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White of High
22 Jul 2003, 15:29
This is the START OUT OF HELL & ARRIVE TO HEAVEN topic.
Let's Go to Rock 'n' Roll!!!!!!

Forever Young (8)

I think it is one of the best song on the album and the best on the 2nd chapter. It's so much better than Bob Dylan's version. That is only with an acoustic guitar. I love the chello at the end and here is Meat's voice is the best on the album. He's singing with deep emotions and it's touching. The lyrics isn't really excellent but the mood raises up this song...
Typical last song.

My score: 8


Average: 8.63 (164/19)

Bart
22 Jul 2003, 15:42
Some other fan said to me during the concert back in april that this song is old fashioned. the lyrics are just horrible. Same shd as My way from Sinatr. i think he is right. and the melody is not moving my emotions. the voice is great though.
5/10

mariella
22 Jul 2003, 15:57
I agree, White. One of the best songs on the album (but not The best on chapter two, to me). But absolutely/totally/incredibly beautiful!
I also find it difficult to 'accept' a different version of a song I already like a lot. I LOVE this version. Perfect as the last song on this album, imo.

9,5/10

Mariella

Testify
22 Jul 2003, 16:15
I really like this one!! 9.5/10

heat
22 Jul 2003, 16:43
The more i listen to this one, the more it grows on me.

I wasn't too keen when i first heard it, i didn't think it was right for Meat, but now i find myself singing along.

7/10

dottie
22 Jul 2003, 19:41
Forever Young - Meats rendition is superb - An Anthem of Anthems - Sung with such emotion brings a tear to my eye. I'm sure if this is sung at any of the finales of the concerts there will not be 'A Dry Eye In The House' if you find it doesn't make you feel incredibly moved you must be a 'Man of Steel'. Aaron Zigman on piano superb - cello Stephen Erdody magnificient

10/10

Jayd
22 Jul 2003, 19:56
Wonderful song. Superb version by Meat. So much emotion and better than the original, and that's not just my opinion.10/10 :D

Tim
22 Jul 2003, 22:19
This such a beautifull song. So powerfull, so nice and with great lyrics that are so true, so simple!
Love it.... really emotional song.

9.5/10

evil nickname
30 Jul 2003, 13:48
Not my favorite song. I've never had much with Bob Dylan's songs... and this is no exception... the lyrics sound a bit cheezy... and I'm not very found of the arrangement. If only it would have been Meat singing just accompanied by cello and piano (I really like that combination)
Not bad, Meat sings it well... and the intrumental ending is great... 7/10

Bren
30 Jul 2003, 21:57
Very beautiful, song, a lot of emotion in itsimple lyrics maybe but very beautiful in there simplicity.really like this one
9/10



bren

Wild_Honey
31 Jul 2003, 18:34
For ME, it DOES sound like a blessing. 8) 8/10.

Terri
02 Aug 2003, 14:21
Such a beautiful song, Meat sings this brilliantly!

9.5/10

Sue K
02 Aug 2003, 17:45
... no one mentioned what i had heard..that he did this one for the fans!!! imo...it's for him and the fans... a bonding thing...

i've never heard dylan's version...

but Meat's version moves me deeply...i take it as a gift...so a gracious thank you to the man....

and i agree with dottie...were this the last song sung in a show..not a dry eye indeed...well said dottie...!!!

but of course...lol..i weep during BOOH too....it's that last dang note that gets me everytime....dang him...lol...

10/10

tink...XO

Michel
03 Aug 2003, 22:02
Great version of this song. Perfect song for Meat's voice.

My score: 8/9

Em
12 Aug 2003, 14:51
White of High wrote:
It's so much better than Bob Dylan's version. That is only with an acoustic guitar.

I don't think the original Dylan version in the early 70s was just with accoustic guitars although accoustic guitar versions did feature on later compilation albums.

Bob Dylan was one of the first singers I became really interested in listening to and I was a fan of Bob Dylan long before I became interested in Meat Loaf music. I really love Dylan's early version of this. Meat's version is very different. He sings it well and it is pleasant to listen to but my heart is really with the Bob Dylan version.

Having said that Meat puts a lot more emotion into his singing and if it is meant as a message to his fans it's a really nice gesture.

Edit: It took me a long time to actually hear Meat singing this. Bob Dylan's voice was in my head everytime it played. Now I'm hearing Meat's voice I find I like this a lot.
New score:8.5/10

shadow1000001
13 Aug 2003, 02:29
This such a beautifull song. So powerfull, so nice and with great lyrics that are so true, so simple!
Love it.... really emotional song.

9.5/10

I'm with you Tim

:twisted:

Shane
13 Aug 2003, 05:31
This song moves me. It's a combination of the lyrics and Meat's voice. I especially like the part at about 3 mins 8 secs into the song when he goes into the chorus, when Meat's voice is at it's highest and strongest.

8/10

original sin
13 Aug 2003, 17:50
This took a while to grow onme but now I find myself humming it. I like the idea of it being dedicated :wink:

8.5/10

RSG
28 Aug 2003, 04:59
How long is this song? I have to wait till the 23d next month to get, so i'm just curious.

evil nickname
28 Aug 2003, 07:56
How long is this song? I have to wait till the 23d next month to get, so i'm just curious.

Although the back cover says 10.50, it's actually 5.03 -- at least, that's my version after I liberated Mercury Blues :)

sherrie87
29 Aug 2003, 01:00
I like this song more and more every time I hear it, it's really moving up in my list of favorites on CHSIB. I would love to hear this live, it seems like a great "thank you and farewell" song from Meat to his fans.


Sherrie

Vickip
29 Aug 2003, 01:14
I like this song more and more every time I hear it, it's really moving up in my list of favorites on CHSIB. I would love to hear this live, it seems like a great "thank you and farewell" song from Meat to his fans.


Sherrie

I absolutely agree Sherrie .... to me, this song would be the perfect way to end his show :)

Vicki

little_dancer
15 Sep 2003, 21:58
I gotta go with Tink here, it's a beautifull gifts to his fans. It brings a tear to my eye everytime.

Quigmo
16 Sep 2003, 23:36
I can't vote this one yet. Still waitng on my copy of CHSIB.

RSG
21 Oct 2003, 00:21
Forever Young, is an excellent track, the mood, the voice, the music is 150% I love this song, it has such a stuck on me! I love the Cello. The guitars and the cello and the voice, it's really soothing. Meat always makes the best of the end of a record, and my friend, you certainly didn't let me down. This is probably by far the best ending to a record yet! Great job Meat, Great Job. :D Oh, nice hidden track. :P I heard it was sung straight through. Absolutely fantastic vocals.

Bob Dylan's - 3\10 for the effort (not counting the words, cause the words are beautifully written. )

Rod Stuart's Version - I ain't to keen of either, but I would give it a 4.5\10.

11\10 - Meat Loaf's great everything.

Quigmo
25 Oct 2003, 13:14
Well now I can vote on it!
I've heard several versions of this song over the years and all are pretty darn good. I can't say Meat's is the best version but it's far from the weakest. I was initally confused about the length of this song, but only for a couple of minutes :wink:
9/10

Louise
14 Nov 2003, 16:15
I really like this song but can't compare it to other versions because I've never heard them! (yet.) I'm sure this will still be the best one though

Louise x

LostSoul
18 Jan 2004, 22:47
Beautiful.

9/10 album version
11/10 live version

Bart
19 Jan 2004, 10:55
I've heard this live twice. And i havesome bootlegs with it. I like it more and more so instead of a 5/10 i gave 8/10. The album version is really something. Live it is even better, especially in the end when Meat does a duet with Patti.

Sparky
19 Jan 2004, 12:20
Great Song! One of the best on CHSIB!

My score: 10

8)

wildcatlick
20 Jan 2004, 21:49
He sings it with so much emotion and really makes it his own. The only problem I have with it is that it's a farewell to the fans which always makes me feel a lil bit sad. Meat can NEVER retire! Love it though, definitely deserves 10/10.

Sace
24 Jan 2004, 05:05
hi im new on here so im not too sure what the score is here so i am just jumping in and answering anything hopefully ill get to know some of you people.
I reallllllllllly love this song its just beautifully done and so moving it fills me with tears second to none but i think testify is a close second


sorry no signatures etc yet hopefully ill be able to get something done bout that when i get some ideas :lol:

MLFAN17
25 Jan 2004, 19:38
The more i listen to this one, the more it grows on me.

I wasn't too keen when i first heard it, i didn't think it was right for Meat, but now i find myself singing along.

7/10

I wasnt sure I wanted to listen to a song by Bob Dylan(sorry). I originally thought this song was the one Rod Stewart did back in the 80s which I love! If I am not mistaken Meat doesnt like Rod Stewarts song lol. I listen to this song and i have to fight the tears back. I know that this song is dedicated to the fans(and i wished he had mentioned that on the cd itself and was disappointed the he hadnt). I heard the song Martha and love that one too it ha an old timey feeling to it, I mention it here as they remind me of each other for some reason. In fact I like Meats version better of Martha and i have not heard the original of Forver young

meat loaf is my god
28 Jan 2004, 20:33
best song on the album a gr8 song the lyrics and meats voice r superb


9/10

RadioMaster
08 Jul 2006, 11:26
Hmmm,
Not bad, but not really thrilling me

6

SuperLoafMan
08 Jul 2006, 11:31
I really like this song, has such great feeling and passion and the way Meat sings it is spot on.

10/10

Never heard it live, would like to hear what it is like, especiallyh with Patti, wonder if we could look forward to this as a B-side at all. Probably not! :(

Evil One
23 Jan 2007, 22:21
6

djfierce
23 Jan 2007, 22:56
love it love it love it :D:D:D
what can i say... this song suits meat perfectly imo

9

Monstro
23 Jan 2007, 23:56
9/10 live version he sung at Newcastle gets a 10 though!!!!!

SW31
23 Jan 2007, 23:59
10/10 will be having it played when i'm no longer here in this world

Wario
24 Jan 2007, 00:25
Like the fact it has Mercury blues 2 minutes in after the song ends, but the song itself sucks compared to the rest of the album and other ballads.

6/10

White of High
28 Jan 2007, 23:28
Average: 8.61 (267/31)