Wild Lady of Rock - At the Apollo (1979)

Tina Turner - Wild Lady of Rock (At the Apollo) - Video

Wild Lady of Rock (At The Apollo) is Tina’s very first solo home video with a concert from London’s Apollo Theatre, recorded on March 25, 1979. Dressed in Bob Mackie costumes and supported by four dancers, Tina performed several cover versions of popular songs, some old ones from Ike & Tina and some new tracks after the recording of her solo records Rough and Love Explosion. The video was first released in short form with a running time about 30 minutes in May 1979 under the title „At The Apollo,“ but was later also released as an one hour concert under the titles „Wild Lady of Rock“ and „Queen of Rock 'n’ Roll“ in 1984.

Director: Steve Turner
Producer: Carl Fischer 
: May 1979 (short) / 1984 (long) / 1986 (laserdisc)
Label: VCL / Hendring
Format: VHS / Beta / Laserdisc
Time: 30 Min. (short) / 60 Min. (long)

At the Apollo (short version)
  1. The Bitch Is Back (Live) 2:10
  2. Crazy Cajun Cake Walk Band (Live) 3:28
  3. Hot Legs (Live) 2:58
  4. Nutbush City Limits (Live) 2:50
  5. You Don’t Send Me Flowers Any More (Live) 2:45
  6. Sometimes When We Touch (Live) 3:11
  7. Medley (Live) 1:13
  8. It's Gonna Work Out Fine, A Fool In Love
  9. Honky Tonk Woman (Live) 1:25
  10. Acid Queen (Live) 0:33
  11. I Wanna Take You Higher (Live) 1:29
  12. Le Freak (Live) 0:24
  13. Proud Mary (Live) 2:34
Wild Lady of Rock (long version)
  1. The Bitch Is Back (Live) 2:34
  2. Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  3. Crazy Cajun Cakewalking Band (Live) 4:24
  4. Written by L. Vegas, P. Vegas, J. Ford
  5. Hot Legs (Live) 3:00
  6. Written by Gary Grainger, Rod Stewart
  7. Nutbush City Limits (Live) 3:07
  8. Written by Tina Turner
  9. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 3:52
  10. Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  11. The Woman I’m Supposed To Be (Live) 3:28
  12. Written by C. Wade
  13. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Live) 3:24
  14. Written by Otis Redding, J. Butler
  15. Can’t Turn You Loose (Live) 2:12
  16. Written by Otis Redding
  17. Don’t Leave Me This Way (Live) 2:18
  18. Written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Cary Gilbert
  19. Givin’ It Up For Your Love (Live) 2:25
  20. Written by Jerry Lynn Williams
  21. Fever (Live) 2:07
  22. Written by Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  23. Disco Inferno (Live) 2:48
  24. Written by Leroy Green, Ron Kersey
  25. Music Keeps Me Dancin’ (Live) 1:22
  26. Written by Lenny Macaluso, Pat Summerson
  27. Help Me Make It Through The Night (Live) 3:13
  28. Written by Kris Kristofferson
  29. Everyone Is A Winner (Live) 4:43
  30. Written by E. Brown
  31. Root, Toot Undisputable Rock’n Roller (Live) 3:18
  32. Written by G. Jackson
  33. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore (Live) 2:51
  34. Written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman
  35. Sometimes When We Touch (Live) 3:30
  36. Written by D. Hill, B. Mann
  37. Medley (Live) 4:34
  38. It's Gonna Work Out Fine, A Fool In Love, Honky Tonk Women, Acid Queen, I Want To Take You Higher, Le Freak, Proud Mary, Music Keeps Me Dancin'

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Billboard Review

May 05, 1979

From VCL - Europe's largest independent pre-recorded video producer - comes an exclusive specially recorded concert performance by America’s dazzling rock singer Tina Turner. This is no copy of an old concert - this is an original. Tina’s concert - specially produced for VCL and recorded by them in front of an invited audience - took place in London’s Apollo Theatre on March 25th this year. From that concert come unique 30 minute soul-searching cassettes of Tina at her best. And they’re available now at all good video shops. VCL will also produce a feature version for the cinema.

CashBox Review

May 26, 1984

Queen Tina - Tina Turner will soon be available on videocassette. „Tina Turner - Queen of Rock 'N’ Roll“ is being offered in June by VCL for the suggested retail price of $29.95. The hour-long concert special features the indefatigable legend hammering out some of her best known tunes, including „Proud Mary," „Fever,“ „Acid Queen,“ and „Nutbush City Limits“.

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