Help (1984)

Tina Turner - Help - Single

Help is a Beatles cover and the follow up European single to the smash hit Let’s Stay Together, released while Tina was on tour in England. The song was later also included on the European edition of the album Private Dancer. The b-side track „Rock’n Roll Widow“ is a previously unreleased song, which was already recorded and produced by John Carter in 1982. This version of Help was probably recorded in 1981, because Tina introduced it at her Nice 'N' Rough concerts as a „recent recording of mine“. She promoted the song at several tv shows in England and performed it live at every concert tour since 1981. Live versions are available on the album Live In Europe from 1988 and TINA Live from 2009. The single was not released outside of Europe.

Writer: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Producer: Joe Sample, Wilton Felder & Ndugu Chancler
Release: February 1984
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl (picture) / 12“ Vinyl
Charts: UK: #40 / Europe: #30
AlbumPrivate Dancer

7“ Vinyl Single
  1. Help (Edit) 3:45
  2. Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney / Produced by Joe Sample, Wilton Felder & Ndugu Chancler For Crusaders Productions Inc.
  3. Rock’n Roll Widow (Previously Unreleased) 4:45
  4. Written by Tom Snow / Produced by John Carter
12“ Vinyl Maxi
  1. Help (Full Length Verson) 4:30
  2. Rock’n Roll Widow (Previously Unreleased) 4:45

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Music Video

The music video shows a nightclub with guests sitting at tables in front of a stage. In the first scene, Kenny Moore plays the intro on piano. Then Tina appears in a very elegant white mini dress, singing the song together with her two background singers Ann Behringer and Lejune Richardson. During the instrumental part, Tina leaves the stage and the band comes up from behind. At the end, the curtain closes and Tina disappears in a ray of light. Unfortunately, the clip has not been officially released until today, but it is available on the promo sampler „Now That's What I Call Music (Vol. 2)“ from Virgin / EMI Records on VHS and LaserDisc.

Director: Simon Milne
Home Video: Never officially released
Time: 3:41

Tina Turner - Help - Music Video

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