For me, Total Eclipse and Bat will always be the songs that led me to Jim... but my first real erection of the heart was Rock 'n Roll Dreams...
> Perhaps it's a generational thing. I'm sure if I was
> around when BAT OUT OF HELL was released I'd consider it
> the superlative statement in Jim's oeuvre, but because I
> was 18-21 when he shared those demos online (around
> 2005-06), those latter songs mean so much more to me than
> even "For Crying Out Loud". I truly cherish "Still the
> Children", "An American Elegy", "Speaking in Tongues",
> "Body", "(Vespers) Angels Arise", etc., more than anything
> else, they're the most feeling songs I've ever heard.