Q - 7/93, p.1143 Stars
- Good - "...Tina is in high good humour and her voice is still lustrous, especially down in the river deeps. A strange concoction, but certainly no short-change..."
Personnel: Tina Turner (vocals), James Ralston, Terry Britten (guitar, background vocals), Gene Black, Keith Scott, Jamie West-Oram, Tim Pierce (guitars), Timmy Cappello (saxophone, vocals), Lee Thornberg (trumpet, trombone), Rick Braun (trumpet), David Paich (piano), C.J Vanston (keyboards, drum programming), Rupert Hine (keyboards, programming), Steve Duberry (keyboards, drum programming, background vocals), Nick Glennie-Smith, Billy Livsey (keyboards), Robbie King (Hammond B-3), Bob Feit (bass), Trevor Morais, Curt Bisquera, Graham Jarvis (drums), Simon Morton (percussion), Steve McNamara (programming).
Background vocals: The Tuck Back Twins, Sharon Brown, Jean McClain, Jacquelyn Gouche, Jam, Cy Curnin, Tessa Niles.
Producers: Chris Lord-Alge & Roger Davies; Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner & Roger Davies (tracks 2-3, 5-10); Bryan Adams & Robert John "Mutt" Lange (track 4); Rupert Hine (track 11); Terry Britten.
Engineers: Chris Lord-Alge (tracks 1-2, 5, 6-10); Steve McNamara (track 4); John Hudson (track 12).
Includes liner notes by Tina Turner.
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT contains 3 new Tina Turner songs and newly recorded versions of earlier songs.
Tina Turner's performance of "I Don't Wanna Fight" was nominated for a 1994 Grammy Award as "Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female."
This is the soundtrack for the Tina Turner film that got Angela Bassett and Lawrence Fishburne Oscar nominations. There's little here that you couldn't get elsewhere in better versions, but if you only want a hint of the music Tina Turner made in various contexts, with and without Ike, this would be a serviceable purchase. Otherwise, get the film and hear the music in the correct setting. ~ Ron Wynn