Hits Out of Hell

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Hits out of Hell
Compilation album by Meat Loaf
Released 1984
Recorded 1977, 1981, 1983, 1984
Genre Rock
Length 58:15
Label

Cleveland International Records, Epic Records

Motorbike on the album cover belonged to Sally Talbot, whose partner worked at Jakes Motique, Chertsey.
Producer Steve Popovitch, Sam Lederman, Stan Snyder
Meat Loaf chronology
Midnight at the Lost and Found
(1983)
Hits out of Hell
(1984)
Bad Attitude
(1984)

Hits out of Hell is a 1984 compilation album by Meat Loaf. It includes seven Jim Steinman songs and its original release featured the hit, "Modern Girl" off of Bad Attitude, which came out at about the same time. Meat Loaf never liked that he never had any say in these compilations and numerous others soon followed in Hits out of Hell's footsteps. The Australian edition of the album is the only CD release of the song "Lost Love", which was originally the b-side to "If You Really Want To" from the Midnight at the Lost and Found album.[1] The album was rereleased and expanded in 2009 by Epic Records.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

  1. "Bat Out of Hell" (Jim Steinman) - 9:48
  2. "Read 'Em and Weep" (Steinman) - 5:25
  3. "Dead Ringer for Love" (Steinman) - 4:21
  4. "Two out of Three Ain't Bad" (Steinman) - 5:23
  5. "Midnight at the Lost and Found" (Meat Loaf/Steve Buslowe/Paul Christie/Dan Peyronel) - 3:31
  6. "Modern Girl" (Paul Jacobs/Sarah Durkee) – 4:24
  7. "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us" (Steinman) - 7:09
  8. "You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)" (Steinman) – 5:04
  9. "Razor's Edge" (Meat Loaf/Buslowe/Christie/Mark Doyle)- 4:07
  10. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" (Steinman) – 8:28
  11. "Lost Love" (Buslowe/Meat Loaf) - 3:37 *(Australian release only)

Current release[edit]

  1. "Bat out of Hell" (Jim Steinman) - 9:48
  2. "Read 'Em and Weep" (Steinman) - 5:25
  3. "Midnight at the Lost and Found" (Meat Loaf/Steve Buslowe/Paul Christie/Dan Peyronel) - 3:31
  4. "Two out of Three Ain't Bad" (Steinman) - 5:23
  5. "Dead Ringer for Love" (Steinman) - 4:21
  6. "All Revved Up with No Place to Go" (Steinman) – 4:20
  7. "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us" (Steinman) - 7:09
  8. "You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)" (Steinman) – 5:04
  9. "Razor's Edge" (Meat Loaf/Buslowe/Christie/Mark Doyle)- 4:07
  10. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" (Steinman) – 8:28

Video Release[edit]

Hits out of Hell
Video by Meat Loaf
Released 1984
Genre Rock
Meat Loaf chronology
Live
(1981)
Hits out of Hell
(1984)
Bad Attitude - Live!
(1985)

Hits out of Hell had a collection of Meat Loaf's music Videos of the late 70's and 80's, which came out simultaneously with the album release.

Tracks[edit]

  1. "Bat out of Hell"
  2. "Read 'Em and Weep"
  3. "Two out of Three Ain't Bad"
  4. "Razor's Edge"
  5. "More than You Deserve"
  6. "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us"
  7. "If You Really Want To"
  8. "You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)"
  9. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"

Missing video[edit]

A VHS version of Hits Out Of Hell was later released in the UK and included the music video for "Dead Ringer For Love". This was only edited into the US version when it was released with Bat Out Of Hell as a special edition.

Re-Edits[edit]

In the original video for "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" as released to TV and in 35mm prints, the male/female "Hot Summer Night" prologue from "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" was spoken live by Jim Steinman and Karla DeVito before the song performance. On this compilation, the prologue was removed and spliced in front of the video for "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth," ostensibly to properly replicate the Bat Out of Hell album, and the video for "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" goes right into the performance.