‘Bat Out of Hell’ Trilogy On DVD For The First Time With 3 Bats Live


November 21, 2007

2007 Performance By Meat Loaf Spans All Three Albums, Including The Hits ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),’ ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’ And ‘Paradise By The Dashboard Light’ LOS ANGELES — For the first time, 30 years afterthe debut of BAT OUT OF HELL — one of the most popular albums in history– all three of the albums in the series come to life with the Meat Loafconcert DVD 3 BATS LIVE (Hip-O/UMe), available now.

Meat Loaf - 3 Bats Live

Recorded in 2007 in London, Ontario, Canada during Meat Loaf’s 3 Batstour, 3 Bats Live, in breathtaking 5.1 Surround Sound and filmed in highdefinition, features Meat Loaf’s all-out, high-energy performance of theclassics “Bat Out Of Hell,” “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t DoThat),” “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad,” “Objects In The Rear View Mirror” and”Paradise By The Dashboard Light” as well as the 2006 U.K. Top 10 “It’s AllComing Back To Me Now.”

Bonus features include the stunning videos for “Cry Over Me” and “It’sAll Coming Back To Me Now,” plus an animated short film for “The Monster IsLoose.”

Since its debut in 1977, the original BAT OUT OF HELL album has soldmore than 37,000,000 copies and is currently 14 times platinum in the U.S.After its release, the album stayed on the charts for more than nine yearsand still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually. For 3 BATS LIVE, MeatLoaf and his rockin’ band perform its title song, “All Revved Up With NoPlace To Go,” “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” “Two Out Of Three Ain’tBad” and “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth” — the latter three Top40 Pop hits.

The long awaited sequel finally appeared in 1993. BAT OUT OF HELL II:BACK INTO HELL sold more than 15 million copies and the single “I’d DoAnything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” hit #1 and won the Grammy for BestRock Vocal Performance (Solo). Along with that song, 3 BATS LIVE includesthe album’s “Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire),” “Life Is A Lemon(And I Want My Money Back),” “Objects In The Rear View Mirror May AppearCloser Than They Are” and “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” — the lattertwo were also Top 40 Pop hits.

The most recent installment, reportedly the last in the series, BAT OUTOF HELL III: THE MONSTER IS LOOSE, arrived in late 2006, debuted Top 10 andearned gold certification. 3 BATS LIVE finds Meat Loaf performing the titletrack, “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” “Bad For Good,” “If It Ain’tBroke, Break It” and “Blind As A Bat.” Also heard are a trio of songs notassociated with BAT OUT OF HELL: the rockin’ blues standards “Black Betty”and “Mercury Blues” and the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.”

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