Simply the Best

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Simply the Best is surrounded by some of the best situations a compilation can hope for. Tina Turner's work for Capitol past Private Dancer was spotty, she made a bunch of appearances on soundtracks and other artists' albums, and most of the tracks on Private Dancer are good enough to own twice. Almost half of Private Dancer shows up on Simply the Best, but you don't have to endure the way the original album spiraled down into slick fizzle. Instead you have to endure a misguided, pumped-up house remix of "Nutbush City Limits," but that's it. Everything else here is either top-notch or campy, certifiable fun. A duet with Rod Stewart on "It Takes Two" supplies the fun ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Simply the Best is surrounded by some of the best situations a compilation can hope for. Tina Turner's work for Capitol past Private Dancer was spotty, she made a bunch of appearances on soundtracks and other artists' albums, and most of the tracks on Private Dancer are good enough to own twice. Almost half of Private Dancer shows up on Simply the Best, but you don't have to endure the way the original album spiraled down into slick fizzle. Instead you have to endure a misguided, pumped-up house remix of "Nutbush City Limits," but that's it. Everything else here is either top-notch or campy, certifiable fun. A duet with Rod Stewart on "It Takes Two" supplies the fun along with the new track, "I Want You Near Me" Turner to lover: "You're so good with your hands/To help me with a hook or zip". The two other new tracks tacked to the end beat out most of the album cuts the collection passes on, plus you get the bombastic "We Don't Need Another Hero Thunderdome" without having to buy a dull soundtrack. The oldest cut by years is the monolithic "River Deep-Mountain High," which is a bona fide classic but sonically out of place here. Reprogram the disc to play it at the beginning or end, skip the new "Nutbush" completely, and you've got sparkling, nearly perfect overview of Turner's postcomeback career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/1991
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 077779715220
  • Catalog Number: 971529
  • Sales rank: 4,132

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tina Turner Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeff Beck Guitar
Phil Collins Drums
Dan Hartman Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rod Stewart Track Performer
Frank Capp Percussion
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Barney Kessel Guitar
Greg Mathieson Synthesizer Bass
Jeff Golub Guitar
Ray Russell Guitar
Lance Ellington Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards Bass Guitar
Albert Hammond Background Vocals, Shaker
Rupert Hine Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
John Illsley Bass
Holly Knight Background Vocals
Tony Joe White Guitar, Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar, Synthesizer Bass
Phillip Ashley Bass, Keyboards
Gary Barnacle Saxophone
Harold Battiste Jr. Piano
Gene Black Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James E. Bond Upright Bass
Jeff Bova Strings, Horn
Terry Britten Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Graham Broad Percussion, Drums
Jack Bruno Drums
Tim Cappello Organ, Saxophone, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Carter Percussion
Roy Caton Trumpet
Alan Clark Keyboards
Mel Collins Saxophone
Richard Cottle Keyboards
Danny Cummings Shaker
Julian Diggle Percussion
Geoff Dugmore Drums
Edgar Winter Saxophone
Gene Estes Percussion
Nick Glennie-Smith Strings, Keyboards
Glenn Gregory Background Vocals
Graham Jarvis Drums
Carol Kaye Bass
Chuck Kentis Keyboards
Larry Knechtel Piano
Elliot Lewis Strings, Keyboards
J.T. Lewis Drums
Hal Lindes Guitar
Billy Livsey Keyboards
Graham Lyle Mandolin, Background Vocals
C.J. Mackintosh Multi Instruments
Eddie Martinez Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Trevor Morais Drums, Background Vocals
Charlie Morgan Percussion, Drums
Simon Morton Percussion
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Earl Palmer Drums, Leader
Phil Palmer Guitar
Donald Peake Guitar
Nick Plytas Synthesizer, Piano
James Ralston Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Carmine Rojas Bass, Bass Guitar
Philippe Saisse Flute, Keyboards
T.M. Stevens Bass
John Thirkell Trumpet
Pat Thrall Electric Guitar
Martyn Ware Background Vocals
Jamie West-Oram Guitar
Terry Williams Drums
Art Wood Drums
Casey Young Keyboards
Frank Riccotti Percussion
Jimmy Roberts Saxophone
Ollie Marland Keyboards
Bob Feit Bass
Kenny Moore Piano
Robert Gerstlauer Multi Instruments
Andy Hamilton Saxophone
Steve Hamilton Horn
John Ewing Multi Instruments
Rave Calmer Drums
Steve Sedelnick Percussion
Neil Taylor Guitar, Slide Guitar
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer
Al Green Composer
Dan Hartman Producer, Percussion Programming
Rod Stewart Producer
Tina Turner Arranger, Composer, Producer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Bernard Edwards Producer
Albert Hammond Producer
Rupert Hine Programming, Producer
Holly Knight Composer
Willie Mitchell Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Phil Spector Composer, Producer, Remastering, Equalizing
Chris Lord-Alge Producer, Engineer
Jeff Barry Composer
Terry Britten Composer, Producer, drum programming
Donald Bryant Composer
Carter Producer
Nicky Chinn Composer
Roger Davies Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Melvin Davis Composer
Richard Elen Engineer
Humberto Gatica Remixing
Robin Hancock Engineer
John Hudson Engineer
Mark Knopfler Composer
Larry Levine Engineer
Graham Lyle Composer, Producer
C.J. Mackintosh Programming, Producer
Bernard Miller Composer
Ann Peebles Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer
Pat Thrall Contributor
Wally Traugott Mastering
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Greg Walsh Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Martyn Ware Arranger, Programming, Producer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Sylvia Moy Composer
Mike Chapman Composer
Dave Dorrell Producer
Mike Ging Engineer
Davide Riva Composer
A. Gordon Composer
Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TINA TURNER

    SHE LOVE IS SONG.

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