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Synchronistic Wanderings is a compilation album by American rock singer Pat Benatar. Spanning three discs, it is a box set chronicling her career from 1979 to 1999 - twenty years. Included are soundtrack contributions, b-sides, studio outtakes, previously unreleased songs, and rarities, as well as well-known singles - overall, it adds up to fifty-three tracks total. The booklet chronicles her career, discussing her ups and downs and giving additional commentary and background on most of the included songs from Benatar and husband Neil Giraldo.

Synchronistic Wanderings
Box set by
ReleasedOctober 5, 1999
GenreRock, hard rock, pop rock
ProducerNeil Giraldo, Peter Coleman, Keith Olsen, Mike Chapman, Don Gehman
Pat Benatar chronology
Synchronistic Wanderings
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Among the previously unreleased tracks are a cover of Roy Orbison's "Crying", a demo of "Love Is a Battlefield", a live version of "I Need a Lover", part 1 of "Rise" (from her 1993 album Gravity's Rainbow), a live performance of "Run Between the Raindrops" (from Seven the Hard Way), and a remix of "Every Time I Fall Back".


Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

  1. "Heartbreaker"
  2. "We Live for Love"
  3. "My Clone Sleeps Alone"
  4. "I Need a Lover" (live)
  5. "In the Heat of the Night"
  6. "You Better Run"
  7. "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"
  8. "Treat Me Right"
  9. "Wuthering Heights"
  10. "Hell Is for Children"
  11. "Fire and Ice"
  12. "Promises in the Dark"
  13. "Precious Time"
  14. "Shadows of the Night"
  15. "Little Too Late"
  16. "Looking for a Stranger"
  17. "Anxiety (Get Nervous)"
  18. "Love Is a Battlefield" (demo version)

Disc twoEdit

  1. "Love Is a Battlefield"
  2. "Ooh Ooh Song"
  3. "We Belong"
  4. "Painted Desert"
  5. "Outlaw Blues"
  6. "Invincible" (theme from The Legend of Billie Jean)
  7. "Sex as a Weapon"
  8. "Le Bel Age"
  9. "New Dream Islands" (session outtake)
  10. "Run Between the Raindrops" (live)
  11. "One Love (Song of the Lion)"
  12. "True Hearts" (session outtake)
  13. "Let's Stay Together"
  14. "All Fired Up"
  15. "Shooting Star" (live at the Harry Chapin tribute concert)
  16. "La Cancion Ooh Ooh" ("Ooh Ooh Song" - Spanish version)

Disc threeEdit

  1. "Payin' the Cost to be the Boss"
  2. "True Love"
  3. "The Good Life"
  4. "I Feel Lucky"
  5. "Please Come Home for Christmas"
  6. "Tell Me Why"
  7. "Crying" (session outtake)
  8. "Sometimes the Good Guys Finish First" (from The Secret of My Success)
  9. "Somebody's Baby"
  10. "Everybody Lay Down"
  11. "Rise (Part 2)"
  12. "Rise (Part 1)" (session outtake)
  13. "Temptation"
  14. "Every Time I Fall Back" (remix)
  15. "The Effect You Have on Me" (from the Édith Piaf tribute album)
  16. "Rescue Me" (from Speed)
  17. "Strawberry Wine"
  18. "I Don't Want to be Your Friend"
  19. "Here's My Heart" (from Metropolis - 1984 re-release)


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Pat Benatar Synchronistic Wanderings review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-03-10.

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