Meat Loaf — Blind as a Bat

01 Blind as a Bat (radio edit) 4:04 James Michael / Desmond Child
02 Blind as a Bat (BBC 2 Ken Bruce session) 6:34 James Michael / Desmond Child
03 I’d Lie For You (And That’s the Truth) (live with the MSO) 5:08 Diane Warren
04 Dead Ringer for Love (Live with the MSO) 5:12 Jim Steinman

Track 1: Words and Music by James Michael / Desmond Child
Produced by Desmond Child
Published by Little Big Man Music / Warner Tamerlane (BMI) / Destonia
Piano & Organ: Matt Rollings. Guitar: Eric Brazilian, Randy Flowers, Paul Crook & Corky James. Bass: Kasim Sulton. Drums: Kenny Aronoff. Programming by Harry Sommerdahl. Background Vocals: Kasim Sulton, Eric Troyer, Storm Lee, Jason Paige, James Michael, Jeanette Olsson, Diana Grasselli and Desmond Child
Track 2: Recorded ‘live’ for Ken Bruce Show, BBC Radio 2, on Oct 16th, 2006
Track 3 & 4: Produced & Mixed by Peter Mokran
Recorded live in Melbourne Australia, Feb 20th 2004 featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Keith Levenson
Recorded by Remote Recorders
Mixed at Conway Studios, LA

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Management: 10th St. Entertainment
www.meatloaf.net

Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose — out now

Meat Loaf — Blind As Bat — Released 18.12.06
Meat Loaf returns with another powerful rock ballad in the shape of “Blind As Bat” lifted from the Top 10 UK album “Bat out of Hell 3: The Monster’s Loose”. It’s been a pretty eventful few months for Meat Loaf who recently played to a sold out audience at The Royal Albert Hall and returned to the limelight with the Top 5 smash “It’s All Coming Back to me Now”. Look out for him as he returns to the UK for an arena tour in May 2007.

Promo single press blurb

“Blind as a Bat” was first scheduled for a December 2006 release, then it was rescheduled for early 2007, until it was ultimately cancelled altogether in favor of “Cry Over Me”.
Quite confusingly, it was later released as the “International Maxi” version of the “Cry Over Me” digital single, with track 1 being labelled as “Cry Over Me (radio edit)”. Physical copies of the 4-track are known to exist, but I’ve only ever seen my copy of the 2-track.
The “Ken Bruce” version of “Blind as a Bat” has Meat Loaf’s studio vocals on top of a live backing track. Both other bonus tracks are from the Limited Edition of “Bat Out of Hell Live with the MSO” CD and the various “Cry Over Me” singles.

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Mercury BLINDCJ1 CDS 2006 EU 1 track promo.
2 Mercury 1720825 CDS 2006 DE Possible retail copy of the 2 track single. Omits 2 & 3.
3 Universal Music n/a MP3 2007 EU "Cry Over Me (International Maxi)" digital single

Meat Loaf — Blind as a Bat

01 Blind as a Bat (rock edit) 4:02 James Michael / Desmond Child
02 Blind as a Bat (pop edit) 4:03 James Michael / Desmond Child

From The Album "Bat Out Of Hell III" OUT NOW

MEAT LOAF — Blind As A Bat
Album — ‘Bat Out Of Hell III’ out now

’Bat Out Of Hell III’ — The statistics so far
#8 Billboard 200 album charts debut
#9 ARIA album charts debut
Still holding the ARIA Top 40

Meat Loaf is rock’s most successful franchise. With over 50 million albums sold worldwide and countless platinum and multi-platinum hits, he returns with his most emotional and personal release to date. The new album ‘Bat Out Of Hell III’ follows in the foot steps of the first two releases while employing modern production to create an edgier and dynamic new sound.

’Blind As A Bat’ is the second single to be lifted from the album, following on from ‘Its All Coming Back To Me Now’. Co-written by Desmond Child (Cher, Bon Jovi), who also produced the album, ‘Blind As A Bat’ is set to confirm Meat Loaf’s new release as a bonafide hit.

www.meatloaf.net

Label Mercury / Universal Cat.No. Format CDS Year 2006 Country AU Notes promotional use only — not for sale

Meat Loaf — Blind as a Bat

01 Blind as a Bat (radio edit #1) 4:39 James Michael / Desmond Child
02 Blind as a Bat (radio edit #2) 4:24 James Michael / Desmond Child
Label Virgin Cat.No. Format CDS Year 2006 Country USA Notes no label copy

Blind as a Bat

I’m not afraid to show you who I am
And I am not ashamed of my life

With every step I rise and fall
With everything to gain
I end up losing it all
When the darkness gets in
I scream out and
Your light sets me free

I’m not afraid of the past no more
I’m not afraid that I’m bad for good
I used to dance to the devil’s beat
If I could bust into hell I would
I’m not afraid to shed all my skin
I’m not afraid of the faults you see
I’m tearing down these walls right now
They’re coming down ‘cause I believe

Your love is blind
Blind as a bat
The way that you’re leading me
Home like that
Your love is blind
Blind as bat

I’m not afraid when they kick me down
I’m not afraid when I start to bleed
I’m not afraid if I live or die
I’m not afraid ‘cause I believe

Your love is blind
Blind as a bat
The way that you’re leading me
Home like that
Your love is blind
Blind as bat

And I wish that I could give you
Something in return
For the precious time you wasted
On the tears I never earned
For reachin’ out to help me
‘Cross the bridges I have burned

And in the end you’ll finally see
That, baby, I’ve done everything I possibly can
I do it again
‘Cause know you’re everything that I need....

I’m not afraid of the things you know
I’m just a book for the world to read
My final words on the final page
Will be your name ‘cause I believe

Your love is blind
Blind as a bat
The way that you’re leading me
Home like that
Your love is blind
Blind as bat

Your heart is kind
Mine’s painted black
The way me forgive me
And just take me back (just take me back)
Your love is blind
Blind as bat....

Words and Music by James Michael and Desmond Child
© 2006 Little Big Guy Music / Warner Tamerlane (BMI), DESTONIA administered by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. Worldwide (ASCAP)