VH1 Storytellers

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
America's favorite one-man rock opera is filled with more bluster than Eddie Vedder and the Big Bad Wolf put together -- which allows him to huff and puff enough to blow just about any house down. The artist formerly known as Marvin Lee Aday has been doing just that for more than two decades now, ever since ditching his musical theater career surely you remember that ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW role for the world of spectacle-rock. On this collection, taped for VH-1's "Storytellers" series, the Loaf is a bit more reserved than usual, given the constraints of the small stage. Nevertheless, his renditions of radio staples such as "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
America's favorite one-man rock opera is filled with more bluster than Eddie Vedder and the Big Bad Wolf put together -- which allows him to huff and puff enough to blow just about any house down. The artist formerly known as Marvin Lee Aday has been doing just that for more than two decades now, ever since ditching his musical theater career surely you remember that ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW role for the world of spectacle-rock. On this collection, taped for VH-1's "Storytellers" series, the Loaf is a bit more reserved than usual, given the constraints of the small stage. Nevertheless, his renditions of radio staples such as "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," and "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" pack all the power and pathos of the originals. Mr. Loaf's theatrical background comes in mighty handy when he's called upon to -- as the series title indicates he must -- tell the tales behind the music, a task he performs with aplomb. So what if Jim Steinman was actually the one who wrote the songs -- like "I'd Do Anything for Love But I Won't Do That" -- that made the whole world flick their Bics. As Mick Jagger once yowled, sometimes what matters is the singer, not the song.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Meatloaf's episode of VH1 Storytellers comes to home video, bringing plenty of anecdotes and conversation along with rousing performances of hits like "I'd Do Anything for Love But I Won't Do That," "Paradise By the Dashboard Light," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," and "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through." Though the VHS version of this video is entertaining in its own right, the DVD offers several bonus features, including behind-the-scenes footage with Meatloaf and website access. However, either format provides plenty of Meatloaf's warm, good-natured sense of humor and music for fans to enjoy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992006529
  • Catalog Number: 20065
  • Sales rank: 161,876

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Revved up With No Place to Go (1:05)
  2. 2 Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back (6:05)
  3. 3 (Story) - Bill Flanagan (1:46)
  4. 4 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights) (4:50)
  5. 5 (Story) - Bill Flanagan (1:26)
  6. 6 I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (6:22)
  7. 7 Lawyers, Guns and Money (4:57)
  8. 8 (Story) - Bill Flanagan (1:56)
  9. 9 More Than You Deserve (3:49)
  10. 10 (Story) - Bill Flanagan (0:47)
  11. 11 Heaven Can Wait (5:00)
  12. 12 (Story) - Bill Flanagan (3:05)
  13. 13 Paradise by the Dashboard Light (9:30)
  14. 14 (Story) - Bill Flanagan (0:34)
  15. 15 Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad (4:47)
  16. 16 (Story) (0:21)
  17. 17 Bat Out Of Hell (11:25)
  18. 18 Is Nothing Sacred (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Meat Loaf Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Kasim Sulton Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Director
John Miceli Drums
Bill Flanagan Track Performer
Pearl Aday Vocals
Ray Andersen Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Damon La Scot Guitar
Patti Russo Vocals
Tom Brislin Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jim Steinman Composer
Kasim Sulton Director, Producer, Musical Director
Paul Angelli Digital Editing
Don Black Composer
John Harris Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Jess Sutcliffe Engineer
Warren Zevon Composer
Bill Flanagan Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Gabrielle Raumberger Art Direction
Eric Bates Engineer
Jordan Berliant Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    just listen again

    listen,i mean... really listen to bat out of hell and the best of cd's. find me someone who puts that kind of energy and sound into their music. to those of you who say his voice is gone...yours would be too if you put everything you had into your music, but honestly, i think his voice is as good as it ever was. thanks for the great music!!1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Meat Rocks on........!!

    This c.d. continues to be a staple of my listening enjoyment even after listening to it god knows how many times.Meat continues his tradition of butt kickin' straight on rock,sensitive,real life ballads.. everything we know we feel but only steinman and meat can seem to accurately describe.The new song(lawyers,guns,money) is outstanding,and the older tunes have new life and still rock just as hard as the day they came out...Congrats meat on another fine album......Keep on rockin'!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    meatloaf storytellers is a hit

    i think meats storytellers is a great cd.. i saw him in concert here in tampa florida and he was wonderful...i think there isn't anyone better than meatloaf..he really puts his heart and soul into his music.thanks meatloaf for your great music

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