Let’s Stay Together is a soul song originally from Al Green and the first single after Tina got a new recording contract from Capitol Records. It was produced by Martyn Ware and Greg Walsh, the same team behind the previously released single Ball Of Confusion. The b-side track „I Wrote A Letter“ is a previously unreleased song, which was already recorded and produced by John Carter in 1982. The single was a big hit in Europe and became the best selling 12“ record in America in 1984. Tina promoted it at several tv shows and performed it live at every concert tour. Live versions are available on the album Live In Europe from 1988 and TINA Live from 2009. The American release of the single reversed the front and back cover pictures, which were photographed by Norman Seeff. An officially never released „Alternative radio Mix“ was only available for radio stations in England on a promo single. It features an alternative instrumental background and solo, an intro from Heaven 17 and additional vocal parts from Tina.
Writer: Al Green, Willie Mitchel, Al Jackson Jr.
Producer: Martyn Ware, Greg Walsh
Photographer: Norman Seeff
Release: November 1983 (Europe) / January 1984 (USA)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl (picture), Cassette
Charts: UK: #6 / Germany: #18 / USA: #26 (pop), #1 (club play)
Certifications: UK: 1x Silver
Grammy: Best R&B Vocal Performance (Nomination 1985)