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Precious Time Original recording remastered

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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 4, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000EHRAG6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,118 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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By A Customer on October 7, 1999
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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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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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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!!! The production is great and Benatar's voice is one of a kind. I saw her recently and she and Spider signed my 45 and 45 sleever for "Promises in the Dark" and her autobiography "Between a Rock and Hard Place." BENATAR ROCKS!!!!!!
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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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By Bryan on June 21, 2007
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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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With Benatar's sophomore album 'Crimes Of Passion' taking off so big? Pat Benatar and her lead guitarist in husband Neil Geraldo were fast making huge and pioneering strides in terms of the presentation of female rock 'n rollers. While groups such as the Go-Go's took it even a step further? Benatar came out with an expressive vocal and songwriting power all her own. This 1981 would only be the third album in what would turn out to be a long and fruitful career for Benatar. And she was already in her peak period of success.

Beginning as an almost country-pop ballad "Promises In The Dark"-in much the same fashion as "Take It Anyway You Want It","Just Like Me","Hard To Believe" and her big hit song from this album in "Fire And Ice" are big,melodic arena pop/rock numbers with Benatar's trademark level of musical penetration intact. The title song is a more instrumentally progressive piece with jazz-fusion oriented instrumental references abound. "It's a Tuff Life" is a song of two sides: starts off as a popping reggae number but blasts into a full blown guitar rocker on the chorus. "Evil Genius" is Benatar going for a mini rock opera featuring Tom Scott on sax at the closer while her sleeker yet still faithful take on Paul McCartney's Bealte number "Helter Skelter" rounds out this album.

This was Pat Benatar's only #1 pop char album in the United States. And commercially represented the peak of her powers. It was also a very important album for her musically as well. While the majority of the songs are in the guitar hero/arena friendly pop/rock style the Benatar/Geraldo team had made famous with their first two albums?
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