Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo have a new offering of old songs for fans.
The couple has released an acoustic live DVD filed earlier this year, featuring unplugged renditions of favorites such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield," “Promises In The Dark," "We Live For Love" and more. Pre-orders are currently available via BenatarGirlado.com and PledgeMusic; Orders via the latter include an audio download and a limited edition autographed poster, as well as delivery before it's available to the general public.
Benatar released the non-album single "Shine" earlier this year, as well as "Dancing Through The Wreckage" from the soundtrack to the documentary Served Like A Girl.
Giraldo told us that the acoustic album was among several projects he and Benatar have been juggling:
"We've got a bunch of material like that we're doing, and we may do an acoustic record of past hits. We work 'em a little bit, take on a different kind of atmosphere or so, sorta like that. A live record. We got that in the works as well. There's a lot of stuff. It never stops. It's almost like you have all these different projects, and when one gets completed you can finally complete another one, but you don't know which one is gonna be the first one you complete."
Benatar and Girlado return to the road February 2 in Peekskill, N.Y., with dates booked into April so far.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.