Meat Loaf to Re-Released ‘Bat out Of Hell’ 40 Years since it was first released

40 Years since it was first released, one of the world’s most successful albums, Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell, will be re-released by Sony Music on 9 JuneAs Bat Out Of Hell The Musical takes to the London stage, the album will be released as a Collector’s edition with Limited Edition sleeve that brings the iconic artwork to life.

Meat Loaf On stage
American singer Meat Loaf performing on stage during the Bat Out Of Hell Tour, 1978 (Photo by Michael Putland)

This operatic masterpiece, written by the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren, propelled Meat Loaf to global fame in 1977. 40 years later, the seminal album is still the 4th biggest selling studio album of all time, having sold more than 43 million copies world-wide. To this day, it still regulary pops up in the UK charts.

Signed Vinyl

Jim Steinman’s vision of the songs as a Wagnerian musical was the original catalyst that became the chart-topping album and has now come full circle with the show coming to the Coliseum Theatre on 5 June. The romantic tale of youth, rebellion and ROCK set in a dystopian future is loosely based on the Lost Boys of Peter Pan.


With a new Collector’s Edition cover, the re-released 7-track epic Bat Out Of Hell album features hit songs, fan favorites and rock anthems such as the title track, Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad and For Crying Out Loud. This edition also features three bonus tracks including a stunning 11-minute live version of Bat Out Of Hell and the classic duet with Cher, Dead Ringer For Love.


Bat Out Of Hell Track List

  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


  1. Bolero (Live Intro)
  2. Bat Out O Hell (Live)
  3. Dead Ringer For Love (with Cher)


The Classic Album Re-Released (CD/Vinyl/Digital) with Special Edition Sleeve on 9 June.

40th Anniversary of the album ties in with Bat Out of Hell The Musical opening in London on 5 June.

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