Ball Of Confusion was originally a hit single from the Temptations in 1970. Tina covered it for the B.E.F. album Music For Qualitiy And Distinction (Vol. 1) in 1982. Released as a single, it surprisingly charted in Norway. The album was reissued on CD in 1991 with a remixed version, which is also available on the box set The Collected Recordings. It’s the first single from Tina with a music video, produced by David Mallet.

Released April 1982 in Germany and May 1982 in England on the Virgin label on 7“ vinyl, Ball Of Confusion reached #5 in Norway. The single was not released in America.

Tina Turner - Ball Of Confusion - Single
Tina Turner - Ball Of Confusion - Single
Tina Turner - Ball Of Confusion - Single

A. Ball Of Confusion 3:56

B. Ball Of Confusion (Instrumental) 3:45

Written by N. Whitfield, B. Strong / Arranged and Produced by Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Walsh of the British Electric Foundation / Engineer Assistant: Nick Patrick / Linndrum Programming: Martyn Ware / Roland System 100 Programming: Martyn Ware & Ian Craig Marsh / Saxophone: David Baptiste / Trumpet: Canute Wellington / Trombone: Nathaniel Augustin / Rhythm & Distorted Guitars: Nevil McKreith / Harmonica: Paul Jones / Intro Guitar: John McGeoch

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

Tina Turner - Ball Of Confusion - Music Video

Music Video
Director: David Mallet
Home Video: Never officially released
Time: 3:50


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