Private Dancer [30th Anniversary Edition]

Private Dancer [30th Anniversary Edition]

by Tina TurnerTina Turner


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In 1984, a 45-year-old Tina Turner made one of the most amazing comebacks in the history of American popular music. A few years earlier, it was hard to imagine the veteran soul
ock belter reinventing herself and returning to the top of the pop charts, but she did exactly that with the outstanding Private Dancer. And Turner did so without sacrificing her musical integrity. To be sure, this pop
ock/R&B pearl is decidedly slicker than such raw, earthy, hard-edged Ike & Tina classics as "Proud Mary," "Sexy Ida," and "I Wanna Take You Higher." But she still has a tough, throaty, passionate delivery that serves her beautifully on everything from the melancholy, reggae-influenced "What's Love Got to Do with It" to the gutsy "Better Be Good to Me" to heartfelt remakes of the Beatles' "Help," Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," and David Bowie's "1984." A reflection on the emptiness of a stripper's life, the dusky title song is as poignant as it is depressing. Without question, this was Turner's finest hour as a solo artist. [The 30th anniversary edition, released 31 years after the original, improves upon the 1997 reissue in two-disc form. While it does not provide a thorough round-up of all the Private Dancer B-sides and 7"/12" mixes, it does contain most of them, as well as "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)," her 1982-released collaboration with B.E.F., and "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)," from the 1985 soundtrack of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2015
Label: Rhino / Parlophone
UPC: 0825646170425
catalogNumber: 170425


Disc 1

  1. I Might Have Been Queen
  2. What's Love Got To Do With It
  3. Show Some Respect
  4. I Can't Stand the Rain
  5. Private Dancer
  6. Let's Stay Together
  7. Better Be Good To Me
  8. Steel Claw
  9. Help!
  10. 1984

Disc 2

  1. Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)
  2. I Wrote a Letter
  3. Rock 'n Roll Widow
  4. Don't Rush the Good Things
  5. When I Was Young
  6. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
  7. Tonight
  8. Let's Pretend We're Married
  9. What's Love Got To Do With It
  10. Better Be Good to Me
  11. I Can't Stand the Rain
  12. Show Some Respect
  13. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
  14. One of the Living
  15. It's Only Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tina Turner   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Paul Brady   Composer
Green   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Prince   Composer
John Carter   Producer
Joe Sample   Producer
John Weider   Composer
Rupert Hine   Composer,Producer
Holly Knight   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Inga Rumpf   Composer
Tom Snow   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Danny McCulloch   Composer
Eric Burdon   Composer
Terry Britten   Composer,Producer
Donald Bryant   Composer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Producer
Nicky Chinn   Composer
Bob Clearmountain   Producer
Wilton Felder   Producer
Barry Jenkins   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Mark Knopfler   Composer
Graham Lyle   Composer
Ian Craig Marsh   Arranger,Producer
Bernard Miller   Composer
Ann Peebles   Composer
Sue Shifrin   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Jim Vallance   Composer,Producer
Greg Walsh   Arranger,Producer
Martyn Ware   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Jamie West-Oram   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Mike Chapman   Composer,Producer
Glen Nakasako   Art Direction
Victor Briggs   Composer
Jeanette Obstoj   Composer
Neil Gammack   Composer

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