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Crimes Of Passion [Original recording remastered]

Benatar Pat Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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1. Treat Me Right
2. You Better Run
3. Never Wanna Leave You
4. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
5. Hell Is For Children
6. Little Paradise
7. I'm Gonna Follow You
8. Wuthering Heights
9. Prisoner Of Love
10. Out-A-Touch

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You Better Run set the stage by nearly going Top 40, then Hit Me with Your Best Shot and Treat Me Right rocketed Benatar into full-fledged superstardom. Her #2 LP from 1980.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of Pat Benatar's Best Aug. 21 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Along with IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT and BEST SHOTS, CRIMES OF PASSION is one of Pat Benatar's best albums. There are a lot of great rockers here, including "Hell Is For Children", which holds a special place for me because, when I was in school, I knew a lot of kids from not-so-good homes. On the other hand, several other songs, including "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", would be the perfect soundtrack for the next time your group or school has a field day. Get this and the other aforementioned albums to start your Pat Benatar collection- preferably all at once.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In a word: AMAZING May 16 2002
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
Pat Benatar is, without a doubt, one of the best female voices in rock history. On this, her sophomore effort, she comes out with a true hard rock album for the ages.
If you were listening to the radio in the early '80s, then you likely know four of the first five tracks on the album. "Treat Me Right" gets the album off on the right foot with a catchy rocker that demands your attention. "You Better Run" is a hard rock remake of an old song, and it just kicks. Everyone, pop and rock fans alike, knows "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", the classic single that truly brought Pat into the limelight. "Hell Is For Children" is one of the best rock anthems of all time. Pat's handling of such a sensitive issue as child abuse is stunning in the context of this rocking song.
Rest assured, the radio tracks are not the only good ones. Listen to the searing chorus on a song like "I'm Gonna Follow You"--quite a surprise after the comparatively mellow verse. "Little Paradise" and "Out-A-Touch" also rock. In fact, this whole album does. While Pat's voice has over time proven to be beautifully suited for both hard rockers and gorgeous ballads, the rock is what dominates early in her career on such efforts as this. Truly a masterpiece from an all-time great artist. Neil Geraldo also deserves a great amount of praise for his song writing and guitar contributions this album (not to mention plenty of others).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Benatar's Best-Seller Jan. 1 2002
Format:Audio CD
This 4 million selling opus from Benatar was only her 2nd effort after 1979's wonderful In The Heat of The Night. Diverting to a more pop sound than her previous effort, Pat's unshielded voice gave her the recognition she deserved with her first Top 10 single Hit Me With Your Best Shot & other hits such as the brutally ambitious You Better Run, which fact-fans was the 2nd ever video to be aired on MTV. That illustrates the importance of Benatar in the early 80s. The wonderful thing about this album is that there are no fillers & that all tracks sound unique. Standouts are I'm Gonna Follow You which pulses between a sweet verse & cacaphonic chorus which rocks like the best of them. The video however should be avoided:-))) Pat also undertakes a very challenging task - certainly for this listener anyway. An ambitious cover version of British icon Kate Bush's classic Wuthering Heights. Pat's version is her own. A lot sweeter, with less angst than Kate's, you still hear the power & ambition in Benatar's voice. Pat has taken care of this song & only over the last couple of years has started to perform it live. This is a wonderful album - not the best of her career by any stretch, although the most successful - & certainly was made in times before Pat got a decent stylist (aka The Leotard Years). But with a voice like that, Pat's clothes are the last thing you want to look at!!
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Following the success of her hit single "Heartbreaker", Pat Benatar released her second album 'Crimes Of Passion' to a much broader audience than the young punkers who bought up her first release. Although the first single "You Better Run" wasn't a big success, the release of the album right along with the single "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" catapulted Pat to the position of being probably the most famous female rocker of the 80's.
Although the album yielded three singles ("You Better Run", "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "Treat Me Right") the most infamous track would have to be "Hell Is For Children", a haunting rocker depicting the harsh, yet unignorable subject of child abuse. The song, though never released as a single, has become a staple in rock music and remains one of the highlights in Pat's concerts. Another key moment appears in the eerie cover of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" based on the novel of the same name.
This album is one of Pat's best and remains her best known, but honestly, I'd have to say I enjoyed her debut "In The Heat Of The Night" much better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest rock albums ever. April 13 2000
By Da Man
Format:Audio CD
For those who write Ms. Benatar off, pick up this classic from 1980 and see what you'll say NOW.
Every song on here is magical.
Treat Me Right kicks off the mood for this album and you know from the first line "You want me to leave, you want me to stay", that you're in for a killer album.
You Better Run remakes an old 60's song and gives it headbanging treatment.
Never Wanna Leave You is more in the vein of her Get Nervous sound, and it's great too. You see a more playful Pat on this track that usually lurks behind on the rest.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot -- who hasn't heard this song? It's 2:51 of pure perfection. The song launched Pat into the superstar stratospeare and has a very nice double entendre.
Hell Is For Children is one of the most haunting songs ever recorded. And it is possibly the greatest record Pat recorded.
Little Paradise is filler, but it's got a very intresting beat.
Prisoner Of Love is one of the most melodic tracks on this album. Try to get this song out of your head.
Wuthering Heights is a remake of a classic Kate Bush record. Pat's lounge roots show through on this, she sings like you've never heard her before.
I'm Gonna Follow You is the most underrated song of her career. She even did a video for this song. Another one of her highlights.
Out-A-Touch ends the album with a bang. She proves she's still a "tough cookie"
DO NOT MISS THIS ALBUM! It's 20 years old and it still rocks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pat Benatar
Great music from the early 80's. A classic. Without any doubt, probably her best release. Talk a trip back in time and enjoy.
Published 21 months ago by Homer
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Have The Height Of Her Danskins Plus Too
I just reconnected with this beauty after a long period of separation (we get led away from our truths seriously in tone with the promise of more or better - then back to this). Read more
Published on June 17 2003 by Terry S. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Album!
Although other fans may disagree, I find Crimes Of Passion to be Pat Benatar's masterpiece! This album has a rare consistency - not a bad song on the disc - and the songs flow... Read more
Published on May 30 2003 by Allmaniac
5.0 out of 5 stars So-called divas move aside! Pat Benatar plain rocks!
This was the first album I ever owned. I went to the store and bought it on vinyl when I was only a yungun. Read more
Published on March 4 2003 by Freth
3.0 out of 5 stars Good album, but not the best ....
I have had all of PAT BENATAR'S albums, tapes or CD'S at one time or other and they all have some good high points but on this one she is really more MS. HEAVY METAL VIXEN then MS. Read more
Published on April 15 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars metal masterpiece
The only amazon customer reviewer with ears @ 10/4/01 is irridium from South Africa, who terms "Little Paradise" "vibrant" and thus does justice to Neal... Read more
Published on Oct. 4 2001 by "wittrup@kl.com"
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Sophomore Effort
Pat Benatar's second album s her best. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Treat Me Nice" are good pop songs. Read more
Published on March 28 2001 by "oldtimerocker"
4.0 out of 5 stars MELODIC ROCK MASTERPIECE
A superb album of tuneful uptempo poprock. My faves include Hit Me ..., the disturbing Hell Is For Children (... Read more
Published on Nov. 16 2000 by Pieter Uys
5.0 out of 5 stars A Really Solid Album
One of the best Pop/Rock albums of the early 80's. Great tunesmithing, arrangements and of course Benetar's unmatched vocal range. Read more
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