Live from Earth

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Live from Earth
Live album by Pat Benatar
Released October 15, 1983
Recorded in France and California during the 'Get Nervous' tour of 1982–1983, with Le Mobile and Artisan Recorders Mobile One;
MCA Whitney Studios, Glendale, California, 1982 (studio tracks)
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 43:02
Label Chrysalis
Producer Neil Giraldo,
Neil Giraldo & Peter Coleman (studio tracks)
Pat Benatar chronology
Get Nervous
(1982)
Live from Earth
(1983)
Tropico
(1984)
Singles from Live from Earth
  1. "Love Is a Battlefield" / "Hell Is for Children (live)"
    Released: September 13, 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Kerrang! (mixed)[3]
In Concert
Video by Pat Benatar
Released 1985
Recorded New Haven Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, December 19, 1982[4]
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 73 min.
Label RCA/Columbia Pictures
Director Marty Callner, Molly Miles
Producer Rick Newman, Richard Fields, Karen Glass, Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar video chronology
Hit Videos
(1984)
In Concert
(1985)
Pat Benatar The Visual Music Collection
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[5]

Live from Earth is the first live album from American rock singer Pat Benatar and was released in 1983. The album was recorded during Benatar's sold out 'Get Nervous' world tour in late 1982 and early 1983. It also contains two studio tracks, "Love Is a Battlefield" and "Lipstick Lies", which were produced by Neil Giraldo and Peter Coleman. The album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 albums chart[6] and sold more than a million copies.[7] "Love Is a Battlefield" was an international hit single and garnered Benatar her fourth consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1984.[8]

A concert from the same tour was filmed for a HBO special and released on VHS in 1985 with the title In Concert, but with a different and expanded track listing. The footage was re-released on VHS with the title Benatar the same year and in 1998 on DVD as Live from New Haven, without the last two tracks.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Fire and Ice" (Tom Kelly, Scott St. Clair Sheets, Pat Benatar) – 3:46
  2. "Lookin' for a Stranger" (Franne Golde, Peter McIan) – 3:28
  3. "I Want Out" (Neil Giraldo, Billy Steinberg) – 4:05
  4. "We Live for Love" (Giraldo) – 3:39
  5. "Hell Is for Children" (Giraldo, Benatar, Roger Capps) – 6:06
Side two
  1. "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" (Eddie Schwartz) – 3:07
  2. "Promises in the Dark" (Giraldo, Benatar) – 5:14
  3. "Heartbreaker" (Geoff Gill, Clint Wade) – 4:21
  4. "Love Is a Battlefield" (Mike Chapman, Holly Knight) – 5:25 (studio recording)
  5. "Lipstick Lies" (Giraldo, Myron Grombacher) – 3:51 (studio recording)

VHS track listing[edit]

  • "Anxiety (Get Nervous)
  • "Fire and Ice"
  • You Better Run"
  • "Little Too Late"
  • "Fight It Out"
  • "Looking for a Stranger"
  • "I Want Out"
  • "We Live for Love"
  • "In the Heat of the Night"
  • "Shadows of the Night"
  • "Heartbreaker"
  • "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"
  • "Hell Is for Children"
  • "Little Paradise"
  • "Love Is a Battlefield" (video)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Live recordings[edit]

  • Neil Giraldo - producer, mixing
  • Guy Charbonneau - engineer, mixing
  • Cliff Bonnell, Andy Rose, Tim Wybrow, Bobby Ainsworth - assistant engineers

Studio recordings[edit]

  • Neil Geraldo, Peter Coleman - producers, mixing
  • Dave Hernandez - assistant engineer
  • Steve Hall - mastering

Video recordings[edit]

  • Marty Callner - director
  • Molly Miles - additional directing
  • Rick Newman, Richard Fields - producers
  • Neil Giraldo - audio producer
  • Karen Glass - associate producer
  • Bob Giraldi - "Love Is a Battlefied" video director

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1983 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[7]
Canada CRIA 1984 Platinum (+ 100,000)[26]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ De Whalley, Chas (November 3, 1983). "Pat Benatar 'Live from Earth'". Kerrang! 54. Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 11. 
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  8. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Rock Vocal Performance – Female". Rock on the Net. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
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