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Precious Time [Original recording remastered]

Pat BenatarAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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In 1979, Pat Benatar debuted with In The Heat Of The Night, and both "Heartbreaker" and "We Live For Love" charted in the Top 40, driving the album to Platinum.

In 1980, Benatar’s sophomore album, Crimes Of Passion, rocketed to #2, sold more than four million copies in the U.S. alone, and included "You Better Run” and her first Top 10 hit, the ... Read more in Amazon's Pat Benatar Store

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  • Audio CD (April 4, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 1981
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000EHRAG6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,750 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Promises In The Dark
2. Fire And Ice
3. Just Like Me
4. Precious Time
5. It's A Tuff Life
6. Take It Any Way You Want It
7. Evil Genius
8. Hard To Believe
9. Helter Skelter

Editorial Reviews

She notched her only #1 album with this 1981 release, going Top 40 with two of the songs here: Fire and Ice and Promises in the Dark .

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Rock Classic October 7, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album kicked ass back in the '80s. It's a hard rock classic. The gloves came off for this one. Gone were the power pop arrangements of "Crimes of Passion". Neil cranked up the guitars and Pat cut loose. This is the album that convinced my mother that Pat was one of Satan's minions - no one else could scream or snarl quite like her.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Benatar Time December 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Pat Benatar released a string a solid & successful hard-rocking albums in the early 80's with Precious Time being the best of the bunch. "Promises In The Dark" is a frenzied rocker that starts the album on a good foot. "Fire & Ice" follows it and is a great showcase for her powerful voice. The song's title fits the pace of the song as it coolly slithers along before Ms. Benatar heats things up in the chorus. The title track is a solid rocker, but she missteps on the cover of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" as she misses the down & dirty feel of the original. She does better on a cover of an old Paul Revere & The Raiders' "Just Like Me" singing with an appropriate amount of sass. Precious Time was her only number one album and it established as the queen of rock for her era.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pat Benatar kicks ass! June 5, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Pat Benatar is one of those really talented singers that combine grittiness, toughness, & innocence at the same time. And PRECIOUS TIME clearly brings out her talents to the forefront.
A truly accomplished offering, PRECIOUS TIME combines the passionate vocals of Benatar along with the tight musical accompaniment of Neil Geraldo & company. THe title track & "Evil Genius" are just great examples of how great Benatar & the boys are.
PRECIOUS TIME is pure magic.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album December 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
There are more women then ever in hard rock today, but in the 70/80's, there were only a limited number of women in hard rock/metal. Heart started the idea, and a few others picked up on it. Lita Ford was the pop metal queen of the late 80's, but Pat Benatar was the greatest female hard rock act of the era of classic rock. She sings with an intensity most men can't match. Her band was very talented, and played in a style similer to such acts as Sammy Hagar, Billy Squier, and Foreigner. This album was her biggest chart topper. It was a hard rock staple for many fans. I knew more men that liked her music then women, but people like Pat Benatar seem to make more women listen to heavy rock. If you want to have a complete classic heavy rock collection, you will have to get some Benatar. This album has such gems as: "Evil Genius", "Take it anyway you want it", and "Tough life".
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pat's Best July 23, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was helping my little 3 year old daughter build some legos the other afternoon, and out of the blue she started singing, 'heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker, don't ya messa around me', off key but I immediately recognized it. I sat her in front of youtube to watch a video of Pat and she was in awe. Very cute indeedy. But watchin those vids brought back some great memories and I had to get the album. I once had almost all of them on vinyl and wow, to rock to them again in 2009 . . . damn, Precious Time rocked! Prolly the best of all of them. There are 9 songs on this album and 9 songs on this album rock. Thanks Ms Benatar for this timeless creation.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Precious Time February 6, 2007
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This is Pat Benatar at her finest! From Promises in the Dark to her excellent cover of the Beatles Helter Skelter this album is great from beginning to end and perfect to take along on a road trip. It will keep you rocking from beginning to end. If you don't own anything else by her, this is the album to start your collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's here, She's Pat, Get used to it! January 25, 2004
By Nick
Format:Audio CD
I would have to agree with many people in saying that this was probably Pat's best album, hands-down. The gloves came off, the music is rocking, and Pat can scream with the best of them. I thought that she did an absolutely awesome cover of "Helter Skelter", just great. I especially love the way she displays her voice on "Promises In The Dark", when she almost literally screams the lyrics in the middle, proving that those opera lessons were not wasted on her, and in fact made her what she is. Rock on Pat!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow! June 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
For some reason it took me 7 YEARS to re-listen to the Pat Benatar albums my dad's girlfriend let me borrow (or maybe she wanted me to have them?)

Anyway, back in 2000 I was mostly concerned with hit songs from popular artists, and didn't have much patience to try and get into music I wasn't familiar with. In other words, I was about as close-minded as they come.

It's now June 21, 2007. It's summertime! I gave Precious Time another shot. I LOVE THIS ALBUM. I always knew Pat Benatar had the perfect female voice for rock and roll, and this album totally proves how good she used to be.

Her voice is so good and convincing, it's like she was born to sing rock songs. Her excellent voice isn't the only thing that makes the album great- it's also the highly enjoyable songwriting. Every song is written so perfectly, and you can remember how every song goes because the vocal melodies are quite tasty and original.

Great music. Not just the hit songs like "Promises in the Dark" and "Fire and Ice" either. The super melodic and rocking title song, her cover of the Beatles "Helter Skelter" and the reggae beats found on "It's a Tuff Life". Lets not forget the other highly melodic tunes such as "Evil Genius" and "Hard to Believe". I love this album. Pat Benatar really was an excellent musician.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Brought back memories
Love this CD had the album when I was a teenager. Cant wait to see her in concert in August.
Published 3 months ago by pisces11105
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great time in music.
Love the 80's with Pat Benatar. This album along with Crimes of Passion solidified Benatar as a rock goddess. Read more
Published 3 months ago by DantheMan
5.0 out of 5 stars Benatar ROCKS!!!!!
Bentar is one of a kind. I remember buying this on vinyl when I was a kid. This album is classic!!!!! Everyone song on this album is just great!!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Darrell M. Russ
5.0 out of 5 stars A big fan!
Bought this as a gift for my husband. But it had songs that I loved too. Received quickly and in time for his birthday. Overall, very happy with this album.
Published 13 months ago by C. Maniac
4.0 out of 5 stars precious time
pat benatar is fantastic. one of the best voices of our time and should enjoy greater recognition. thank you 1
Published 15 months ago by Sue Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Precious Time - Pat Benatar
This was one of my favorite Pat Benatar albums back in my high school days and I am still just as excited to hear it now as I was when it first came out on vinyl. Read more
Published 15 months ago by MrsD2112
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated
Yes, this is an admittedly "odd" disc, but that does not in any way mean it's bad. There are a couple megahits, "Promises In The Dark" and "Fire And Ice". Read more
Published on July 5, 2012 by Sci Fi Fan
4.0 out of 5 stars I just don't understand... real way to describe it. This is truly a great album, her best, in my opinon. But the whole last half seems to be more filler-type music than on either of her first two... Read more
Published on February 26, 2012 by dl
2.0 out of 5 stars The difficult third album
Pat Benatar's third album in three years definitely showed signs of the strain of her contractual obligations. Read more
Published on July 29, 2011 by B. S. Marlay
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not enough time.
Pat's 3rd album "Precious Time" #1 in 1981. This album would be Pat's only # 1, and it wasn't even her best album.
"Precious Time", seemed liked it needed more time. Read more
Published on January 11, 2011 by ScottE
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