Ball Of Confusion was originally a hit single from the Temtations 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 peaked at #5 in the Norwegian charts. 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 - which was unfortunately never released officially.
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