Welcome To The Neighbourhood [Box set] / (2cd+Dvd) [CD] (1995)
Welcome to the Neighbourhood is Meat Loaf's seventh studio album, released in 1995 as follow-up to the popular album Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell. The album went platinum in the US and UK.
The album is thought of as a concept album, as all of the songs are ordered in the track listing as to tell a story about a relationship throughout the years. Three singles were released: "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" (a duet with Patti Russo), "Not a Dry Eye in the House" and "Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)". The first two reached #2 and #7 in the UK charts, while the latter reached #21. In some markets, radio stations were also playing "Amnesty Is Granted", even though it was not released as an official single. Despite the chart success of the album and its singles, only "Amnesty is Granted" has appeared on an official live album, Casa De Carne (Live 2008) as a bonus CD with Hang Cool Teddy Bear. "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" was recorded as a sound check with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, but only included as a bonus download track.
Of the twelve songs on the album, two are written by Jim Steinman. Both are covers, the "Original Sin" from Pandora's Box's Original Sin album (it was also heard in the movie The Shadow, where it was performed by Taylor Dayne) and "Left in the Dark" first appeared on Steinman's own Bad for Good album. The first two singles are written by Diane Warren, who later also wrote songs for Meat Loaf's Couldn't Have Said It Better and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose albums.
- The original album: features an impressive collection of songwriters; includes "Original Sin" and "Left In The Dark", written by long-time Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman, Sammy Hagar's "Amnesty Is Granted" and Tom Waits' "Martha".
- Plus bonus content: cover of The Beatles' "Come Together" and "Let It Be", plus Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning".
CD2 [BONUS DISC]
- Made up of live recordings, taken predominantly from the October 1995 concert at New York's Beacon Theatre. - Features such Meat Loaf classics as: "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth", "All Revved Up", "Dead Ringer For Love", "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)", "Midnight At The Lost And Found" and "Bat Out Of Hell".
- Also included is a live version of "Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?", a song which originally appeared on the soundtrack to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
1. Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back (Live)
2. Where The Rubber Meets The Road (Live)
3. I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth) (Live)
4. Amnesty Is Granted (Live)
5. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Live)
6. All Revved Up (Live)
7. Dead Ringer For Love (Live)
8. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (Live)
9. Runnin' For The Red Light (I Gotta Life) (Live)
10. Midnight At The Lost And Found (Live)
11. Whatever Happened To Saturday Night (Live)
12. Bat Out Of Hell (Live)
DVD Features: (APROX. 25 MIN.)
- Promo videos - "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" & "Not a Dry Eye in the House"
- Top Of The Pops studio clips
- "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" and "Not a Dry Eye in the House".
- Interview with Meat Loaf talking about the making of the video for "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" as well as discussing the songs on the album, filmed to promote the original release in 1995.
1. I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth) (Promo Clip)
2. Not A Dry Eye In The House (Promo Clip)
3. I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth) (Top Of The Pops)
4. Not A Dry Eye In The House (Top Of The Pops)
5. Album Interview with Meat Loaf (Long Version)
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