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  • Audio CD (November 24, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000DHR9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,603 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Home By Now/No Matter What
2. Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back (Remix)
3. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
4. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
5. Modern Girl
6. Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through
7. Is Nothing Sacred
8. Paradise By The Dashboard Light
9. Heaven Can Wait
Disc: 2
1. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
2. A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
3. I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)
4. Not A Dry Eye In The House
5. Nocturnal Pleasure
6. Dead Ringer For Love
7. Midnight At The Lost And Found
8. Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
9. Bat Out Of Hell

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Media Type: CD
Artist: MEAT LOAF
Title: VERY BEST OF MEATLOAF
Street Release Date: 11/24/1998
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Genre: ROCK/POP

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It could easily be one of the best songs I have ever heard.
Empty Sky7
Each of the new songs have lyrics written by Jim Steinman, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and sung by (of course) Meat Loaf.
Stephen M. Sturgeon
I loved all the songs I'd heard by him, and I wanted to hear more.
Anthony Nasti

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Brett D. Cullum VINE VOICE on October 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is pretty much a career retrospective on Meat Loaf, and the choices of songs are obviously the hits. You get a lot off both BAT OUT OF HELLs, and some selected tracks off the other albums. Interestingly there is an alternative mix of "Life is a Lemon", and it makes that song sound better! Not that anything was wrong with the original, but it's nice to hear it redone and re-vamped a little. There are only three new songs which makes the package a little pricey if you are a fan and own the other CDs. "Home By Now/No Matter What" and "A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste" are both from Jim Steinman's collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Weber -- the ill-fated "WHISTLE DOWN THE ROAD". Meat Loaf proves that he probably could have saved the show with a LOT of emotion put into the tracks. Meat Loaf seems to work the best with Jim, and seems like anytime either of them forgets that you get something like these tracks to remind you. The third new song is "Is Nothing Sacred", and it is a straight-forward song that seems like a nice B-side. It's a catchy tune that fits right in with the rest of the material. There is a text feature on the CD, so anybody with the right CD player should see the titles of the songs pop up on their display (a neat feature). Also if you are a sound freak... this is the best way to get a remastered version of your BAT OUT OF HELL favorites. Those tracks are digitally remastered, so they have never sounded clearer and they record to tape better than previous issues of that album. My only beef is I'm a fan, and I've heard all of this before except the remix and the three new songs. How long do we have to wait for a CD with all-new material? Meat Loaf is a great artist, and I hope he decides to go back in the studio very soon. Until then we can use this CD to recall his glory days -- past and present!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Stephen M. Sturgeon on July 31, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is definitely an album that no Meat Loaf fan should be without. It has hits like the #1 smash "I'd Do Anything For Love," "I'd Lie For You And That's the Truth," and "Midnight at the Lost and Found." It also has several songs that you can't get on other albums such as "Home By Now/No Matter What" and "A Kiss Is a Terrible Thing to Waste," among others. Each of the new songs have lyrics written by Jim Steinman, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and sung by (of course) Meat Loaf. With such a trio, no one can doubt that they have something special. Final words: If your a Meat Loaf fan, you've got to get this one. I you haven't really heared much from him, this is the album to start with.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By darkpower on November 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is the best of Meat Loaf, all right. From Bat Out Of Hell to Midnight At The Lost And Found (off of the "horrible" album that "only" got about four hits off of it) to Modern Girl to Objects In The Rear View Mirror to Not A Dry Eye In The House,crammed onto two CDs along with three new songs, especially the two best ones Meat has done yet, Is Nothing Sacred and A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste. You won't be disappointed by the quality of songs that Meat's got on here.
However, you WILL be disappointed at the quanity. With only 9 tracks per CD, Meat has alot of stuff missing from this collection. Although it doesn't hurt my score any, some of the many missing from this that could've been included in this greatest hits CD inlcudes:
BAT OUT OF HELL: All Revved Up With No Place To Go, For Crying Out Loud
DEAD RINGER: Peel Out, Read Em And Weep, I'm Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us
MIDNIGHT AT THE LOST AND FOUND: Razor's Edge, The Promised Land, If You Really Want To
BLIND BEFORE I STOP: Blind Before I Stop, Getting Away With Murder, Rock N' Roll Mercenaries
BAT OUT OF HELL II: Everything Louder Than Everything Else
WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Original Sin, Amnesty Is Granted
See what I mean? Meat has just too many hits and good songs to be crammed onto just 18 (total) tracks. A box set would've been better.
With all of these songs, it is hard to say that Meat never had a good career music wise. Even at his worst, Meat still was able to be better than other artist's BEST works, and do it in style.
Now, let's see if the success of the two jewels of this Best Of CD carries us into the upcoming Testify album, which is slated for a 2003 drop, and alsready tainted to be Meat's best work yet (even Meat is impressed with Testify, and he isn't too easy to impress). This is a wonderful compilation to hold us over until then.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Most of Meat Loaf's best songs are here (the only notable one that's missing in For Crying Out Loud and if that was on there in addition to the other Bat 1 songs, you could just throw in Bat Out of Hell as one of the two discs!) AND... you get three new songs! Yes that's right, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman are together again for three WONDERFUL new tracks! My take on those three: A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste is FABULOUS! Absolutely stunning. I saw the musical Whistle Down the Wind, which this song is from ,in 1996 and I have loved it ever since ESPECIALLY as done by the grandmaster of rock. Home by Now/No Matter What takes awhile to grow on you but it is ten million times better than Boyzone's and a very sweet song. Is Nothing Sacred has very simple lyrics, not so epic as Steinman's (I thinkt hey're by Don Black) but it also really grows on you. I sang this song to my ex-boyfriend right after we broke up. I dont know why, that was crazy....
Anyway, this is a good selection of Meat Loaf's work and the new songs make if worth gettign even if you have all the other albums like me!
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