Gravity's Rainbow (album)

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Gravity's Rainbow
Studio album by Pat Benatar
Released May 24, 1993
Recorded Spyder Mae's Soul Kitchen
Genre Rock
Length 45:27
Label Chrysalis
Producer Don Gehman, Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar chronology
True Love
(1991)
Gravity's Rainbow
(1993)
Innamorata
(1997)
Singles from Gravity's Rainbow
  1. "Everybody Lay Down"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Somebody's Baby"
    Released: July 5, 1993
  3. "Crazy"
    Released: 1993
  4. "Every Time I Fall Back"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Gravity's Rainbow is Pat Benatar's ninth studio album, and tenth album overall, released in 1993. It peaked at No. 85 on the US Billboard 200.[3] The album is named after, though bears little other relation to, the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. This record sold close to 160,000 copies - according to Nielsen SoundScan - and would be Benatar's last studio album recorded on the Chrysalis Records label.

This album is out of print physically, but is available for digital download.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pictures of a Gone World" (Neil Giraldo) – 0:41
  2. "Everybody Lay Down" (Giraldo, Pat Benatar) – 4:25
  3. "Somebody's Baby" (Giraldo, Benatar) – 4:24
  4. "Ties That Bind" (Giraldo, Myron Grombacher) – 3:36
  5. "You & I" (Giraldo, Benatar, Grombacher) – 4:24
  6. "Disconnected" (Giraldo, Grombacher, Frank Linx) – 3:43
  7. "Crazy" (Giraldo, Benatar, Grombacher, Linx) – 4:24
  8. "Every Time I Fall Back" (Giraldo, Benatar) – 5:02
  9. "Sanctuary" (Giraldo, Grombacher) – 3:52
  10. "Rise (Part 2)" (Giraldo, Benatar, Grombacher, Linx) – 3:03
  11. "Kingdom Key" (Giraldo, Benatar, Grombacher) – 4:22
  12. "Tradin' Down" (Giraldo, Grombacher) – 3:31

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Pat Benatar - vocals, executive producer
  • Neil Giraldo - guitar, keyboards, percussion, executive producer
  • Myron Grombacher - drums, percussion
  • Frank Linx - bass, percussion

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Greg Piccolo - saxophone on "Crazy"
  • Richard Dodd - cello on "Somebody's Baby"
  • Donte Scher - violin on "Somebody's Baby"

Production[edit]

  • Don Gehman - producer, engineer
  • Rick Will - engineer, mixing of "Tradin' Down"
  • Ed Thacker - mixing
  • Sheldon and Nicholas Devane - mixing of "Pictures of a Gone World" and "Rise (Part 2)"
  • Stephen Marcussen - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Pat Benatar Gravity's Rainbow review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  2. ^ Odintz, Andrea (30 September 1993). "Album Reviews: Pat Benatar - Gravity's Rainbow". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Gravity's Rainbow Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-03-09.