TINA: Song

Foreign Affair

was the last song Tony Joe White wrote for the album Foreign Affair and was also the last single in Europe with remixed version from Shep Pettibone. Tina performed it live at her Foreign Affair Tour and once again at her What’s Love? Live Tour in 1993.

Writer: Tony Joe White
Producer: Roger Davies, Tony Joe White
Album: Foreign Affair (1989)
Single: Foreign Affair (1990)
Video: Live In Barcelona (1990) / What’s Love? Live (1994)
Germany: #35

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - AlbumTina Turner - Foreign Affair - Single
  1. Foreign Affair 4:28
  2. From the album 'Foreign Affair'
    Tony Joe White: Lead and Rhythm Guitar / Mark Knopfler: Guitar / Nick Glennie-Smitz: Synth Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards, Strings and Bell-Tree / Gary Barnacle: Sax / Recorded by Mike Ging and Nick Froome / Vocals Recorded at Pathe-Marconi Studios, Paris
  3. Foreign Affair (Edit) 3:39
  4. One In A Million Club Mix 6:54
  5. Heartbeat Instrumental 4:25
  6. Heartbeat Mix 4:24
  7. One In a Million Extended Mix 7:10
  8. Special Feelings Instrumental 4:43
  9. Heartbeat Edit 4:00
  10. From the single release
    Post-Production & Remix by Shep Pettibone / Engineered by Dave Way / Edited by Tony Shimkin / Additional Programming by Fred McFarlane

Q: And finally Foreign Affair, a Tony Joe White song again Mark Knopfler playing on here...

A: Ohhhh….I had finished basically all of Tony's songs, we were in New York there together and that one popped up and I felt "alright Tony now this is enough you know I mean c'mon I've recorded three of your songs what are you trying to do take over the album!'. And then I stopped kidding myself and I said 'Oh God, this is a European song!', I could hear it blasting on the streets of Paris, the feeling of Europe and their music is different to ours in America and I said 'Oh God, it's a beautiful song!‘ and I just said 'Get me the words, I've got to hear every line!

From the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview

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