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Very Best of Meatloaf
     

The Very Best of Meatloaf

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by Meat Loaf
 

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Unlike previous collections Epic has assembled, the double-disc The Very Best of Meat Loaf draws not only from his recordings for the label, but it also licenses his '90s comeback recordings for MCA. Which means, of course, that the 20-track collection is, indeed, the "very best" of Meat Loaf. Not all of his charting hits are here --

Overview

Unlike previous collections Epic has assembled, the double-disc The Very Best of Meat Loaf draws not only from his recordings for the label, but it also licenses his '90s comeback recordings for MCA. Which means, of course, that the 20-track collection is, indeed, the "very best" of Meat Loaf. Not all of his charting hits are here -- "What You See Is What You Get," his 1971 single with Stoney, is absent, as is "I'm Gonna Love Her for the Both of Us," the only hit he had between the two Bat out of Hell albums -- but all of the key album tracks from the two blockbusters are here, along with highlights from the sequels to the sequel, which means everything that anyone but a die-hard Meat Loaf fan could want is on this collection: ("Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "Two out of Three Ain't Bad," "You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth," "Bat out of Hell," "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," "Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through," "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are," and a remix of "Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back"). That said, it is true that either the two Bat out of Hell albums are a more cohesive listen than this set, simply because they were designed as complete albums. Consequently, casual fans may be just as happy to purchase those two discs, which will set them back about as much as The Very Best of Meat Loaf, but anyone who wants all the hits on one set should pick this up.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646933527
catalogNumber:
69335

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meat Loaf   Primary Artist
Cher   Vocals
Todd Rundgren   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bonnie Tyler   Vocals
Tom "Bones" Malone   Horn
Glen Burtnik   Background Vocals
Ellen Foley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Davey Johnstone   Guitar
Jimmy Maelen   Percussion
Ted Neeley   Background Vocals
Roger Powell   Synthesizer
Jim Steinman   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jerry Williams   Choir, Chorus
Vaneese Thomas   Choir, Chorus
Kasim Sulton   Bass,Background Vocals
Mark Alexander   Piano
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Roy Bittan   Piano,Keyboards
Jeff Bova   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Steve Buslowe   Bass,Background Vocals
Robert Coron   Background Vocals
Rhonda Coullet   Background Vocals
Brett Cullen   Background Vocals
Mickey Curry   Drums
Liberty DeVitto   Drums
Rory Dodd   Background Vocals
Edgar Winter   Saxophone
Cynthia Geary   Background Vocals
Amy Goff   Background Vocals
Elaine Goff   Background Vocals
Max Haskett   Background Vocals
Paul Jacobs   Background Vocals
Wells Kelly   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Curtis King   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Robbie Kondor   Piano
Bob Kulick   Guitar
Michelle Little   Background Vocals
Lou Marini   Horn
Eddie Martinez   Guitar,Piano
Cindy Mizelle   Choir, Chorus
Jenni Muldaur   Background Vocals
Keith Murrell   Background Vocals
Gunnar Nelson   Background Vocals
Matthew Nelson   Background Vocals
Allan Nicholls   Background Vocals
Jeff Pevar   Electric Guitar
Lenny Pickett   Saxophone
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Alan Rubin   Horn
John Seigler   Bass
Crystal Taliefero   Background Vocals
Pat Thrall   Guitar
Rev. Timothy Wright   Choir, Chorus
Clare Torry   Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Troyer   Background Vocals
Max Weinberg   Drums
John Miceli   Percussion,Drums
Marvin Lee Aday   Percussion,Background Vocals
John Wilcox   Drums
Lew Del Gatto   Horn
Mike Reed   Conductor
Neleam Ymmij   Logs
Pearl Aday   Vocals
Patti Russo   Vocals,Background Vocals
Phil Rizzuto   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Lorraine Crosby   Vocals
Stephanie de Sykes   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Orchestral Arrangements
Meat Loaf   Producer,Remixing
Todd Rundgren   Producer,Engineer
Jim Steinman   Arranger,Producer,Remixing
Larry Alexander   Engineer
Kenny Ascher   String Arrangements
Ray Bardani   Engineer
Jeff Bova   Programming
Jimmy Bralower   drum programming
David Cullen   Orchestral Arrangements
Tom Edmonds   Engineer
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Stephan Galfas   Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Engineer,Remixing
Paul Jacobs   Producer
John Jansen   Engineer,Remixing
Ron Nevison   Producer,Engineer
Malcolm Pollack   Engineer
Steve Rance   Programming
Steve Rinkoff   Producer,Engineer
Alan Shacklock   Producer
Jess Sutcliffe   Engineer
Mark Thomas   Engineer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
Femi Jiya   Engineer
M.A.C.   Producer
Alex Olsson   Engineer
Joe Pearson   Artwork
Mac   Producer
Ed Sprague   Engineer

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The Very Best of Meatloaf 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the great tradition of Bat out of Hell, Bat out of Hell 2 Back into hell,Bad Attitude,Midnight at the lost and found,and Welcome to the Neiborhood, Ladies and Gents. Finally MeatLoaf has come back to a store near you.This is the very best of meatloaf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm all about the Meatloaf. All Meatloaf, all the time. Compared to him, other rockers are just moldy beef fritters. Like the kind they served at my junior high cafeteria.
Guest More than 1 year ago
like a bat outta hell yeah!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago