I saw Tina in Las Vegas 2 years ago and I loved the concert, actually it was the best one I've ever been to and while I was there I bought Tina's "Simply the best" and "Twenty four seven" which are fabulous. But some months ago I went to a friends house and she was playing this album and I recognize some songs as: "steamy windows", "the best", "foreign affair" and a song that I heard many years ago in Europe which was a big hit, the song is "be tender with me baby", so I told her that I loved the cd and she told me that this cd sold almost ten million copies back in 1990 and that Tina had Grammy nominations and all that.
So when I went back to the US (I live in Peru, and it's very difficult to find good cd's) I looked for it and I went to every store that I saw and I couldn't find it and I was impressed because one of the people working in a music store told me that I was going to be able to find it via catalogue (I can't understand that an album of a big magnitude of success was only available by that method) but I was lucky and I found it at Virqin.
I can can tell you that Tina was at her best with this album, all the songs have beat and great rhythm and the Lyrics are also wonderful. "The best" is considerate a classic, "steamy windows" has hot sticky lyrics with tina's unique style.
"Undercover agent for the blues" is a great blues track, "be tender with me baby" shows Tina from the bottom of her soul, aswell as "Ask me how I feel". Through the years I had collected all Tina's solo albums and "Foreign affair" is the best without question, so if your a Tina fan and I you don't have this one you're missing a big piece and if your looking a your first Tina cd get this one and get it here(amazon.com) if you're in the US, because it's not easy to find it in stores, it's not believable but it's true.
Tina your next album has to be the sequel of "Foreign affair" and please don't ever stop singing. Now I'm a big fan of yours.