| July 6, 1981|
6 July 1981
Rock music, Hard rock
Keith Olsen, Pat Benatar
| Sound City Studios and Goodnight LA Studios at Los Angeles, California|
Get Nervous, Crimes of Passion, In the Heat of the Night, Wide Awake in Dreamland, Seven the Hard Way
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 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 and reached No. 17 on the U.S. Pop chart and No. 2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart.
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.
Precious Time was also Benatar's first album to chart in the UK, reaching No. 30.
Precious Time was reissued and remastered on Capitol Records in 2006.
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
Alan Pasqua – piano
Gary Herbig, Joel Peskin, Tom Scott, Larry Williams – saxophones on track 7
Keith Olsen – tambourine on track 2
Produced by Keith Olsen and Neil Giraldo
Engineered by Keith Olsen and Chris Minto at Sound City & Goodnight LA
Mastered by Greg Fulginiti at Artisan Sound Recorders
Art direction and design by Ria Lewerke-Shapiro
1Promises in the Dark4:49Precious Time (album) Wikipedia
2Fire & Ice3:21
3Just Like Me3:31