Meat Loaf is back with Jim Steinman for ‘Braver Than We Are’, their first complete collaboration since ‘Bat Out of Hell II’ in 1993.
Some left-over Steinman songs were included on Meat Loaf’s patchy ‘Bat Out of Hell III’ in 2006 but this new album is 100% Steinman. “It’s a tribute to Jim Steinman really,” said Meat Loaf. “It’s a tribute to both of us and our work together.”
‘Braver Than We Are’ features 10 songs with Steinman, producer Paul Crook and The Neverland Express and the band featuring 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).
The Steinman songs feature the first song Jim ever wrote. Steinman acted as creative consultant throughout the recording process working alongside Paul and Meat from beginning to end sending suggestions, adding verses and contributing opinions on every aspect.
The first single is ‘Going All The Way’, reuniting Meat Loaf with vocalists Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito decades after their first performances on the smash hit Paradise by the Dashboard Light.
‘Braver Than We Are’ will be released in September.
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
Additional tracks on Target exclusive version:
For What It’s Worth (feat. Stephen Stills)
Prize Fight Lover
I Would Do Anything For Love (Orchestral Version feat. Imelda May)
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