Album

What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993)

Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It - Soundtrack Album

What’s Love Got To Do With It is the eighth solo studio album from Tina Turner and the soundtrack for the same named movie about Tina’s life story. It’s also the first album for her new record company Virgin in America. Especially for this album, Tina re-recorded some old songs from Ike & Tina - some of them she hadn’t sung since her divorce from Ike. She recorded also three new songs, including the theme for the movie and hit single I Don't Wanna Fight. Tina performed this song live at her What’s Love? Tour in 1993 and promoted it at some tv and award shows. For the first time, Tina recorded also a studio version of the song Disco Inferno, which she performed live in her early concerts after the separation from Ike. The song „I Might Have Been Queen,“ a remixed version originally from the Private Dancer album, is a little bit longer and includes the additional and never before released vers „I Look Up To The Stars Till I Find My Destiny“. On the American version of the album, the two tracks „Tina’s Wish“ and „Shake A Tail Feather“ are missing.

Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies
Design: Norman Moore
Photographer: Herb Ritts / Peter Lindbergh (centre page)
Release: June 1993
Label: Parlophone (Europe) / Virgin (USA)
Format: Vinyl / CD (picture) / MiniDisc / Cassette / Digital
Charts: UK: #1 / Europe: #4 / Germany: #8 / USA: #17
Certifications: UK: 1x Platinum / USA: 1x Platinum / Germany: 1x Gold

Tracklist (Europe)
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight 6:09
  2. Written by Steve DuBerry, Lulu, Billy Lawrie / Produced by Chris Lord-Alge, Roger Davies / Single release in 1993
  3. Rock Me Baby 3:59
  4. Written by B.B. King, Joe Josea
  5. Disco Inferno 4:06
  6. Written by Leroy Green, Ron "Have Mercy“ Kersey / Single release in 1993
  7. Why Must We Wait Until Tonight? 5:55
  8. Written by Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange / Produced by Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt“ Lange / Single release in 1993
  9. Stay Awhile 4:52
  10. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle
  11. Nutbush City Limits 3:20
  12. Written by Tina Turner
  13. (Darlin’) You Know I Love You 4:29
  14. Written by B.B. King, Jules Taub
  15. Proud Mary 5:27
  16. Written by John C. Fogerty / Single release in 1994
  17. A Fool In Love 2:56
  18. Written by lke Turner
  19. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine 2:51
  20. Written by Sylvia McKinney, Rose McCoy
  21. Shake A Tail Feather 2:34
  22. Written by Verlie Rice, Otis Hayes, Andre Williams / Not on the American version
  23. I Might Have Been Queen (Remix) 4:22
  24. Written by Rupert Hine, Jeanette Obstoj, James West-Oram / Produced by Rupert Hine
  25. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:51
  26. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten
  27. Tina’s Wish 3:08
  28. Written by Tina Turner, lke Turner /Not on the American version
Billboard Review

July 03, 1993

First effort for Virgin by veteran vocalist doubles as the soundtrack for current biopic on Turner's stormy life with ex-husband Ike. Majority of the material here is recut versions of such older Turner hits as „Proud Mary,“ „A Fool In Love,“ and „It’s Gonna Work Out Fine“ (title track is represented by hit '84 version); new (and commercially very promising) material includes slinky „Why Must We Wait Until Tonight,“ co-penned and produced by Bryan Adams. Strong critical reception for movie should spice sales.

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Liner Notes

Tina Turner - April, 1993

When the Disney company bought the film rights to my autobiography "I, Tina" seven years ago I never really believed it would make it to the screen. Then when filming finally started late last year I soon realized I would be asked to re-record some of the old Ike and Tina hits to suit modern sound systems. To be honest, the thought did not thrill me. I hadn't sung some of these songs for a couple of decades and that was fine by me. But my band had fun working on the arrangements and from the very first day of rehearsals their enthusiasm rubbed off on me. It was surprising to hear how well most of these songs have withstood the test of time. We also recorded three wonderful new songs for the soundtrack. I am very grateful to Sade Adu for finding "I Don't Wanna Fight" a song which I feel perfectly summarizes a large part of my life. It seemed like the ideal theme for the film. Even though he nagged me constantly about my vocals, it was worth the aggravation to record Bryan 'Dennis the Menace' Adams "Why Must We Wait Until Tonight?", which he co-wrote and co-produced with "Mutt" Lange. Thanks also to the faithful and very talented team, Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, who have written some of my favorite songs, including the title track to this alhum. "Stay Awhile" sits comfortably among their best. With or without the film which brought these songs together, they are part of the soundtrack of my life. I hope they add something special to yours.

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