Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Album

Break Every Rule is the very successful follow-up album to Private Dancer with no less than seven singles. With this album, Tina reached for the first time #1 on the German album charts and remained there for 9 weeks. It’s more pop orientated than its predecessor and includes no cover versions. All first five songs were written and produced by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, the team behind Tina’s 1984 hit single What's Love Got To Do With It. Tina performed most of the songs at her Break Every Rule Tour - the live versions were released in 1988 on the album Live In Europe. For promotion, the Break Every Rule tv special was recorded in 1986, with songs from the album and performances of some soul classics like A Change Is Gonna Come. Unfortunately, all extended versions and the majority of the single b-sides are still waiting for a release on compact disc.

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Album
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Album

A1. Typical Male 4:18

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / Recorded & Mixed by John Hudson at Mayfair Studios / Tina’s vocals recorded at Studio Grande Armee, Paris, France / Assistant Engineer: Mike Ging / Ambisonics Surround Sound courtesy of Richard Elen / Terry Britten: Guitar, Bass, Vocal Backing / Phil Collins: Drums / Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards / Tim Capello: Sax Solo / Tessa Niles: Vocal Backing
Single release in 1986

A2. What You Get Is What You See 4:31

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / Recorded & Mixed by John Hudson at Mayfair Studios / Tina’s vocals recorded at Studio Grande Armee, Paris, France / Assistant Engineer: Mike Ging / Ambisonics Surround Sound courtesy of Richard Elen / Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards / Terry Britten: Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming / Graham Lyle: Mandolin
Single release in 1987

A3. Two People 4:11

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / Recorded & Mixed by John Hudson at Mayfair Studios / Tina’s vocals recorded at Studio Grande Armee, Paris, France / Assistant Engineer: Mike Ging / Ambisonics Surround Sound courtesy of Richard Elen / Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards / Billy Livsey: Keyboards / Terry Britten: Guitar, Bass Vocal Backing / Jack Bruno: Drums
Single release in 1986

A4. Till The Right Man Comes Along 4:11

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / Recorded & Mixed by John Hudson at Mayfair Studios / Tina’s vocals recorded at Studio Grande Armee, Paris, France / Assistant Engineer: Mike Ging / Ambisonics Surround Sound courtesy of Richard Elen / Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards / Terry Britten: Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming, Vocal Backing / Tessa Niles: Vocal Backing / Strings Arranged by Nick Glennie-Smith

A5. Afterglow 4:30

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten / Recorded & Mixed by John Hudson at Mayfair Studios / Tina’s vocals recorded at Studio Grande Armee, Paris, France / Assistant Engineer: Mike Ging / Ambisonics Surround Sound courtesy of Richard Elen / Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards / Terry Britten: Guitar, Bass, Vocal Backing / Steve Winwood: Synthesiser solo / Jack Bruno: Drums / Tessa Niles: Backing Vocals
Single release in 1987

A6. Girl's 4:56

Written by David Bowie, Erdal Kizilacay / Produced by Terry Britten / Recorded & Mixed by John Hudson at Mayfair Studios / Tina’s vocals recorded at Studio Grande Armee, Paris, France / Assistant Engineer: Mike Ging / Ambisonics Surround Sound courtesy of Richard Elen / Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards / Terry Britten: Guitar, Bass / Phil Collins: Drums / Garry Katell: Percussion
Single release in 1987

B1. Back Where You Started 4:27

Written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance / Produced by Bryan Adams & Bob Clearmountain / Bryan Adams: Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals / Keith Scott: Lead Guitar / Dave Taylor: Bass Guitar / Micky Curry: Drums / Tommy Mandel: Organ / Jim Vallance: Percussion / Recorded & Mixed by Bob Clearmountain / Assistant Engineers: Steve Rinkoff, Paul Hamilton, Mark McKenna & Richard Moakes
Promo release in 1986

B2. Break Every Rule 4:02

Written by Rupert Hine, Jeannette Obstoj / Produced by Rupert Hine / Jamie West-Oram: Guitars / Rupert Hine: all other Instruments & Arrangement / Tina & Rupert: Backing Vocals / Recorded & Mixed by Stephen W. Tayler / Assistant Engineer Andrew Scarth
Single release in 1987

B3. Overnight Sensation 4:40

Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by Mark Knopfler & Neil Dorfsman / Mark Knopfler: Guitars / Guy Fletcher: Keyboards / Micky Feat: Bass Guitar / Jamie Lane: Drums / Albert Boekholt: Programming / Frank Ricotti: Percussion / Engineered by Neil Dorfsman / Assistant Enginner: Richard Moakes
Promo release in 1986

B4. Paradise Is Here 5:35

Written by Paul Brady / Produced by Mark Knopfler & Neil Dorfsman / Mark Knopfler: Guitars / Guy Fletcher: Keayboards / Branford Marsalis: Soprano Saxophone / Micky Feat: Bass Guitar / Jamie Lane: Drums / Frank Ricotti: Percussion / Albert Boekholt: Programming / Samantha Brown, Margot Buchanan, Jimmy Chanders, George Chandler: Backing Vocals / Engineered by Neil Dorfsman / Assistant Engineer: Richard Moakes
Single release in 1987

B5. I’ll Be Thunder 5:21

Written by Rupert Hine, Jeannette Obstoj / Produced by Rupert Hine / Jamie West-Oram: Guitars / Rupert Hine: all other Instruments & Arrangement / Tina & Rupert Backing Vocals / Recorded & Mixed by Stephen W. Tayler / Assistant Engineer: Andrew Scarth

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Album
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Album

Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Lacquers, Los Angeles

Photography Herb Ritts
Design Stylorouge
Make-Up Phyllis Cohen
Stylist & Personal Assistant Jennie Bolton

Special Thanks to all the fellas who made this album possible: Terry & Graham, Bryan & Bob, Rupert & Jamie, Mark & Neil, John & Nick, Phil & Steve and R.D.

Love TINA 

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Promo
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Promo

Billboard Magazine

September 27, 1986

Followup to 1984's multiplatinum, Grammy-winning "Private Dancer" finds Tina pursuing a variety of pop material under the wing of no less than four production teams. Leadoff single, "Typical Male," produced by Terry Britten, has already cracked the top 20; likely followup contenders are Britten’s "What You Get Is What You See," the Mark Knopfier-tailored "Overnight Sensation," and the hard-rocking Bryan Adams track "Back Where You Started." Production is class A.

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Promo

Release
September, 1986

Format
Vinyl, Cassette, CD, Digital

Label
Capitol / EMI

Charts
UK: 2 / USA: 4 / Europe: 2 / Germany: 1

Charts #1
Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Certifications
USA: 1x Gold, 1x Platin / Germany: 3x Gold, 2x Platin / UK: 1x Platin

1985

Tina Turner - Private Dance Mixes - Album

Private Dance Mixes

1986

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Album

Break Every Rule

1988

Live In Europe