TINA: Single

Tonight Live (1988)

Tina Turner & David Bowie - Tonight (Live) - Single

Tonight (Live) was the fourth single from the album Live In Europe, recorded at Tina’s Private Dancer Tour in Birmingham, England on March 23, 1985 with guest vocals from David Bowie. The single was first released in Holland, were it reached #1 on the charts and was then also released in other European countries, but not in England and America. The original studio version of the song, taken from David's Tonight album, was already a single in 1984.

Design: Hotline - Utrecht, Holland
Release: December 1988 (Netherlands) / February 1989 (Europe)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD
Charts: Netherlands: #1 / Germany: #39
AlbumLive In Europe

  1. Tonight (Live Tina & David Bowie) 4:15
  2. Writer: David Bowie, Iggy Pop / Producer: Terry Britten / Recorded live in Europe at the NEC in Birmingham on March 23, 1985 / Jack Bruno: Drums / James Ralston: Guitar & Vocals / Kenny Moore: Piano & Vocals / Phil Palmer: Guitar / Bob Feit: Bass Guitar & Vocals / Timmy Cappello: Saxophone & Keyboards
    Additional tracks:
  1. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 4:12
  2. Let’s Stay Together (Live) 4:40
  3. Taken from the album 'Live In Europe'
Tina Turner & David Bowie - Tonight (Live) - Single

The music video shows Tina in a black leather dress, talking to the audience and singing the first part alone. Then David appears from behind on a platform, and the whole crowd went crazy. While he sings the second part, he comes down the stairways to Tina. During the instrumental part of the song Tina and David dancing together and they finish the song as a duet. The clip was taken from the Private Dancer Tour home video, filmed in Birmingham, England on March 23, 1985. It’s available on the Simply The Best video collection.

Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
ReleaseSimply The Best / YouTube
Time: 3:45

Tina Turner & David Bowie - Tonight (Live) - Music Video

Tina: „Actually this is a song that David Bowie and Iggy Pop wrote a long time ago and David and I recorded it on his last David Bowie Tonight album. I want everybody… I want you to swing with me and we’re gonna singing together, tonight. Come on… We’re gonna do this together, tonight.

David: „I’d like to say that this was a privilege to be on the same stage as you tonight. It’s about the hottest place in the uni­verse."

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