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re: Go behind the scenes at Bat Out Of Hell The Musical at Manchester's Opera House

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Max 12:23 am MST 02/12/17
In reply to: re: Go behind the scenes at Bat Out Of Hell The Musical at Manchester's Opera House - rockfenris2005 02:08 am MST 02/10/17

I identify so much with what you say about the mystery. The inner album art work of Bat2 was especially intriguing for me. I used to search for details to unlock some code about what "Hell" meant or even who Jim Steinman was.
Somewhat off topic:
Part of what is mysterious and paradoxically not mysterious about the JimVerse is the archetypal element. I don't get the redoing of All Revved Up
I really like the distinction in the new lyrics between something "endless" and something "come true" [dunamis/energeia?] but isn't there something more immediate about "lonely boy" and "lonely girl"


>
> When I first got the chance to sit down and look at
> something on the web, guess what I typed? Meat Loaf and
> Jim Steinman. Lol. I don't remember what I found on Meat
> Loaf. I honestly can't. But Jim, is ingrained.
>
> Welcome to Rockman Philharmonic
> The Jim Steinman Society of the Arts
>
> 'DO YOU DARE TO DREAM HIS DREAM? YES OR NO."
> And there's fantasy art which comes from Pandora's Box
> (which I didn't know at the time.)
> 'In all of us there is a lawless side like a wild beast
> that peers out during sleep.'
>
> It gives you a real vibe! It felt like entering a gallery
> or a theatre on the internet, more than just a site, also
> reflecting the 'Steinman experience' listening to the
> music, where it felt like. More than music?
>
> And if you said 'NO', you got hit with this page:
> "And it's the backbeat of the city on a Saturday night
> If you're too scared to jump
> then you've gotta be shoved
> It's the howling and the moaning
> and the crying of the lonely and a
> Stark raving love."
>
> What WAS Dream Pollution? And again, the gallery of
> despair, with this grotesque hellish artwork, like
> something from a nightmare or something. And I've asked,
> and I've google image searched it, and no one so far seems
> to know what it actually is. But you can see it as well in
> the Jim opens Pandora's Box video in the background.
>
> It was just like an EXPERIENCE. And then you find out
> about things like 'Pandora's Box', 'Whistle down the
> wind', 'Dance of the Vampires', which at that point was
> going to go to Broadway. I read the script in 'The Dream
> Engine' in awe because it was so dark and wild compared to
> what I was used to with Jim, but it was consistent with
> the imagery and the epic nature of the songs, and kind of
> feeling like. Should I go on? Should I go on?
>
> 'Neverland' from memory seemed to be a more toned down
> version, with songs like "All revved up". I'm glad you
> finally get to see Neverland!
>
> >
> > Since I was about ten years old I've read/reread the Dream
> > Engine and Neverland scripts, stared at album covers,
> > replayed the Bad for Good music videos, interpreted the
> > artwork on the homepage, and finally I'll (we'll) get to
> > see Neverland!
> >
> > > The huge set has been designed for the world premiere of
> > > the the musical of Meat Loaf's famous album right her in
> > > Manchester
> > >
> > > 6
> > > SHARES
> > > BYDENISE EVANS
> > > 16:19, 8 FEB 2017UPDATED12:06, 9 FEB 2017
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Images at the link


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