Private Dancer Original recording remastered
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Few have endured such turmoil as Tina Turner. In 1976, after 20 years toil with husband Ike, she was left with nothing but bruises, 36 cents and a Mobil gas card. Oh, and four children. Yet by 1985, with her big highlighted hair and little leather skirt recognised worldwide, she was a 10-million-seller, and a Hollywood star to boot. Collaborating with Heaven 17, Turner had achieved forward momentum. Now, signed to Capitol, she assembled about her a host of famous writer/producers, including Rupert Hine, Terry Brittan and Mike Chapman. The result was Private Dancer, a smart, mainstream and melody-heavy fusion of rock, pop and R&B making the most of Turner's world-weary persona and roughhouse soul inflections and featured huge singles like "What's Love Got to Do with It?" and the title track (written by Dire Straits's Mark Knopfler, guitar courtesy of Jeff Beck). Maybe rock's greatest comeback. --Dominic Wills
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exquisitely interpreted. It's a concept album loosely based on a stripper's life and it amply showcases Tina Turner's multifaceted talents. The bitter What's Love Got To Do With It and the melancholy title track, both passionate ballads, were massive hits. Better Be Good To Me and Steel Claw are scorching rockers while she really adds a new dimension to her covers of Help and Let's Stay Together, another top 10 hit. I love Tina's interpretation of the Anne Peebles song I Can't Stand The Rain which was also a hit for Eruption way back in 1978. Private Dancer is a triumph of epic proportions, not only Turner's comeback album but a timeless masterpiece of exceptional songs infused with enough raunch to please her hardcore fans from the early days and enough pop appeal for the mainstream. Never before had her voice been wrapped around such quality but accessible and melodic material as on Private Dancer, making for a consistently enjoyable album with broad appeal. This reissue with the extra tracks is superb value for money - get it!
The first track is a purley autobiographical song called I Might Have Been Queen. Its a great opening track. Next is What's Love Got To Do With It. This was the biggest hit of the album going to #1 in America for 3 weeks and going gold. It also won her 3 grammys. Show Some Respect is a rock number that peaked at #37 in America. Most people probably recognize I Cant Stand the Rain from Missy Elliots remixed version. Private Dancer was on Tina's best recordings. It was also a huge hit hitting #7 in America. Let's Stay Together, the cover of the Al Green classic, is considered Tina's comeback song. It was her first solo hit, reaching #1 in Europe and #26 in America. Better Be Good To Me is Tina at her rock n roll best. This song also won Tina a Grammy for best Female Rock Vocal. Steel Claw simply rocks and proves why Tina is the Queen. Help is a gossiple flavored version of the Beatles #1 hit. The last song is a David Bowie composition called 1984. The year the album was made, the song is kinda spooky.
Private Dancer is not only Tina's biggest album, and her comeback album, but it is also a great piece of music from one of the best artist of our time. Its a classic pure rock n roll record and I recomend it to everybody.
1) I Might Have Been Queen
A great track and this one puts you in the mood for the rest of the album!
2) What's Love Got To Do With It
This is statistically her most successful single, and if you listen to it you'll realise why, it's the best song on the album.
3) Show Some Respect
I think the name says it all.
4) I Can't Stand The Rain
Another of her biggest hits, not one of my favourites but still a good one.
5) Private Dancer
The title track is the second best song on the album, with Tina's powerful vocals this song stands out.
6) Let's Stay Together
This version is so much better than Al Green's original and was Tina's first single release off the album.
7) Better Be Good To Me
Again, a strong track, not the best but still good.
8) Steel Claw
I love this track, it's great!
Probably the third best song on the album, a beautiful mellow song with lots of feeling.
This is the one and only track on this album that I don't like!
11) I Wrote A Letter
12) Rock N Roll Widow
I really like this track, Tina's vocals are great on it.
13) Don't Rush The Good Things
Another great song!
14) When I Was Young
This track is great and the last one on the album (if you don't count the extended versions)
The extended versions of "What's Love Got To Do With It", "Better Be Good To Me" and "I Can't Stand The Rain" aren't as good as the normal versions but they're still good.
I'd highly recommend this album whether you're a Tina Turner fan or not because it's just so great. The only Tina album that is better than this is her "Simply The Best" greatest hits album!
Most recent customer reviews
CD quality is great. i am satisfied. Would have bought this again if the need arisen.Published 7 days ago by Saad Sayed
This record was recorded in many different locations which is probably why some songs have more depth than others. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Seeker
This album still has its moments but due to 80s production it is starting to age (in a bad way) - but it is Tina and the best songs (Steel claw, Private dancer) on this album are... Read morePublished 6 months ago by geomeister
The remastering sounds so great, I was skeptical but there is a BIG difference in sound quality. The original sounded fantastic and this remastering sounds even better. Five Stars!Published 6 months ago by mark chadwick
A classic album? Not really, it's more a good comeback album. Released in 1984 to coincide with Turner's comeback, the album featured the 1983 hit "let's stay together"... Read morePublished on Dec 1 2003 by William
Never has a CD been oh so overated. This is not to deny the talent of Tina Turner. She has a powerful voice and puts some great energy into her music. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2003 by G. J Wiener
While she was having a successful career in the 60's and early 70's Tina Turner was living a horrible marriage with her singer partner Ike Turner from The Ike and Tina Turner... Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2002