Stoney & Meatloaf

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Stoney & Meatloaf
Stoneyandmeatloaf-cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1971
Recorded1971
Genre
Length34:54
LabelRare Earth
ProducerRalph 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)
Alternate cover
1978 reissue cover.
1978 reissue cover.

Stoney and Meatloaf is the only album by Stoney & Meatloaf, a collaboration between Meat Loaf and female vocalist Shaun Murphy, released in 1971 on the Motown subsidiary label Rare Earth. Meat Loaf and Murphy met while performing with the Detroit cast of Hair.

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; "(I'd Love to Be) As Heavy as Jesus" and "Game of Love" were not on the reissue. In addition to three new tracks ("Stone Heart", "Who is the Leader of the People" and "Everything Under the Sun"), some songs appear in different versions and in some cases, different song titles.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Louder ranked Stoney & Meatloaf as the sixth best Meat Loaf album, calling it a "minor gem" and "a frothy stew of brass and thunder".[2] Although Allmusic deemed the songs to be "second-tier", the singers' performances were praised, and the site said the album was "Worth picking up for a buck or two out of a used bin".[1]

Track listing[edit]

1971 original release[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."(I'd Love to Be) As Heavy as Jesus"Patti Jerome, Ralph Terrana, Mike Valvano2:54
2."She Waits by the Window"Mike Campbell, Ray Monette4:07
3."It Takes All Kinds of People"Patti Jerome, Mike Valvano2:23
4."Game of Love"Ike Turner3:50
5."Kiss Me Again"Mike Campbell, Ray Monette5:08
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."What You See Is What You Get"Patti Jerome, Mike Valvano2:15
7."Sunshine (Where's Heaven?)"Ralph Terrana, Mike Valvano3:02
8."Jimmy Bell"Traditional3:48
9."Lady Be Mine"Mike Campbell, Ray Monette4:44
10."Jessica White"Mike Campbell, Ray Monette2:43

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

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

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Jimmy Bell"Traditional5:14
2."She Waits by the Window"Mike Campbell, Ray Monette4:07
3."It Takes All Kinds of People"Patti Jerome, Mike Valvano2:23
4."Stone Heart"Campbell, Monette2:57
5."Who Is the Leader of the People?"Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses4:15
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."What You See Is What You Get"Jerome, Valvano2:15
7."Kiss Me Again"Campbell, Monette4:14
8."Sunshine (Where's Heaven?)"Terrana, Valvano3:02
9."Jessica White"Campbell, Monette2:43
10."Lady Be Mine"Campbell, Monette4:44
11."Everything Under the Sun"Campbell, Monette2:43
  • 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 De Pitte
  • 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")

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[3] 25

References[edit]