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Thursday, 20 February 2014

CD REVIEW! Tina Turner - Love Songs

I would like to believe that I'm a bit of a romantic. You know, listening to some old time love classics from Frank Sinatra and so forth, and now I'm listening to Tina Turner's Love Songs. Yes, I'm soppy. I just love the grandma of pop! Her music brings back memories of days gone by and hearing that old classic tunes just gives me the chills (in a good way).  Throughout Tina Turner’s extraordinary career, the multi-Grammy winning artist often sings about love, exploring both its joys and heartaches with her powerful voice on such unforgettable songs as the international smash “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” For the first time, a collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s greatest love songs. The album spans more than three decades and includes 18 tracks selected mainly from Turner’s impressive string of gold and platinum solo records. Much of the CD retraces Tina’s emotional comeback, which began in 1983 with Private Dancer, an album that’s sold more than five million copies. This new collection includes three songs from that record, a cover of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” the Top 10 title track, and “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” which stayed atop the charts for three weeks and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012. Several selections from her other records released in the 1980s are also included here with “Two People” from Break Every Rule (1986) and “The Best” from Foreign Affair (1989). Turner continued to electrify audiences in the 1990s with “Way Of The World,” a new song featured on her greatest hits collection Simply the Best (1991) and “I Don’t Wanna Fight” from the soundtrack to her 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It. To close out the decade, she released two more solo records – Wildest Dreams (1996) and Twenty Four Seven (1999). Both albums are represented on this collection by fantastic songs like “When The Heartache Is Over” and her cover of John Waite’s “Missing You”.

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