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A big show here, show being the operative word. And that makes it a mixed bag, but it’s still a lot of fun.
Recorded in Australia, this setting is elaborate, and from the outset it’s obvious ML has gone into Bruce Springsteen mode with a large band (2 guitars, 2 keyboards, saxophone, 2 sexy backing singers et al) and video projection.
The gig opens with Hot Patootie / Time Warp medley (from Rocky Horror Picture show in which he starred), followed by If It Ain’t Broke, Break It and Bat Out Of Hell, a solid start to any show by any standards. The emphasis throughout is on the band sound, which is as grandiose as it is rocking. Don’t expect solos and shredding, it’s not that kind of show, although the acoustic guitar spotlight is a nice break.
Some tracks are markedly more rocking, others more commercial, yes Meat Loaf can do both with aplomb. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, I Would Do Anything For Love and Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad both stand out. Some of the songs are sung almost as a duet with the backing singers.
The sound recording is spot on, and while at times he may struggle to the hit the notes, the vocal performance is largely excellent and solid. Meat Loaf is not as energetic as he once was but still holds a commanding presence.
Even though there are breaks between songs filled with rapturous applause, the lack of any rapport with the crowd give the medley / show feel.
The show runs to the best part of 2 hours, and there is a bonus documentary on the DVD. The CD features 70 minutes audio.
Fans will love this.
The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk Sunday 21 March 16:00 EST, 21:00 GMT
David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 14 March 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.
UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 23 March 2021.
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Featured Albums w/c 5 April 2021 (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 GARY HUGHES Decades (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 METALITE A Virtual World (AFM Records)
14:00-16:00 KAT DANSER One Eye Open (indie)
Power Plays w/c 5 April 2021 (Mon-Fri)
ALTZI Point Of No Return (RA Music)
DIRTY LACES Breathe (Golden Robot Records)
ASHEN MOON Ashen Moon (Golden Robot Records)
ANDREWW Shadow Love (indie)
JORDAN RED Freak Show (indie)
HAYES & Y Empty Orchestra (indie)
KELSEY BOVEY Another World (indie)
NEPTUNE RAIN We Breathe The Same (indie)
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