Precious Time (album)

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Precious Time
Pat Benatar - Precious Time.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 6, 1981
StudioSound City Studios and Goodnight LA Studios at Los Angeles, California
GenreRock
Length35:30
LabelChrysalis
Producer
Pat Benatar chronology
Crimes of Passion
(1980)
Precious Time
(1981)
Get Nervous
(1982)
Singles from Precious Time
  1. "Fire and Ice" / "Hard to Believe"
    Released: July 6, 1981
  2. "Promises in the Dark" / "Evil Genius"
    Released: September 25, 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]

Precious Time is the third studio album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released on July 6, 1981. It peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, chart[3] and produced the top 20 hit and lead single "Fire and Ice"; the song that would later win the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1982[4] and reached No. 17 on the U.S. Pop chart[5] and No. 2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart.[6] The album's second single "Promises in the Dark" reached No. 38 on the U.S. Pop chart and No. 16 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart.[5][6]

Precious Time was also Benatar's first album to chart in the UK, reaching No. 30.[7] It was reissued and remastered on Capitol Records in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Promises in the Dark"Neil Giraldo, Pat Benatar4:48
2."Fire and Ice"Tom Kelly, Scott St. Clair Sheets, Benatar3:19
3."Just Like Me" (Paul Revere & the Raiders cover)Rick Dey, Roger Hart, Terry Melcher3:30
4."Precious Time"Billy Steinberg6:03
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."It's a Tuff Life"Giraldo3:17
6."Take It Anyway You Want It"Martin Briley, Giraldo2:49
7."Evil Genius"Giraldo, Benatar4:34
8."Hard to Believe"Giraldo, Myron Grombacher3:26
9."Helter Skelter" (The Beatles cover)John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:50

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Pat Benatar – lead and backing vocals
  • Neil Giraldo – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Scott St. Clair Sheets – rhythm guitar
  • Roger Capps – bass guitar
  • Myron Grombacher – drums

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1984 2x Platinum (+ 2,000,000)[22]
Canada CRIA 1981 2x Platinum (+ 200,000)[23]
France SNEP 1981 Gold (+ 100,000)[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Pat Benatar – Precious Time review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Fissinger, Laura (October 29, 2001). "Album Reviews: Pat Benatar – Precious Time". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Pat Benatar Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lennon, Jones lead Grammy nominees". The Milwaukee Journal. Journal Communications. January 14, 1982. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c "Pat Benatar Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Pat Benatar Chart History: Mainstream Rock". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Pat Benatar Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 35, No. 7, September 12, 1981". Library and Archives Canada. September 12, 1981. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Pat Benatar – Precious Time (album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  12. ^ "Pat Benatar – Precious Time (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  13. ^ "Pat Benatar – Precious Time (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  14. ^ AA.VV. (25 April 2006). Album Chart-Book Complete Edition 1970~2005. Tokyo, Japan: Oricon. ISBN 978-487-1-31077-2.
  15. ^ "Pat Benatar – Precious Time (album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  16. ^ "Album – Pat Benatar, Precious Time". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  17. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 35, No. 7, September 12, 1981". Library and Archives Canada. September 12, 1981. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  18. ^ "Pat Benatar Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  19. ^ "Pat Benatar – Fire and Ice (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  20. ^ "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  21. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 35, No. 15, November 07 1981". Library and Archives Canada. November 7, 1981. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  22. ^ "RIAA Searchable database: search for " Pat Benatar"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  23. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Pat Benatar". Music Canada. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  24. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: search for Benatar P." (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014.

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