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Hits Out Of Hell
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2003
I'm not going to go on about how outstanding this collection is, because you all should know that. I am just going to say that if you want to nuy a Meatloaf CD.. GET THIS ONE. 'I would do any thing for love' asisde. It has all his best tracks.
Bat Out Of Hell - 10/10 : If you havn't heard this track before, it is the most intising piece of music you will ever hear. MeatLoaf is most famouse for this song, and rightly so, its a mammoth 9-10 minutes long and you wotn want to turn it off even if, like me, you've heard it hundreds of times. Jim Steinman is a legend.
Read 'em And Weep - 9/10: This song takes a good 3 minutes before its at its best. But at its best, its better than any on the album.
Midnight At The Lost And Found - 7/10: I have to say my least favourite. I cant say why. It may be different for you though.
Two Out Of Three Aint Bad - 9/10: Some say this is the best rock ballard of all time.... And i'm not going to argue with them. You dont hear the big build up, or the huge meat loaf voice, but the song is excuisite.
Dead Ringer For Love - 9/10: Fast, catchy and great! Cher does at great job. Her and Meat are in and out of lines like no other song ive ever heard. Geniuse.
Modern Girl - 8/10: Again, not the best track but a solid tune. Not much to say about this one really..
I'm Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us - 10/10: My personal favourite. Huge voice, Huge build up (the opposite of 'two out of three aint bad') and a Huge song. Lyrics arent the best but the music playing is awsome. I cant find any more superlatives to throw at this one.
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth - 9/10: I wouldn't have been surprised if he released this one at chrismas with this ring. Great feel-good song.
Razors Edge - 9/10: Another one of my favourites. This track is consistent all the way through.
Paradise By The Dashboard Light - 10/10: wow.
wow.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The criticism against the Loaf is that his brand of theatrical rock is overblown schlock rock, but what counts is how the melody and the words come together, in any popular musical genre. Rock is anyway known for excess, and that includes Alice Cooper, Queen and Marilyn Manson. I love Meat Loaf on the soundtrack of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and I love his solo recordings. This hits collection includes five hits from the zillion selling Bat Out Of Hell album: the title track, Two Out Of Three, All Revved Up, You Took The Words and the mini-operetta Paradise By The Dashboard Light. The rest of the songs is of the same quality – blistering melodic rock - and my favourites include Midnight At The Lost And Found, I’m Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us and Dead Ringer, on which he duets with Cher. There’s no substitute for the BOOH album though so I recommend you get it. It remains a classic of dramatic overblown theatrical rock with each song a classic. For those who want a wider selection of Meat Loaf’s late 70s and early 80s output, this album is ideal.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 20 October 2000
This compilation gives a good review of Meat Loaf's work from the 70s and early 80s. The classic Bat Out of Hell which really needs no explaining and Paradise By The Dashboard Light is also another classic from The Bat Out of Hell (BOOH) album. About half the tracks come from BOOH, because other than this album he did not have many more hit songs in his early years, although Dead Ringer for Love, a duet with Cher, was one of his more well known songs. Modern Girl continues along the theme of an operatic , bombastoic style of music. Read 'em and weep is more mellow and emotional and is another fine tune. Interestingly enough this CD is not completely written by Jim Steinman, the songs from BOOH are his but some of the others were written by Meat himself and other song writers. This CD provides a good opprtunity to buy most of the decent stuff from Meat, without having to buy the complete albums which may not be completely to your taste if you are a casual listener. A recommended buy. Do not buy CD and expect to hear hits from after 1985 as all material on the CD is written before this date.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2013
any meatloaf fan would love this album. Just put it on and turn up the volume.
I had to attend a speed awareness course a couple of years ago and the tutor said that the one album you must not have in your car is Meatloaf!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2012
Contains half a dozen hits and the rest, well.... you can guess what they're like. Bought it just to remind me of the spring way back when I was laid up in bed with glandular fever and Meatloaf was on the radio constantly. Yes I'm talking 1977!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2003
I love most of meat loafs music but i'm only just a teen, he can sing so well. buy this album
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on 23 February 2014
I got this on vinyl but recently got the CD for 50p in mint condition its the first 1984 epic release sounds good not sure about later releases of this cd regarding sound but this 84 release sounds great its got all meats big hits great for the car on long drives.....buy it and enjoy you will love it.
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on 7 April 2013
Heard a track on the radio as well as an AC DC track with a friend. I bought both CD's and we listened to them (rather louder than we should have) trying to decide which was better. We had to have a return match and still haven't decided. Great CD bringing back memories.
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on 29 January 2012
I loved Meatloaf (not the edible one), when i was a teen.Now i am an old timer and look like meatloaf did when he made this album, But i feel young again especially when i hear 'Dead ringer for love'. Need to change battery in my pacemaker....Buy It....
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on 31 March 2013
Hits Out Of Hell is a must for any Heavy Metal fan. I expect my five star ratings for all the things I order is a bit much but I only buy things I really want. All my listed purchases are either for me or friends in Egypt.
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