Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the stateside release of Hell In A Handbasket, the new full-length studio album from Meat Loaf, the iconic frontman whose 1977 breakout album, Bat Out Of Hell, defined the arena rock genre and remains as one of the world's five top-selling albums of all-time, with more than 43 million copies sold to date.
Performing with Meat Loaf on Hell In A Handbasket is The Neverland Express, his long-time backing ensemble, featuring John Miceli (drums, percussion), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Paul Crook (electric and acoustic guitars), Randy Flowers (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals), David Luther (saxophone, vocals), Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), and Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass).
The new Meat Loaf tracks on Hell In A Handbasket include "All of Me," "The Giving Tree,"
“Live or Die,” "Blue Sky/Mad Mad World/The Good God is a Woman and She Don't Like Ugly" (special appearance by Chuck D), "California Dreamin'” (duet with Patti Russo), "Party of One," "Another Day," "40 Days," "Our Love and Our Souls” (duet with Patti Russo), "Stand in the Storm" (special guest appearances from Trace Adkins, Lil Jon and Mark McGrath), "Blue Sky,” and “Fall From Grace.”
"Hell In A Handbasket is the most personal record I've ever made,"...
With a 40-year career that has seen soaring highs and some horrible lows, Meat Loaf has become as unpredictable as a French rugby team. One could sense an air of nervous anticipation among the crowd as they amused themselves with a bout of pre-match Mexican waves.
Would there be a repeat of the infamous AFL Final's gig or the health problems that postponed the Tauranga concert? Would there be a reprise on the cataclysmic meltdown in Celebrity Apprentice?
"The twelve tracks on this album will take you on a musical journey from the guttural realms of rap and hip hop, to traditional southern rock, and even spiral the listener into the world of modern country music. There are guitars, pianos, and even fiddles on this album. This is musically one of Meat Loaf’s most easily accessible albums ever."