"Live At Wembley”, Meat Loaf’s first official live album, was originally released in October 1987.
Recorded at London’s Wembley Arena on 1st and 2nd March 1987 whilst on tour to support the previous year’s "Blind Before I Stop” album, the set kicks off with that album’s title track, followed by ‘Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries’, featuring vocals from John Parr.
Without doubt, Meat Loaf is best known for the epic Todd Rundgren produced, Jim Steinman penned "Bat Out Of Hell” opus. One of the best-selling albums in the history of popular music, "Bat...” has sold in excess of 40 million copies worldwide since its release in 1977, with Rolling Stone ranking it at number 343 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
"Live At Wembley” reproduces no less than four of "Bat Out of Hell’s” seven tracks, with storming renditions of ‘You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)’, ‘Paradise By The Dashboard Light’, ‘Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad’ and title track ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, captured in front of 10,000 adoring fans.
The album was co-produced by Meat Loaf and finishes with a fan-pleasing ‘Rock 'n' Roll Medley’, comprising of 1950s standards ‘Johnny B. Goode’, ‘Slow Down’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.