Meat Loaf — Live at the "Bottom Line" in N.Y.C.

A1 Bat Out of Hell 14:37 Jim Steinman
A2 You Took the Word Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) 5:43 Jim Steinman
A3 For Crying Out Loud 9:55 Jim Steinman
B1 Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  1. Paradise
  2. Let Me Sleep on It
  3. Praying for the End of Time
10:12 Jim Steinman
B2 River Deep, Mountain High 5:13 Elly Greenwich / Jeff Barry / Phil Spector
B3 Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (incl. All Revved Up reprise) 10:05 Jim Steinman

No credits included. Recorded live at The Bottom Line, New York, USA on December 16, 1977. The cover of this LP was later re-used as the back cover of the Dead Ringer album. Widely available in the bootleg circuit.

Meat Loaf: Vocals
Bob Kulick: Guitars
Bruce Kulick: Guitars
Steve Buslowe: Bass
Jim Steinman: Piano, Backing Vocals
Paul Glanz: Organ
Joe Stefko: Drums
Karla DeVito: Female Lead and Backing Vocals
Rory Dodd: Backing Vocals

Label Epic Cat.No. 10-2000 Format LP Year 1978 Country USA Notes promo lp, red vinyl

RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH

Thank you very much
My friend over here, mr. Steinman, we have an idol, his name is Phil Spector
He wrote a song that miss Tina Turner did, called River Deep, Mountain High
You got it.

Boy: When you were a young girl did you have a rag doll?
The only doll you’ve ever owned?
Now I love just the way you loved that rag doll
Only now our love has grown

And it gets sweeter, baby, in every way
Girl:And it gets deeper baby, let me say
Boy:And it gets higher
Both:Day by day

And do I love you? My oh my!
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry?
Oh, I love you baby, baby baby

Girl: When you were a young boy did you have a puppy? (you got it mamma)
Always followed you around, yeah? (everywhere)
Well, I’m gonna be as faithfull as that puppy, baby (promise?)
You know I’m never gonna let you down

And it gets stronger, every way
Boy:And it gets sweeter baby, let me say
Girl:And it gets higher, baby
Both:Day by day

And do I love you? My oh my!
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry?
Oh, I love you baby, baby baby

Boy: Hey sweetheart, come here
Oh, you don’t know how much I love you sweetheart
You got no idea, no idea
But let me try to tell ya babe

Boy:I love you baby like a flower loves the spring
Girl:And I love you baby just like a robin loves to sing
Boy:I love you baby like a schoolboy loves his bag
Girl:I love you baby, river deep and mountain high
Both:Baby–baby–oh baby–baby–yeah baby baby hey hey yeah yeah

Do I love you? My oh my!
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry?
Oh, I love you baby, baby baby baby....

Do I love you? My oh my!
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh, I love you baby, baby baby

Do I love you? My oh my!
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh, I love you baby, baby baby baby....