Good Hearted Woman from 1979 contains previously unreleased tracks from the Tina Turns The Country On recording session, released for the first time on this album (in contrast to the 1985 press release in Billboard Magazin). After Tina’s comeback, it was reissued from Playback Records under the album „Tina Turner Goes Country,“ which was only available via direct mail order, promoted through cable tv stations. The same tracks were later issued on several different titled albums like „Sings Country,“ „Country In My Soul“ and so on. Some CD’s include two additional medleys. In the meantime, all songs are also available in remixed versions. The cover picture was taken from the Acid Queen photo session.
Written by G. Thomas
Written by K. Kristofferson
Written by W. Jennings, W. Nelson
Written by D. Frazier
Written by B. Sherrill, T. Wynette
★ Promo release in 1985
Written by W. Hoover
Written by D. Fritts, T. Seals
Written by W. Carson
Written by K. O’Dell, L. Henley
Written by L. Lynn
Produced by B. Scherl
Album Design by Linda Rozelle
1. Lay It Down, Lovin' Him Was Easier 3:14
2. Stand By Your Man, We Had It All, Soul Deep, You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man 2:50
NASHVILLE Playback Records, a North Miami Beach direct marketing label, this week begins cable promotion of it’s album „Tina Turner Goes Country.“ The collection of country songs has not been previously released, according to Jack Gale, president of Music Unlimited Inc., of which Playback is a subsidiary.
Priced at $9.95, the Turner album will not be sold in stores, according to Gale. Initial promotion will be on the Nashville Network and the Satellite Program Network.
Songs include „Lay It Down,“ „Lovin' Him Was Easier,“ „Good Hearted Woman,“ „If This Is Our Last Time,“ „Stand By Your Man,“ „Freedom To Stay,“ „We Had It All,“ „Soul Deep,“ „If It’s Alright With You“ and „You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man.“
„Tina Turner Goes Country,“ which uses leased or purchased masters, is an exception to the kind of product normally sold by Play-back. The label specializes in 20-cut packages of newly recorded versions of old hits by the original artists.
Gale says Playback has sold 45,000 Ronnie Dove albums by direct mail this year and 21,000 Don Cornell packages within the past four months. A Mickey Rooney album is due out in two weeks. Country artists with product due on the label include Del Reeves, Leroy Van Dyke and Roy Drusky / Kitty Wells (the latter two on a combined album).
Joni James, Kay Starr and Percy Sledge are also on the Playback roster, Gale says, and the Platters are currently the label’s fastest selling act.