Tina Turner - Albums Collection 1984-2008 [7CD]
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Genre: Pop Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul | Time: 06:20:51
Collection includes: Private Dancer (1984); Break Every Rule (1986); Foreign Affair (1989); Foreign Affair (Limited Passport Edition); Wildest Dreams (1996); Twenty Four Seven (1999); Tina! (2008).
The most dynamic female soul singer in the history of the music, Tina Turner oozed sexuality from every pore in a performing career that began the moment she stepped on-stage as lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in the late '50s. Her gritty & growling performances beat down doors everywhere, looking back to the double-barreled attack of gospel fervor & sexual ab&on that had originally formed soul in the early '50s. Divorced from Ike in the mid-'70s, she recorded only occasionally later in the decade but resurfaced in the mid-'80s with a series of hit singles & movie appearances; her high-profile status was assured well into the '90s.
Born Annie Mae Bullock near Brownsville, TN, she began singing as a teen, & joined Ike Turner's touring show as an 18-year-old backup vocalist. Just two years later, Tina was the star of the show, the attention-grabbing focal point for an incredibly smooth-running soul revue headed by Ike & his Kings of Rhythm. The couple began hitting the charts in 1960 with "A Fool in Love," & notched charting singles throughout the '60s, though the disappointing position of "River Deep, Mountain High" -- cited by Phil Spector as one of his best productions -- was very hard to take. All expectations were fulfilled in 1971 with "Proud Mary," a number four hit that became the capstone of Ike & Tina's Revue. Frustrated by Ike's increasingly irrational behavior, though, Tina walked out just three years later.
She celebrated her newfound freedom in 1975 with a role in the film version of The Who's Tommy. Playing the Acid Queen, she delivered an outrageous, all-too-brief performance in an otherwise forgettable mistake of a movie. Several albums were recorded for United Artists during the late '70s, but she appeared to be washed up by the turn of the decade. Surprisingly, Tina returned in 1983, first teaming with a Heaven 17 project named B.E.F. on a remake of the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion." Tina's vocal offering was underst&ably apocalyptic, & she gained a solo deal with Capitol that same year. Her first single, a cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," hit the Top 30 early in 1984. Second single "What's Love Got to Do with It" became one of the year's biggest hits, spending three weeks at number one. Her album Private Dancer included two more Top Ten singles, the title track & "Better Be Good to Me."
With another movie role in 1985 (Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome), she found a number two hit with its theme, "We Don't Need Another Hero." Her next big hit followed in 1986 ("Typical Male"), after which Tina began to decline, still charting occasionally & selling respectably with albums including 1989's Foreign Affair, 1996's Wildest Dreams, & 2000's Twenty Four Seven. In 2009, Turner oversaw & added spoken word segments to Beyond: Buddhist & Christian Prayers, which featured singing from Regula Curti & Dechen Shak-Dagsay. The CD was officially released a year later in 2010
Private Dancer (1984) 1st Press Holl&
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Label: Capitol | # CDP 7 46041 2 | Time: 00:44:14
In 1984, a 45-year-old Tina Turner made one of the most amazing comebacks in the history of American popular music. A few years earlier, it was hard to imagine the veteran soul/rock belter reinventing herself & returning to the top of the pop charts, but she did exactly that with the outst&ing Private Dancer. & Turner did so without sacrificing her musical integrity. To be sure, this pop/rock/R&B pearl is decidedly slicker than such raw, earthy, hard-edged Ike & Tina classics as "Proud Mary," "Sexy Ida," & "I Wanna Take You Higher." But she still has a tough, throaty, passionate delivery that serves her beautifully on everything from the melancholy, reggae-influenced "What's Love Got to Do With It" to the gutsy "Better Be Good to Me" to heartfelt remakes of the Beatles' "Help," Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," & David Bowie's "1984." A reflection on the emptiness of a stripper's life, the dusky title song is as poignant as it is depressing. Without question, this was Turner's finest hour as a solo artist.
Review by Alex Henderson, Allmusic.com
01. I Might Have Been Queen (04:10)
02. What's Love Got To Do With It (03:47)
03. Show Some Respect (03:18)
04. I Can't St& The Rain (03:42)
05. Private Dancer (07:12)
06. Let's Stay Together (05:16)
07. Better Be Good To Me (05:10)
08. Steel Claw (03:48)
09. Help (04:30)
10. 1984 (03:10)