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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rare Audio: Bette Midler – Heaven Can Wait”

Mister D: This is a Jim Steinman song that Bette demo-ed in the early 70’s before she released her debut album, The Divine Miss M.  Meat Loaf eventually recorded it for his iconic “Bat Out Of Hell” CD.  This demo was produced by Michael Kamen. Rumor has it she thought the lyrics were too surreal and silly. Can’t prove it. Just saying. It was meant to go on her second album when it was all polished up.

Heaven Can Wait
(Jim Steinman)

Heaven can wait
And a band of angels wrapped up in my heart
Will take me through the lonely night
Through the cold of the day
And I know, I know
Heaven can wait
And all the gods come down here just to sing for me
And the melody’s gonna make be fly
Without pain, without fear
Give me all of your dreams
And let me go along on your way
Give me all of your prayers to sing
And I’ll turn the night into the skylight of day
I got a taste of paradise
I’m never gonna let it slip away
I got a taste of paradise
It’s all I really need to make me stay
Just like a child again
Heaven can wait
And all I got is time until the end of time
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the altars shine
And I know that I’ve been released
But I don’t know to where
And nobody’s gonna tell me now
And I don’t really care
No no no
I got a taste of paradise
That’s all I really need to make me stay
I got a taste of paradise
If I had it any sooner you know
You know I never would have run away from my home
Heaven can wait
And all I got is time until the end of time
Well I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the altars shine
Heaven can wait
Heaven can wait
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the altars shine
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Songwriters Hall Of Fame: Bette Midler ~ “This is an award for tenacity…”

The Hollywood Reporter
Bette Midler Accepts Lifetime Achievement Trophy for ‘Tenacity’ at Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards
6/15/2012 by Erin Carlson

Honorees also included Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot, Ne-Yo and Meat Loaf‘s “Bat Out of Hell” collaborator Jim Steinman.

Music legends collided in New York on Thursday night at the 43rd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where Stevie Nicks presented Bette Midler with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More

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SHOF: More, More, More

660 News
Bob Seger, Jim Steinman, others joins this year’s inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame
John Carucci
2012/06/15

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Multi-platinum recording artist Bob Seeger led off this years’ Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a rousing version of his 1973 classic, “Turn the Page.”

The Detroit rocker called songwriting the hardest thing he does, and the most rewarding.

Seger, along with Canadian folk rocker Gordon Lightfoot, “Gambler” songwriter Don Schlitz, and Jim Steinman of “Bat Out of Hell” fame, were inducted. The writers of the long-running musical, “The Fantastick’s” also were among this year’s crop. Read More

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

SHOF: Bette, Stevie Nicks, And Emmylou Harris ~ And More Photos!

Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: New York
BMI great Jim Steinman is among the inductees into the 43rd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, being held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

BMI legend Bette Midler will be the 2012 recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award.

The timeless composition “Stand by Me”, written by BMI legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ben E. King, will be bestowed with the Towering Song Award.

Also slated for induction this year are Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones. Read More

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame: When you have an artist like Bette Midler being honored, you never know quite what to expect.”

Variety
Tunesmith inductees follow in footsteps of Guthrie
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2012
By IAIN BLAIR

“I think the theme this year is celebrating the rugged individualist and songwriting as a tool for changing society,” says Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Jimmy Webb of the organization’s 43rd annual Induction and Awards Dinner being held tonight at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and at which the late Woody Guthrie will be honored with the org’s inaugural Pioneer Award. “Most people seem to agree that society needs a little bit of work right now, so the work of our inductees is more relevant than ever.” Read More

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com