TINA! is a compilation album, released just in time for Tina Turner's long awaited 50th Anniversary Tour, which started on October 1 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City (USA). The tracklist includes some of her greatest hits and most of the songs she performed live at the tour. As a special bonus, the album features two live songs recorded at the Amsterdam Arena in 1996, released for the first time on CD, as well as two previously unreleased tracks. In 2009, the album was expanded to a three-disc Platinum Collection in Europe to coincide with the European leg of the tour.
The digital release of the album features alternative versions of two songs: The original 1966 version of River Deep, Mountain High was replaced with the 1973 re-recording and the Acid Queen original soundtrack version with the version from Tina’s Acid Queen solo album. The tracklist on the promotional disc features the additional live version of the song The Best from the Wembley Stadium, but in fact it's the studio version from the Foreign Affair album.
The album was released in America with a gatefold sleeve, including some different pictures as the European jewel case version.
Photographer: Andrew Macpherson
Design: Jeri Helden, Glen Nakasako for SMOG Design, Inc.
Release: September 2008 (USA) / October 2008 (Europe)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: CD / Digital
Charts: Germany: #21 / USA: #61 (pop), #28 (r&b)
To complement Tina Turner’s long-awaited return to arenas across North America this fall on her „Tina" tour, Capitol / EMI will release Tina! on September 30, a new 18-track CD and digital collection of the eight-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s top hits, rare live recordings and two exclusive new tracks.
In addition to featuring all of the career-spanning hits Turner will perform at her concerts, including „What’s Love Got To Do With It,“ „Private Dancer,“ „Better Be Good To Me,“ „We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),“ „Proud Mary“ (1993 version), „Nutbush City Limits,“ and „River Deep, Mountain High,“ among others, Tina! features two new, exclusive tracks, titled „It Would Be A Crime“ and „I’m Ready“.
Four concert recordings are also featured, including „I Can’t Stand The Rain,“ recorded live at Amsterdam Arena (1996), „Addicted To Love,“ recorded live at London’s Camden Palace (1986), and two that have never before been released on CD, „The Best,“ recorded live at London’s Wembley Arena (2000) and „Let’s Stay Together,“ recorded live at Amsterdam Arena (1996).