Stoney & Meatloaf

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Stoney & Meatloaf
Studio album by Stoney & Meatloaf
Released October 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Soul music
Length 34:54
Label Rare Earth
Producer Ralph Terrana, Russ Terrana, Mike Valvano
Meat Loaf chronology
- Stoney & Meatloaf
(1971)
Bat Out of Hell
(1977)
Shaun Murphy chronology
- Stoney & Meatloaf
(1971)
Livin' the Blues
(2009)
Featuring Stoney & Meatloaf
Studio album by Stoney & Meatloaf
Released October 1978
Recorded 1971
Genre Soul music
Length 38:44
Label Prodigal Records
Producer Ralph Terrana, Russ Terrana, Mike Valvano, Nick Zesses, Dino Fekaris
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Stoney and Meatloaf is the little-known debut album of singer Meat Loaf, released in 1971 on the Motown subsidiary label Rare Earth, a collaboration with female vocalist Shaun Murphy. Meat Loaf and Murphy met while performing with the Detroit cast of Hair.

Track listing[edit]

1971 original release[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "(I'd Love to Be) As Heavy as Jesus"   Patti Jerome/Ralph Terrana/Mike Valvano 2:54
2. "She Waits by the Window"   Mike Campbell/Ray Monette 4:07
3. "It Takes All Kinds of People"   Jerome/Valvano 2:23
4. "Game of Love"   Eki Renrut 3:50
5. "Kiss Me Again"   Campbell/Monette 5:08
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "What You See is What You Get"   Jerome/Valvano 2:15
7. "Sunshine (Where's Heaven?)"   Terrana/Valvano 3:02
8. "Jimmy Bell"   Traditional 3:48
9. "Lady Be Mine"   Campbell/Monette 4:44
10. "Jessica White"   Campbell/Monette 2:43

Producers: Ralph Terrana, Russ Terrana, Mike Valvano
Arrangers: Tom Baird and David Van DePitte

1978/1979 re-release Meat Loaf featuring Stoney and Meatloaf[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jimmy Bell"   Traditional 5:14
2. "She Waits by the Window"   Mike Campbell/Ray Monette 4:07
3. "It Takes All Kinds of People"   Patti Jerome/Mike Valvano 2:23
4. "Stone Heart"   Campbell/Monette 2:57
5. "Who Is the Leader of the People?"   Dino Fekaris/Nick Zesses 4:15
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "What You See is What You Get"   Jerome/Valvano 2:15
7. "Kiss Me Again"   Campbell/Monette 4:14
8. "Sunshine (Where's Heaven?)"   Terrana/Valvano 3:02
9. "Jessica White"   Campbell/Monette 2:43
10. "Lady Be Mine"   Campbell/Monette 4:44
11. "Everything Under the Sun"   Campbell/Monette 2:43
  • Producers: Ralph Terrana, Russ Terrana, Mike Valvano
  • Producers on "Who Is the Leader of the People?": Nick Zesses and Dino Fekaris
  • Arrangers: Tom Baird and David Van DePitte
  • Remixed and remastered at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
  • Remix engineer: Glen Jordan
  • Mastering engineer: Jack Andrews

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "What You See Is What You Get" (b/w "Lady Be Mine" [Edit])
  • "It Takes All Kinds of People" (b/w "The Way You Do the Things You Do")

Re-releases[edit]

The album was re-released several times with a different track listing under the title "Featuring Stoney and Meat Loaf". Firstly in 1978 and 1979 on the Prodigal label (PDL 2010) and again in 1986 on Tamla Motown (ZL 72217). The album contained most (but not all) of the tracks on the original album. In addition to three new tracks, some songs appear in different versions and in some cases, different song titles.

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