Tag: Meat Loaf

Do Not Despise Small beginnings

This week in 1977 Jim Steinman’s play Neverland, a futuristic rock version of Peter Pan opened at the Kennedy Center for the performing arts in Washington, DC. It’s run lasted only six days. However, just five months later, three of the songs Steinman wrote for the production, All Revved Up With No Place to Go, Bat Out of Hell and Heaven Can Wait, appeared on Meat Loaf’s album Bat Out Of Hell.

Bat Out of Hell was initially rejected by many record companies but today it is still one of the 10 best-selling albums of all time.

A sequel worth the wait

This week in 1993, sixteen years after releasing his landmark album Bat Out Of Hell, “Meat Loaf” released the sequel, Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, again with songs written by Jim Steinman. The first single, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), by far the biggest hit of Meat Loaf’s career, reached number one in 28 countries. Jim Steinman called the song a “Beauty And The Beast” kind of story. It earned Meat Loaf a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo.