On October 21, 1977.

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On October 21, 1977, “Cleveland International” label released “Bat Out of Hell”, the second Meat Loaf studio album.  It was recorded 1975 – 1976 and was produced by Todd Rundgren.  “But Out of Hell” became not only the biggest Loaf’s commercial released success but is also one of the best selling albums ever, with more than 43 million copies sold worldwide. In 2003, magazine Rolling Stone ranked it at number 343 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Meat Loaf– lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Todd Rundgren– guitar, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Roy Bittan– piano, keyboards
  • Steve Margoshes – piano
  • Cheryl Hardwick – piano
  • Jim Steinman– keyboards, percussion, lascivious effects, dialogue intro
  • Roger Powell– synthesizer
  • Edgar Winter– saxophone
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • John “Willie” Wilcox – drums
  • Marcia McClain – dialogue intro
  • Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto– play-by-play
  • Ellen Foley– featured vocal, backing vocals
  • Rory Dodd– backing vocals
  • Gene Orloff – concertmaster
  • Members of New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra – orchestra
  • Kenneth Ascher– string arrangements
  • Steve Margoshes – orchestra arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Steinman.

  1. Bat Out of Hell
  2. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
  3. Heaven Can Wait
  4. All Revved Up with No Place to Go
  5. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
  6. Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  7. For Crying Out Loud

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