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Welcome To The Neighbourhood [CD]

Meat Loaf Audio CD
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“Somebody’s gotta stand in the storm//In the lightning when it pours/Be strong enough to lean on/Show you what a backbone’s for” “Standing in the Storm”

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  • Audio CD (30 Oct 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000024JI7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,525 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Where The Rubber Meets The Road 4:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'd Lie For You (And That's the Truth) 6:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Original Sin 6:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. 45 Seconds Of Ecstasy 1:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life) 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fiesta De Las Almas Perdidas 1:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Left In The Dark 7:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Not A Dry Eye In The House 5:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Amnesty Is Granted 6:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. If This Is The Last Kiss (Let's Make It Last All Night) 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Martha 4:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Where Angels Sing 6:080.99  Buy MP3 


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Note the track-listing: "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)", "If This Is The Last Kiss (Let's Make It Last All Night)". Those titles alone would be enough to do an average singer in, let alone interpreting, emoting, living these songs as Mr Loaf is wont--in his inimitable way--to do. This successor to Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, must confront the very same problem he faced years before, after the staggering success of the original: how to follow up a worldwide smash? How to avoid a nagging sense of the anti-climactic? Particularly given the absence, this time around, of songwriter and all-round svengali Jim Steinman. Admittedly, two of his cast-offs--"Original Sin" (from Paradise Lost) and "Left In The Dark" (from Bad For Good)--take up a little of the slack; otherwise, the void is filled by Diane Warren, power-ballad hitmaker for Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, et al., whose penchant for orchestral flourishes, choral rhapsodies and wayward metaphors, exceeds even the master's. Preposterous, of course, but oddly hard to dislike. --Andrew McGuire

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CD Virgin, CDV 2799, 1995 12 Track

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More rock opera from the master of the genre 17 Jan 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I guess the follow-up to the mammoth epic that was "Bat out of Hell 2" was always going to be hard work. Fortunately, Mr Loaf and the gang didn't just try and reproduce the preceding album, but instead opted for a more eclectic approach to rock-opera, borrowing songs not just from the ubiquitous Jim Steinman but from Diane Warren, Paul Jacobs/Sarah Durkee, and even Tom Waits. The result is a collection of very fine, preposterous, overblown songs in the grand Meat Loaf tradition - but each one knows exactly when and how to stop. The variety of songwriters lends this album a similar atmosphere to "Bad Attitude", as does the wonderful B-movie-inspired artwork that adorns the album. Not many of the songs are real stand-outs - possible exceptions include the long-awaited interpretation of the Steinman classic "Left in the Dark", and the beautiful Tom Waits ballad "Martha" - one or two even fall a bit flat ("Original Sin" is nowhere near as good as the Pandora's Box original) - but every one is a good, solid, classic Meat Loaf performance and it's wellnigh impossible to complain about that! The singles "I'd Lie for You" and "Not a Dry Eye in the House" are just catchy enough to lodge firmly in your head too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
What can I say? You've got to hear it! Words don't come even come close. Every track (with the exception of number 6 - the Mexican one) is a classic. From the immense "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" to the sensouos little "45 Seconds Of Ecstacy"(that's how it's spelled on the CD), every track is a revelation. Get it - or forever be the poorer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A FANTASTIC COLLECTORS EDITION 22 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having already purchased this cd several years ago I was bit reluctant to purchase it again but I am so glad I did. I am a huge Meat Loaf fan (having seen him in concert three times) and this is one of my all time favourite Meat Loaf cds.
As well as the original Welcome To The Neighbourhood album you also get a live Cd which is great but for me the best part was the bonus dvd which is approx 45 minutes long.
It features the full length videos for Not a Dry Eye In The House and I'd Lie For You And That's The Truth as well as Meat Loaf Performing these 2 songs on Top Of The Pops.
Also included is a breif interview with Meat Loaf where he talks about how he came up with the idea for the album.
Worth buying just for the dvd. I love Meat Loaf and I would really like to see him bring out a dvd with all of his music videos on. Until then I'm happy to have this dvd and think the CD is great value for money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bat Out Of Hell 2 and a half. 11 Nov 2006
By lerusty
Format:Audio CD
Released relatively soon (2 years; quite quick for Mr. Loaf) after Meat's previous album, Bat II, this album could have been Bat Out Of Hell III as, so I've read, Jim and Meat were discussing the idea, but Jim did not have the material. Meat wrote that this album is a guy's life story from his first date ('When The Rubber Meets The Road'). Although there are some (already recorded) Steinman songs on here, this is esentially a non Steinman album but is one of Meat's very best. Steinman's songs are standout tracks, especially the superb 'Left In The Dark' which Steinman had recorded on 'Bad For Good'; obviously a Meat song from the start. However, this is the first time that we hear the non Steinman songs starting to sound as if they are Steinman songs. This is especially the case with the excellent 'I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)'. The title alone sounds as if it could be Steinman. The actual song itself does, as well. And it's 6 and a half minutes long! But it was written by Dianne Warren. It was also a successful single. The funny seagues both work well, and all in all, it's a very satisfying listen, and the quality of the songs is maintained throughout. Meat is in excellent voice, and the album rocks throughout very nicely. It's one of Meat's best, and is up there with the Bat stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wow 27 April 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Only one way to describe this CD. WOW. Even without the work of JimSteinman for most of the album, it still hits all the right notes andmakes for very good listening. Another smash under Meatloaf's belt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album 19 April 2013
By James Walls TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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And worth it for the "bonus" tracks alone which is basically a live "best of" album.
The original album itself is very good, it's not Bat out of Hell, but the ballad rock factor is there and that is what I wanted it for. Great listen
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By tomo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After the collectors edition of Bat Out Of Hell 2, Virgin records has decided to re-release Meat's only other studio album from the 90's "welcome to the neighbourhood" in a deluxe 3 disc edition, very simular to the previous Bat 2 release. As with the previous deluxe edition you get a DVD that contains all the promo videos that were made for the album as well 2 top of the pops performances and a sort promo press kit made for the release of the album back in the day, it is great to finally get dvd quality videos of "i'd lie for you" and "not a dry eye in the house" to go with the videos from Bat 2 and the hits out of hell dvd collection. Unfortunately the dvd is house in the side cardboard sleeve so be careful or you might scratch the disc.

Alot of attenion has been paid to the packaging to this release when you open the cardboard case you are greeted with the set list for the tour that went with this album and when you fully open the sleeve's it shows the picture sleevs to the cd singles that were released to promote the album and have also been included as bonus tracks at the end of the cd1, which also includes the fantastic single "is nothing sacred" the duet edition which you could only get either on the vh1 story tellers disc or the original 1999 single. The linner booklet also includes expanded notes like seen in the Bat 2 release which inculdes some good stories about the build up to the making of the album and also antidotes that can be found in Meats book to hell and back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still Rockin
Delivered on time as stated. In the process of replacing old music cassettes with CD's. so great to listen to this again.
Published 1 month ago by fatdog
5.0 out of 5 stars GGG greaat
I listend to it was busting to go to the toilet but had listen to all of it, I'm a bit of a Meatloaf fan, annoyed because I payed for it but cannot fin it on my hard-drive.
Published 10 months ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars A great follow-up to Bat Out of Hell 2
This album was considered as a "Bat Out of Hell 3", but was ultimately titled outside of the "Bat Out of Hell" series. Read more
Published 15 months ago by JKM
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BAG
This product is really good value,nice shade of grey and holds everything I need it to. Sturdy and looks great. Thanks.
Published on 18 May 2012 by Rio Rita
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
Bit disapointed with this album. It seems like an album of 'b' sides, all OK but nothing apart from one or two tracks worth remembering.
Published on 13 Mar 2012 by Mr Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Collector's Edition & DVD
Yes, the DVD is playable on American players, but no, it is not 45 min. like the other reviewer said, more like 25 min. Read more
Published on 24 Jun 2011 by eastvillage
5.0 out of 5 stars Meatloaf welcome to the neighbourhood
This has replaced my original which was lost and I absolutely love this item.

Ordered one day and was received the next day.

Thank you.
Published on 9 May 2011 by Fev 4 Diane
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome To the Neighbourhood
Welcome To The Neighbourhood was originally meant to be Bat III but at the last minute the name changed.
If you want to hear some of Meat Loaf's best songs. Buy this album. Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2009 by Mr. O. C. Tipler
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