Crimes of Passion Original recording remastered
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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|
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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Top Customer Reviews
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).
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.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
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 on Nov. 13 2012 by Homer
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 morePublished on June 17 2003 by Doug Moon
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 morePublished on May 30 2003 by Allmaniac
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 morePublished on March 4 2003 by Freth
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 morePublished on April 15 2002
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 morePublished on Oct. 4 2001
Pat Benatar's second album s her best. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Treat Me Nice" are good pop songs. Read morePublished on March 28 2001
A superb album of tuneful uptempo poprock. My faves include Hit Me ..., the disturbing Hell Is For Children (... Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2000 by Peter Uys