Tina Turner Singles Collection ‘Queen Of Rock’n’Roll’ Due In November
In celebrating 50 years since the start of Tina Turner’s iconic solo career, the upcoming Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll is a huge compilation of 55 tracks that compiles an incredible anthology of Tina’s legendary solo career through her singles. From her cover of Whole Lotta Love all the way up to the Kygo remix of What’s Love Got to Do With It in 2020, this is the first time her whole singles collection has been released as one set.
Queen Of Rock’ n’ Roll will be released on 24 November. It comes as triple-CD and 5LP sets as well as digitally with a cut-back 12 track vinyl version. All sets come with a foreword from Bryan Adams – her longtime friend and collaborator.
Tina’s first release as a solo artist was the 1974 album Tina Turns The Country On! whilst still touring and releasing albums as duo Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The album spawned no singles but in 1975 upon the release of her second album – Acid Queen– her cover of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love was released which kicks off this set which goes on to including duets with other legendary performers like David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart as well as some of the most unforgettable and celebrated pop and rock singles of all time such as What’s Love Got To Do With It, Private Dancer, We Don’t Need Another Hero, The Best, Steamy Windows, I Don’t Wanna Lose You and Disco Inferno to name but a few.
To celebrate the legacy of the undeniable and inimitable Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, this collection also features a new version of Something Beautiful Remains retitled to simply Something Beautiful. The track has been reworked by legendary producer and long-time collaborator of Tina, Terry Britten, and is an emotive and fitting final tribute to the power of her legacy that Terry made shortly after her passing, he said “Dear Tina, the experience of working with you could never be repeated, but in my heart something beautiful remains. Love, Terry”.
Tina is revered around the world, inspiring millions through her own personal story, her singing, her dancing and beyond, her music legacy is a collection of some of the best-known songs of all time.
She is unquestionably one of the most important artists ever inspiring, amongst many others, Beyoncé who, at the Kennedy Center Honours tribute event for Tina 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” and their performance of Proud Mary together is regarded as some of the most iconic Grammy moments ever.
Tina has sold over 200 million records and has had ten UK top ten hit singles and nine UK top 10 albums and was the first female artist to have a top 40 hit in six consecutive decades in the UK. Her albums combined are 20x platinum in the UK and 9x platinum in the US whilst also achieving huge sales throughout the rest of the world. She has won eight Grammy Awards and been nominated for 25. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, has stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and St. Louis Walk of Fame. Her 1988 Break Every Rule tour, broke the world record for the largest paying audience at a solo concert, with 184,000 at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro and Rolling Stone Magazine named her #17 in 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and #63 in 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Yet, regardless of all the success and fame through her career, Tina remained relatable and adored for the person she was. In Bryan Adam’s beautiful and personal foreword, he sums up perfectly the effect she has had on him that reflects on so many around the world…
He says “From obscurity to the stages of the UK and Europe, I credit Tina for changing the course of my life and I’m so grateful to have had some of her precious time. She was a force of nature, no one had her energy or her voice, I suppose it’s fitting to say, it’s only love, and that’s all.”
Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll: 3CD/Digital/Streaming:
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. Acid Queen
3. Root, Toot Undisputable Rock ‘n’ Roller
4. Viva La Money
5. Sometimes When We Touch
6. Music Keeps Me Dancin’
7. Let’s Stay Together
9. What’s Love Got To Do With It
10. Better Be Good To Me
11. Private Dancer
12. I Can’t Stand The Rain
13. Show Some Respect
14. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
15. One Of The Living
16. It’s Only Love (with Bryan Adams)
17. Typical Male
18. Two People
19. What You Get Is What You See
1. Break Every Rule
2. Paradise Is Here
4. Tearing Us Apart (with Eric Clapton)
5. Addicted to Love (Live in Europe)
6. A Change is Gonna Come (Live in Europe)
7. Tonight (with David Bowie) (Live in Europe)
8. River Deep, Mountain High (Live in Europe)
9. The Best (Edit)
10. Steamy Windows
11. I Don’t Wanna Lose You
12. Look Me In The Heart
13. Foreign Affair
14. Be Tender With Me Baby
15. It Takes Two (with Rod Stewart)
16. Nutbush City Limits (The 90’s Version)
17. Love Thing
18. Way Of The World
1. I Want You Near Me
2. I Don’t Wanna Fight
3. Disco Inferno
4. Why Must We Wait Until Tonight?
5. Proud Mary
7. Whatever You Want
8. On Silent Wings
9. Missing You
10. In Your Wildest Dreams (with Barry White)
11. Cose della Vita (with Eros Ramazzotti)
12. When The Heartache Is Over
13. Whatever You Need
14. Open Arms
15. Teach Me Again (with Elisa)
16. What’s Love Got to Do With It (Kygo remix)
17. Something Beautiful (2023 Version)