There’s one reason an album becomes one of the greatest selling albums of all time.
The greatness of Todd Rundgren’s production.
The greatness of Jim Steinman’s songwriting.
The greatness of Meat Loaf’s performance.
It all comes together on “Bat out of Hell” with near perfect greatness, in a style that teams the angst and energy of Bruce Springsteen with the dramatics of a rock and roll broadway musical. The album has sold over 43 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling recordings of all time, and has spent over 500 weeks on the official UK record charts.
Pretty great no matter how you look at or listen ro it.