For fans of great rock music with a bit of a feminine punch to it, Pat Benatar has released a new collection of her classic hits titled the Ultimate Collection. This 2 CD set hit stores on June 24, and is filled with some of her best songs. Forty of her songs in fact.
This isn’t the first collection of Pat Benatar songs though. Over the years, several have been released. This makes you wonder if another collection is even needed.
This collection has not just hits, but other tracks from her catalog of songs. Both CD’s are filled with songs including some of my personal favorites – "Fire and Ice," "Heartbreaker," "Promises in the Dark," and "Hell is for Children." Her best known hit "Love is a Battlefield" is also on the CD. Every song has been remastered and sound perfect on this collection. With this set, you can pop the CDs in your player and just blast them loud for almost three hours.
Benatar has a strong voice, and her lyrics have always touched a chord across genres. She has rock and pop fans, and this collection will open the doors to a new generation to appreciate her operatic vocal stylings. If you pick up the CD and fall in love with Pat Benatar, she is heading out on tour this summer. Perfect timing for the release of the CD collection.
So if you’re still asking yourself whether or not you need another Pat Benatar CD, I would get this one. The last collection of her songs I picked up is 1994’s Best Shots. This one has all the tracks on that album, and even more. This CD compilation is a perfect way for an older Pat Benatar fan to top off their collection, or for someone new to her music. If you haven’t heard her before, pick this one up!