Tina Turner ‘Simply The Best’ Limited edition double gatefold blue vinyl. Released 22 November 2019

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Today (2nd September) is the 30th anniversary of ‘The Best’, the global smash hit track by Tina Turner that still resonates to this day through dance floors, sporting arenas, radio stations and beyond. To commemorate this incredible record, and the career of one of the most iconic and important performers in the history of popular music, ‘Simply The Best’, will be reissued as a double gatefold LP on 22nd November - just four days ahead of her 80th birthday - with a limited edition blue vinyl version available exclusively at: www.RhinoUK.lnk.to/TinaTurner-SimplyTheBest

 ‘Simply The Best’ is an 18-track collection of some of Tina Turner’s best-loved songs including ‘What's Love Got To Do With It’, ‘I Don't Wanna Lose You’, ‘Steamy Windows’ and ‘Private Dancer’ (full tracklisting below). Originally released in 1991 and gaining multi-platinum sales around the world, it spent over two years in the UK charts and is one of the best selling best-of compilations of all time.

 Tina Turner is revered around the world, inspiring millions including arguably today’s most important pop star Beyoncé, who, at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute event for Turner in 2005 said, “I will never forget the first time I saw you [Tina Turner] perform, I had never in my life seen a woman so powerful, so fearless and so fabulous”. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time (200 million records), won 11 Grammy Awards and has set the stage on fire with every rock luminary from Mick Jagger to the aforementioned Beyoncé. Her live shows have been seen by millions, and she is one of the best selling live solo artists of all time.

 Turning 80 on November 26th, her career continues to build momentum and find new fans. In March 2018, ‘Tina’ – The Tina Turner Musical, opened at London’s Aldwych Theatre to amass of acclaim with Radio 4’s Front Row calling it “One of the most impressive musicals I’ve ever seen” and The Times saying it is a “... raw musical triumph”. After receiving four or five-star reviews across the board, the show has been extended again into 2020 and will be making its Broadway debut in November. Her memoirs, ‘Tina Turner: My Love Story’, released in October 2018, was also met with a similar adulation, "Turner comes across as courageous, optimistic, big-hearted and generous" (Sunday Times), "Astonishing, soul-baring – the must-read memoir by rock’s greatest survivor" (Daily Mail) it also made the Mail On Sunday’s Books Of The Year list for 2018.

 Tracklist:

Side A

The Best

I Can't Stand The Rain

What's Love Got To Do With It

I Don't Wanna Lose You

Let's Stay Together

 

Side B

Steamy Windows

Typical Male

We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

Private Dancer

Better Be Good To Me

 

Side C

Nutbush City Limits (The 90's Version)

It Takes Two (Duet With Rod Stewart)

River Deep-Mountain High

Be Tender With Me Baby

 

Side D

Addicted To Love (Live In London, 1987)

I Want You Near Me

Way Of The World

Love Thing

 


Paul Davies