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  • Personnel includes: Tina Turner (vocals); Terry Britten (guitar, background vocals); Jeff Beck, Ray Russell, David Walker (guitar); Wilton Felder (saxophone, bass); Gary Barnacle (saxophone); Joe Sample (piano, synthesizer); Rubert Hine (keyboards, bass, programming, background vocals); Nick Glennie Smith (keyboards); Greg Walsh (synthesizer, programming); John Illsley (bass); Terry Williams, Ndugu Chancler (drums); Simon Morton, Frank Ricotti (percussion); Martyn Ware (programming, background vocals); David Ervin (programming); Cy Curnin, Tessa Niles, Glen Gregory, Gwen Evans, Jessica Williams, Alex Brown (background vocals).
  • Producers include: Rupert Hine, Terry Britten, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Ndugu Chancler.
  • Engineers include: John Hudson, Greg Walsh, F. Byron Clark.
  • Personnel: Tina Turner (vocals); Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck (guitar); Joe Sample (keyboards); Rupert Hine, Cy Curnin, Terry Williams, Wilton Felder, Glenn Gregory, Martyn Ware.
  • Producers include: Rupert Hine, Terry Britten, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Ndugu Chancler.
  • Digitally remastered by JVC using XRCD (extended resolution compact disc).
  • In 1984, Tina Turner mounted one of the greatest comebacks in music history. Coming after many years without a hit, PRIVATE DANCER proved to be a monster seller for Turner, spawning three smash singles. At 45 years old, Turner was a superstar-again.
  • PRIVATE DANCER is the strongest album of Turner's career. The infectious "What's Love Got to Do With it" became an MTV staple. The title track, written by Mark Knopfler, features Jeff Beck on guitar. Beck truly shines on the rockin' "Steel Claw," where he delivers a blistering solo. Turner lends her distinctive, throaty vocals to Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" and David Bowie's "1984." Bonus tracks abound on this deluxe reissue. The rocker "I Wrote a Letter" finds Turner proclaiming that her lover can "make a white girl sing the blues." "Rock N Roll Widow" is a tender tale of a wife left lonely while her musician husband is on the road. "Don't Rush the Good Things" is an up-tempo number that stresses the importance of enjoying life. "When I Was Young" is a non-repentant look back on Turner's wild years. PRIVATE DANCER is a fantastic effort by one of the premier female rockers.
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Rolling Stone - Ranked #47 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of The 80s" survey.

Rolling Stone - Ranked #47 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of The 80s" survey.

Q (10/95, p.150) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Turner never gives less than total commitment to the songs...Grammy awards soon followed the album's release...elevating Turner to the status of one of pop's foremost divas..."

Q (10/95, p.150) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Turner never gives less than total commitment to the songs...Grammy awards soon followed the album's release...elevating Turner to the status of one of pop's foremost divas..."
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