The Edge features the very last Ike & Tina recordings with lead vocals from Tina Turner on the a-side and Ike Turner compositions without Tina on the b-side. The instrumental part was played by Home Grown Funk, a popular Memphis group in the '70s. After Tina’s comback in 1984, all five songs with Tina have been re-released on a Mini album. The song Party Vibes was released as a promo in 1980, while Shame, Shame, Shame was a single in Europe, featuring an extended and remixed version. Tina promoted it on the Willem Ruis Lotto Show in The Netherlands, where it reached the charts. The album was originally released in 1980 and was re-issued on compact disc as a limited edition vinyl replica in 2017.
The Edge was intended as an Ike Turner solo album, because an early demo acetate featured a very different tracklist, including only songs with lead vocals from Ike Turner - some of them still unavailable anywhere else.
Producer: Ike Turner
Release: 1980 / 2017 (CD)
Format: Vinyl / Cassette / CD