Meat Loaf - Couldn't Have Said It Better (2003) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Meat Loaf - Couldn't Have Said It Better (2003) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Meat Loaf - Couldn't Have Said It Better (2003)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:33 minutes | Basic Scans included | 4,18 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Scans included | 1,21 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / Polydor GmbH # 076104-2

Couldn't Have Said It Better is a 2003 album by Meat Loaf. Only for the third time in his career, he released an album without any songs written by Jim Steinman. Meat Loaf claimed that Couldn't Have Said It Better was "the most perfect album [he] did since Bat Out of Hell".

The eight years since Meat Loaf's last studio album didn't include any editions of his Bat Out of Hell series, but with a live album and a VH1 Storytellers appearance that relied heavily on Bat material, it sure seemed like it. Maybe that's why Couldn't Have Said It Better feels like the more sure and energetic post-Bat albums (Dead Ringer and Welcome to the Neighborhood) with the singer still sounding ecstatic from hitting a home run. Performance wise, Meat Loaf is in fine form, rocking it out bar-band style and able to deliver the grandiose tongue-in-cheek lyrics with just enough smirk. The material gets divided into two "chapters," splitting the songs into Bat-like mini-operas on the first and turning the bombast down to mere Queen level on the second. Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx and his writing partner James Michael contribute the bulk of the first chapter, with songs that betray taste and come right from the hulking Jim Steinman school. Just the right amount of camp keeps the rocking title track in check and Meat's call and response duet with Pearl Aday on "Man of Steel" stands with his finest moments. Chapter two kicks off with the great "Testify," a shimmy of a rave-up worthy of Meat's Eddie character from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was a brilliant move to hire Hedwig and the Angry Inch's composer/lyricist Stephen Trask for the husky "Tear Me Down," and Diane Warren contributes the softer "You're Right, I Was Wrong." The hyper and silly rap on "Do It" is ludicrous even by Meat Loaf's standards, but a chugging version of Dylan's "Forever Young" and the fiery version of "Mercury Blues," hidden as a bonus track, make for a perfect ending. At the time of its release, Steinman was five songs into writing Bat Out of Hell III. If he feeds off the serious competition on Couldn't Have Said It Better, it'll be fantastic.

Tracklist:

01 - Couldn't Have Said It Better
02 - Did I Say That
03 - Why Isn't That Enough
04 - Love You Out Loud
05 - Man Of Steel / Intermezzo
06 - Testify
07 - Tear Me Down
08 - You're Right, I Was Wrong
09 - Because Of You
10 - Do It!
11 - Forever Young
12 - Mercury Blues [Hidden Track]

foobar2000 1.3.17 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: Meat Loaf / Couldn't Have Said It Better
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -4.77 dB -23.24 dB 7:08 01-Couldn't Have Said It Better
DR13 -3.70 dB -24.76 dB 6:03 02-Did I Say That
DR12 -3.58 dB -25.88 dB 4:08 03-Why Isn't That Enough
DR14 -3.26 dB -23.03 dB 4:11 04-Love You Out Loud
DR15 -3.28 dB -24.81 dB 6:17 05-Man Of Steel
DR15 -3.87 dB -24.32 dB 4:58 06-Testify
DR14 -3.81 dB -23.57 dB 3:38 07-Tear Me Down
DR12 -4.64 dB -24.74 dB 3:49 08-You're Right, I Was Wrong
DR15 -3.43 dB -23.28 dB 3:55 09-Because Of You
DR14 -4.47 dB -23.46 dB 2:37 10-Do It!
DR15 -4.57 dB -25.49 dB 7:04 11-Forever Young [+ Hiddentrack 'Mercury Blues']
DR14 -4.87 dB -22.38 dB 3:47 12-Hiddentrack 'Mercury Blues'
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 6
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 16934 kbps
Codec: DST64
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Analyzed: Meat Loaf / Couldn't Have Said It Better
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -4.70 dB -19.61 dB 7:08 01-Couldn't Have Said It Better
DR11 -5.51 dB -19.62 dB 6:03 02-Did I Say That
DR10 -7.01 dB -21.94 dB 4:08 03-Why Isn't That Enough
DR11 -4.64 dB -17.91 dB 4:11 04-Love You Out Loud
DR12 -5.15 dB -20.71 dB 6:17 05-Man Of Steel
DR12 -4.96 dB -20.43 dB 4:58 06-Testify
DR10 -5.74 dB -19.02 dB 3:38 07-Tear Me Down
DR10 -6.02 dB -20.93 dB 3:49 08-You're Right, I Was Wrong
DR11 -4.99 dB -18.35 dB 3:55 09-Because Of You
DR11 -6.15 dB -19.34 dB 2:37 10-Do It!
DR12 -5.14 dB -21.39 dB 7:04 11-Forever Young [+ Hiddentrack 'Mercury Blues']
DR10 -6.42 dB -18.75 dB 3:47 12-Hiddentrack 'Mercury Blues'
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DST64


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