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Private Dancer

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An album by Tina Turner

As a Part of the EMI Cententary Celebrations, a Number of Classics CDs Are to Be Re-Issued with Extra Bonus Tracks and Enhanced Packaging. For this First Release in this Series Seven Tracks have Been Added (4 B-Sides and Extended Remixes).--This text … see full wiki

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Some Moments But Badly Overated

  • Oct 8, 2003
Never has a CD been oh so overated. This is not to deny the talent of Tina Turner. She has a powerful voice and puts some great energy into her music.

However, this Private Dancer record is oh loaded with synthesizer beats and many unatural sounds. Gosh just listen to I can't Stand The Rain with that squealing noise throughout. The covers of 1984 and Help just do not work too well with Tina's R & B stylings. The song structures are altered way too much. Whereas What's Love Got To Do With It has a couple of decent hooks around the chorus, the song is a bit too basic to enjoy on a constant basis. 1980's FM radio really force fed this mediocre tune down our throats.

There are a few good moments. Like the cover of Lets Stay Together as this tune is very appropriate for Tina's R & B style. Private Dancer offers some beautfiul piano touches and a more restrained Tina on the verses. Steel is a good rocker as well.

Overall, I do value Tina Turner's guts and determination to make it back in the music world. However, it merely is a decent recording rather than a reverred classic that pop radio would like to make you believe.

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Private Dancer
Label: Capitol
Artist: Tina Turner
Release Date: October 25, 1990

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