September 30, 2008
EMI Music Distribution
Rhythm & Blues, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soul, Adult Contemporary

Album Review

Released as a tie-in to Tina Turner's fall 2008 tour of North America, Tina! follows her last greatest-hits album All the Best: The Hits by a mere three years and it has the same number of tracks as its predecessor, six of which are songs shared between the two compilations. This makes Tina! feel similar to All the Best but it's a different compilation in many ways, with a broader scope, reaching back for "River Deep Mountain High" and "The Acid Queen," neither of which were on the 2005 comp, and containing two previously unreleased bonus tracks. It also contains a hefty dose of live tracks -- "Let's Stay Together," "I Can't Stand the Rain," and "The Best," are all present in live versions -- her James Bond theme "Goldeneye" and a 1993 re-recording of "Proud Mary." So, Tina! covers a lot of ground and gives a pretty good indication of Turner's far-reaching talents and long-ranging career, but it's also a bit of a mess, jumping between eras, overlooking some big hits, and substituting live versions when the studio is superior. So don't think of Tina! as a definitive comp, something that has yet to be assembled on Tina, but rather as a sampler that contains some, but not nearly all, of her best.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Steamy Windows
  2. River Deep Mountain High
  3. Better Be Good to Me
  4. The Acid Queen!/id732072155?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. What You Get Is What You See
  6. What's Love Got to Do with It
  7. Private Dancer [Single Edit]
  8. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
  9. I Don't Wanna Fight [Single Edit]
  10. Goldeneye (2003 Digital Remaster)!/id732072155?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Let's Stay Together [Live in Amsterdam] [Live]
  12. I Can't Stand the Rain [Live in Amsterdam] [Live]
  13. Addicted to Love [Live] (1994 Digital Remaster) [Live]
  14. The Best!/id732072155?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Proud Mary [1993 Version]
  16. Nutbush City Limits
  17. It Would Be a Crime [#][*]
  18. I'm Ready [#][*]
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