- Audio CD (Oct. 25 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: EMI Europe Generic
- ASIN: B000002U9P
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
|1. Typical Male|
|2. What You Get is What You See|
|3. Two People|
|4. Till the Right Man Comes Along|
|7. Back Where You Started|
|8. Break Every Rule|
|9. Overnight Sensation|
|10. Paradise is Here|
|11. I'll be Thunder|
The first track, Typical Male, was the biggest hit of of the album peaking at #2 for 3 weeks. Its a great piece of bubble gum pop, with its catchy chorus. What You Get Is What You See was also a hit peaking at #13. It's a pop/country tune. Two People is a soft ballad that hit the charts at #26.
One of my personal favorites is Afterglow. Its got a great back back, & the song has a good message I think. Back Where You Started is Tina at her most rock. Its a get back, revenge type of song that fits great with her life. She won the Best Rock Performance Female Grammy for this underlooked classic. The title track of the album has always been one of my favorites. It was released as a single but fizzled at #76.
The album ends with a great combination of Paradise Is Here, & I"ll Be Thunder. Great songs that will leave you remebering this album. In the eighties Tina released 3 LP's. Private Dancer, Break Every Rule, & Foriegn Affiar. Each one better than the one before, and unfortunatly, least successful. I perosnally think everyone should have these 3 albums, as they are great, underated rock classic albums.
I personally love this album, it contains some great dance tracks "Typical Male" and "Break Every Rule" through to some power ballads "Paradise is Here" and "Girls". Mark Knopfler returns after writing the "Private Dancer" track to give us "Overnight Sensation".
In a way, the album flopped. Radio in Australia picked up "Typical Male" and "What you Get is What You See" but then lost interest. The single "Break Every Rule" was the album's best single, and had number 1 written all over it. Radio chose to ignore it, and then the album was quickly forgotten about.
How does it sound today? Ok, it has alot of 80's synthesizers sounds through it, but there are some gems on it. It doesn't have the timeless sound of the "Foreign Affair" album, but is still worthy of a place in your collection.