Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Pat BenatarPat Benatar


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The liner notes to Capitol's 20-track retrospective of rock goddess Pat Benatar's golden years are filled with testimonials from some of the genre's queens, both reigning (Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos) and retired (Jane Wiedlin, Martha Davis). It's a fitting tribute to the artist, as her four-and-a-half-octave vocal range spewing arena-sized anthems has yet to be matched by anyone with as much rock & roll panache. "We Belong," "Shadows of the Night," "Promises in the Dark," and "Love Is a Battlefield" are all certifiable '80s classics -- not just guilty pleasures -- and even later semi-hits like "Sex as a Weapon" and "All Fired Up" don't sound as overwrought as one would imagine, having not heard them in some time. Greatest Hits is just five songs longer than 1989's Best Shots -- reissued in 2003 with an accompanying DVD -- but the inclusion of fan favorites such as "Little Too Late" and "Le Bel Age" make this collection the most effective to date. Fair is fair.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2005
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724357885829
catalogNumber: 78858
Rank: 5443

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Benatar   Primary Artist,Vocals
Roger Capps   Bass,Background Vocals
Charlie Giordano   Keyboards
Neil Giraldo   Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Myron Grombacher   Drums
Frank Linx   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Keith Olsen   Tambourine
Alan Pasqua   Piano
Fernando Saunders   Bass
Kevin Savigar   Keyboards
Donnie Mossov   Bass
Glen Alexander Hamilton   Drums
Scott St. Clair Sheets   Guitar

Technical Credits

Pat Benatar   Composer
Joan Jett   Author
Sarah McLachlan   Author
Keith Forsey   Producer,Audio Production
Holly Knight   Composer
Tori Amos   Author
Jane Wiedlin   Author
Martina McBride   Author
Simon Climie   Composer
Peter Coleman   Producer
Neil Giraldo   Producer,Audio Production
Doug Lubahn   Composer
Keith Olsen   Producer,Audio Production
D.L. Byron   Composer
Martha Davis   Author
Mike Chapman   Producer,Audio Production
Diana Barnes   Art Direction
Lisa Marie Presley   Author
T.C. Kelly   Composer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction

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