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    Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:33:52

    Meat Loaf to Release "Hell in a Handbasket" on March 13 - New Loaf, yes!

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    Can you smell what Legacy Recordings is cooking? The label is proud to announce the stateside release of Hell in a Handbasket,the new full-length studio album from Meat Loaf. It drops March 13, 2012.

    Performing with Meat Loaf on Hell in a Handbasket is The Neverland Express, his long-time backing ensemble, featuring John Miceli (drums, percussion), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Paul Crook (electric and acoustic guitars), Randy Flowers (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals), David Luther (saxophone, vocals), Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals) and Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass). Loaf was last seen releasing an album via Loud & Proud, an imprint via Roadrunner.

    The new Meat Loaf tracks on Hell in a Handbasket include "All of Me," "The Giving Tree," "Live or Die," "Blue Sky/Mad Mad World/The Good God is a Woman and She Don't Like Ugly" (special appearance by Chuck D), "California Dreamin'” (duet with Patti Russo), "Party of One," "Another Day," "40 Days," "Our Love and Our Souls” (duet with Patti Russo), "Stand in the Storm" (special guest appearances from Trace Adkins, Lil Jon and Mark McGrath), "Blue Sky" and "Fall From Grace." Ooh! What song sounds the best to you?

    "Hell in a Handbasket is the most personal record I've ever made," said Meat Loaf. "It's really the first record I've ever put out about how I feel about life and how I feel about what's going on at the moment." The album, produced by Paul Crook, is an expression of life’s metaphors, driven by excellent musicianship, and of course, the passionate vocals of Meat Loaf. "Making this album was a great experience," said Meat Loaf, "and I hope my fans enjoy hearing it as much as I did making it."

    Are you going to Hell in a Handbasket on March 13?

    —Ella Marchesa
    01.18.12



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