Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Meat Loaf reteams with Jim Steinman for upcoming album

Meat Loaf is readying the release of his new album “Braver Than We Are” on Sept. 16 for 429 Records.

Working closely again with longtime collaborator Jim Steinman—as on multi-platinum selling albums “Bat Out of Hell” and “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell”—Meat Loaf has recorded 10 songs with Steinman, producer Paul Crook and The Neverland Express. 

The Express includes John Miceli (drums), Paul Crook (guitars, loops, synths), Randy Flowers (guitars, vocals), David Luther (sax, B3 organ, strings, horn arrangements), Justin Avery (piano, synths, strings, backing vocal arrangements), Danny Miranda (bass), Stacy Michelle (vocals) and Cian Coey (vocals).

Guest musician Ricky Medlocke provided the slide guitar solo on “Train of Love.” The tracks on “Braver Than We Are” were written by Steinman, featuring the first song he ever wrote. While Crook produced the album, Steinman acted as creative consultant throughout the recording process, working alongside Paul and Meat Loaf from beginning to end. 

First radio single “Going All The Way,” streaming now at, showcases a reunion with vocalists Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito, decades after their first performances on the smash hit “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.” 429 Records will release “Braver Than We Are” digitally, on CD and vinyl in Europe on Sept. 9 and the U.S. and rest of the world on Sept. 16.

“Braver Than We Are” is Meat Loaf’s fourth album featuring songs exclusively written by Steinman. With a painting featuring Meat Loaf and Jim together for the first time gracing the cover, the album hearkens back to their hugely successful collaborations “Bat Out of Hell” (1977) and “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” (1993), which together sold over 67 million units. 

Track listing:

Who Needs The Young
Going All The Way
Speaking In Tongues
Loving You Is A Dirty Job
Only When I Feel
Skull of Your Country
Train of Love

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