TINA: Song

Love Thing

is a very powerful rock song from Tina’s greatest hits album Simply The Best and was also released as a single in 1991.

Writer: Holly Knight, Albert Hammond
Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner and Roger Davies
Album: Simply The Best (1991)
Single: Love Thing (1991)
Charts: UK: #29 / Germany: #67, Europe: #10, #18 (Airplay) / Australia: #62

Tina Turner - Simply The Best - AlbumTina Turner - Love Thing - Single
  1. Love Thing 4:28
  2. Engineered and Mixed by: Chris Lord-Alge / Recorded at: A & M Studios, Los Angeles / Mixed at: Image Studios, Los Angeles / Assistant Engineer: Talley Sherwood at Image Studios / Drums: Jack Bruno / Bass: Bob Feit / Guitar: James Ralston / Lead Guitar: Gene Black / Piano: Kenny Moore / Keyboards: Ollie Marland / Sax, Organ and Tambourine: Timmy Cappello / Backing Vocals: Timmy Cappello

This was a greatest hits package, and Tina wanted a bonus single to round out the package. I had submitted Love Thing to her for Foreign Affair and she wasn’t sure about the tune, I think she thought it was too racy. I asked her to have a second listen when they were looking for a single for this record, I had ‘cleaned’ the lyrics up a bit, and Tina decided she loved it after all and recorded it.

Holly Knight

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