of the most important albums of his career. Overhype? Well, no actually...

Meat Loaf's albums in the last 15 years have been sterling efforts, but each has had a few poorer quality songs on them which reduced the overall impact of the album. Having listened to Hang Cool Teddy Bear through five or six times I can honestly say there are no fillers on this album.

This is undoubtedly a harder rocking Meat Loaf than we're used to and the songs sound like they were made for 2010 - not harking back to 1977 or trying to emulate Jim Steinman. Incidentally, there are no Steinman songs here. The arrangements are fresh and unpredictable, and the guests do add something to the mix - particularly Jack Black's and Kara Dioguardi whose voices work very well with Meat Loaf's. Speaking of which, the big man's vocal performance is a knockout too - he sounds much rawer than on the last album and, his performance is nothing short of breathtaking. I dare you to listen to the great opening track Peace On Earth and not be moved when he screams "I don't wanna die". The album has moments like that but also has a great deal of humour in the lyrics - something missing in albums since Bat Out Of Hell 2.

To the reviewer who suggested that the 5-star reviews bestowed upon this were "fanboy" reviews - he's frankly wrong. There's plenty of substance about this record, but since the song lengths are not as drawn out as on the likes of the Bat albums, it never gets tiring. I think this finally puts paid to the myth that Meat Loaf without Jim Steinman doesn't work as well. This CD ranks for me as one of the best things Meat Loaf has put his name to. That's not a fanboy review - that's just how I see it. Decide for yourself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John K. Gateley on 1 May 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
With Meatloaf, you get what it says on the tin. Pure, Wagnerian rock. It's more than big, over the top rock. It's Herculean stuff. Don't expect any acoustic folk songs! This album sounds good first time out but by the third or fourth listen, you start to realise that he has hit the spot big time. It is one of those all too rare albums that justs says 'classic' from the start. The first track, 'Peace on Earth' is predictable Meat but from track 2 he starts to move away from the obvious 'Bat out of Hell' stuff to grade A rock. He has said that this is a great album and he is not bluffing. The massive 'Love is not real | Next time you stab me in the back', 'Like a Rose' and Did you ever love somebody' are just magnificent. These are new songs but they feel like songs you have known for years. At 62 years young, the man should be proud of what he and his band | producers have achieved. If you like your rock way, way over the top, you need this album badly and now! Genius! Put a big smile on your face. Buy it.
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