Meat Loaf

Bat Out Of Hell is the second album, and major-label debut, by Meat Loaf. It was released in October of 1977 and has sold over 40 million copies.

In the United States, it was RIAA certified gold (500,000 units sold) on 5/22/78, and platinum (1,000,00 units) on 8/28/78.

The RIAA platinum Floater you see here is:

  • First-Presentation – correct format for date of certification
  • Authentic -made by an RIAA approved award manufacturer
  • First-State – unopened (all original parts).

If you’d like, check out a gold Floater go here.


John Jansen received this award for engineering and mixing. “After several attempts by several people, John Jansen mixed the version of Paradise that is on the album. According to Meat Loaf, he, Jansen and Steinman mixed the title track.” -Wikipedia


The label has unstuck from the disc and caused some fading. If desired it could be restored using the correct, period, parts for the Floater format.

The backing paper and hanging are original, with a Creative Glassics sticker on the lower right.


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Meat Loaf “Bat Out Of Hell” Gold RIAA LP Record Award (w/condition issues)

Meat Loaf “Bat Out Of Hell” was released in November 1977, certified gold on 5/22/78 and reached a peak chart position (Billboard Top Albums) of #14. This RIAA award is a thirty three year old first presentation (correct format for date of certification), authentic (made by an RIAA approved award manufacturer), and original (unopened-all original […]

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