True Love (Pat Benatar album)

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True Love
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 9, 1991
Genre Jump blues
Label Chrysalis
Producer Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar chronology
Wide Awake in Dreamland
True Love
Gravity's Rainbow
Singles from True Love
  1. "True Love"
    Released: April 15, 1991
  2. "Payin' the Cost to Be the Boss"
    Released: 1991 (promo)
  3. "So Long"
    Released: 1991 (Europe only)
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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 No. 37 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. [3]

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

Track listing

1."Bloodshot Eyes" Hank Penny, Ruth Hall2:49
2."Payin' the Cost to Be the Boss" B.B. King 3:15
3."So Long"Remus Harris, Russ Morgan, Irving Melsher3:59
4."I've Got Papers on You"King, Jules Taub 2:23
5."I Feel Lucky" Neil Giraldo, Myron Grombacher4:31
6."True Love"Giraldo, Pat Benatar 4:42
7."The Good Life"Giraldo, Grombacher4:11
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



Roomful of Blues



Chart performance for True Love
Chart (1991)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) [4] 53
Canada Top Albums/CDs ( RPM ) [5] 22
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) [6] 52
European Albums ( Music & Media ) [7] 79
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) [8] 17
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [9] 30
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [10] 30
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [11] 39
UK Albums (OCC) [12] 40
US Billboard 200 [13] 37


Canada CRIA 1991Gold (+ 50,000) [14]

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