The immensely successful album of the late 1970s Bat Out Of Hell by rock and roll crooner Meat Loaf is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.
Produced by Todd Rundgren and written mainly by Jim Steinman, Bat Out Of Hell is not only one of the biggest selling records of all-time, but one of the most adventurous as well. The record is like a cross between Bernie Taupin (lyricist for Elton John for decades), Alice Cooper, and Rocky Horror Picture Show in a way, with its operatics, shock-style theatrics, yet it has a flip side to it as well that is sublime and powerfully understated. This album is like musical folklore nowadays, from the title track to the wrenching ballad “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” the bass heavy “All Revved Up And No Place To Go” with the great Edgar Winter on saxophone, and of course, the centerpiece of the record, the teenagers-in-heat yet ultimate frustrated “Paradise By The Dashboard Light.” There’s lots of cross genres here for one to chew on, quasi-1950s, rock, flirting with metal and harder rock sounds, all majestically done by Rundgren’s bright production and especially of course, Meat Loaf on the soaring yet controlled and tasteful and even kick ass vocals.
Browse the main sale page to see all 100 albums on sale for only $5 each in MP3 format through the end of September 2012.
1. Bat Out Of Hell
2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
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
8. Great Boleros Of Fire (Live Intro)
9. The End
10. Bat Out Of Hell (Live)
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.