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Welcome To The Neighbourhood
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2011
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
on 11 November 2006
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 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2000
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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2003
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2012
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.

Also like the Bat 2 release this set also includes a live CD which is fantastic and I was eager to hear running for the red light live but this was not the case it sounds just like the version that is found on the studio album so this was one of the only miss-leading things about this set, the only thing that would have made this set complete would have been a live concert dvd that is shown in the press kit would have made it complete.

For the price of £5 for a 3 disc deluxe edition set like this don't think about it just buy it and enjoy Meat Loaf at his prime and best with some great rock tracks and haunting ballads that can bring a tear to your eye.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 June 2011
Yes, the DVD is playable on American players, but no, it is not 45 min. like the other reviewer said, more like 25 min. and the two live performances are lipsynced, but that's ok because I don't think Meat sounds good live. Spectacular collection. Well worth the money especially for the bonus tracks, two by Lennon/McCartney and one by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Correction: it says that "Is Nothing Sacred" is the full version, but this is incorrect. It's actually the longer single edit. The full studio version is about a minute longer and can be found on "The Very Best Of Meat Loaf," but without Patti Russo. The booklet is pretty dense which is good. Long story short, this edition is a MUST for Meat fans.

FYI: This edition was on the UK iTunes store for a few days then it was taken down. Hope everything's ok legally.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2004
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
on 31 March 2009
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. Every song captures your mind and drags it into the imaginary world where vivid imagery runs through your mind and makes the album a world and you can see what happens through each event of a song.
If you find yourself singing along after a couple of times of hearing the album dont resist. Just let yourself go and feel the album how Meat feels it.
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on 4 April 2013
This album was considered as a "Bat Out of Hell 3", but was ultimately titled outside of the "Bat Out of Hell" series.
The album falls neatly in length between the epic "Bat Out Of Hell 2" and the shorter original "Bat Out of Hell". The album produced some great hits "I'd Lie for You (And That's The Truth)", "Not a Dry In the House" for example. This was the current Meat Loaf album for at the time I first saw Meat Loaf live in 1996. I'd rate it equal in quality to the two previous "Bat Out of Hell" albums and better than the others. Outside of the greatest hits albums that followed, the later albums including the later instalments "Bat Out of Hell" didn't capture the beginning to end, great listening that is commonly shared between this album and the firs two "Bat Out of Hell" instalments. It's also better than the albums between "Bat Out Of Hell 1" and "Bat Out Of Hell 2". Perhaps to date at least the last truly great Meat Loaf non-compilation album.
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on 2 July 2015
Whilst some of the musical choices may sound peculiar on paper to die-hard fans of earlier material from Meat Loaf- unless you wanted to hear the Latin-inspired Fiesta De Las Almas Perdidas pop up out of nowhere! - Welcome to the Neighbourhood is a Meat Loaf album that still provides some unique offerings to the table for those that love Meat Loaf's pomp and circumstance that its brand of rock music that is has provided. Some of the highlights include Loaf's quasi-operatic take on the Tom Waits song, Martha, and any of the songs written by Dian Warren brings an element outside of the Jim-Steinman-song-school to epic songs, particularly the excellent Not a Dry Eye in the House.

Twenty years on from its initial release, it may not be quintessential Loaf, but Welcome to the Neighbourhood makes a welcoming listen to fans looking for something different beyond the popular Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums.
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