Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Don't Dismiss Her!!!
J. | 09/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You know her music, you all did the shoulder shake from the video of LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD. But what many don't know is that Ms. Benatar has the pipes from being trained in opera.Opera to rock, how did that happen you might ask? Well, let's wait for VH1's Behind the music to find out.But this CD is what you have to call a treasure. It was never destined to be a smash hit. Pat Benatar singing the Blues? Who would have bought that? But damn it you need to give it a chance.In my mind, this is where Ms. Benatar decided to stretch her artistic wings and go out at it. The Blues is the father to rock and roll, and in Ms. Benatar's powerful voice you can hear why. She wraps herself in songs by BB King and more that you wouldn't expect. She is raw, heartfelt and passionate.I wish the label had pushed it more. Or even for VH1 to have been more of an influence then like it is now. Pat Benatar would have benfited from VH1's Storytellers show to perform songs from th is album in that setting. Truly an amazing album!"
Pat shows her diversity
Brad | CT | 10/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pat Benatar has always shown that she has a GREAT voice. Over the course of her career she has sung both rockers and ballads with equal passion and greatness. Well, this foray into the blues just leaves me further impressed with the woman as a performer. She sings ... on these blues classics.The closest thing to a hit on this album was "True Love"--which was also an awesome concert song when I saw her a few years ago. That, in fact, is what turned me on to this album. Note that this is an original song, as are two other tracks on this collection. But for sure, her covers of such fare as "Bloodshot Eyes", "Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss", and "I've Got Papers On You" all rock the house. Even her cover of "Please Come Home For Christmas", which closes the album, sounds real good here.Call my overall rating of this CD 4 3/4 stars, as it is just short of my favorite Pat material. Still, it is strongly recommended for anyone who loves Pat's amazing voice, cares about more than "the biggest hits", and likes to dip into the blues now and then. A very fun, enjoyable album."
Can't fault her for trying
William J. Eichelberger | Ft. Thomas, KY | 12/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I'm sure this is Pat's worst selling album, it really doesn't deserve all of the bad press that it's garnered her. It had to take a big set of onions to put out something as unfashionable as this, but she pulls it off nicely. The problem was in the timing, as she was WAY ahead of the curve on this one. Had it been released several years later it would have been right at the crest of the popular wave, but then she would have been getting belted for hopping on a trend. No way for her to win on this one, but that doesn't mean you can't. Buy the album."