IKE & TINA: Album (Live)

What You Hear Is What You Get (1971)

Ike & Tina Turner - What You Hear Is What You Get - Album

What You Hear Is What You Get (Live at Carnegie Hall) is together with the album Workin Together (which was Ike and Tina’s highest charting U.S. album) the most successful album of the duo. Ike and Tina performed a doubleheader at the Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 1, 1971. The 7:30 PM show was followed by an 11 o'clock concert that carried on into the early hours of April 2. Beside some Ike Turner penned songs, it includes also live interpretations of songs from Otis Redding, Sly Stone, The Rolling Stones and Proud Mary from Creedence Clearwater Revival. The album was originally released in 1971 with a very nice trifold cover in America and a gatefold cover in Germany. An American special edition features a black envelope with a purple picture from Tina inside as well as with liner notes from Kendrew Lascelles.

For promotion, United Artists released a 3-track EP for Jukeboxes and a one sided vinyl single with a Radio Spot commercial. The album was reissued several times on CD, among others in 2018 as a mini LP replica with a cardboard sleeve in Japan. In Germany, an abridged version was released in 1972 under the different title Ike & Tina Turner Live while the duo was on tour.

Producer: Ike Turner
Photographer: Norman Seeff
Design: Norman Seeff
Release: July 1971 / Various (Reissue)
Label: United Artists / Various (Reissue)
Format: Vinyl (Trifold) / Cartridge / Reel Tape / Cassette / CD
Charts: USA: #7 (R&B), #25 (Pop)
Certifications: USA: 1x Gold

Ike & Tina Turner - What You Hear Is What You Get - Album
    Side A
  1. Introduction 1:32
  2. Piece Of My Heart (Live) 3:38
  3. Written by Bert Berns, Jerry Ragavoy / Lead vocals by The Ikettes
  4. Everyday People (Live) 2:11
  5. Written by Sylvester Stewart / Lead vocals by The Ikettes
  6. Introduction To Tina 0:44
  7. Doin’ The Tina Turner (Live) 0:36
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. Sweet Soul Music (Live) 2:49
  10. Written by Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Arthur Conley
  11. Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Live) 3:29
  12. Written by Jesse Hill
    Side B
  1. Honky Tonk Women (Live) 3:04
  2. Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  3. A Love Like Yours (Live) 3:43
  4. Written by Holland, Dozier, Holland
  5. Proud Mary (Live) 6:35
  6. Written by John C. Fogerty
  7. (Encore Of) Proud Mary (Live) 2:46
    Side C
  1. Proud Mary (Continue) (Live) 2:55
  2. I Smell Trouble (Live) 7:54
  3. Written by Don Robey
  4. Ike’s Tune (Live Instrumental) 0:30
  5. Written by Ike Turner
  6. I Want To Take You Higher (Live) 3:35
  7. Written by Sylvester Stewart
    Side D
  1. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Live) 8:31
  2. Written by Otis Redding, Jerry Butler / Promo in 1972
  3. Respect (Live) 5:05
  4. Written by Otis Redding
Ike & Tina Turner - What You Hear Is What You Get - Album

Billboard - July 03, 1971

This 2 record set of the Ike & Tina Turner revue's recent Carnegie Hall concert only hints at the charge of excitement generated by the Ikettes, Ike, and, especially Tina Turner before the capacity crowd. „Proud Mary,“ „Honky Tonk Women,“ „Ooh Poo Pah Doo,“ and excitingly visual „I've Been Loving You Too Long,“ suggests the frenzied entertainment they provided.

Ike & Tina Turner - What You Hear Is What You Get - Album

Billboard - July 24, 1971

Get The New 2 Record LP, That’s Almost Too Hot To Handle! Ike & Tina "What You Hear Is What You Get," Live At Carnegie Hall 

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