Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Collected Recordings Sixties to Nineties
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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Could be much better !
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When Capitol records announced the release of "collected recordings" at the end of 1994, I was really thrilled. They said it would be a three disc collection. Disc one would focus on the Ike and Tina days, Disc Two would have RARE Tina recordings and disc 3 would be Tina's solo greatest hits. I think the collection starts great with the Ike and Tina disc. It's a good compilation of the duo starting with "Fool in love" from 1960 and including their greatest hits and also some songs which have been not easy to find over the last years ( for example "Letter from Tina" and "It ain't right Loving to be loving" from their 1969 album "Come together" ). What disappoints me about this collection is especially disc 2. This is suposed to be a disc with rarities, but what we get is not that rare at all. Only two songs on this disc I consider rare and these are "Games" and "Johnny and Mary". What about her b-sides "Don't rush the good things", "Don't turn around" ( later covered by Ace of Base and Aswad ), Stronger than the wind,... + their must be tons of Tina recordings which have never been released before...Maybe capitol is saving them for future releases.... The booklet also mentions her 1985 single "One of the living" taken from the Mad Max soundtrack, but it's not on the disc. Also on disc three some of her greatest hits are missing. Where are "Two People", "Girls", "Break every Rule", "I don't wanna lose you", "Show some respect",... This collection is a nice effort, but definately not the Ultimate Tina Turner collection. I think Capitol/EMI should consider putting together a new collection and make it MINIMUM a 5 disc set, because Tina's been doing what she does best for over 40 years now ! You can't get the picture of her career on three discs..."
Tina is fantastic but Capitol Records is not that good.
Javier Lopez | Peru | 03/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The reason why I titled this review like this is because this collection could have been much, much better.
This Collection was released in 1994 and contains her early years hits with her ex husband Ike Turner, some rare recordings and Tina's solo hits.*DISC 1 (Ike and Tina):
This cd contains the collection of Ike and Tina's hits and some of their best recordings. This goes from 1960 to 1975.
Their biggest hits were "A fool in love", "It's gonna work out fine", "I idolize you" and "Proud Mary". "Nutbush city limits" and "River deep-mountain high" were recorded during the Ike and Tina years but were official Tina singles.
Together they recorded several albums and singles but they were just big on stage. With this I'm not saying that they were bad, they were very good, they even won a Grammy in 1971 and toured in Europe with the Rolling Stones and alone but it didn't work very well in the charts.
On this cd you can also find some covers that were moderate hits like "Come together", "I've been loving you too long", and "Honky tonk women".
I also really like "I want to take you higher" and "Crazy 'bout you bay".*DISC 2 (Tina's rare recordings):
On this cd you'll find some songs that were recorded for soundtracks, various albums, live songs, duets and even demos that Tina recorded to get music deals after she broke with Ike Turner.
The opening track "Acid queen" was specially recorded for Tina's part in "Tommy", "Total control" appears in the "We are the world" album, "It's only love" (I don't know why this song is here because it was a very big hit that she recorded with Bryan Adams so it should be in disc 3), "Don't turn around" is a wonderful song that she recorded for her "Break every rule" album but it only appeared as the B side of her "Typical male" single. Finally you'll find "Addicted to love" a song that Tina has been singing sience 1986 on stage. And the duets with Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart "Tearing as apart" and "It takes two".*DISC 3 (Tina's hits sience 1983):
This disc contains Tina's hits but some are missing and others like "Help" and "Paradaise is here" which are great songs but were not big singles are here, leaving behind "One of the living", "Two people", "I don't wanna lose you", "Show some respect" and "Way of the world" which were big hits.
The great hits that are here are: "Let's stay together", "What's love got to do with it", "Private dancer", "Better be good to me", "We don't need another hero", "Typical male", "The best" and "I don't wanna fight".In general this collection is good but they should do a real collection with all the hits and more rare songs and even songs that were not released as singles but are great recordings."
Javier Lopez | 05/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Could a Tina fan/addict ask for more? A wonderful 3-CD box full of great songs plus a wonderful booklet... A MUST FOR EVERY TINA FAN OUT THERE !!!!!!!!!!!! BUY IT...NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!"