Of course, you have been to New York City and you think you have seen it all. The Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Central Park, and you even walked down Broadway…you name it. But in fact, as a real Tina Turner fan you only have seen everything NYC has to offer when you paid a visit to the locations for the “What´s Love Got To Do With It” promo video clip. Blog photographer Stephen (who has his own Facebook group for top TINA photos) went all the way from Dallas, TX to the famous sites where they shot Tina Turner´s video for her #1 hit. And next time you go to New York City for yourself, you can use this extra-nerdy top-secret tourist guide for your tour!
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A special edition of the legendary singer’s album will be put out on June 29, 31 years after its release on June 1984.
The re-issue includes re-mastered versions of the the original tracks, including What’s Love Got To Do With It and Let’s Stay Together, along with a second disc of 12″ mixes, b-sides, three non-album singles and her duet with Bryan Adams It’s Only Love.
The collection also features the track Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) (with B.E.F.) recorded with Martin Ware from Heaven 17.
Private Dancer originally peaked at Number 2 in the UK and to date has spent 150 weeks on the Official Albums Chart. Tuner has since scored a further eight UK Top 10 albums, including the chart-topping Foreign Affair in 1989.
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In a career of 50+ years you will find many ups and downs and probably more highlights than anywhere else but there still might be the one and only super-nova which outshines everything else. Tina Turner´s “Private Dancer” album is one of these bright spots. Despite all her other successes and her triumphant tours around the globe, this album will always be her finest ever. We dare to ask “Why is that?” Of course, you know that it was successful, incredibly successful to be exact, and maybe you even started your own fan life with that particular album, but still: did it ever occur to you to ask you the “Why is that?”-question? Hopefully, you will find the answers in this article.
Tina Turner´s mega hit “Private Dancer” creates a vast collection of images in the mind of the listener: the private dancer (or – a little bit spiced up – the exotic dancer), the complicated and not-so-desirable man/woman situation, and the scenery of purchasable affection. All themes that ring a bell and sound familiar but luckily do not have anything to do with our real lives. But it will be today that I will lead you down a road towards a disturbing revelation: we all have an inner Private Dancer, and in case you are not too thrilled to think of yourself as such then it might help to ease the pain by describing it as the “inner Private Dancer state”. This might be a parallel and because of that something which surely until now no psychologist ever discovered – so be warned, reader with your inner Private Dancer.
1. Love Within
4. Divine Mother
6. Mother Within
8. Lover Beyond
ALBUM “BEYOND LOVE WITHIN” OUT JUNE 6
SONG “MOTHER” AVAILABLE MAY 11
Sometimes, in the office holding the coffee mug in your hand, you are definitely allowed to dream…about your next holidays and your newest gym-styled beach body…the new sound system in the living room…or – for example – what albums Tina Turner could have released after 1999. Because – just for the record – she promised…oh yes, she promised to record. Okay, she did not say anything about a big tour at the age of 69 but she promised to continue recording.
So, here is what happened in a parallel universe (just around the corner of the alpha quadrant) incl. examples from our mutually shared universe where other artists stole my fantastic proposals.
As we know from today´s point of view, Tina Turner was in the middle of her career when the biographical movie “What´s Love Got To Do With It” – named after her signature song and USA #1 hit – was released in 1993. The movie was based upon the book from 1986 “I, Tina” which she co-wrote with the music journalist Kurt Loder and which featured many interviews with contemporary witnesses like band/family members, music colleagues, and Tina Turner herself. Maybe it was even not clear to herself that there would be new albums and tours until the year 2009 which makes the release of a bio pic only reasonable if you consider her age in 1993 when she was 53. But there were still at least 15 years to come – full of appearances and releases. Because of the heavy ammunition she fired at the world – an album incl. re-recordings and completely new material, the release of several songs from that album incl. the usual marketing appearances, the movie itself and then even a US tour plus some festival appearances in Europe and Australia – the year 1993 will always be a year to remember.
In 1996, Tina Turner invited Barry White to appear on her Wildest Dreams album. They recorded the title track of the album and as it turned out to be a hit, a video clip was made. Oscar-winning animator Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run) was hired to create a claymation video for the record. It was produced by the Aardman studio and featured plasticine versions of Tina Turner and Barry White (with Wallace and Gromit making a cameo appearance as bartenders).
Tina loved it, but Barry hated it (he felt that it made fun of his weight) and asked for the video to be censored and then banished. Fortunately uncensored versions of the video remained available and we are happy to be able to share it with you on our blog. Inside the post you can watch the video, and you can read an interesting story from John Altman who worked on the production of the song with Trevor Horn.
Children Beyond is the follow-up to the 2009 album Beyond. This album constituted a remarkable shift in Tina Turner’s career, as it was her first involvement in a spiritual project. Beyond was a big success, reaching a top 10 position in the Swiss album charts and raising approximately 300,000 Swiss Francs (325,000 US Dollars) for several charity projects. Therefore, it was a logical decision to continue the project with Children Beyond, which will be released in Switzerland and in a digital version today.