Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed film, TV and stage actor Meat Loaf is readying the release of his highly-anticipated new album "Braver Than We Are" for 429 Records. Working closely again with longtime collaborator Jim Steinman-a key to the magic of multi-platinum selling albums "Bat Out of Hell" and "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell"-Meat has recorded ten songs in tandem with Steinman, producer Paul Crook and The Neverland Express, which 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 in a storied career to the most recent. While Crook produced the album, 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 to radio, "Going All The Way," streaming now at RollingStone.com, 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 September 9 and the U.S. and rest of the world on September 16.
In a career spanning over four decades, "Braver Than We Are" is Meat Loaf's fourth album featuring songs exclusively written by Jim Steinman." With a painting featuring Meat and Jim together for the first time gracing the cover, the album hearkens back to the hugely successful Meat-Steinman collaborations "Bat Out of Hell" (1977) and "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" (1993), which together sold over 67 million units. "Braver Than We Are" is a testament to Meat's artistic rapport with Steinman. The songwriter's strikingly vivid style matched with Meat's incomparable talents not to mention his wit and grandiosity, results in the two successfully connecting with audiences on an epic scale.
"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" 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
To Purchase "Braver Than We Are" visit:
iTunes Bonus Edition / Coming soon
Amazon CD+DVD Bonus edition, Limited Edition Autographed LP
Walmart Limited Edition autographed CD / Coming soon
Meat Loaf on Tour:
Jun 23 Penticton, Canada | South Okanagan Events Centre
Jun 25 Victoria, Canada | Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Jun 28 Abbotsford, Canada | Abbotsford Centre
Jun 30 Calgary, Canada | Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Jul 02 Moose Jaw, Canada | Mosaic Place
More U.S. and European tour dates will be announced soon.
About Meat Loaf:
Whether he's on tape, on screen or the performance stage, Meat Loaf's powerful presence is always felt in grand style. The Grammy® Award-winning musical titan exploded onto the scene with the breakout album, "Bat Out of Hell" in 1977. It has remained one of the top-selling albums in the world. Celebrated as one of the most extraordinary performers of all-time, Meat Loaf has appeared on Broadway and appeared in numerous films and television shows ranging from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Crazy in Alabama, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, and Fight Club to House, M.D.,Masters of Horror, Hallmark's Citizen Jane, Monk, Celebrity Apprentice, and Glee. The iconic performer continues to take center stage before packed concerts crowds, get rave reviews and generate international headlines. For more information, visitmeatloaf.net.
About 429 Records:
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company with an extensive roster of leading rock, blues, jazz, classical and world recording artists. SLG is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit 429records.com.