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Deena J
14 Feb 2012, 23:38
I'm thinking about buying/collecting Meat's vinyl records. But I'm curious... Which albums were made in that format? Thanks!

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duke knooby
15 Feb 2012, 00:42
as far as i know all the major albums were available in vinyl, though some might be hard to get now in that format

and there are many different singles, and picture discs to collect

AndyK
15 Feb 2012, 09:27
Every album except Very Best Of has been released on vinyl.

From Bat to HCTB.

WTTN and CHSIB are the two rarest with CHSIB being the hardest to find.

So far HIAH hasn't been slated for a release on vinyl and I doubt it will be now sadly.

rockfenris2005
15 Feb 2012, 10:24
I don't know if it's just me but WTTN doesn't seem as rare as you think, if you're using eBay. I've seen it show up a few times now. CHSIB on the other hand...

Edit: Pity about HIAHB. I was hoping they would. But then I suppose the collectors might want all the different covers in vinyl form, which I suppose the record company doesn't want. Well, they could have released Very Best... Echoes: Best of Pink Floyd was released as a four disc vinyl set.

Deena J
15 Feb 2012, 12:02
Every album except Very Best Of has been released on vinyl.

From Bat to HCTB.

WTTN and CHSIB are the two rarest with CHSIB being the hardest to find.

So far HIAH hasn't been slated for a release on vinyl and I doubt it will be now sadly.

Thanks! :)

AndyK
15 Feb 2012, 12:07
I don't know if it's just me but WTTN doesn't seem as rare as you think, if you're using eBay. I've seen it show up a few times now. CHSIB on the other hand...


Yeah WTTN isn't as rare as CHSIB, but it's rarer than Bat, Deadringer, MATL&F, Bad Attitude , Bat II, Bat III or HCTB.

All except Bat II, WTTN and CHSIB pretty much always turn up in ebay searches.

Bat II regularly appears but sometimes doesn't. WTTN appears less often and CHSIB is rarer than the rocking horse poo.

Sarge
15 Feb 2012, 12:20
Of some albums there is more than one version available:

Stoney & Meatloaf:
- original release
- 1978 re-release as a "Meat Loaf" album as Meatloaf featuring Stoney and Meatloaf. There are three different covers for the re-release.

Bat Out Of Hell:
- standard LP, several re-releases, incl. one or two with a gatefold cover
- 1980 half-speed mastered version
- picture disc, North American and U.K. versions*

Dead Ringer:
- standard LP
- picture disc, North American and U.K. versions*

Bad Attitude:
- standard European edition
- U.S. version (different track order and mix)
- Italian version (cover has a white frame)

Blind Before I Stop:
- standard European edition
- U.S. edition with different cover
- Soviet pressing with cyrillic letters on the cover and and info on Meat Loaf printed on the back side (this is typical for many East European releases of that time)

Bat Out Of Hell II:
- standard U.K. LP
- U.K. picture disc

Bat Out Of Hell III:
- standard European double LP
- U.S. double LP in red vinyl, cover print differs slightly from European version

* The U.K. versions usually have the tracklist printed on the B side, the U.S. versions haven't. The U.K. Dead Ringer has the words "Dead Ringer" printed on the A side.

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Aside from this there are promo/demo versions of the regular albums as well as promo live LPs such as Live (the one with the pink Bat 1 cover art) and Live from El Mocambo (Canadian promo).

If you want to start collecting vinyl records, Meat Loaf is a good source, as numerous items (incl. some nice picture and shape discs as well as colored vinyl) are available. :-)

I don't know if it's just me but WTTN doesn't seem as rare as you think, if you're using eBay. I've seen it show up a few times now. CHSIB on the other hand...

That's because CHSIB was a Germany only release, as far as I know. If you're looking for that record, you should have a closer look at the German market.

TheDoode
15 Feb 2012, 12:41
WTTN appears less often and CHSIB is rarer than the rocking horse poo.

I found the WTTN vinyl in a music store in Edinburgh in 2002, brand new, and promptly bought it for 1.99.

MeatGrl1
15 Feb 2012, 14:36
A few years back I copied up a whole discography up to 1993, I don't know how to link forums so mabe someone can link you to that list for me :cool:.

I found Bad Attitude and Bat Out Of Hell in charity shops, some "45's in a record shop and most of the others on ebay thpough I've now quit that site !!

AndyK
15 Feb 2012, 14:41
A few years back I copied up a whole discography up to 1993, I don't know how to link forums so mabe someone can link you to that list for me :cool:.



Here (http://www.mlukfc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9250) it is!

MeatGrl1
15 Feb 2012, 14:54
:up: Thanks Andy :cool:.

Sarge
15 Feb 2012, 15:52
I usually stay away from compilation albums but there are two vinyl records I bought just because I liked their covers :oops::

1. Prime Cuts
2. Paradise By The Bashboard Light: Meat Loaf - The Very Best Of
The cover shows Meat Loaf on a Harley Davidson which I thought was cool at the time I purchased it. It's apparently a photo montage because Meat Loaf's clothes look like the ones he used to wear during the Bat Out Of Hell / Dead Ringer period while the Harley is equipped with an Evolution engine, which wasn't manufactured before 1984.

LucyK!
15 Feb 2012, 16:02
WTTN on vinyl seems to come in waves...I'd been on the lookout for it for years, eventually got a copy (a mint copy I might add!) then within a couple of weeks I'd seen two or three of them on Ebay. Then you won't see it for months.

Just got to keep your eyes peeled!

LucyK!
15 Feb 2012, 16:04
Of some albums there is more than one version available:

Bat Out Of Hell:
- standard LP, several re-releases, incl. one or two with a gatefold cover
- 1980 half-speed mastered version
- picture disc, North American and U.K. versions*


There's also a very rare release from Simply Vinyl - think there was only about 100 made.

Sarge
15 Feb 2012, 16:19
There's also a very rare release from Simply Vinyl - think there was only about 100 made.

I've seen only one for sale so far. I also heard of a late 1980s Mexican release on brown vinyl but haven't been able to find a copy.

Vickip
15 Feb 2012, 16:48
This is very interesting .. thanks for the info everybody :-)
I got the CHSIB LP from an online record store on Amazon.co.de and have only seen it listed on Ebay once since ;) I keep hoping that HIAHB is released on Vinyl too, but I doubt it will be now either :(

LucyK!
15 Feb 2012, 17:53
I've seen only one for sale so far.

(I didn't pay a penny for my brand new one! SHHHH!) :lol:

Monstro
15 Feb 2012, 18:03
Isn't the a double LP of Bat2 knocking around somewhere as well?

LucyK!
15 Feb 2012, 18:42
...you've got me thinking now, I thought Bat II was 2 discs anyway?

Watch me have tons of rare stuff and not know it! :lol:

evil nickname
15 Feb 2012, 18:47
Yes, there is a double LP of Bat II. Although it was pressed in the UK, it was released in Zimbabwe. I've got some pictures of it here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/evilnickname/tags/batoutofhell2/).

If you think the CHSIB LP is rare, try finding this one.

evil nickname
15 Feb 2012, 18:50
...you've got me thinking now, I thought Bat II was 2 discs anyway?


Both the picture disc and the regular LP are just single discs, with 35+ minutes of music on each side. Only WttN, Bat III and HCTB are double albums. Unless you count the free 12" single that came with Live.

The Flying Mouse
15 Feb 2012, 19:22
:twisted: Worth mentioning (I think) when it comes to discussing Meat's albums on vinyl, is that all the albums come with a lyric sheet apart from MATLAF and Bat II (the lack of a sheet for Bat II is surprising).

Don't know if CHSIB has a lyric sheet as it's the only vinyl i've not got in my collection, but i'm sure of the lucky gits here can tell you that information :p :lol:

LucyK!
15 Feb 2012, 19:38
:twisted: Worth mentioning (I think) when it comes to discussing Meat's albums on vinyl, is that all the albums come with a lyric sheet apart from MATLAF and Bat II (the lack of a sheet for Bat II is surprising).



MATLAF does come with a lyric sheet, it's got black and white beer bottles on it...doesn't it?

The Flying Mouse
15 Feb 2012, 19:42
MATLAF does come with a lyric sheet, it's got black and white beer bottles on it...doesn't it?

:twisted: Does it? :shock:
I've never come across a copy with a lyric sheet before (not that that's a reason to totally rule the possibility out).

But another good indicator is that the CD of MATLAF also does not come with a lyric book.


EDIT: It's just occured to me that this is better placed in the collectors forum, so thread moved.
I'm sure you'll all sleep much much better now that's done :mrgreen:

Sarge
15 Feb 2012, 19:44
MATLAF does come with a lyric sheet, it's got black and white beer bottles on it...doesn't it?

You're right.

Don't know if CHSIB has a lyric sheet

It doesn't have a separate lyrics sheet, the inner sleeve is plain white, the lyrics are printed on the cover.

LucyK!
15 Feb 2012, 19:46
I'm certain it's MATLAF with the bottle lyric sheet...I'd put Andy's CHSIB vinyl on it!

The Flying Mouse
15 Feb 2012, 19:47
It doesn't have a separate lyrics sheet, the inner sleeve is plain white, the lyrics are printed on the cover.

:twisted: Would you like to send me your copy so I can verify this information myself?
I'll send it right back of course :devil:

The Flying Mouse
15 Feb 2012, 19:48
I'm certain it's MATLAF with the bottle lyric sheet...I'd put Andy's CHSIB vinyl on it!

:twisted: I'm taking that as a legally binding contract :mrgreen:

LucyK!
15 Feb 2012, 19:53
That is how confident I am!

The Flying Mouse
15 Feb 2012, 20:02
:twisted: Last time it was discussed it was mentioned that the picture disc edition came with a lyric sheet but the normal version did not.

Link (http://www.mlukfc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4397&highlight=CHSIB+on+vinyl+)


Again, that's not to say what was said on the thread was correct though :wink:

AndyK
15 Feb 2012, 20:03
I've seen only one for sale so far. I also heard of a late 1980s Mexican release on brown vinyl but haven't been able to find a copy.

I've got one, the vinyl isn't really that brown to be honest, more an off black.


MATLAF does come with a lyric sheet, it's got black and white beer bottles on it...doesn't it?
Yep


I'm certain it's MATLAF with the bottle lyric sheet...I'd put Andy's CHSIB vinyl on it!
No you won't!

Sarge
15 Feb 2012, 20:11
Yes, there is a double LP of Bat II. Although it was pressed in the UK, it was released in Zimbabwe.

It's interesting that "Meat Loaf" is spelled correctly on the labels of this edition, while on the U.K. release it is spelled as one word.

I've got one, the vinyl isn't really that brown to be honest, more an off black.

Do you have a pic? I've only seen the cover so far, it had a blue frame, as far as I remember.

AndyK
15 Feb 2012, 20:14
Do you have a pic? I've only seen the cover so far, it had a blue frame, as far as I remember.

I'll dig it out over the next day or two, it's locked away at the moment in a strong box under a pile of other stuff.

Sarge
15 Feb 2012, 20:35
Thanks, Andy. :-)

MeatGrl1
15 Feb 2012, 20:55
2. Paradise By The Bashboard Light: Meat Loaf - The Very Best Of


How does that go then :lol: ;) !!

samurai7
15 Feb 2012, 22:47
I don't have CHSIB on vinyl either. Bat II should have been a double-LP in EVERY territory. The single disc version is HORRIBLE to listen too. Part of the problems with squeezing 75 minutes onto a single LP is that the maximum volume level is drastically reduced. This means horrible background noise!

duke knooby
15 Feb 2012, 23:03
aren't vinyl albums cool things to own :D

i can't imagine the digital age of mp3's etc having the same appeal to people

LucyK!
15 Feb 2012, 23:16
I absolutely love my vinyls, as a kid the stereo I had had a turntable on so I actually did listen to them, nothing beats it.

Worringly I think the digital age will also see the end of iconic album covers - something else that translates so wonderfully on a 12" bit of card!

Deena J
15 Feb 2012, 23:28
EDIT: It's just occured to me that this is better placed in the collectors forum, so thread moved.
I'm sure you'll all sleep much much better now that's done :mrgreen:

Whoops! There are too many sections and subsections for me to keep up with, sometimes.... Especially when my iphone forum runner app doesnt explain/describe them.... Sorry! :)

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rockfenris2005
17 Feb 2012, 08:59
Yes, there is a double LP of Bat II. Although it was pressed in the UK, it was released in Zimbabwe. I've got some pictures of it here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/evilnickname/tags/batoutofhell2/).

If you think the CHSIB LP is rare, try finding this one.

I was in the running for it on eBay but it just went too far out of my price range and I let go. Then when you told me the price was a bit outrageous I was glad I did.

evil nickname
17 Feb 2012, 15:20
Did I say that? I wouldn't know what a fair price for it would be. All I know is that I paid €28 for mine, and I consider that a steal.

On the other hand, I saw a promo of More Than You Deserve on eBay recently, and the seller wanted, what was it, $1700 for it. Now that's outrageous.

Sue K
18 Feb 2012, 17:27
I found Bad Attitude and Bat Out Of Hell in charity shops, some "45's in a record shop and most of the others on ebay thpough I've now quit that site !!


I found BOOH at a "charity shop", too... A Salvation Army Store in Philly, PA. There was no intent to go there that day... but something was calling to me... lol ... I SWEAR !!! It is a great place to find LPs ...

S ... xo

meat_loaf
29 Feb 2012, 18:04
I have all albums on vinyl accept HCTB, WTTN, and HIAHB, I have the 12" BOOH Picture disc and blood red vinyl, Modern Girl 12" Picture disc and Picture shaped disc only with the 12" if you really want to Picture and a bunch of 7" LP singles and 3 versions of Stone and Meat loaf one which i got meet to sign back in 2006 and the 12" BOOH Promo album and What you see is what you get 7" Vinyl demo.

Deena J
29 Feb 2012, 18:55
Well yay me, I finally tracked down all the studio albums on vinyl ---except the illusive CHSIB. And I read somewhere (probably on here) that HIAHB would NOT be made as vinyl? Not sure... I can't decide if I want to collect the singles or not. That task seems a little daunting to me. HAHA