In anticipation of the long awaited jukebox musical Bat Out Of Hell (based on the songs of Meat Loaf) coming to the West End, we thought we’d look at one of the main creative forces behind the legendary album that the show is based on. Jim Steinman; composer, lyricist, producer and all-round musical theatre bad-ass. Here’s the photographic proof:
He is known for working with Meat Loaf on various albums including Bat Out Of Hell, the inspiration for his latest theatrical epic. The show is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city featuring many Steinman/Meatloaf classic:
Bat Out Of Hell won’t be Steinman’s first time delving into the world of musicals though. One of his most notable theatre credits is for Whistle Down the Wind, for which he wrote the lyrics to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music.
And there is a whole host of productions and albums that you may not have known he was involved with, here are a few of our personal favourites:
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Boyzone – No Matter What. Yes you did read that correctly.
“In the Dark of the Night” (he produced it, didn’t write it) from the 1998 film, Anastasia, which is soon to be a musical on Broadway.
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