These are the most important albums from Tina Turner.
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List of Albums
Acid Queen is Tina Turner's second solo album, released in 1975 on the EMI Music label in the UK, and United Artists in the U.S.
As it turned out, it was her last solo album to be released before she left husband Ike Turner and the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
Acid Queen takes its title from Tina Turner's role in Ken Russell's film version of The Who's classic rock opera Tommy, which had also
featured Elton John, Eric Clapton, Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, and starred Roger Daltrey.
Side A of the original vinyl album consists of rock covers. Besides a re-recorded version of the title track, it also contained
the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb" and "Let's Spend the Night Together", The Who's "I Can See For Miles" and
Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love".
Side B was written and produced mainly by Ike Turner and Tina Turner and includes what was to be the very last hit single for Ike & Tina Turner,
the disco-influenced "Baby Get It On". Other single releases include "Whole Lotta Love" and "Acid Queen", released in early 1976.
The Acid Queen album has been re-issued on both vinyl and CD with a series of different cover pictures by both EMI Music and its Dutch midprice
subsidiary Disky Communications. The first release of the album on CD included three "bonus" tracks taken from the 1969 Ike & Tina Turner albums The Hunter and Outta Season.
Rough is Tina Turner's third solo album, released in September 1978 on the EMI Music label in the UK, Ariola Records in West Germany
and United Artists in the U.S. It was her first solo album after her 1976 split with husband Ike Turner.
Her first two solo albums, Tina Turns the Country On (1974) and Acid Queen (1975), were recorded while she was still married to Ike Turner
and also a member of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Rough would be the first album where there was no association with Ike Turner.
The divorce proceedings between the Turners finally ended in 1978, the same year Rough was released, leaving Tina penniless -
but with the legal right to still use her stage name Tina Turner.
The album was made up of rock songs, instead of the soul, bluesy, and R and B music that she typically had performed with the Revue.
But the album was recorded at the height of the disco era and so shows influences from that genre. The opening track, "Fruits of the Night",
for example, was co-written by Giorgio Moroder's longtime collaborator Pete Bellotte. Turner also included a cover of Bob Seger's "Fire Down Below",
which was later covered again by Bette Midler for the 1979 movie The Rose. The album also includes Turner's first cover version of Elton John's
"The Bitch Is Back", which she re-recorded in 1991 for the tribute album Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Rough and its four singles, "Viva La Money", "Root Toot, Undisputable Rock and Roller", "Sometimes When We Touch" - a cover of Dan Hill's ballad -
and "Night Time Is the Right Time", all met with limited commercial success on their release. Just like the preceding Acid Queen and the follow-up Love Explosion,
the album was a clear indication of the direction that Turner wanted to take her career; combining rock music with elements of pop and R and B. The album was re-issued on CD by EMI Music in the early 1990s but is currently out of print.
Love Explosion is Tina Turner's fourth solo album, released in March 1979 on the EMI Music label in the UK, Ariola Records in West Germany
and United Artists in the U.S. It was her second solo album to be released after she left husband Ike Turner and the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
Love Explosion was recorded in Europe and produced by one of the leading characters in French disco at the time, Alec R. Costandinos,
who had worked with bands like Love And Kisses and Cerrone and also appeared on the soundtrack to the 1978 movie Thank God It's Friday.
Unfortunately Love Explosion which was even more influenced by funk and disco than 1978's Rough was released in the year of the so called
"anti-disco backlash" which meant that both the album and its three single releases, "Love Explosion" and "Music Keeps Me Dancin'" - both disco-oriented -
and a mid-tempo cover version of The O'Jays' 1972 soul classic "Back Stabbers", were largely overlooked by the audiences both in Europe and the States.
The album also includes two soulful ballads, "I See Home" and "Just A Little Lovin'", the latter originally recorded by
Dusty Springfield on her 1969 album Dusty in Memphis.
Love Explosion was to be Turner's last studio album until her triumphant return to the music scene with the multiplatinum selling Private Dancer some five years later.
Love Explosion just like the preceding Rough was re-issued on CD by EMI Music in the early 1990's but is currently out of print.
Private Dancer is the fifth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Capitol Records in 1984, which became her breakthrough solo album.
Turner's success with the album came after several challenging years of going solo after a public divorce from husband and performing partner Ike Turner.
It is her best-selling album both in the U.S. and internationally and propelled her back to superstardom during the year of its release.
The album was an outstanding success. Private Dancer has been certified 5 × Platinum (5 million) in the United States and sold around 250,000 each week for 2 months.
Worldwide the album has been estimated to have sold over 20 million copies.
The album produced a number of highly successful singles including "What's Love Got to Do with It" which went to number one and stayed there for three weeks.
At the 1985 Grammy Awards, Private Dancer won four of the six awards for which it was nominated. No less than seven of the album's ten tracks
(nine in the U.S.) were released as singles; "Let's Stay Together" produced by Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh of British band Heaven 17,
a UK Top 10 hit and a US Top 20 hit and the first sign of what was to come (1983), "Help" recorded with The Crusaders,
Graham Lyle and Terry Britten's reggae-tinged "What's Love Got To Do With It", Holly Knight and Mike Chapman's "Better Be Good To Me",
Mark Knopfler's "Private Dancer" with a guitar solo by Jeff Beck (1984) and "I Can't Stand The Rain" and "Show Some Respect" (1985).
The preceding UK single "Ball of Confusion", a cover of The Temptations song which was Turner's first collaboration with the B.E.F.
(British Electric Foundation)/Heaven 17 production team and part of their collaborative 1982 album Music of Quality and Distinction Volume One
was not included on the Private Dancer album. A recording of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" from the same sessions would re-appear in remixed form
on B.E.F.'s Music of Quality and Distinction Volume Two in 1991, and Turner also performed the track with this arrangement on her
1986/1987 Break Every Rule Tour, and it was later included on her 1988 live album Tina Live in Europe.
The Private Dancer album was a radical departure from the R and B and soul music Turner had performed with her former husband.
The songs reflected a more straightforward rock sensibility, but mixed in elements of pop, R and B, and New Wave music and the album had an overall
soundscape with prominent use of synthesizers and drum machines, especially on the tracks produced by Martyn Ware, Graham Lyle, Terry Britten and Rupert Hine.
Following the success of Private Dancer Turner released four further singles in 1984 and 1985, the first a duet with David Bowie called "Tonight"
from his album of the same name, another duet in 1985 with Bryan Adams called "It's Only Love" taken from Adams' 1984 album Reckless, followed by two tracks
in 1985 from the soundtrack album to the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in which Turner starred against Mel Gibson; "We Don't Need Another Hero" and "One of the Living".
This meant that Turner within the space of some eighteen months had managed to release no less than eleven singles altogether - all commercially successful.
In 1998, EMI, the parent label of Capitol Records, released a digitally remastered Centenary Edition of the Private Dancer album on CD,
then including four additional demo tracks recorded in late 1983 and early 1984 with the producer John Carter, first released as B-sides to some
of the Private Dancer singles, as well as three extended 12" remixes. The album remains the only Tina Turner studio album to have been re-issued in digitally remastered form.
Break Every Rule is the sixth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Capitol Records in 1986. The album's predecessor, Private Dancer, set high commercial standards,
yet Break Every Rule sold very well worldwide. It reached #4 on the Billboard 200, #2 on the UK albums chart and #1 in many European countries including Germany for 12 weeks.
The RIAA certified Break Every Rule three times platinum, denoting 3 million shipments in the United States. It was certified multiplatinum in many European countries
including Germany (3) and the UK (2). The original A-side of the vinyl album was entirely produced by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, the team behind
"What's Love Got To Do With It", while side B included tracks produced by among others Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain, Mark Knopfler and Rupert Hine.
Out of the album's eleven tracks no less than eight were released as singles, either in Europe or the U.S. or both; "Typical Male" (U.S. #2) featuring Phil Collins on drums,
"What You Get Is What You See" (U.S. #13) with Eric Clapton on guitars, "Two People" (Spain #1 & U.S. R and B #9) , David Bowie's "Girls" (Poland #11), "Back Where You Started"
(US Rock #9) co-written and produced by Bryan Adams, "Afterglow" (Dance #2) featuring Steve Winwood on keyboards, "Break Every Rule" (Poland #15) co-written and produced
by Rupert Hine and "Paradise Is Here" (Ireland #24). Most of the 12" singles included extended or alternate mixes, live versions and/or non-album tracks,
the majority of which still remain unreleased on compact disc. In the U.S., the most successful of the singles was "Typical Male", which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The world tour originally had 65 shows in South America, along 50 dates in UK and 15 Russian gigs. They were cancelled because of the recording.
Turner recorded tracks with Steve Lillywhite and Bryan Adams which never have been released.
Following the release of the Break Every Rule album Turner recorded the duet "Tearing Us Apart" with Eric Clapton,
included on his Phil Collins produced 1986 album August and also issued as a single in early 1987.
Tina Live in Europe is a 1988 live album by Tina Turner. This album is compiled of live performances made between the years 1985 and 1987,
the majority of which are from Turner's Break Every Rule Tour but also from the 1985 Private Dancer Tour, as well as the 1986 Tina Turner:
Break Every Rule HBO special recorded in London at the Camden Palace (now Koko), masquerading as Le Club Zero in Paris, also released on video.
The double album reached #8 the UK. In 1989 the album won a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
The double CD version of Tina: Live in Europe includes two bonus tracks not featured on the original double vinyl album. Certain limited editions of the double LP in turn
included a bonus one-sided 7" single featuring an exclusive remix of "Two People" (Tender Mix), which remains unreleased on CD.
Tina: Live In Europe spun off five single releases; "Nutbush City Limits", a cover of Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love, "Tonight" with David Bowie,
"A Change Is Gonna Come" and "634-5789" with Robert Cray, the most successful being "Addicted to Love" which since has become a mainstay in
Turner's live repertoire and later included on the European editions of 1991 hits compilation Simply the Best.
1988 - 3CD - Unlimited Rock - Switzerland
1989 - Foreign Affair - UK, Europe, USA, The Netherlands
Foreign Affair is the seventh solo album by Tina Turner, released on Capitol Records in 1989. Although the album did not perform as well as Private Dancer
and Break Every Rule in the U.S., it was a worldwide hit, selling over 6 million copies. In Europe, six of the album's tracks became hit singles;
"The Best" (UK #5), "Steamy Windows" (UK #13), "I Don't Wanna Lose You" (UK #8), "Foreign Affair" (Poland #7), "Look Me In The Heart" (U.S. AC #4 & UK #31)
and "Be Tender With Me Baby" (UK #28).
While the album failed to crack the top 30 of the U.S. Billboard 200, Foreign Affair entered the UK album chart at #1 (Turner's first album to do so there)
and went on to sell over 1.5 million copies in the UK. The album reached number one in numerous countries including Germany (4 weeks) and the Europe Chart (4 weeks).
It was also certified multi-platinum in the UK (5) denoting sales of 1.5 million copies , Germany (3), and other European countries.
Simply the Best is the name of Tina Turner's 1991 compilation album of her most popular hits since her comeback in the early-mid 1980s.
It also included three new songs; "Love Thing" (UK Airplay #13), "I Want You Near Me" (#22 UK), and "Way of the World" (UK Airplay #6 and UK #13)
as well as a re-recorded dance version of Turner's classic "Nutbush City Limits", all of which were also issued as singles in 1991 and 1992.
The album is Turner's biggest seller in the UK where it is one of the best selling albums of all time for sales in excess of 2.4 million copies.
It was certified 8x platinum in the UK and stayed on the UK charts for over 140 weeks. The album sold 7 million copies worldwide.
The compilation was released with a different track listing in the U.S. with the songs "Addicted to Love (Live)" and "Be Tender With Me Baby" being
replaced by "What You Get Is What You See" and "Look Me in the Heart". In Australia, some limited edition releases included a five track bonus disc
with some rare recordings such as "(Simply) The Best", the re-recording featuring Jimmy Barnes, and "I'm a Lady", the B-side to "Love Thing".
What's Love Got to Do With It is the eighth solo album by Tina Turner, released on EMI/Parlophone in 1993.
It is the soundtrack album for the Tina Turner biographical film What's Love Got to Do with It, released by Touchstone Pictures the same year.
Tina Turner re-recorded many of her songs from the Ike and Tina Turner period for this album including their first hit single "A Fool In Love".
The album also includes Turner's version of The Trammps' disco classic "Disco Inferno", a song she had often performed live in concert in the late seventies
but never previously recorded in studio. Two tracks from her 1984 breakthrough solo album Private Dancer are also included, the title track to the movie
and "I Might Have Been Queen". This album hit #1 on the UK Top 75. It was certified platinum in many countries including the U.S., UK, and Germany.
The U.S. version of the album omits two tracks; "Shake a Tail Feather" and "Tina's Wish".
1993 - Painted Black - USA
1993 - Good Hearted Woman - Germany
1994 - The Collected Recordings (3 CD’s) - UK
The Collected Recordings – Sixties to Nineties is a 16 bit digitally remastered three disc compilation album by American rock singer Tina Turner.
The 48 track compilation was released in the United States on 15 November 1994 by Capitol Records.
The set collects recordings from Turner's - at the time - thirty year long career, starting with her 1960 debut single with Ike & Tina Turner,
"A Fool In Love", and concluding with 1993's "I Don't Wanna Fight" from the soundtrack to the biographical movie What's Love Got to Do with It.
Disc one focuses on Turner's career with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue featuring a selection of their hit singles and best-known cover versions such as
"It's Gonna Work Out Fine", "I Idolize You", "River Deep - Mountain High", "Bold Soul Sister", "Nutbush City Limits", Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long",
Sly & the Family Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher", The Beatles' "Come Together", Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary" and The Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Women".
Disc two opens with Turner's first solo hit single "Acid Queen" from the film version of The Who's rockopera Tommy followed by one of the last recordings
she made with her former husband, her cover version of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" taken from the Acid Queen album in 1975.
The disc continues with two of the songs Turner recorded with the B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) in the early eighties that became the starting point
of her comeback, "Ball of Confusion" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" - both tracks however remixes dating from 1991, live tracks like
Prince's "Let's Pretend We're Married", Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" and ZZ Top's "Legs", her subsequent hit duets with Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart,
single B-sides such as "When I Was Young" and "Don't Turn Around" coupled with a few rarities like "Johnny And Mary" from the 1982 soundtrack
Summer Lovers and the 1983 demo recording "Games".
Disc three comprises fifteen of Turner's greatest hits following her comeback with the 1984 Private Dancer album, among them
"Let's Stay Together", "What's Love Got To Do With It", "Typical Male", "What You Get Is What You See" "The Best" and "Steamy Windows".
Notable omissions from the Collected Recordings track list are amongst others tracks from Turner's two first proper solo albums Rough (1978)
and Love Explosion (1979), both recorded for the Capitol Records/EMI label.
- The Great Tina Turner - Portugal
1996 - Greatest Hits - USA
1996 - Wildest Dreams - Europe
Wildest Dreams is the ninth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin in 1996, which went double platinum in the UK, France,
Germany, and on the European Charts.
The song "GoldenEye", recorded and released in 1995, was the theme of the James Bond film of the same name. It was written by Bono and The Edge of the Irish band U2.
The song "Confidential" was written and co-produced for Turner by the British group the Pet Shop Boys.
The band's singer and lyricist, Neil Tennant, sings backing vocals on the track. The original Pet Shop Boys demo (with Tennant on vocals) can be found on
the 2001 2-disc rerelease of their album Very. "Unfinished Sympathy" is a cover of the Massive Attack song.
The track "All Kinds of People" was written by Sheryl Crow and features the singer on backing vocals.
Tina Turner also released a duet with Barry White called "In Your Wildest Dreams" which reached #32 in the UK, the duet version was included on the U.S.
version of the album which had a different track list, released some six months after it was first issued in Europe and most other parts of the world,
and then also with an alternate cover. The album also featured guest vocals from Sting on the track "On Silent Wings" which peaked at #13 in the UK.
Wildest Dreams included a total of six European single releases; "GoldenEye", "Whatever You Want" - co-written and originally recorded by Taylor Dayne,
"On Silent Wings", Turner's cover version of John Waite's "Missing You", "Something Beautiful Remains" and the title track "In Your Wildest Dreams".
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.
1996 - Wildest Dreams Bonus - Europe
1996 - Wildest Dreams - Japan
1996 - Wildest Dreams - 13 Tracks - USA
1997 - Private Dancer - Special EMI 100 Year Celebration - USA, Europe
1998 - Soul Kiss (1972) - USA
1999 - Dues Paid Vol.1 - The Netherlands
1999 - Twenty Four Seven Limited Edition Special Pack - Europe
1999 - Twenty Four Seven - Europe, USA, Canada, Russia
Twenty Four Seven is the tenth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin in 1999.
It reached #9 in the UK Albums Chart. It also reached #21 on the Billboard 200, selling 60,000 copies in its 1st week.
It was certified platinum in the UK, Germany, Europe chart, and France. Singles released from the album include "When the Heartache Is Over" (UK #10),
"Whatever You Need" (UK #23), "Talk To My Heart" and "Don't Leave Me This Way". The album was produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling,
the team behind Cher's Believe, Johnny Douglas (Kylie Minogue, George Michael, All Saints etc.), Terry Britten and Absolute, best-known for their work
with British pop acts like Lisa Stansfield, Will Young, Atomic Kitten, Girls Aloud, Gareth Gates, and S Club 7.
Bryan Adams guests on both the title track and "Without You".
In 2000 the album was released as a limited edition special pack with a bonus disc including live recordings from Turner's 60th birthday celebration
in London in November 1999 as well as the promo videos for "When the Heartache Is Over" and "Whatever You Need".
Twenty Four Seven is Turner's last full-length studio album to date.
- Twenty Four Seven Millennium Tour - UK
2000 - All that glitters - USA
2004 - All the Best - USA
All The Best is a greatest hits album by Tina Turner, released in November 2004. In the U.S. an abridged single disc version titled All The Best:
The Hits was released in October 2005.
The track list concentrates on Turner's solo hits, but also features a few highlights from her partnership with Ike Turner.
It also contains three new recordings ("Open Arms", "Complicated Disaster" and "Something Special") and some rarer tracks including duets and
her song from the Brother Bear soundtrack, "Great Spirits".
The album peaked at #6 in the UK Albums Chart, selling nearly 45.000 copies in its first week and at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart,
selling 121.000 copies in its first week, making All the Best Tina Turner's highest debut in the United States. The album went platinum in the U.S. 3 months after its release.
In March 2007, the album re-entered the UK Charts and peaked at #18. It has since been certified platinum in Germany, France, and the Europe Charts.
2005 - Forever Gold - Ireland
2005 - Tina Turner sings Country - UK
2006 - Tina & Friends - Promo CD from the People - UK
2007 - Promo CD from the Daily Mirror - UK
2007 - 2 Promo CD's from the Irish Daily Star Sunday - Ireland
2007 - Panpipes play Tina Turner - UK
2007 - Evergreens - UK
2008 - Tina! - Europe
Tina!: Her Greatest Hits (known simply as Tina!) is a compilation album from American rock singer Tina Turner.
The album was released September 30, 2008 by Capitol Records in North America and October 17, 2008 in Germany (the album was released as an "import" in other regions).
Released just in time for her 2008 world tour, the 18 track disc features Turner's biggest hits along with live recordings. It also includes two new songs,
"I'm Ready" and "It Would Be a Crime".. The digital release of the album also features alternative versions to "River Deep - Mountain High" and "Acid Queen".
The album was later expanded to a three-disc set, released in Europe to coincide with the European leg of her tour.
The Platinum Collection was released on February 23, 2009. The album features almost every single released by Turner as a solo artist, including duets,
live versions and re-recordings, as well as selected songs from her days with her former husband, Ike Turner.
2009 - Promo CD from the Mail - UK
2009 - 3CD he Platinum Collection - UK
2009 - Beyond - Austria, Switzerland, Germany
2009 - Beyond Gold Edition - Austria, Switzerland, Germany
2009 - Tina Live - UK, Europe
Tina Live is a live album/home video by Tina Turner released on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 13, 2009 in the United States.
The tracks were recorded from Turner's hugely successful 50th Anniverary Tour on March 21, 2009 live from the Gelredome in Arnhem, Netherlands.
2010 - Tina 15 Greatest Hits - Mail on Sunday - UK
2010 - The Exciting Tina Turner (Private Dancer Tour 1985)- UK
2011 - Children Beyond - Austria, Switzerland, Germany
2014 - Love Songs - Europe
2014 - Beyond - Love Within - Austria, Switzerland, Germany
2015 - Private Dancer 30th Anniversary Edition - Japan
LP and Albums with other Artists
List of LP and Albums with Others
1975 - Tommy
1976 - All This And World War II
1982 - Bef presents Music Quality and Distinction Vol. 1
1982 - Summer Lovers
1982 - Rod Stewart - Absolutely Live
1984 - Bryan Adams - Reckless
1984 - David Bowie - Tonight
1984 - Miami Vice
1985 - Mad max Beyond Thunderdome
1985 - USA for Africa
1986 - Eric Clapton - August
1987 - The Prince’s Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party
1988 - Mick Jagger - Stage Flight
1989 - The Best Of Miami Vice
1990 - Days of Thunder
1991 - Rod Stewart - Vagabound Heart
1991 - Music of Quality and Distinction Vol. 2
1991 - Two Rooms - Celebrating the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
1993 - Bryan Adams - So far so good
1993 - Briljant! Global Dance Music
1994 - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1995 - Goldeneye
1997 - Carnival!
1997 - Eros Ramazotti
1998 - Diana, Princess of Wales - Tribute
1998 - Winter Party
1998 - Eros Ramazotti Live
1999 - The Lion King Collection
1999 - Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida
2003 - Brother Bear
2006 - Flushed Away
2007 - Herbie Hancock - River, the Joni Letters
2007 - Ultimate Santana