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Tina Turner in her own words

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Few people on this planet have had a life like Tina Turner. There’s been books, documentaries and even a movie about it. But only Tina can tell the real truth and how she became this bigger than life icon. Back in 1996, while promoting the gigantic  Wildest Dreams Tour, Tina did a lot of interviews including this in-depth one called “Tina Turner: In her own words” broadcasted on Radio 2. It is more likely a longer  interview Tina did with Kurt Loder, parts of it could be find in ‘The Girl From Nutbush’. But still lots on unheard before stuff: going through a lot of topics like childhood, her children, fame and much more, Tina opens herself and tells it like it is! Enjoy!

Duration: 40 min

My name is among the stars

Childhood

Meeting Ike

First Performance

The Promise
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Behind The Dreams

Basically it’s like this: Tina says ‘I’d like one of this’ then she gets it!

Still celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Wildest Dreams album & tour! Today, a new documentary taking you behind the scenes of Tina’s 1996 Wildest Dreams World Tour. Documentary features concert rehearsals, video clip shooting and interviews with Tina!

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Duration: 22 min

20 Years Of Wildest Dreams

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Today, April 22nd 2016, marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of Tina’s Wildest Dreams album. Wildest Dreams is the ninth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin in 1996. It went double platinum in the United Kingdom and in Europe.

In 1997 the album was released as a limited edition special pack in Europe with a bonus disc including remixes, non-album tracks and live recordings from Turner’s concert in Amsterdam on the Wildest Dreams Tour. The two-disc edition was released with the same cover picture as the U.S. album.

Continue reading for a compilation of Live Videos & Videoclips from the album and tour!

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Tina’s Wildest Dreams

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“The Biggest Tour of Europe Ever Been”

2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Wildest Dreams World Tour. Throughout the year, we are going to celebrate this memorable tour, starting today with an upload of a documentary about the tour.

Filmed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the documentary focuses on Tina’s concert at the Amsterdam Arena. Follow Tina Turner backstage and rehearsing for the concert. The documentary also includes interview with manager Roger Davies, Tina’s personal bodyguard, band members & dancers. Enjoy!

Queen of the Arena

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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! 

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Missing You: best when sung loud!

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Missing You is a song featured on Tina Turner’s 1996 record Wildest Dreams, and the third single of that album. The song is a John Waite cover, who had a number one hit with it in 1984. The video for the song was filmed by photographer Peter Lindbergh, and was part of Tina’s promotional campaign for Hanes Hosiery. The song was also performed live during every night of the 1996/1997 Wildest Dreams tour. In this post, we look back at the origins of this song.

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Do this, and this… Do Something!

Do Something is a b-side to Tina Turner’s 1996 single On Silent Wings. It’s an up-tempo, high-energy song with some very sexy lyrics and sounds – as Tina would say ‘It’s fun, it’s naughty!’. The song is written by long-time collaborators of Tina, Holly Knight and Mike Chapman. They are the duo behind some of Tina’s biggest hits, such as The Best, Better Be Good To Me and In Your Wildest Dreams. The song is produced by Trevor Horn, and was recorded during the recording sessions for Tina’s 1996 album Wildest Dreams, but was not included in the end. It was released on several CD-single versions of On Silent Wings – continue reading for scans of different releases, as well as to listen to the song and read the lyrics.

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