Welcome to the Neighbourhood is Meat Loaf's seventh studio album, released in 1995 as follow-up to the megahit album Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell. It went platinum in the United States and United Kingdom.
The album is thought of as a concept album, as all of the songs are ordered in the track listing as to tell a story about a relationship throughout the years. Three singles were released: "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" (a duet with Patti Russo), "Not a Dry Eye in the House" and "Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)". The first two reached #2 and #7 in the UK charts, while the latter reached #21. In some markets, radio stations were also playing "Amnesty Is Granted", even though it was not released as an official single. Despite the chart success of the album and its singles, only "Amnesty is Granted" has appeared on an official live album, Casa De Carne (Live 2008) as a bonus CD with Hang Cool Teddy Bear. "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" was recorded as a sound check with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, but only included as a bonus download track.
Of the twelve songs on the album, two are written by Jim Steinman. Both are covers, the "Original Sin" from Pandora's Box's Original Sin album (it was also heard in the movie The Shadow, where it was performed by Taylor Dayne) and "Left in the Dark" first appeared on Steinman's own album Bad for Good. The first two singles are written by Diane Warren, who later also wrote songs for Meat Loaf's albums Couldn't Have Said It Better and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.
Label: Virgin EMI Records 00602577197918
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style: Classic Rock
A1 Where The Rubber Meets The Road
A2 I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)
A3 Original Sin
B1 45 Seconds Of Ecstasy
B2 Runnin' For The Red Light (I Gotta Life)
B3 Fiesta De Las Almas Perdidas
B4 Left In The Dark
C1 Not A Dry Eye In The House
C2 Amnesty Is Granted
D1 If This Is The Last Kiss (Let's Make It Last All Night)
D3 Where Angels Sing