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TrivialPursuit

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RIP: Jim Steinman, writer for Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler

Steinman was a producer, composer, and lyricist and worked with A-list talents like Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Meat Loaf. He died Monday. He was 73 years old.

Steinman's music covered so many fields, including rock, dance, musical theater, film scoring, and pop music.

Most notably, he wrote Bat Out Of Hell, which was Meat Loaf's debut 1977 album. It's one of the best selling records in history, selling well over 50M copies across the globe. He wrote all, or partially wrote, and produced later Meat Loaf albums including Dead Ringer, Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and Braver Than We Are.

In the mid 90s, he wrote the lyrics for Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down The Wind. The show has seen quite a few revivals over the years since. He also worked on Shrek 2, Rude awakening, and More Than You Deserve. It stands to note that Bonnie Tyler sang "Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts" from the Whistle Down The Wind concept album released in 1998.

Some of his popular songs were Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em And Weep", "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply's "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, and "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" by Celine Dion.


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Reply #1 posted 04/20/21 11:50am

nayroo2002

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I really liked his style.

"Cinematic Pop"

Bonnie Tyler and Meatloaf would've been lost without him.

Another Great in music to never be emulated.

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #2 posted 04/20/21 12:14pm

PANDURITO

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Damn sad

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Reply #3 posted 04/20/21 1:25pm

alphastreet

Rip to a great songwriter
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Reply #4 posted 04/20/21 1:33pm

MarshallStacks

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Meatloaf wouldn’t have been Meatloaf without him.

RIP rose
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Reply #5 posted 04/20/21 2:55pm

TrivialPursuit

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MarshallStacks said:

Meatloaf wouldn’t have been Meatloaf without him. RIP rose [Edited 4/20/21 13:33pm]


He's be 80/20, at most.

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Reply #6 posted 04/20/21 5:50pm

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Loved his OTT songs - he wrote some beautiful ballads too pray
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Reply #7 posted 04/20/21 7:53pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #8 posted 04/21/21 4:21am

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...and like a bat out of hell he was gone when the morning came. Genius songwriter.

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Reply #9 posted 04/21/21 9:50am

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So sad. I loved the songs of Jim Steinman before I had even heard of Prince. I have memories of my Mum blasting Bat Out Of Hell whilst doing the housework. Bad for Good remains one of my all time favourite albums. Originally intended as the follow up to Bat Out Of Hell but Meat lost his voice, so Steinman recorded it himself. Although Meat Loaf later recorded most of the songs I always wished that we could have had this album with Meat Loaf's vocals when he was in his prime.

RIP Jim.

RIP sad
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Reply #10 posted 04/21/21 10:00am

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The best pop is cinematic.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #11 posted 04/22/21 10:04am

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Can't also forget classic song for Air Supply "Making love out of nothing at all" getting to number two also "Read Em and Weep" for Barry Manilow his last Top 40 hit peaked around number eighteen if I remember and was number one AC. Also two amazing songs on the underground classic movie "Streets Of Fire" , the songs "Nowhere Fast" and the amazing "Tonight is what it means to be young"


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #12 posted 04/26/21 6:16pm

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My favorite Steinman production is the gothic rock masterpiece, "This Corrosion" by The Sisters of Mercy.

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