Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell
is a 1993 studio album
by Meat Loaf
and was written and produced by Jim Steinman
. It was released sixteen years after Meat Loaf's second solo album Bat Out of Hell
. It reached #1 in the US, the UK and Australia. Three tracks were released as singles, including "I'd Do Anything for Love
", which reached #1 in 28 countries.
Some of the songs were intended for Meat Loaf's second solo album. However, due to problems with his voice, and other disagreements, his voice did not end up on that album. Instead, Steinman used those songs on his album Bad for Good
. Some of the songs had been first released on Pandora's Box
's 1989 album, Original Sin
The album was released by Virgin Records
outside of North America, where it was released by MCA. The third part of the Bat
trilogy, The Monster Is Loose
, was released in 2006.
In the midst of the success of Bat Out of Hell
, desperate for a follow-up, management and the record company put pressure on Steinman to stop touring in order to write a follow-up, provisionally titled Renegade Angel
. In a 1981 BBC Rock Hour Special
interview, Steinman recalls the writing process.
<blockquote>I started writing what I felt was Bat Out Of Hell part 2
, definitely like The Godfather part I
and part 2
, that's how I saw it. I wanted to do a continuation and I wanted to do an album that went even further and that was more extreme, if possible, which a lot... Read More