Pat Benatar – Live From Earth (1983/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 42:52 minutes | 1,77 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ChrysalisEMI Records (USA)
Live from Earth is the first live album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, and was released in October 15, 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 and shipped more than a million copies. “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.
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 in New Haven, without the last two tracks.
One of Pat Benatar’s most famed attributes is that she performs extremely well to an audience, and no album solidifies this more than Live From Earth, with tracks taken from her 1982-1983 American and European tour at the height of Benatar’s career. Not only does Benatar sound amazingly intense and vibrant, but the choice of songs for the album couldn’t have been better. Starting off with the explosive chorus of “Fire and Ice” and leading fluidly into the seductive “Looking for a Stranger,” Pat Benatar ignites quickly and effectively before going into a well-constructed medley of “I Want Out,” “We Live for Love,” and the darkened “Hell Is for Children.” Benatar’s musicians are sharp as well, especially on the faster-than-usual tempo of “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” while “Heartbreaker” finishes off her live material with the allure of her voice enticing the chorus. Although Benatar’s unsurpassed energy drapes the album with a strong rock & roll atmosphere, the last two studio tracks end Live From Earth on an equable note, especially the number five hit “Love Is a Battlefield,” with “Lipstick Lies” a close second. While there could have been more tracks added, Live From Earth still does a good job at showing off Pat Benatar’s aggressive yet tamed vocal style outside of the studio. – Mike DeGagne
1. Pat Benatar – Fire And Ice (Live)
2. Pat Benatar – Looking For A Stranger (Live)
3. Pat Benatar – I Want Out (Live)
4. Pat Benatar – We Live For Love (Live)
5. Pat Benatar – Hell Is For Children (Live)
6. Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Live)
7. Pat Benatar – Promises In The Dark (Live)
8. Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker (Live)
9. Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
10. Pat Benatar – Lipstick Lies