I first fell in love with TINA when, at age 12, I heard the original version of River Deep Mountain High on the radio. I didn’t know what she looked like nor her personality and story, I didn’t even know her name… It was just the voice. It touched me deeply inside, struck a cord that still vibrates.
So when TINA announced on Larry King back in 1997 that she was planning to release an acoustic album, I was over the moon.
Unfortunately, the album never came. TINA often said that ‘the people’ wouldn’t come to see her in concert if she wasn’t delivering the show people expected her to do. And that’s probably what happened with that acoustic album. Maybe she and Roger thought that her audience wasn’t ready or wouldn’t appreciate such a project. As far as I am concerned, I think that there probably was a big market for such an album.
I know it’s never too late for TINA to release something of that kind but 21 years after the release of her latest studio album Twenty Four Seven, I have doubts it will ever happen but I’d love to be proven wrong.
So, until such a release sees the light of day, here’s a little compilation of all the time TINA graced us of only her powerful and unique voice. Enjoy!