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Greatest Hits

June 7, 2005

  Song Title
Heartbreaker (2005 - Remaster)
We Live For Love (2005 Digital Remaster)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (2002 - Remaster)
Hell Is For Children (2005 Digital Remaster)
Treat Me Right (Single Version) (2005 Digital Remaster)
You Better Run (2002 Digital Remaster)
Fire And Ice (2005 Digital Remaster)
Promises In The Dark (2005 Digital Remaster)
Precious Time (2005 Digital Remaster)
Shadows Of The Night (Edit) (2005 - Remaster)
Little Too Late (Edit) (2005 Digital Remaster)
Looking For A Stranger (2002 Digital Remaster)
Love Is A Battlefield (Edit) (2005 Digital Remaster)
We Belong (2002 - Remaster)
Ooh Ooh Song (2005 Digital Remaster)
Invincible (Vocal Edit) (2005 Digital Remaster)
Sex As A Weapon (2002 Digital Remaster)
Le Bel Age (Edit) (2005 Digital Remaster)
All Fired Up (Single Version) (2005 Digital Remaster)
One Love (Song Of The Lion) (Edit) (2005 Digital Remaster)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 7, 2005
  • Release Date: June 7, 2005
  • Label: Chrysalis\EMI Records (USA)
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:19:37
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  • ASIN: B000TDG9N0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #489 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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136 of 139 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pat Finally Gets A Superb Remastering! June 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
It's about time! Previous Benatar remasters have been fair to poor, sounding like they were pulled from any random source rather than the original master tapes. The 1999 'Synchronistic Wanderings' anthology, although an excellent collection of hits and rarities, was simply lacking with the remastering. "Love Is A Battlefield", for example, sounded rather flat for a so-called remaster. The same could be said for "We Belong" and most of the other tracks. Then there was the 2002 'Classic Masters' release. Finally I thought Capitol got it right since I had bought other 'Classic Masters' releases from other acts and was greatly impressed. Again, Capitol failed to impress with it's rather flat mastering treatment.

'Greatest Hits' has been digitally remastered by Evren Goknar @ Capitol Mastering, Hollywood. Oddly enough, Evren also remastered 1999's 'Synchronstic Wanderings' anthology. However, Evren has done a much better job on this 2005 release! The differences on some tracks are striking. The audio is rich, full, clear, and sharp -- a depth unheard of in any previous releases.

FINALLY, Capitol got it right with this release! While many Benatar fans may be reluctant to pick up yet another "hits" release from the rocker the audio quality alone should hopefully be enough to entice a few of the audiophiles.

I popped this disc into my player hoping I wouldn't be let down. From hearing the beginning heavy drum beats of "Heartbreaker" I knew I was in for a real treat! The remastering here is superb! Finally we get "Love Is A Battlefield" and "We Belong" with depth and range! "Shadows Of The Night" has never sounded so heavy! It's nice to have here in it's better single version. "Invincible" actually has a punchy intro.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 Timeless Classics... June 11, 2005
By Matthew
Format:Audio CD
To say Pat Benatar's first state-side greatest hits CD was a disappointment would be an overwhelming understatement.

Best Shots was issued on Halloween of 1989, ushered in by a week-long prime time co-hosting stint on MTV, and the release of "One Love" as a single (borrowed from her previous studio offering, 1988s Wide Awake In Dreamland), but anyone scanning the tracklisting was left scratching their head as to why half of her hits were missing.

In what seemed like an effort to showcase the more "schlock-rock"-ish selections from her back catalag (a genre then enjoying it's last bursts of chart domination), Chrysalis Records and possibly Benatar herself ignored some of her strongest singles and sucked the fun right out of that decade-spanning retrospective. Still, being the only official, single disc Benatar collection, it went on to be a platinum seller.

Cut ahead nearly 16 years. The worldwide market has been flooded with no fewer than 30 generic "EMI Special Markets" compilations, a result of Chrysalis Records having folded in the early 90s, leaving their entire back catalog vulernable to being, er, whored-out. All such releases notoriously feature hideous, cheap inserts, random track selection and poor sound quality recycled from old analog transfers. They've certainly cooled many peoples desire for "yet another" greatest hits disc (most of all, probably her fans), but Capitol Records has now finally issued the DEFINITIVE Pat Benatar compilation.

You need this CD.

Pat Benatar: Greatest Hits is her first official single disc collection since Best Shots.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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Finally-a one disc Greatest Hits by Pat Benatar that not only has all her Top 40 hits, but the one I was looking for-"Le Bel Age," which while not Top 40-it peaked at #54-was the song on MTV that finally got my interest. Lighter than most of her earlier hits, it was nevertheless peppered with the guitar-driven music that made her one of the 80's most formidable women. Or should I say Invincible?

Her debut single "Heartbreaker" with its racing guitar line, makes that song almost like a punk "Paranoid." This song features her distinctive vocal styles, nice and rough, and a higher pitched disco voice. #23 for this song? No way! Higher? Way! That was followed by "We Live For Love," which like some of her other songs, sounded like what Blondie would've been like if they'd been hard rock, or Berlin when they had their hard edge in Count Three And Pray. Such ferocity, including some awesome guitar work by Neil Girardo, her producer/guitarist whom she ended up marrying, is also present in "Promises In The Dark," which only peaked at #38.

Then came her first Top Ten hit, and the one she's usually associated with. No, not an anthem for death row inmates on firing squad, but "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" had the right sound, distinctive crunchy hard guitar chords, pop hooks, Pat's gritty voice, and a catchy chorus that took it to #9 and gold sales.

Before Suzanne Vega's "Luka," Benatar did her own sobering story of child abuse in "Hell Is For Children." She is stronger and blunter: "you shouldn't have to pay with your bones and your flesh," "Be daddy's girl and don't tell me Mommy a thing." compared to Vega's lyricism. "You Better Run," a cover of the Rascals song, has fiercer guitar crunching than "Best Shot" in this angry song against a partner who's no good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Great CD by Pat Benatar. Almost perfect condition and had all the tracks I remember and love. Arrived quickly and had little assembly, just plug and play.
Published 11 days ago by Lisa Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Espectacular
excellent product, very good quality, both in the presentation and sound quality 100% digital. Very good rock band. recommend for purchase, very good price for this product.
Published 28 days ago by German Alonso Aguilar Villarreal
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!!
I grew up in the 80's & Pat Benatar was huge influence during that era. She totally ROCKED the 80's!!
Published 1 month ago by V
5.0 out of 5 stars GREATEST HITS by PAT BENATAR
I consider this album to be her best album, I wish that she would have came out with a "GREATEST HITS" album a long time ago. Read more
Published 1 month ago by todddjreese
5.0 out of 5 stars Pat rocks!
Pat, along with Ann Wilson of Heart, are the best female voices in rock! Hands down, without a doubt! Rock on ladies!
Published 1 month ago by Chris Numkena
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding
You forget how great her songs were until you hear this album. Every song is a tidal wave of memories hitting you. I'm 44 and I'm hoping my kids will enjoy this too.
Published 2 months ago by GP101
5.0 out of 5 stars Pat Benatar
It's Pat Benatar ... do you really need to say anything more about an artist who gave us so many great songs? This greatest hits album brings all those tunes together. Awesome.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless
I grew up listening to Pat Benatar. Loved her then and still really enjoy listening to her today. In my opinion she is timeless. She has a great voice!
Published 2 months ago by kjohn6969
3.0 out of 5 stars jewel case was shattered
jewel case cd came in was shattered but cd was ok was worried at first it was going to be un-playable
Published 2 months ago by Roger Andrew Meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Hits
Classic to ripping unmatched vocals with lyrics that share a story to think about. You can feel Ms. Read more
Published 2 months ago by mtr_01
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