Some of us already had the pleasure of watching the new Ike & Tina Turner DVD by Bob & Nadya Gruen. We enjoyed it a lot and asked a few of our friends and Tina historians Alan, Hank & Marco to review it for the blog. Since their full stories were too big for print, below you’ll find a glimpse at each one of their reviews on the blog. And since they all are worth a reading, the unedited versions of the reviews are available to download!
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“From the camera of Bob Gruen comes this amazing, intimate look at the legendary Ike and Tina Turner at their creative and popular peak. From the hot lights of their unequaled stage show to tender moments crooning the blues with only the camera as their audience, this is a look inside a hardworking band as well as an iconic couple”. 90MN.
Download the trailer here!
Pre-order the dvd here.
Update: continue reading for the tracklist of the dvd.
This is a very unusual moment in Tina Turner’s career. Ike & Tina appeared in a movie directed by Milos Forman called Taking Off released in 1971. The movie received the Golden Palm in Cannes and was nominated for several BAFTA awards. Ike & Tina are not directly related to the story of the movie; at some point during the film, the main characters just wants to have some fun and forget their worries, so what better way to do so than going to an Ike & Tina concert! To get more info about the movie visit the IMDB page related to it. Continue reading for the video of Ike & Tina’s cameo in the movie (in HD) and some screenshots!
The two faces of Tina!
Interview from 1971 with Tina Turner from the British music magazine Disc and Music Echo. Tina talks about the difference between her on stage and off stage personalities and her relationship with Ike. Interesting read!