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Heartbreaker - The very original recording.

Elliott Randall on January 13, 2012 21:06


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    Pat Benetar. Produced by Ron Dante @ Media Sound Studios (NYC) - the year before the same arrangement was re-recorded for public consumption, due to ...'record biz politics'.

    The band on this are Paul Shaffer (keyboards), Elliott Randall (guitars), Allan Schwartzberg (drums) and Neil Jason (bass). Engineered by Harvey Goldberg, This version is a bit more gritty and raw. We had an amazing time making this record.

    There was no "final mix" or mastering. Special thanks to Wes Maebe [GHQ Sonic Cuisine] for adding that little extra audio "oomph" for this presentation.

    Photo courtesy of Bobby Bank (c) 1978


    25 timed comments and 22 regular comments

    • JaydeVox
      JaydeVox at 2.02 on June 20, 2014 06:02

      Wow Paul Shaffer on the Keys

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    • TedSi
      TedSi at 1.15 on June 17, 2014 03:22

      This is awesome! I love this mix.

    • Kenneth Newnum
      Kenneth Newnum at 2.29 on June 16, 2014 23:42

      it is Pat, she is in the jacket.

    • C12aircraft
    • Carl Wurzbach
      Carl Wurzbach at 2.28 on February 14, 2014 03:25

      And spins it right back in ya face

    • lyle1958
      lyle1958 at 2.33 on January 12, 2014 12:51

      Love the rawness of her voice right here.

    • stratoplasm
      stratoplasm at 2.52 on December 23, 2013 20:32

      a very interesting version. Very cool guitar sounds as well.

    • LeRoy Henry 1
      LeRoy Henry 1 at 0.48 on December 23, 2013 20:08

      I played with a guy, Larry Jacobe from New York City that was in Pat Benetar's band for a while.

    • JustinSchroder
      JustinSchroder at 2.07 on October 17, 2013 03:07

      I like the driving piano here. Having played this in a group, the silence is tough to mark.

    • MKBel
    • Brad Zerkel
      Brad Zerkel at 0.43 on December 29, 2012 17:09

      I love Elliott, great musician and all around guy.....I definitely prefer this version

    • Tommyz69
      Tommyz69 on July 27, 2012 04:16

      This was ahead of its time, it sounds like the music that is being put out currently, we need to be able to download it to our music libraries

    • Net Prophets
      Net Prophets on July 18, 2012 14:58

      Very cool. Disappointed there is no guitar solo at the end, though1

    • Leif Wikfeldt
      Leif Wikfeldt on July 16, 2012 15:17

      I bet the late great percussionist Jimmy Maelen (R.I.P.) sat in on this too. That's his tambourine in there

    • The|Rock
      The|Rock on June 13, 2012 03:34

      this is rockin, hate to say it but it sound like the foofighters who I hate
      but the gtr work and vocals are awesome

    • neverbeenblonde
      neverbeenblonde on May 27, 2012 14:58

      This version: Elliott kickin' it wild. Other version: Elliott kickin' it wild. Yeah, baby.

    • David Jacoby
      David Jacoby on April 21, 2012 00:58

      What I want to know is... where are the REST of the tracks from this session?????

    • realb
      realb at 1.00 on April 11, 2012 12:50

      Woa.... goosebumps E.... :)

    • Hessen Riff
      Hessen Riff at 1.19 on March 01, 2012 14:07

      I swear.....are you kidding me.....this sounds more like Pat Benatar than Pat herself and are you really Neil Giraldo??? If not, you two SHOULD be!!!

    • BobbyLynchMusic
    • marsupials
      marsupials on January 31, 2012 08:11

      This takes me somewhere the vanilla version doesn't, though that's ok too. This is what music can be like when not gutted for radio.

    • reijo
      reijo at 0.08 on January 28, 2012 16:24

      This is a fantastic 'discovery' or 'release'. It's fun to listen to how songs are before the interference. :)))) Thanks for posting Elliot.

    • Rod Jay
      Rod Jay on January 24, 2012 22:21

      It's a great take! The stops without another legato guitar make it choppy in spots however it is the original!

    • KentM
      KentM on January 24, 2012 02:20

      Personally I hated the keyboards except for in the bridge but everything else was cool, I was waiting for Elliott to rip it up at the end. none the less it was an energetic take.

    • Elliott Randall
      Elliott Randall on January 24, 2012 02:07

      @ ChrisCia - that's what makes the world go around. Different folks like different things. All's cool. "Better / Best" is purely subjective. Respectfully.

    • ChrisCia
      ChrisCia on January 24, 2012 01:31

      I am not really getting where this rocks harder or sounds better then the realeased version. the drumming was superior on the released version. for that matter everyones playing was better on the realeased version. cool to hear the song in the demo phase though.

    • thudson99
      thudson99 on January 24, 2012 01:31

      Edgy. Loved it! Love the original too. Just like Italian and Chinese food, I love 'em both. They're just different. Definitely needs to be re-released. Could even go edgier, and still use her original voice track. Thank u for posting!

    • Ezra9
      Ezra9 on January 24, 2012 01:11

      Great song, but I can't stand the cheesy keyboard in the background--this is not a song that needs keyboard. And if you really want the song to sound "grittier", you'd get rid of the distracting keyboard completely.

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