Let’s Stay Together is a cover version from Al Green’s 1971 number one hit and the first single after Tina got a new recording contract with Capitol Records. It was produced by Martyn Ware and Greg Walsh, the same team behind the previously released single Ball Of Confusion. The b-side track „I Wrote A Letter“ is a previously unreleased song, which was already recorded and produced by John Carter in 1982. The single was a big hit in Europe and became the best selling 12“ single at this time in America. The music video is available on the Simply The Best video collection.

Released November 1983 in Europe and January 1984 in America on the Capitol / EMI label on 7“ & 12“ (picture) vinyl and for the first time on cassette, Let’s Stay Together reached #6 in England (1x Silver), #18 in Germany and #26 (Pop), #1 (Dance) in America.

Tina Turner - Let’s Stay Together - Single
Tina Turner - Let’s Stay Together - Single

single

A. Let’s Stay Together (Edit) 3:39

Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchel, Al Jackson jr. / Produced by Martyn Ware, Ian Greg Walsh

B. I Wrote A Letter (Previously Unreleased) 3:25

Written by Inga Rumpf / Produced by John Carter

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maxi

A. Let’s Stay Together (Full Length Version) 5:16

B. I Wrote A Letter (Previously Unreleased) 3:25

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dj-sampler

(Hot Tracks) Let’s Stay Together 9:27

Instrumental: Zino / Synthesizers: Brian Soares

(Disconet) Let’s Stay Together (Extended Edit) 7:31

Photography by Norman Seefe

Tina Turner - Let’s Stay Together - Single
Tina Turner - Let’s Stay Together - Single
Tina Turner - Let’s Stay Together - Single

Billboard Magazine
January, 1984

Turner's extraordinary energy cushioned by Heaven 17-style arrangements; just off the U.K. Top 10 is indeed released domestically, and a 12-inch is already available at retail. The 5:14 version has a longer lead-out and is backed by a stinging, danceable rocker, "I Wrote A Letter." Turner's nearly completed album is scheduled for April release.

Billboard Magazine
March 24, 1984

That nonetheless makes it the first national No. 1 hit of Turner’s 24-year chart career. The highest she’s ever climed on the pop chart is number four (with 1971's "Proud Mary"); the highest she’s been on the black chart is number two (with 1960’s "A Fool In Love" and 1961’s "It's Gonna Work Out Fine"). All of these records were duets with Ike Turner, from whom Tina was separated eight years ago.

Tina Turner - Let’s Stay Together - Promo
Al Green - Let’s Stay Together - Promo

European Smash Single
Let’s Stay Together
Now Available in the U.S.

Exploding Across Europe!

Top Ten U.K. for 5 Weeks
 No. 1 U.K. Dance Charts
Top 5 in Holland
Sold-Out European Tour

Tina Turner - Let’s Stay Together - Music Video

Music Video
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Pam James
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 3:38

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