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Private Dancer [Original recording remastered]

Tina Turner Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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9. Help! (1997 Digital Remaster)
10. 1984 (1997 Digital Remaster)
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13. Don't Rush The Good Things (1997 Digital Remaster)
14. When I Was Young (1997 Digital Remaster)
15. What's Love Got To Do With It (1997 Digital Remaster) (Special Extended Mix)
16. Better Be Good To Me (1997 Digital Remaster) (Extended Version)
17. I Can't Stand The Rain (1997 Digital Remaster) (Extended Version)

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars EXTENDED CLASSIC June 14 2003
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Tina Turner's classic album from 1984 has been substantially enhanced with the addition of seven tracks, including wonderful extended versions of What's Love Gotta Do With It, Better Be Good To Me and I Can't Stand The Rain. This makes Private Dancer even more of an essential album as it remains Turner's masterpiece from the eighties, an album of brilliant material
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Queen of Rock makes her comeback. May 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album, along with Prince's Purple Rain, and Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A., was the biggest selling album of 1984. It sold over 10 million copies worldwide. It went straight to number 1 in Europe and and peaked at #3 in America.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TINA TURNER...WHO NEED'S IKE? May 28 2003
By Anthony
Format:Audio CD
This is Tina's first album after leaving Ike and going solo. It is an absolutely fantastic album with so much energy and is so much better than anything she did with Ike Turner.
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!
9) Help
Probably the third best song on the album, a beautiful mellow song with lots of feeling.
10) 1984
This is the one and only track on this album that I don't like!
11) I Wrote A Letter
Another gooden!
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The grand Tina's comeback. Sept. 26 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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 Revue, They got divorce in 1976 and Tina started her solo career in Las Vegas.
During the late 70's and early 80's she didn't got any hit singles and her albums "Rough" (1978) and "Love explotion" (1979) went nowhere.
Everything changed in 1983 when she realesed her cover single "Let's stay together" wich brought her back to the Top 10, the hit single sold 8 million copies and was a hit in Europe and America and was nominated for a Grammy in 1984.
In 1984 Tina realeased "Private dancer" and its first single "What's love got to do with it" became #1 in short time.
The following singles also became Top 10 hits; "Better be good to me" peaked at #5 and "Private dancer" at #7.
During 1985 Tina made a sold out world tour, won 5 Grammy awards and her new singles were still strong after the big hit of the album and past singles. In the US "Show some respect" reached #24 and "I can't stand the rain" made to the Top 5 in Europe.
Also in in 1985 was the Premiere of her movie "Mad Max III" with co-star Mel Gibson.
For the motion picture she realesed two singles; "We don't need another hero" wich became a #2 and "The one more living" wich made it to #15 and brought Tina another Grammy in 1986.
Private dancer sold 13 million copies and opened Tina the door of continous success, a success that until now is present.
This cd is a new version of thye 1984 realese, contains new songs (from the early 1980's) and has a better sound quality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag
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 more
Published on Dec 1 2003 by William
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Moments But Badly Overated
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 more
Published on Oct. 8 2003 by G. J Wiener
5.0 out of 5 stars A legthy, superb value album that you never tire of
This is the most complete Tina Turner album there is, giving the best taste of all her abilities. Other albums of her's, whilst good do not give the full vocal/emotional picture. Read more
Published on Aug. 5 2002 by Andrew Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Private Dancer Is Tina Turner At Her Best
She Had Tons Of Hit's With Ike. She Was One Of The Most Respected Female Singers In The World. Then She Was Gone From The Spotlight In The Late 70's After A Divorce From Ike. Read more
Published on Feb. 27 2001 by "m.hierl@eudoramail.com"
5.0 out of 5 stars You Better Be Good To Tina....
This is a truly great album, she's the queen of rock'n'roll. Songs like, "I Might Have Been Queen", "What's Love Got To Do With It", "Private... Read more
Published on Sept. 30 2000 by Nikky
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow Baby! This Album Rocks!
You have to get this album, its the best album I've ever seen. Classics like "What's Love..." are just amazing. If you buy only one Tina album it has to be this one. Read more
Published on April 16 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best
This was her real comeback cd. Although she had already three solo-albums before 'private dancer' (tina turns the country on, rough, love explosion), this made a star of her again. Read more
Published on May 16 1999
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