True Love (Pat Benatar album)

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True Love
True love.jpg
Studio album by Pat Benatar
Released April 27, 1991
Genre Jump blues
Length 36:37
Label Chrysalis
Producer Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar chronology
Wide Awake in Dreamland
(1988)
True Love
(1991)
Gravity's Rainbow
(1993)
Singles from True Love
  1. "True Love"
    Released: April 15, 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

True Love is the eighth studio album, and ninth album overall, by American singer Pat Benatar, released in 1991. The album is a combination of covers and original tracks of jump blues, which Benatar recorded with husband Neil Giraldo, Myron Grombacher and the Roomful of Blues horn section and drummer. The CD edition of the album included the seasonal standard "Please Come Home for Christmas" as a bonus track, which was released to the US Troops serving in the Gulf War, and was not included on foreign vinyl and cassette pressings of the album.

True Love reached #37 on the U.S. Billboard album chart.[3] and, as of 2014, had sold 339,000 copies according to SoundScan.[4] with little radio airplay.

Pat Benatar was the May artist of the month for VH-1 in 1991 in support of the album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bloodshot Eyes" Hank Penny, Ruth Hall 2:49
2. "Payin' the Cost to Be the Boss" B. B. King 3:15
3. "So Long" Remus Harris, Russ Morgan, Irving Melsher 3:59
4. "I've Got Papers on You" B. B. King, Jules Taub 2:23
5. "I Feel Lucky" Neil Giraldo, Myron Grombacher 4:31
6. "True Love" Giraldo, Pat Benatar 4:42
7. "The Good Life" Giraldo, Grombacher 4:11
8. "Evening" Mitchell Parish, Harry White 3:43
9. "I Get Evil" Tampa Red 3:12
10. "Don't Happen No More" Obie Jessie 2:43
11. "Please Come Home for Christmas" (CD edition bonus track) Gene Redd, Charles Brown 3:09

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Roomful of Blues

Production[edit]

  • Neil Giraldo – producer
  • Gordon Fordyce – engineer, mixing of tracks 4, 8, 11
  • Frank Linx – assistant engineer. mixing of tracks 4, 8, 11
  • Ed Thacker – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering at Precision Lacquer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
Canada CRIA 1991 Gold (+ 50,000)[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Pat Benatar – True Love review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Eddy, Chuck. "Album Reviews: Pat Benatar - True Love". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 30, 2007. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "True Love Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ Caulfield, Keith (October 28, 2004). "Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar.". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 53, No. 26, June 1, 1991". Library and Archives Canada. June 1, 1991. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pat Benatar – True Love (album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pat Benatar – True Love (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pat benatar – True Love". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Artist Chart History – Pat Benatar". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  11. ^ "Pat Benatar – True Love (album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Pat Benatar – True Love (nummer)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  13. ^ "True Love Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 53, No. 25, May 25, 1991". Library and Archives Canada. May 25, 1991. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Pat Benatar". Music Canada. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 

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