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Crimes of Passion Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (April 4 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000EHRAFM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 23 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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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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By A Customer on Aug. 21 2003
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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By A Customer on May 21 1999
Format: Audio CD
Benatar is nothing if not dynamic in her delivery on this album and Geraldo's guitar is great. Classic guitar solos are to be found on 'Treat me Right' and 'Hit me with your best shot' in particular. Great riffs from a very good tight, confident, band. Simple, direct rock. Lyrics a little heavy on the cheese factor - but that is her style. At the time I thought Benatar was essentially a heavier Blondie - I still think this is true. It amuses me. This album was such a breath of fresh air after all that dark miserable synth pop which was appearing at the same time in the early 80s
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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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