Monday 8/9/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Meat Loaf – Braver Than We Are (2016)

Braver Than We Are is the twelfth studio album by American singer Meat Loaf, released in Europe on September 9, 2016 by Caroline International S&D and released in the United States on September 16, 2016 by 429 Records.

Meat Loaf first announced that he had begun working with Jim Steinman again on The Jonathan Ross Show in April 2013. “We’ve been communicating back and forth for the last six months every day by email,” he explained to Jonathan Ross. At this time, Steinman was only contributing two songs to the album, though Meat Loaf was hoping he would contribute a third song. “We’ve cut three tracks, we’re getting ready to cut three more, and then we’ll hopefully cut three with Steinman.” He had planned to begin working with Steinman in January 2014, with an expected release of September later that year.

Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito were approached to record duets on the album. In September 2013, Meat Loaf told BroadwayWorld that he would—with Steinman’s approval—like to record duets with Bonnie Tyler and Lorraine Crosby as well.

  1. “Who Needs the Young” 5:27
  2. “Going All the Way (A Song in 6 Movements)” (featuring Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito) 11:28
  3. “Speaking in Tongues” (featuring Stacy Michelle) 4:23
  4. “Loving You Is a Dirty Job (But Somebody’s Gotta Do It)” (featuring Stacy Michelle) 6:09
  5. “Souvenirs” 8:17
  6. “Only When I Feel” 1:56
  7. “More” (The Sisters of Mercy cover) 6:06
  8. “Godz” 3:33
  9. “Skull of Your Country” (featuring Cian Coey) 3:35
  10. “Train of Love” 4:23

Arranged by Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf & Paul Crook
Horn arrangements: David Luther
Backing vocal arrangements: Justin Avery
Meat Loaf – vocals
Paul Crook – guitar, loops, synths
Danny Miranda – bass guitar
Randy Flowers – guitars, vocals
Justin Avery – piano, synth, strings
David Luther – saxophone, B3 organ, strings
John Miceli – drums
Stacy Michelle – featured vocals (3, 4)
Cian Coey – featured vocals (9)
Ellen Foley – featured vocals (2)
Karla DeVito – featured vocals (2)
Rickey Medlocke – slide guitar solo (10)
Alicia Avery – backing vocals