Live At Wembley (Meat Loaf Album)
Live at Wembley is a 1987 live album by Meat Loaf. It was recorded live at Wembley Arena in London March 1–2, 1987. Meat Loaf's brother-in-law Tom Edmonds co-produced and mixed the album, which featured arrangements by Meat Loaf, Steve Buslowe, and Bob Kulick. The touring continued mainly as a ploy to keep Meat Loaf in the public eye and out of bankruptcy.
On this album one hears "Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries", being sung by both Meat and John Parr, although it is known that on what was the second day of performance at Wembley, Parr stormed off the stage after the song over him not being introduced for the second time by Meat as a guest performer.
To try to get his career back off the ground, Meat Loaf started touring small venues, anywhere that would have him, such as pubs and clubs. Slowly, he developed a faithful following which grew to the point where they were unable to fit into the venues that Meat Loaf was playing and then they too began to grow. This carried on until the late 1980s where he began to sell out arenas and stadiums again. He even sold over 10,000 tickets at Ohio State. Leslie studied to be a travel agent so they could save on travel expenses and they toured all over the United States, Germany, England, Scandinavia, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Bahrain. Due to the success of the touring, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman got to work on Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell which was released in 1993, seven years after Blind Before I Stop. The album was a huge success and is considered one of the greatest comebacks in music history.
The album has since passed into reasonable obscurity and is usually only picked up by the more avid Meat Loaf fans.
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