Foreign Affair

Foreign Affair

by Tina TurnerTina Turner


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Turner's last studio album for Capitol was produced by the late Dan Hartman of "Instant Replay" disco fame; however, this was not a retro '70s-style album. This set was comprised of 12 mature, middle-range, adult rock and pop songs. Turner tackled rock on "Steamy Windows" and "The Best," the latter a universal hit. She created fine club tracks such as "Falling Like Rain," "I Don't Wanna Lose You," and "Look Me in the Heart." Still, she cooled down long enough for a couple of gutbucket ballads in "Be Tender With Me Baby" and "Ask Me How I Feel." The most interesting cut was the scorching return to Turner's Delta roots on the flawless "Undercover Agent for the Blues," one of the finest pop-blues performances since B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone." Despite the slight musical style variations, the whole project was wrapped in an enticing pop style that gave it buoyancy and synthesis.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/1989
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0077779187324
catalogNumber: 7918732


  1. Steamy Windows
  2. The Best
  3. You Know Who (Is Doing You Know What)
  4. Undercover Agent for the Blues
  5. Look Me in the Heart
  6. Be Tender with Me Baby
  7. You Can't Stop Me Loving You
  8. Ask Me How I Feel
  9. Falling Like Rain
  10. I Don't Wanna Lose You
  11. Not Enough Romance
  12. Foreign Affair

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tina Turner   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Dan Hartman   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Greg Mathieson   Synthesizer Bass
Lance Ellington   Background Vocals
Albert Hammond   Background Vocals,Shaker
Rupert Hine   Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Holly Knight   Background Vocals
Sandy Stewart   Background Vocals
Tony Joe White   Guitar,Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Synthesizer Bass
Phillip Ashley   Organ,Synthesizer,Flute,Piano,Strings,Keyboards
Gary Barnacle   Saxophone
Gene Black   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jeff Bova   Organ,Strings,Horn,Synthesizer Bass
Tim Cappello   Saxophone
Danny Cummings   Conga,Shaker
Geoff Dugmore   Drums
Edgar Winter   Saxophone
Nick Glennie-Smith   Strings,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass,Bell-tree
Mark Knopfler   Guitar
Elliot Lewis   Flute,Strings,Keyboards
J.T. Lewis   Drums
Graham Lyle   Background Vocals
Eddie Martinez   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
David Munday   Background Vocals
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Phil Palmer   Guitar
James Ralston   Rhythm Guitar
Carmine Rojas   Bass,Bass Guitar
Philippe Saisse   Flute,Chimes,Keyboards,Slap Bass
T.M. Stevens   Bass,Bass Guitar
Pat Thrall   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Art Wood   Drums
Casey Young   Keyboards
Neil Taylor   Guitar,Slide Guitar

Technical Credits

Dan Hartman   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Tina Turner   Arranger,Producer
Rupert Hine   Producer,drum programming
Essra Mohawk   Songwriter
Tony Joe White   Producer
Chris Lord-Alge   Engineer
Phillip Ashley   Contributor,Bass Programming
Danny Cummings   Contributor
Roger Davies   Arranger,Producer
Melvin Davis   Composer
Nick Froome   Engineer
Nick Glennie-Smith   drum programming
Elliot Lewis   Contributor
Graham Lyle   Producer
Philippe Saisse   Contributor
Andrew Scarth   Engineer
Pat Thrall   Contributor
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Mike Ging   Engineer
David O'Donnell   Engineer
Neil Taylor   Contributor

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