Ike & Tina Turner - Golden Empire - Album

Golden Empire includes re-mastered and remixed versions of original recordings or previously unreleased songs. The title track, the wonderful Stevie Wonder cover Living For The City and the previously unreleased track Raise Your Hand have been released as singles, including extended versions.

Ike & Tina Turner - Golden Empire - Album
Ike & Tina Turner - Golden Empire - Album
Ike & Tina Turner - Golden Empire - Album
volume I
A1. MISSISSIPPI ROLLING STONE 3:41

Written by T. Seals, D. Goodman ● Original album: "Sweet Rhode Island Red"

A2. LIVING FOR THE CITY 3:42

Written by Steve Wonder ● Original album: "Sweet Rhode Island Red"
★ Single release in 1986

A3. GOLDEN EMPIRE 3:48

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased
★ Single release in 1986

A4. I’M LOOKING FOR MY MIND 3:11

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased

A5. SHAKE A HAND 3:38

Written by Morris ● Previously Unreleased
★ Promo release in 1991

B1. BOOTSIE WHITELAW 4:05

Written by Ike Turner ● Original album: "Acid Queen"

B2. TOO MUCH MAN FOR ONE WOMAN 3:06

Written by Tina Turner ● Original album: "Delilah’s Power"

B3. I KNOW (YOU DON’T WANT ME NO MORE) 3:27

Written by George ● Original album: "The Hunter"

B4. ROCKIN’ AND ROLLIN' 3:16

Written by Ike Turner ● Original album: "Acid Queen"

B5. NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN 3:00

Written by H. Axton ● Original album: "Delilah’s Power"

Ike & Tina Turner - Golden Empire - Album
volume II
A1. SUGAR, SUGAR 2:43

Written by J. Berry, A. Kim ● Original album: "Delilah’s Power"

A2. PUSH 5:06

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased

A3. RAISE YOUR HAND 2:31

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased
★ Single release in 2005

A4. TINA’S PRAYER 3:04

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased

A5. CHICKEN 3:22

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased

B1. IF YOU WANT IT 2:39

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased

B2. LET’S GET IT ON 2:43

Written by Ike Turner ● Original album: "Acid Queen" ● Lead vocals by Ike & Tina Turner

B3. YOU’RE UP TO SOMETHING 3:52

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased

B4. YOU’RE STILL MY BABY 2:12

Written by Chuck Willis ● Original album: "The Hunter"

B5. JESUS 3:28

Written by Ike Turner ● Previously Unreleased ● Lead vocals by Ike Turner

… The songs on „Golden Empire“ are a typical sampling of rock and r&b standards like Barbara George's „l Know (You Don't Want Me No More)” (1961), Faye Adams „Shake a Hand“ (1953) and Three Dog Night’s „Never Been to Spain“ (1972); contemporary tunes including Stevie Wonders then just-released „Living for the City“ and funky, witty Ike Turner originals. The Turners spent so much time in the studio that Ike had built his own „Bolic Sound“ (a play on Annie Mae’s last name) in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood; that’s where these sessions were held. The 1985 remixes were supervised by Striped Horse Records chief Carlo Nasi and Philadelphia lntenational veteran engineer Don Murray.

Musicians:
Bass Guitar: Warren Datson ● Rhythm Guitar: Rick Ellis ● Keyboard: Richard Gibbs ● Rhythm Guitar, Drums: Richard Griffin ● Bass Guitar: Kerry Hatch ● Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar: Joe Kelly ● Drums: Soko Richardson ● Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboard: lke Turner ● Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard: Ike Tumer jr. ● Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar: Michael Turner ● Bass Guitar: Ronnie Turner ● Horns, Keyboard: Claude Williams ● Rhythm Guitar: Eric Williams ● Keyboards: Charles Wilson ● Bass Guitar: Robert Wilson ● Horns, Keyboard: Ronny Wilson

Produced, engineered and arranged by Ike Turner
Recorded at Bolic Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Producers: Carlo Nasi and Don Murray
Remixed at Sunset Sound Factory by Carlo Nasi and Don Murray
Assisted by Doug Schwartz and Tchad Blake
Liner Notes: Todd Everett, LA Herald Examiner
Cover: New Eyes

Special thanks to Doug Schwartz, Scott Bergstein, Joshua White, and Oliver Sain

Ike & Tina Turner - Golden Empire - Album

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