” It went platinum (1,000,000 sales ) in thirteen days,” Pat Benatar states matter-of-factly while she and hubby/ musical director Neil Giraldo reminisce In the Studio about the explosive third album, Precious Time, as it headed rapidly to the top-selling perch in America in 1981. There are some powerful perennials on her best-of collection, including the timeless tortured love rockers “Promises in the Dark” and “Fire and Ice”, no doubt delivered with complete conviction as Pat was just attempting to rebound from a bad first marriage as she was falling in love with her new guitar player. But the real story wasn’t between the sheets. According to Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, those who were supposedly on her management and record company team chose sexploitation as a business plan.