- Released: November 1, 1999
- Label: EMI Europe Generic
Entertainment Weekly - 2/4/00, p.72
"...sticks to the style she perfected with her '84 resurrection. This ballad-heavy set is intermittently moving, and she's in fine voice throughout..." - Rating: B-
Q - 1/00, p.1273 stars out of 5
- "...Tina Turner remains a genuine superstar....These 11 tracks of grown-up pop should keep business ticking over smoothly..."
Vibe - 4/00, p.183
"...getting-through-the fire, crawling-from-the-wreckage, up-tempo 'I will survive' ballads suitable for discos and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Like Cher, Turner can make even generic fare exciting....Turner takes the material to exhilarating heights..."
- 1.Whatever You Need
- 2.All The Woman
- 3.When The Heartache Is Over
- 4.Absolutely Nothing's Changed
- 5.Talk To My Heart
- 6.Don't Leave Me This Way
- 7.Go Ahead
- 8.Without You
- 10.I Will Be There
- 11.Twenty Four Seven
Personnel includes: Tina Turner (vocals); Absolute (various instruments); Terry Britten (acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals); Pete Lincoln (acoustic guitar); Johnny Douglas (guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, turntables); Graham Stack (guitar, keyboards, programming); Alan Ross, Phil Palmer, Adam Phililps, Phil Hudson, Milton McDonald (guitar); The London Musicians Orchestra (strings); Peter Hope Evans (harmonica); Steve Sidwell (trumpet); Mike Stevens, Duncan Mackay, Nichol Thompson (horns); Dave Clews (Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, programming); Marcus Brown (Hammond C-3 organ, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, programming); Mark Taylor, Bruno Bridges (keyboards, programming); Pino Palladino (bass, fuzz bass); Tracy Ackerman (background vocals).
Producers include: Brian Rawling, Mark Taylor, Johnny Douglas, Absolute, Terry Britten.
Engineers include: Marc Lane, Ren Swan, Paul Wright.
Personnel: Tina Turner (vocals); Terry Britten (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Graham Stack (guitar, keyboards, programming); Johnny Douglas (guitar, keyboards, drum programming, turntables); Pete Lincoln (guitar, background vocals); Milton McDonald, Phil Palmer, Adam Phillips , Alan Ross (guitar); Phil Hudson (10-string guitar); Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica); Steve Sidwell (trumpet); Duncan Mackay, Mike Stevens, Nichol Thompson (horns); Dave Clews (Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, programming); Marcus Brown (keyboards, drums, snare drum, programming); Bruno Bridges, Mark Taylor (keyboards, programming); Steve Sidelnyk (snare drum, percussion); Chris Ballin, Claudia Fontaine, Andy Blackwood, Sylvia Mason, Barry Paul, Miriam Stockley, Andy Caine, Paul Williams , Shernette May, Sylvia Mason James, Tracie Ackerman, Beverley Skeete (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Steve Fitzmaurice; Brian Tench.
Recording information: Cts Studios; DreamHouse Studios, London, England; Olympic Studios, London, England; Powerplay, Zurich, Switzerland; Starm West, London, England; The Arc.
Photographer: Herb Ritts.
Unknown Contributor Role: Absolute.
Tina Turner's first album of the 21st century continues in the vein of the sophisticated-sounding, adult-contemporary pop that she's been churning out since her fabled comeback from obscurity. Much like her last album, WILDEST DREAMS, Turner borrows nuances from Bristol natives and trip-hop specialists Massive Attack. Unlike DREAMS, Turner's choice of material here successfully leans toward the more obscure side.
Helping her achieve this more contemporary approach is Spice Girls collaborator Absolute, whose production contributions include the infectiously airy "All the Woman" and the polite funkiness of "Without You," featuring a cameo by Bryan Adams. Elsewhere, Metro (the London team behind Cher's BELIEVE) inject a chiming guitar, squeaky-clean loops, and an ethereal sound to the female empowerment single "When the Heartache Is Over." Still a force to reckon with at the brink of 60, the former Anna Mae Bullock range hasn't faltered at all. Turner goes from transforming a previously unreleased Brothers Gibb number into a slow jam Mary J. Blige would kill for ("I Will Be There") to wrapping her voice around a lushly orchestrated number that sounds like the lovechild of Nellee Hooper and John Barry ("Go Ahead").