Private Dancer

Private Dancer

by Tina 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077774604147
catalogNumber: 46041

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tina Turner   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeff Beck   Guitar
Joe Sample   Synthesizer,Piano
Jessica Williams   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ray Russell   Guitar
Rupert Hine   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
John Illsley   Bass
David T. Walker   Guitar
Gary Barnacle   Saxophone
Terry Britten   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Graham Broad   Drums
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Alexandra Brown   Vocals
Carter   Percussion
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Alan Clark   Percussion,Keyboards
Mel Collins   Saxophone
David Cullen   Strings
Cy Curnin   Vocals,Background Vocals
Julian Diggle   Percussion
David Ervin   Synthesizer
Gwen Evans   Vocals,Background Vocals
Charles Fearing   Guitar
Wilton Felder   Bass,Saxophone
Nick Glennie-Smith   Keyboards
Glenn Gregory   Vocals,Background Vocals
Graham Jarvis   Drums
Hal Lindes   Guitar
Billy Livsey   Keyboards
Trevor Morais   Drums
Simon Morton   Percussion
Tessa Niles   Vocals,Background Vocals
Nick Plytas   Synthesizer,Piano
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Nick Smith   Keyboards
Greg Walsh   Synthesizer,fairlight
Martyn Ware   Synthesizer,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jamie West-Oram   Guitar
Terry Williams   Drums
Richie Zito   Guitar
Frank Riccotti   Percussion
Bob Carter   Percussion
Jessica Williams   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe Sample   Producer
Rupert Hine   Programming,Producer
Terry Britten   Producer
Carter   Producer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Producer
F. Byron Clark   Engineer
David Cullen   String Arrangements
David Ervin   Programming
Wilton Felder   Producer
Humberto Gatica   Remixing
John Hudson   Engineer
Walter Samuel   Engineer
Greg Walsh   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Martyn Ware   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
Bob Carter   Producer

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