Album

Simply The Best (1991)

Tina Turner - Simply The Best - Album

Simply The Best is Tina’s first and very successful greatest hits album with four single releases. In England it's her most successful album to date and stayed in the charts for over two years. Beside Tina’s most popular hits, it features also three previously unreleased songs, as well as a re-recorded dance version of the classic track Nutbush City Limits and a remastered version of River Deep, Mountain High. In Europe, an additional limited edition „Box Set“ was released in 1992, which includes the original European CD, VHS video, six postcards and a booklet with the lyrics. In Australia, a two disc edition was released in 1992, featuring the duet Simply The Best with Jimmy Barnes and some additional tracks.

For promotion, Capitol Records released a two disc promotional package with a very nice gatefold cover. The first picture disc contains only the track Love Thing, because this was the first single in America. The second one contains all tracks from the American release of the album.

Photographer: Herb Ritts (front & back) / Bruce Weber (inside)
Design: Glenn Sakamoto / Stan Evenson Design 
Release: September 1991
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 2 Vinyl / CD / Cassette / MiniDisc / Digital
Charts: UK: #2 / Germany: #4 / Europe: #4 / New Zealand: #1
Certifications: UK: 8x Platinum / Germany: 3x Gold, 1x Platinum / USA: 1x Platinum

Tracklist (Europe)
Side A
  1. The Best (Edit) 4:08
  2. Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman and Tina Turner / From the 7" single
  3. I Can’t Stand The Rain 3:42
  4. Written by Peebles, Bryant, Miller / Produced by Terry Britten / From the album "Private Dancer"
  5. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48
  6. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / From the album "Private Dancer"
  7. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:18
  8. Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by Roger Davies, Graham Lyle and Albert Hammond / From the album "Foreign Affair"
  9. Let’s Stay Together (Edit) 3:39
  10. Written by Green, Mitchell, Jackson / Produced by Martyn Ware, Greg Walsh / From the 7" single
Side B
  1. Steamy Windows 4:03
  2. Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Dan Hartman / From the album "Foreign Affair"
  3. Typical Male 4:15
  4. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / From the album "Break Every Rule"
  5. We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:14
  6. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / From the soundtrack album "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome"
  7. Private Dancer (Edit) 4:00
  8. Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by Carter / From the 7" single
  9. Better Be Good To Me (Edit) 3:38
  10. Written by Holly Knight, Chin, Mike Chapman / Produced by Rupert Hine / From the 7" single
Side C
  1. Nutbush City Limits (The 90’s Version) 3:42
  2. Written by Tina Turner / Produced and Mixed by: C.J. Mackintosh and Dave Dorrell / Single release in 1991
  3. It Takes Two (Tina & Rod Stewart) 4:11
  4. Written by Sylvia Moy, William Stevenson / Produced by Rod Stewart and Bernard Edwards
  5. River Deep, Mountain High (Digitaly Remastered) 3:38
  6. Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Produced by Phil Spector / From the Ike & Tina Turner album "River Deep, Mountain High" / Re-mastered and equalised by Phil Spector especially for this release
  7. Be Tender With Me Baby 4:16
  8. Written by Holly Knight, Albert Hammond / Produced by Dan Hartman / From the album "Foreign Affair"
Side D
  1. Addicted To Love (Live) 5:03
  2. Written by Robert Palmer / Produced by John Hudson / From the album "Tina Live In Europe"
  3. I Want You Near Me (Previously Unreleased) 3:52
  4. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / Single release in 1991
  5. Way Of The World (Previously Unreleased) 4:24
  6. Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by Chris Lord-Alge, Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle, Roger Davies / Single release in 1991
  7. Love Thing (Previously Unreleased) 4:27
  8. Written by Holly Knight, Albert Hammond / Produced by Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies / Single release in 1992
Capitol Promo

It’s a long road from star to superstar but Tina Turner has made it look easy.

Four multi-platinum albums, including 1984’s Grammy-winning Record of the Year „Private Dancer“. Worldwide record sales over 25 million. Two #1 singles. And the #1 international tour of 1990. Now Tina brings you Simply The Best.

Fifteen of her greatest hits featuring „What’s Love Got To Do With It,“ „Private Dancer,“ „River Deep-Mountain High,“ a fresh version of her classic „Nutbush City Limits,“ plus three brand-new tracks including the first single and video „Love Thing“ and „I Want YouNear Me.“ A total of eighteen songs, over 70 minutes of music.

And it doesn't stop there. Look for the companion home video: Simply The Best - The Video Collection, available on Capitol Home Video, November 19.

Tina gives you nothing less than Simply The Best ...

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Tracklist (USA)
  1. The Best (Edit) 4:08
  2. Better Be Good To Me (Edit) 3:38
  3. I Can’t Stand The Rain 3:42
  4. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48
  5. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:18
  6. Nutbush City Limits (The 90’s Version) 3:42
  7. What You Get Is What You See 4:26
  8. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / From the album "Break Every Rule"
  9. Let’s Stay Together (Edit) 3:39
  10. River Deep, Mountain High (Digitaly Remastered) 3:38
  11. Steamy Windows 4:03
  12. Typical Male 4:15
  13. We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:14
  14. Private Dancer (Edit) 4:00
  15. Look Me In The Heart 3:43
  16. Written by Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg / Produced by Dan Hartman / From the album "Foreign Affair"
  17. It Takes Two (Tina & Rod Stewart) 4:11
  18. I Want You Near Me (Previously Unreleased) 3:52
  19. Way Of The World (Previously Unreleased) 4:24
  20. Single release in 1992
  21. Love Thing (Previously Unreleased) 4:27
  22. Single release in 1991
CD Promo (USA)

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Bonus Disc (Australia)
  1. The Best (Tina & Jimmy Barnes) 4:11
  2. Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman, Chris Lord-Alge / Single release in 1992
  3. I'm A Lady 3:23
  4. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten, Chris Lord-Alge
  5. I Can’t Stand The Rain 3:42
  6. Be Tender With Me Baby 4:16
  7. Show Some Respect 3:19
  8. Written by Terry Britten, Sue Shifrin / Produced by Terry Britten

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