Than Everything Else
Extended Discography With Liner Notes
1971 The Dream Engine -
While a student at Amherst College, Steinman wrote the book, music, lyrics, and starred in this spectacular play. He was discovered here by Joseph Papp.
1974 More Than You Deserve -
Commissioned by Papp, Steinman collaborated with Michael Weller (Hair and Ragtime) on this musical. During auditions for this play, Steinman and Meat Loaf first met. Kerrang! magazine names this meeting one of the Top 10 most important moments in the history of Rock and Roll.
1977 Bat Out Of Hell -
Recorded by Meat Loaf, produced by Todd Rundgren with Jim Steinman, written and arranged "down to the last grace note of every vocal phrase," by Jim. With trend-defying success, Bat Out Of Hell continues to top the catalog charts.
1980 A Small Circle Of Friends -
Steinman writes and produces an all-orchestral soundtrack for this United Artists release.
1981 Bad For Good -
Jim Steinman writes and arranges his only solo album. Once again produced by Todd Rundgren with Steinman, this album is hailed by critics and fans alike as the true companion piece to Bat Out Of Hell.
1981 Dead Ringer -
Recorded by Meat Loaf, Steinman writes another blockbuster set of songs for Meat Loaf's follow-up LP. Worldwide sales stand in excess of 8 million copies.
1983 Faster Than The Speed Of Night -
Recorded by Bonnie Tyler, produced and directed by Steinman. Featuring the #1 worldwide smash hit single, "Total Eclipse Of The Heart." This was the first album by a female artist ever to break in at #1 on the UK charts and earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Vocalist.
1983 "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" -
from The Very Best Of Air Supply, Jim wrote and produced this #2 single which was held from the #1 position by Steinman's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart."
1984 Signs Of Life -
Recorded by Billy Squire, co-produced by Steinman.
1984 "Left In The Dark" -
from Barbra Streisand's Emotion LP. Wrote and produced this #1 Adult Contemporary single which was also Barbra's first video and featured Kris Kristofferson.
1984 "Read 'Em And Weep" -
from Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits Volume II LP. Jim Steinman wrote and produced this, Barry's last Top 10 hit.
1984 Streets Of Fire -
Jim writes and produces all of the concert music for the Universal Pictures release of the Walter Hill film including the singles "Nowhere Fast" and "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young."
1984 Footloose -
Co-wrote and produced the single "Holding Out For A Hero," recorded by Bonnie Tyler for this Paramount Pictures movie.
1985 "Hulk Hogan's Theme" -
from The Wrestling Album, wrote and produced.
1986 Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire -
Recorded by Bonnie Tyler, produced and directed by Steinman. This album also contains the Steinman penned songs "Ravishing," "Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It," "Rebel Without A Clue" and "Holding Out For A Hero." Jim also directed the highly acclaimed video for the Desmond Child song "If You Were A Woman And I Was A Man."
1987 "This Corrosion" and "Dominion Mother Russia" -
Steinman produces these two singles from The Sisters Of Mercy's Floodland album.
1989 Original Sin -
Steinman writes and produces this LP which is recorded by his all-girl band, Pandora's Box. Praised by critics as a career landmark.
1990 "More" -
Jim co-wrote and produced this single for The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing LP.
1993 Bat Out Of Hell II -
Back Into Hell - Re-uniting with Meat Loaf, Steinman writes and produces the album dubbed by the critics as "the comeback of the decade."
1994 The Shadow -
Wrote and produced the single "Original Sin (Theme From The Shadow)," recorded by Taylor Dayne. A Universal Pictures release.
1995 Twister -
by Watershed, Jim was executive producer for their Epic debut.
1995 "Never Forget" -
Jim co-produced this #1 UK single for the band Take That.
1995 "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" -
written and produced by Steinman, appearing on the Bonnie Tyler album Free Spirit.
1996 "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" -
written and produced by Steinman, "River Deep Mountain High," and "Call The Man" produced by Jim for the Celine Dion release Falling Into You.
1997 "When Children Rule The World" -
released in support of the charity BBC Children In Need Appeal and performed by the Redhill Children's choir.
1997 "In The Dark Of The Night" -
produced this song for the Fox's first animated movie Anastasia.
1997 "Us" -
additional production on this song which appears on Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love.
1998 Tanz Der Vampire -
wrote the music and produced this cast album in support of the hugely successful musical of the same name which is currently playing to sold-out crowds in Vienna, Austria.