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Bat Out Of Hell The Symphony

A few years back I saw what was billed as The Meat Loaf Story which features the vocals of Steve Steinman who had once appeared as Meat Loaf on Stars In Their Eyes.
This time he had a new young band that were far more rock and roll than previously, all snake hips, thin legs, big hair and probably eye liner. He was also joined by 2 blond backing singers who dressed and danced sexily and had great voices too.
The real draw for me this time was that they had an orchestra with them. At times they added a lot to the sound but sometimes you couldn’t quite hear them, but maybe it was some subtle difference that would be missed if not there. The same goes for the guitars that sometimes seemed a little turned down. In fact one of the solos was nearly missed either due to a technical fault or a dozing technician.

Songs in the first half included:
All Revved Up with No Place to Go
Life Is a Lemon And I Want My Money Back
Paradise By the Dashboard Light
Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
For Crying Out Loud
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

Songs after the interval included:
I'd Do Anything for Love
Deadringer For Love
It's All Coming Back To Me Now (sang by one of the girls)
I'd Lie For You And That's The Truth
Bat out of Hell

During some of the songs there were some comedy moments from Steve often featuring one of the girls or someone in the audience. This is something Meat would do himself but Steve has his own good sense of humour anyway.
To give Steve a rest there was the occasional solo guitar piano or drums intro. The whole thing lasted under 2 hours which I guess was a good length but I would have loved to hear a few more things like another track from BOOHIII and some more from BOOHII especially Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are which I have never heard the real Meat do but was impressed by Steve doing it in previous shows.

I was then going to get some ice cream from Tesco and make a yummy pudding but forgot that it shuts on Saturday nights so had some mixed meat and chips instead. Kind of makes sense really.
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