Tina Turner ‎– Simply The Best

Parlophone ‎– 019029 5378134
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue

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A1 Tina Turner The Best
Backing Vocals – Lance Ellington, Tessa NilesBass – T.M. StevensDrums – Art WoodGuitar [Power Theme] – Pat ThrallKeyboards [Additional Bridge] – Philippe SaisseKeyboards [Additional Theme], Strings – Elliot LewisKeyboards, Bass [Pulse] – Phil AshleyProducer, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Dan HartmanProducer, Arranged By – Tina TurnerRecorded By – Chris Lord-AlgeRhythm Guitar – Gene Black, James RalstonSaxophone [Solo] – Edgar WinterWritten-By – H. Knight*, M. Chapman*
A2 Tina Turner I Can't Stand The Rain
Drums – Graham BroadEngineer, Mixed By – John HudsonKeyboards – Nick Glennie-SmithProducer, Guitar – Terry BrittenWritten-By – Peebles*, Miller*, Bryant*
A3 Tina Turner What's Love Got To Do With It
Backing Vocals – Tessa NilesDrums – Graham JarvisEngineer, Mixed By – John HudsonKeyboards – Billy Livsey, Nick Glennie-SmithPercussion – Simon MortonWritten-By – G. Lyle*Written-By, Producer, Guitar, Backing Vocals – T. Britten*
A4 Tina Turner I Don't Wanna Lose You
Backing Vocals – Holly Knight, Tina TurnerDrums – Geoff DugmoreGuitar – Gene Black, James RalstonKeyboards – Casey YoungKeyboards, Strings – Nick Glennie-SmithProducer – Roger DaviesProducer, Backing Vocals – Graham LyleProducer, Shaker, Backing Vocals – Albert HammondRecorded By – Mike Ging, Tommy VicariSaxophone [Solo] – Gary BarnacleSynthesizer [Bass] – Greg MathiesonWritten-By – A. Hammond*, G. Lyle*
A5 Tina Turner Let's Stay Together
Backing Vocals – Glenn GregoryEngineer – Walter SamuelGuitar – Ray RussellPercussion – Frank Riccotti*Piano, Synthesizer – Nick PlytasProducer, Arranged By, Engineer, Programmed By [Fairlights-cmi] – Greg WalshProducer, Arranged By, Programmed By [Linn Drum], Backing Vocals – Martyn WareSaxophone – Gary BarnacleWritten-By – Green*, Jackson*, Mitchell*
B1 Tina Turner Steamy Windows
Bass – Carmine RojasDrums – J.T. LewisGuitar [Slide & Chord Power], Other [Crunch Note] – Neil TaylorHorns [Section] – Jeff BovaProducer, Electric Piano, Organ – Dan HartmanRecorded By – Chris Lord-AlgeRhythm Guitar – Eddie MartinezSaxophone [Section] – Gary BarnacleWritten By, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Synthesizer [Bass], Harmonica – Tony Joe White
B2 Tina Turner Typical Male
Backing Vocals – Tessa NilesDrums – Phil CollinsEngineer [Assistant] – Mike GingEngineer, Mixed By – John HudsonKeyboards – Nick Glennie-SmithPerformer [Ambisonics Surround Sound] – Richard ElenSaxophone [Solo] – Timmy Cappello*Vocals – Tina*Written-By – G. Lyle*Written-By, Producer, Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals – T. Britten*
B3 Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
Choir – Kings House School*Drums, Percussion – Charlie Morgan, Graham BroadEngineer [Assistant] – Mike GingEngineer, Mixed By – John HudsonKeyboards – Nick Glennie-SmithSaxophone – Timmy Cappello*Written-By – G. Lyle*Written-By, Producer, Guitar, Bass – T. Britten*
B4 Tina Turner Private Dancer
Bass – John IllsleyDrums – Terry Williams (3)Guitar – Hal LindesGuitar [Solo] – Jeff BeckKeyboards – Alan ClarkPercussion – Carter*, Julian DiggleProducer – Carter*Remix – Humberto GaticaSaxophone – Mel CollinsWritten-By – Mark Knopfler
B5 Tina Turner Better Be Good To Me
Backing Vocals – Cy Curnin, Tina TurnerDrums [Acoustic] – Trevor MoraisGuitar – Jamie West-OramProducer, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion [Programming], Backing Vocals – Rupert HineWritten-By – H. Knight*, M. Chapman*, Chinn*
C1 Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits (The 90's Version)
Backing Vocals – Tessa NilesEngineer – Robin HancockGuitar – Phil PalmerHorns – Steve HamiltonKeyboards – Richard CottlePercussion – Steve Sedelnick*Producer, Mixed By, Programmed By [Additional], Instrumentation By [Additional] – C.J. Mackintosh*Saxophone – Andy Hamilton (7)Saxophone [Solo] – Timmy Cappello*Trumpet – John ThirkellWritten-By – Tina Turner
C2 Tina Turner Duet With Rod Stewart It Takes Two (Duet With Rod Stewart)
Drums – Rave CalmerGuitar – Jeff GolubKeyboards – Chuck KentisProducer – Rod StewartProducer, Bass – Bernard EdwardsSaxophone [Solo] – Jimmy RobertsWritten-By – S. Moy*, W. Stevenson*
C3 Tina Turner River Deep-Mountain High
Bass [Fender] – Carol KayeBass [Upright] – James E. Bond, Jr.*Drums – James Gordon*Drums, Leader [Band] – Earl PalmerEngineer – Larry LevineGuitar – Barney Kessel, Donald Peake*Percussion – Frank Capp, Gene EstesPerformer [Other Instruments] – John Ewing, Robert GerstlauerPiano – Harold Battiste, Lawrence Knechtel*Producer, Other [Re-mastered & Equalised By] – Phil SpectorSaxophone – James Horn*, Plas JohnsonTrumpet – Roy V. Caton*Written-By – Greenwich*, Barry*, Spector*
C4 Tina Turner Be Tender With Me Baby
Backing Vocals – Tessa NilesBass – T.M. StevensDrums – Art WoodGuitar [Additional Lead Guitar Fills] – Pat ThrallKeyboards [Additional] – Phillipe Saisse*Lead Guitar, Guitar [Power], Guitar [Solo] – Gene BlackOrgan, Synthesizer, Strings – Phil AshleyProducer, Acoustic Guitar – Dan HartmanRecorded By – Chris Lord-AlgeRhythm Guitar – James RalstonWritten-By – A. Hammond*, H. Knight*
D1 Tina Turner Addicted To Love (Live In London, 1987)
Bass – Bob FeitDrums – Jack BrunoGuitar – Gene Black, James Ralston, Laurie WisefieldKeyboards – Alan Clark, Don SnowPercussion – Steve ScalesProducer [Additional], Remix – Chris Lord-AlgeProducer, Recorded By – John HudsonSaxophone – Gary BarnacleSaxophone [Solo] – Timmy Cappello*Written-By – Robert Palmer
D2 Tina Turner I Want You Near Me
Backing Vocals – Tessa NilesEngineer – Mike Ging, Robin HancockKeyboards – Nick Glennie-SmithMixed By – John HudsonSaxophone – Timmy Cappello*Written-By – G. Lyle*Written-By, Producer, Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming, Backing Vocals – T. Britten*
D3 Tina Turner Way Of The World
Backing Vocals – Tina TurnerBass – Bob FeitDrums – Jack BrunoGuitar – Gene Black, James RalstonKeyboards – Nick Glennie-Smith, Ollie MarlandPiano – Kenny MooreProducer – Albert Hammond, Roger DaviesProducer, Engineer, Mixed By – Chris Lord-AlgeSaxophone [Solo], Backing Vocals – Timmy Cappello*Written-By – A. Hammond*, G. Lyle*
D4 Tina Turner Love Thing
Bass – Bob FeitDrums – Jack BrunoEngineer [Assistant] – Talley SherwoodGuitar – James RalstonKeyboards – Ollie MarlandLead Guitar – Gene BlackPiano – Kenny MooreProducer – Roger Davies, Tina TurnerProducer, Engineer, Mixed By – Chris Lord-AlgeSaxophone, Organ, Tambourine, Backing Vocals – Timmy Cappello*Written-By – A. Hammond*, H. Knight*

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0190295378134
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 0190295378134 BJ81736-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BJ81736-01 B1 0190295378134
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 01090295378134 BJ81736-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 01090295378134 BJ81736-02 D1

Other Versions (5 of 126) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ESTV 1 Tina Turner Simply The Best(2xLP, Comp) Capitol Records ESTV 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
798508-2 Tina Turner Simply The Best(VHS + CD, Comp + Box, Ltd, Num) Capitol Records 798508-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CDSTD (WF) 1030 Tina Turner Simply The Best(CD, Comp) Capitol Records CDSTD (WF) 1030 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
339 Tina Turner Simply The Best(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 339 Romania Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 97916 2 0 Tina Turner Simply The Best(CD, Comp, RE) EMI 0777 7 97916 2 0 Australia Unknown Sell This Version


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October 2, 2020
Get the 2019 re-issue blue version of this - unusually for a coloured disc, it sounds way better.


September 22, 2020

Very good pressing, clear and flat records, not noisy surface, no pop or clics. Sound is digital source, but have a good bass, I like it


January 13, 2020

I was so excited when I saw this being released as my 1991 copy from Portugal was severely worn. Even worn though, it sounds way better than this re-release. This pressing sounds distorted and compressed almost unlistenable.


December 5, 2019
edited 12 months ago
As fellow discographer "botelhda" mentions below, this pressing is sadly, far from being "simply the best". Tina's voice sounds very ill-defined on some of the songs, and hideously compressed on others. This has really upset my mam, as she has had her patent leather mini skirt dry-cleaned, and was going to be her toyboy Gavin's very own "Private Dancer" after I am in bed. But now she says she will be sending this record back, and writing a letter to Parlophone Records demanding they reimburse the dry-cleaning bill for her patent leather mini skirt which she can no longer use to titillate and arouse her toyboy, Gavin!!


December 1, 2019
Not impressed. Many songs have her vocals distorted, especially on side 1. Not happy. Would try for a blue copy if it sounded good