Heaven Can Wait

The epic was developed from composer Jim Steinman’s rock musical called Neverland (based on Peter Pan) and produced by Todd Rundgren. In 1972 Steinman had Bette Midler sing the 1972 demo for “Heaven Can Wait,” but it found a home on Meat Loaf’s album and, thanks to his dramatic delivery, transformed. This over the top sound became Meat Loaf’s trademark—dismissed by some, but beloved by many… More here.

What a song this is. Many thought that Meat Loaf could not survive without Jim Steinman and this is true. But Jim Steinman, arguably, needed Meat Loaf to truly breakthrough. What a partnership they became.

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