A few days ago, a couple of Japanese websites announced a release of a 2 disc “30th Anniversary Edition” of Private Dancer for May 27, 2015. We emailed our contact at Warner UK (thanks Andrew!) who told us that he will try to get more info from Asia. We’ll keep you posted about any further developments.
Furthermore, we got details from ‘a person in the know’ about the tracklist for a project from last year, “30th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD” package that was shelved by Tina’s record company. This Japanese release could be the revival of this project or something totally different. Time will tell.
If, it is in case that package, it would feature live songs from a gig in Chicago in August 1984. Some of those recordings were used as B-sides for the Private Dancer singles at that time, or, in the case of “Better Be Good To Me”, the live US maxi-single.
Concerning Track List, it would include all the 12″ versions, the radio edit of Help, the instrumental version of What’s Love, as well as both edits of “Total Control” and “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby”.
It remains to be seen if this project is indeed similar to the album listed on Warner’s official Japanese website? We don’t have the answer for the moment, but something is cooking. Keep you posted!