TINA: Song

I Don’t Wanna Lose You

is a slow ballad, recorded for the album Foreign Affair in 1989. Tina performed it also live at her Foreign Affair Tour as a sing-along version with the audience, available on the Do You Want Some Action? home video with a concert from Barcelona.

Writer: Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle
Producer: Roger Davies, Graham Lyle, Albert Hammond
Album: Foreign Affair (1989)
Single: I Don't Wanna Lose You (1989)
Video: Live In Barcelona (1990)
Charts: Europe: #4 / UK: #8 / Germany: #38 / Australia: #59

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - AlbumTina Turner - I Don't Wanna Lose You - Single
  1. I Don't Wanna Lose You 4:21
  2. James Ralston: Guitar / Gene Black: Guitar / Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards, Strings / Casey Young: Keyboards / Albert hammond: Shaker / Gary Barnacle: Sax solo / Greg Mathieson: Synth Bass / Geoff Dugmore: Drums / Graham Lyle, Tina Turner, Albert Hammond and Holly Knight: Backing Vocals / Recorded by Tommy Vicari and Mike Ging

Q: So what appealed to you about this song especially?

A: Ah gosh when I heard that song I just knew that it was another Terry Britten-ish kind of 'What's Love Got to do With It’ or better, because the words were even better, as far as I'm concerned. And then I found out that Hammond co-wrote it with Graham Lyle just an automatic song that you couldn't say no to again that was one when the album was finished we had chosen the songs already and I said Roger
"I don’t know how many songs we have but I have got a feeling that we had better take this one", because you know you do as many as you can and whatever's the best you take it, so I took it.

From the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview

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