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Description Edit

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In 2017, Bat Out of Hell (musical) ran in Manchester, London, and debuts in Toronto on 14th October 2017. This album contains the cast performing all of the songs from the production through Manchester and London, even if they were later removed as the show was altered during each run.

The cast recorded much of the album during the Manchester run and the album was first teased for release before the London run, but then the album was delayed and the structure of the show was altered, so the cast went back into the studio to record again (notably - to record the full version of Out of the Frying Pan as this had been progressively extended). This further delayed the album, so the release was pushed back again and did not make the end of the London run (August 22nd 2017). However, the album was complete at this time.

On the 8th September 2017, the album showed up on Amazon Canada without description or box art, on 11th October the box art was added, and on 12th October 2017 they started shipping copies out.

Track Listing Edit

21 tracks over a 2 CD set, mapping to the two acts of the show. Disc one contains tracks 1-10, and Disc two contains tracks 11-21.

  1. Love and Death and an American Guitar † (2:50)
  2. All Revved Up with No Place to Go / Wasted Youth (5:53)
  3. Who Needs the Young (3:02)
  4. It Just Won't Quit (4:55)
  5. Out of the Frying Pan And Into The Fire (4:30)
  6. Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) (3:13)
  7. Two Out of Three Ain't Bad (4:31)
  8. Paradise by the Dashboard Light (8:20)
  9. Making Love Out of Nothing at All (2:40)
  10. Bat Out Of Hell (9:03)
  11. In The Land Of The Pig The Butcher Is King (2:54)
  12. Heaven Can Wait (4:19)
  13. Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are (7:12)
  14. For Crying Out Loud (6:33)
  15. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) (4:23)
  16. Not Allowed To Love (2:35)
  17. What Part of My Body Hurts the Most (5:12)
  18. Dead Ringer for Love (3:45)
  19. Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (3:20)
  20. It's All Coming Back to Me Now (5:24)
  21. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (10:01)

† On the album cover, this is titled "Love and Death and The American Guitar"

Label and catalogue # Edit

The album has been released by BOOH Label, a trading name of BOOH UK Limited.

The catalogue # is BOOH1

Availability Edit

On shelves - Canada only at the moment: Edit

Folks have spotted physical copies to buy:

  • On the merch stand at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, $30
  • Sunrise, in Toronto
  • Wal-Mart in Burlington Ontario

Online: Edit

So far, people around the world have generally had the most success buying CDs directly from Amazon Canada - the base price is low and customers in UK, USA, and mainland Europe have ordered and received their CDs within 2 - 5 days. However, unless you are in Canada, the shipping fees are quite high and you risk having to pay additional taxes / customs fees.

If you are in the UK, your best bet at the moment is either Dress Circle or third-party sellers on Amazon UK (which often stock the item for a lower price, but shipping times and customer support quality are a mixed bag). 

Known online stockists: Edit

Canada:

UK (scheduled 20th October release):

  • Amazon UK (VERY DELAYED - many customers have had more success with third-party sellers than direct from Amazon UK)
  • Dress Circle (OUT OF STOCK - waiting on delivery from Canada, estimated delivery in 2 weeks, refer to product page for updates) 
  • WOWHD (import)

US (scheduled 20th October release):

  • Amazon.com (import - often delayed, many ended up cancelling orders and going to Amazon CA instead)
  • CD Universe (import)

Mainland Europe (scheduled 20th October release):

Japan (scheduled 20th October release):

There has been talk of releasing the album via iTunes and other digital services, but nothing has been officially announced so far.

Promotion Edit

There has been very little promotion for the album, but several tracks are currently being streamed on iHeartRadio.ca in a radio show called "Bat Out Of Hell The Musical : A Helluva Journey". It's hosted by Andrea Collins, and is interspersed with short interviews.

See full article for detailed contents: Bat Out Of Hell The Musical : A Helluva Journey (promo radio show)

Recording credits Edit

Produced by: Jim Steinman, Steven Rinkoff and Michael Reed

Recorded at: Manchester Opera House and 80 Hertz Studios by Matt Peploe, Olly Steel and Steven Rinkoff

Assistant Engineers: Laura Caplin, Simon "Swiss" Walter and Karl Sveinsson

Mixed by: Steven Rinkoff at Domelogic Studios

Mastered by: Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Photography by Specular

CD packaging designed by Dewynters

℗ and © 2017 BOOH Label, a trading name of BOOH UK Limited.

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by BOOH Label. All rights reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, public performance and broadcasting of the recorded work are prohibited.

Cast Edit

Strat - Andrew Polec
Raven - Christina Bennington
Falco - Rob Fowler
Sloane - Sharon Sexton
Tink - Aran MacRae
Zahara - Danielle Steers
Jagwire - Dom Hartley-Harris
Ledoux - Giovanni Spano
Blake - Patrick Sullivan
Crysteva - Jemma Alexander
Mordema - Emily Benjamin
Batfish - Stuart Boother
Valkyrie - Georgia Carling
Spinotti - Natalie Chua
Hollander - Jonathan Cordin
Liebeswoosh - Amy Di Bartolomeo
Krolocker - Jordan Lee Davies
Vanveeteren - Olly Dobson
Vilmos - Hannah Ducharme
Astroganger - Isaac Edwards
Bessamey - Phoebe Hart
Judge - Linus Henriksson
Kwaidan - Rosalind James
Lunarrow - Kalene Jeans
Denym - Michael Naylor
Scherzzo - Eve Norris
Markevitch - Tim Oxbrow
Liberame - Andrew Patrick-Walker
Hoffmann - Benjamin Purkiss
O'Dessasuite - Anthony Selwyn
Goddesilla - Courtney Stapleton
Esquivel - Ruben Van Keer

Creative Edit

Book, Music & Lyrics - Jim Steinman
Director - Jay Scheib
Choreographer - Emma Portner
Musical Supervisor & Additional Arrangements - Michael Reed
Set Designer - Jon Bausor
Costume Designers - Meentje Nielsen & Jon Bausor
Video Designer - Finn Ross
Lighting Designer - Patrick Woodroffe
Sound Designer - Gareth Owen
Orchestrator - Steve Sidwell
Casting Director - David Grindrod CDG
Fight Director - RC - Annie
Associate Director - Andrea Ferran
Associate Choreographer - Suzanne Thomas

Band Edit

Musical Director - Robert Emery
Assistant Musical Director/Keyboard - Steve Corley
Keyboard - Jamie Safir
Drums - Elliot Henshaw
Percussion - David Danford
Guitar - Ben Castle
Guitar - Mark Cox
Bass Guitar - Hugh Richardson
Saxophone - Nik Carter
Saxophone - Nathan Hawken
Trumpet - Jack Birchwood
Trombone - Barnaby Philpott
Orchestral Management - London Musicians Ltd: Managing Director, David White
Music Preparation - Richard Ihnatowicz, Lucy Armstrong

First Performance Manchester Opera House 17 February 2017 | World Premiere London Coliseum 20 June 2017

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