TINA: Single

What You Get Is What You See (1987)

Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single

What You Get Is What You See is an up-styled country-tinged rock track featuring Eric Clapton on guitars and was released as the third single from the album Break Every Rule. Tina promoted the song at several TV-Shows and performed it live at her Break Every Rule Tour and twenty years later at her 50th Anniversary Tour. Live versions are available on the album Live In Europe from 1988 and TINA Live from 2009. The live version from the b-side was taken from the Break Every Rule home video. In 1989, the song was used in a commercial for the Australian New South Wales Rugby League.

Photographer: Bettina Rheims / Paul Cox (back)
Release
: January 1987 (USA) / February 1987 (Europe)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl (Gatefold)
Charts: USA: #13 / Germany: #17 / Europe: #18, #9 (Airplay) / UK: #30 / Australia: #15
Album: Break Every Rule

Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single
  1. What You Get Is What You See (Single Version) 3:57
  2. Writer: Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Producer: Terry Britten / Recorded & Mixed by John Hudson at Mayfair Studios / Tina's vocals recorded at Studio Grande Armee, Paris (France) / Assistant Engineer: Mike Ging / Ambisonics Surround Sound courtesy of Richard Elen / Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards / Terry Britten: Guitar, Bass Drum Programming / Graham Lyle: Mandolin
  3. What You Get Is What You See (Live) 4:57
  4. From the 7" & 12" record / Recorded live in London, November 1986 / Guitar, Vocals: James Ralston / Drums: Jack Bruno / Base Guitar, Vocals: Bob Feit / Guitar: Laurie Wisefield / Keyboards, Sax, Vocals: Don Snow / Sax, Flute: Gary Barnacle / Percussions: Steve Scales
  5. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Dance Mix) 6:39
  6. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Rock Mix) 5:59
  7. From the 12" record
    Additional tracks:
  1. Take Me To The River (Edit) 4:02
  2. From the European release / Previously Unreleased / Written by Al Green / Produced by Martyn Ware
  3. The Tina Turner Montage Mix 8:54
  4. From the European release / Previously Unreleased / Tracks: I Can’t Stand The Rain, Two People, We Don’t Need Another Hero,What’s Love Got To Do With It, Typical Male, Let’s Stay Together / Mixed by Les "The Mixdoctor" Adams for DMC Productions
Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single

The music video shows Tina with a blue mini dress and a jeans jacket outside on a stage near a gasoline station. While she is performing the song, we see some good looking men around her, according to the song text. At the end, Tina wears a jeans and drives away with a motorcycle. The clip was originally released on the What You See Is What You Get home video on VHS and later also on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD. In 2022, a remastered version was included into the Break Every Rule (Deluxe Edition) on DVD.

Director: Peter Care
Producer: Alastair Bates
Release: What You See Is What You Get / Simply The Best / Break Every Rule (Deluxe Edition) / YouTube
Time: 4:08

Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Music Video

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