Little Seanie McConnie will be able to enjoy a little extra cash in his mailbox thanks to Meat Loaf. The wizard has some new stuff on Meat’s new album. (I can’t believe I just referred to a grown ass man as Meat.)
Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the stateside release of Hell In A Handbasket, the new full-length studio album from Meat Loaf, the iconic frontman whose 1977 breakout album, Bat Out Of Hell, defined the arena rock genre and remains as one of the world’s five top-selling albums of all-time, with more than 43 million copies sold to date.
Meat Loaf’s new album, Hell In A Handbasket, will be available everywhere on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. PREORDER NOW at Amazon!
Performing with Meat Loaf on Hell In A Handbasket is The Neverland Express, his long-time backing ensemble, featuring John Miceli (drums, percussion), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Paul Crook (electric and acoustic guitars), Randy Flowers (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals), David Luther (saxophone, vocals), Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), and Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass).
The new Meat Loaf tracks on Hell In A Handbasket include “All of Me,” “The Giving Tree,”
“Live or Die,” “Blue Sky/Mad Mad World/The Good God is a Woman and She Don’t Like Ugly” (special appearance by Chuck D), “California Dreamin’” (duet with Patti Russo), “Party of One,” “Another Day,” “40 Days,” “Our Love and Our Souls” (duet with Patti Russo), “Stand in the Storm” (special guest appearances from Trace Adkins, Lil Jon and Mark McGrath), “Blue Sky,” and “Fall From Grace.”
“Hell In A Handbasket is the most personal record I’ve ever made,” said Meat Loaf. “It’s really the first record I’ve ever put out about how I feel about life and how I feel about what’s going on at the moment.” The album, produced by Paul Crook, is an expression of life’s metaphors, driven by excellent musicianship, and of course, the passionate vocals of Meat Loaf. “Making this album was a great experience,” said Meat Loaf, “and I hope my fans enjoy hearing it as much as I did making it.”
Did that say Trace Adkins??? A little Celebrity apprentice friendship action perhaps?
First up is “Our Love And Our Souls”…the duet with Patti Russo aka the chick that always seems to sing with Meatloaf:
Um yeah. Hmmmm. I think I’d have to hear Sean sing it to understand what that was exactly.
Well, Sean has another song on the album that he co-wrote with Wade Bowen too. This one is titled, “Another Day”:
Cheese and rice…that was the longest song ever. Holy shit. I sing along when “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” as much as the next person, but I don’t think I am going to be running out to purchase the new Meat Loaf album anytime soon. Sorry, that just isn’t my thing. I wouldn’t mind hear these songs done by someone else so I can focus on the lyrics and not the fact that I can’t get the image of Meat Loaf mother-effing Gary Busey over finger paint on the Celebrity Appearance.