Bat Out Of Hell

by Meat Loaf

Original Release Date: 1977-10-21

Bat Out Of Hell

Bat Out of Hell is the 1977 debut album by American rock singer Meat Loaf and composer Jim Steinman. It is one of the best-selling albums in history. The album was developed from a musical, Neverland, a futuristic rock version of Peter Pan, which Steinman wrote for a workshop in 1974. It was recorded during 1975–1976 at various studios, including Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York, produced by Todd Rundgren, and released in October 1977 by Cleveland International/Epic Records. Bat Out of Hell spawned two Meat Loaf sequel albums: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993) and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006). Bat Out of Hell has sold over 43 million copies worldwide. It is certified 14× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It is also the best-selling album in Australia with being certified 26× Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). As of June 2019, it has spent 522 weeks in the UK Albums Chart, the second longest chart run by a studio album. Rolling Stone ranked it at number 343 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.A musical based on Bat Out of Hell, staged by Jay Scheib, opened at the Manchester Opera House on February 17, 2017, before transferring to the London Coliseum and Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre in late 2017. From April 2, 2018, till January 5, 2019 the show was performed at the Dominion Theatre in London before a short run the same year in the United States.


  1. Bat Out Of Hell (9:48)
  2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) (5:04)
  3. Heaven Can Wait (4:38)
  4. All Revved Up With No Place To Go (4:19)
  5. Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad (5:23)
  6. Paradise By The Dashboard Light (8:28)
  7. Paradise
  8. Let Me Sleep On It
  9. Praying For The End Of Time
  10. For Crying Out Loud (8:45)

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Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue
Label Epic
Catalog Number EPC 82419
Notes Track B2 is seperated into three parts. Credit for arranging reads: “Arranged by Jim Steinman with Todd Rundgren”. Recorded at Bearsville Sound, Bearsville, N.Y., Utopia Sound, Lake Hill, N.Y., The Hit Factory, New York City, N.Y., House Of Music, West Orange, N.J. Mastered at The Cutting Room. Dedicated to Wesley and Wilma Aday and Louis Steinman. ⓟ 1977 CBS Inc / © 1977 CBS Inc. Issue with an insert containing lyrics. Shorepack by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. England Recorded at: Bearsville Sound, Bearsville, N.Y. Utopia Sound, Lake Hill, N.Y. The Hit Factory, New York City, N.Y. House Of Music, West Orange, N.J. [r=21945979] is almost the same as this release but does NOT include an inner sleeve with printed credits + lyrics, and also has “EPC 82419” on the labels [r=10022013] is almost the same as this release but has “S EPC 82419” not “EPC 82419” cat # printed on the labels
Discogs URL Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell