2016 is already two months old and so far, we did not hear anything from Tina Turner, her record company or anybody else about a mandatory ‘de luxe edition’ and commemorative box set of her “Break Every Rule” album which turns 30 this year. What we heard, however, were literally a dozen requests from our readers for such a release so that we feel compelled to cry out for help in this matter: We want “Break Every Rule” released in a spectacular 30th anniversary edition! (By the way, Thanks for ‘Private Dancer 30th Anniversary’ last year Mr Bach!)
Just to be clear about this: this is not really a mere suggestion or a hint that such a release is absolutely essentially necessary and highly awaited but rather a demand. Just think of it as an online petition. But we safe you the burden of reading through our Excel sheets with all the names and email addys and simply call a spade, a spade here.
And because demands of such kind do not come with much politeness, we already know what we can offer: buying and streaming and make Tina trend on Twitter and Facebook. Speaking of which, we know that someone is now tweeting on her behalf so there must be something going in the background. And the someone who is responsible for that something better makes sure that we can use our credit cards on the fantastic “Break Every Album – 30th Anniversary Edition”.
De Luxe Edition Tracklist
Just to make sure that you have all the tracks ready and really really really dive deep into the archives and find the relevant material we already designed a track list for you. In fact, listing all the titles was easy because we only did some accounting and penciled down what we could find on our 7 and 12 inch releases.
We doubt that a 2 CD package will be enough because Tina released so many mixes and extended versions in 1986 that they won´t fit on only one CD. But we say: who cares? There are other artists like Donna Summer who released some of her albums as 3-CD-boxes incl. even the dub and instrumental versions. Kylie Minogue, however, also released her first 4 albums in nicely designed boxes incl. a DVD containing TV appearances from the promo tours of these albums. Just saying…
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And we can even show you a prototype of how it could look like in our iTunes software. As we had to spend the last 30 years listening to the LP versions of the mixes and B-sides which we transferred to CDs in the 1990s and then to MP3 files somewhat later we have quite a clear picture of what we need …. but please without the scratches and digitally clear.
Super De Luxe Edition
And while we´re at it, we could also call attention to a possible super de luxe edition. The Rolling Stones are notorious for up to 4 commemorative releases of their birthday albums what might be a bit too overdramatic and too extreme in the “Break Every Rule” case. But in case you use a flashlight and enter even deeper into Ali Baba´s caves of your record company´s historic treasures you might find video material. In particular, you might find the following item or information on their current whereabouts so that you might want to a DVD … or maybe two DVDs.
- Video clips – Some of the promo videos from 1987 were released on video cassette (but not all) and then on the “Simply The Best” DVD (but even less). So, after 30 years it would be a good time to have the full package consisting of the two “Two People” clips, “Break Every Rule”, “Typical Male”, and “What You Get Is What You See” as well as “Paradise Is Here” – but especially the super secret “Overnight Sensation” clip!
- “Break Every Rule” – Even if it is somehow a staged and therefore an artificial concert we still would like to add a DVD or even BluRay release to our LaserDisc and video cassette versions.
- Dortmund 1987 – We know that the “Break Every Rule” and the “Paradise Is Here” video clips were shot there. So, no denial possible but only one question: where is the rest? After 30 years we finally need a full recording of a “Break Every Rule World Tour” show.
- Stockholm 1987 – We got you on this, right? There was a TV special broadcast in Sweden with 20+ minutes footage from the show in Stockholm. Same question as before: where is the rest and can we please finally have it on DVD?
So, that was all. Dear Mr or Ms Record Company, don´t be shy and feel free to contact us in case you need more ideas, help with the artwork (just send us the HQ files of the photos and the font / logo) or some internet promotion, we won´t leave the room until we have what we crave for: the “Break Every Rule – 30th Anniversary Edition”. Jawohl!