Queen of the Arena

Tina Turner Live in Amsterdam - September 1996 - Mark Allan/Alpha
Tina Turner Live in Amsterdam – September 1996 – Mark Allan/Alpha

By Ben – I am pretty sure that 20 years after her three legendaries concerts at (at the time brand new) Amsterdam Arena, Tina Turner’s voice still resonates inside the stadium. Not a single time have i passed in front of this giant monument without thinking of these concerts. I guess I can talk in Sjef’s name to say it’s probably the same for him. 1996. Wildest Dreams Tour. 3 nights, 160,000 cheering fans from across the world attending the rendez- vous given by the 57 years old Lioness. Massive promotion, massive production, massive crowd, and you can always count on the Dutch to pays Tina her dues.

I’ve probably watched and listened, dissected and studied this concert more than it is allowed until a few weeks ago, fellow Tina fan Jamie told us about an unseen tv version. He found out about it while “Missing You” was blasting on British cable tv. Of course, I couldn’t help investigating and finding out more about that mysterious version. After watching again the Original TV broadcast, followed by a LaserDisc version and finally the DVD, I could certainly noticed a few differences between them but couldn’t imagine there might be even more. But it did happen! After weeks of research I finally got my hand on the new version Jamie mentioned. And what a surprise:

New camera angles, a clearer definition to satisfy your die hard fan appetite but mostly a new audio mix giving Tina’s voice more presence, more power and strength than it ever did on the previous supports. I strongly advice you, if you can, to watch and listen to the following videos with headphones! So for a starter (and after a paramount work of time on the video quality) and for all your delight here’s the “new” version of Missing You and as bonus since it’s turning 20 years old this year, the gold and honey trap, Goldeneye! Enjoy!

This post will be updated often in the future with new HD uploads from Tina Turner live in Amsterdam 1996. We’ll keep you in touch on our Facebook, Twitter and Youtube channels! 


16 thoughts on “Queen of the Arena”

  1. WOW WOW WOW! Flabergasting! Feels like watching Tina for the first time and being there! Thanks a lot Ben! Wish to see more like that i the future!

  2. Hot Stuff! Miss Tina Turner sure knows how to put a show! Saw her during the Wildest Dreams Tour! Best show ever!

  3. She is Amazing. I am proud to be her fan !!💋💋💋🤓💋❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏👏 Dear Tina You are so Beautiful Human Being. Thanks Graciela from Miami , USA 🌹❤️

  4. I had noticed the change of lyrics in missing you. Also think the opening song is different in that version. Just a few subtle differences

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