Album

Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Tina Turner - Mad Max (Beyond Thunderdome) - Soundtrack Album

Mad Max (Beyond Thunderdome) is the soundtrack album for the action movie Mad Max from 1985, starring Mel Gibson as Mad Max and Tina as the Aunty Entity of Bartertown. The first single We Don't Need Another Hero was a worldwide success and her first number one in Germany. The follow-up One Of The Living won a Grammy Award in the category „Best Rock Vocal Performance Female“ the following year. All other songs are instrumentals fom Maurice Jarre. After the release of this album, Tina changed the setlist of her Private Dancer Tour and performed both songs live.

Release: July 1985
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: Vinyl / CD / Cassette
Charts: Germany: #7 / Europe: #16 / USA: #39

Tracklist
Side A
  1. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Extended) 6:07
  2. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / Performed by Tina Turner / Single release in 1985
  3. One Of The Living (Soundtrack Version) 5:59
  4. Written by Holly Knight / Produced by Mike Chapman / Co-Produced by Umberto Gatica / Performed by Tina Turner / Single release in 1985
  5. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental) 6:30
  6. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten
Side B
  1. Bartertown 8:27
  2. The Children 2:12
  3. Coming Home 15:12
  4. Composed by Maurice Jarre / Produced and Conducted by Maurice Jarre / Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Billboard Review

August 10, 1985

Soundtrack will get a quick start courtesy of the first Tina Turner single „We Don’t Need Another Hero“ and the collection includes a second track by her with „One Of The Living,“ which can be expected to maintain momentum. Lion’s share of the remainder is Maurice Jarre’s score with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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CashBox Review

August 17, 1985

While „We Don’t Need Another Hero“ speeds to the top of the charts, Tina Turner shines bright on this soundtrack LP to the popular Warner Bros. summer movie „Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,“ in which the Queen of Rock 'N' Roll co-stars with Mel Gibson. Once „We Don’t Need Another Hero“ runs its successful course, expect another hot Turner tune in „One Of The Living,“ a second single, and the only other Turner vocal on the LP. Side two features instrurnentals.

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