Bold and Reckless is a song released on the 12″ and CD versions of Tina Turner’s 1989 hit single The Best. This rock song was written by Jeannette Obstoj and Rupert Hine – the same songwriters duo that was also responsible for 1984′s I Might Have Been Queen that appeared on Tina’s Private Dancer album. The single The Best was released in many formats, on the regular 7″ version of the single Undercover Agent For The Blues was featured as the b-side. Continue reading to listen to the song, read the lyrics, as well as for scans of the Swiss picture CD-single of The Best, on which Bold And Reckless was included.
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Today, we have reached the magic mark of one million page views for The Tina Turner Blog. We started this blog 20 months ago, and never in our wildest dreams did we imagine the success, and all the positive feedback, we’ve had so far. We are very thankful to all the people who visit our website daily, who comment on our posts, who send us e-mails, and who share their Tina stories and material with us. It gives us a lot of joy and pleasure maintaining this blog, but we couldn’t do it without your support. Therefore, as a thank you for reaching one million hits today, we share with you a 50-minute TV broadcast (in black & white) of Tina’s concert in Athens, on August 28, 1990 as part of her Foreign Affair tour. We hope you will continue to visit and support our blog, and we look forward to many more years of exciting Tina news, and treasures from the ‘vaults’.
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Tina Turner is a guest VJ on Friday Night Videos back in 1989. She is joined by Paul Schaffer: musician, composer and probably most famous as band leader on David Letterman’s Late Night shows. Paul is a big fan of Phil Spector, so he takes the opportunity to ask some questions to Tina about recording River Deep, Mountain High in 1966: she shares some interesting anecdotes. Besides that, Tina talks a bit about recording her album Foreign Affair, and of course introduces some of her favourite videos.
An audience recording of Tina Turner performing her single I Don’t Wanna Lose You, live during her concert on June 28, 1990 at the Palace of Versailles in France. The quality of the recording is not the best, but what is funny about the track is especially Tina’s introduction: “I’m gonna do this one for, my boyfriend. I call him Azzedine.” She is referring of course to Tunesian-French fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, who designed many outfits for Tina during the 1980′s. But who knows, maybe her then still ‘new’ boyfriend Erwin Bach was also in the audience! A romantic love song on a summer’s evening!
For the release of the album Foreign Affair in 1989, Tina Turner did a lot of photo sessions. One of the photos of this particular shoot ended up being the cover of Tina’s 1990 single Look Me In The Heart. Have a look at some wonderful pictures inside the post!
Tina Turner is always the professional, and often pushing herself to the extremes. She is very reluctant to cancel any appearance, even when she is ill. Of February 17, 1990, she appeared on British chat show Aspel and Company to promote her new album Foreign Affair and her coming European tour. She was clearly very ill and not feeling well. When asked by presenter Michael Aspel whether this was really going to be her last tour, she replied: I wish I could quit right now! Check out the video above for the interview, as well as Tina performing her single Steamy Windows on the show.
It appears that any time Tina Turner performs on German television, this guy is also there: Thomas Gottschalk. He is Germany’s most famous TV presenter, and he has introduced and interviewed Tina in a variety of shows, most notably several times on Wetten, Dass…? When Tina and Children Beyond appeared at the Ein Herz Für Kinder-gala last December in Berlin, Thomas was also there: his last job for TV channel ZDF.
The clip above is however from another program in the beginning of 1990. The program ‘Das Waren Die Achtziger’ looks back at the 1980′s, including a small tribute to Tina’s hit song We Don’t Need Another Hero. Tina however appears on the show to perform her, at that time, new single I Don’t Wanna Lose You from the Foreign Affair album.
Tina Turner’s Foreign Affair tour in 1990 was the biggest concert tour in Europe that year. During this tour, Tina played literally all over Europe, many times in places where she never performed before. In this post, you will find a few photos and a newspaper article from Tina’s concert in Belgrade, Serbia. These photos were very kindly shared with us by Nikola, for him this concert was his first Tina concert.
On this 1989 promo CD issued by Capitol Records in the United States, three alternative mixes of Tina Turner’s smash hit The Best are featured. The CD was issued without a cover. Below you can find the three mixes: Single Muscle mix, Extended Mighty mix and the Extended Muscle mix. Enjoy!