Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell sounded unlike any other modern rock record when it was released in 1977 on Cleveland International/Epic Records. The result of a collaboration between composer Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf, and producer Todd Rundgren, Bat Out of Hell at first was met with rejection by almost every record label and struggled to find an audience. That rejection however, was short-lived. Eventually selling over 43 million copies worldwide and certified platinum 14 times over, Bat Out Of Hell stands as one of the most successful records of all time. Ranked number 343 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, it has spent a total of 485 weeks in the UK charts as of May 2015. Rundgren’s bombastic production comes alive on Analog Spark's limited edition hybrid SACD, remastered from the original stereo tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and housed in a Stoughton old style tip-on sleeve.
*Due to a miscommunication, Kevin Gray was incorrectly listed as the mastering engineer for this title. Album jackets contain this misprint and will be fixed for future pressings.