Live In ’71 is a two disc package, including an additional DVD with the recording of an Ike & Tina Turner concert from the Kurhaus in Scheveningen, Netherlands on February 11, 1971. The concert was originally aired by the local VPRO tv station one week later.
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Produced by David Peck & Phil Galloway
Executive Producers for Eagle Rock: Terry Shand, Geoff Kempin
Essay by Rob Bowman
Tape transfers and restoration: Technicolor Creative Services
Design & Layout: Tom Gulotta
Cover photo: Brian D. McLaughlin
Still Photography: Erik Daarstad, Jim Cummins, John Levy, Bob Gruen, Mick Rock, Barry Wentzell, Michael Ochs Archives
Ike Turner: Guitar, Vocals • Mack Johnson: Trumpet • Eddie Birks: Tambourine • Jimmy Reed: Saxophone • Jackie Clark: Guitar • Ernest Lane: Piano • Warren Dawson: Bass • Soko Richardson: Drums • Ikettes: E. Jones, V. Hamilton, J. Birks
Phil Arnold, Helen Ashford, Judith Bleijenbergh, Scott Chatfield, Paul Chesne, Robert Dunne, Mike Fishell, Richard Groothuizen, Jon Kanis, Jan Douwe Kroeske, Michael Ochs Archives, Martine Moonen, Tom Mosk, Rita Peck, Yuka Peck, Ken Podsada, Star File Photo Agency, Ike Turner
A very special thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment: Lindsay Brown, Mike Carden, Matt Friedman, John Gaydon, Stuart Green, Claire Higgins, Andy McIntyre, Max Robertson, Melissa Roy
When cameras and recording equipment document great artists at the height of their genius, it's a truly unique event. The DVD you're holding in your hands is a good example of this and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did bringing it to you.
This project began in 2003 as a result of our recent release, the concert film Souf To Soul, in which Ike & Tina Turner are featured prominently. It was during the clearance process for that movie that the idea for this DVD first came up. From the start lke Turner, sole owner of all the rights to Ike & Tina Turner, was enthusiastic about the show and was interested in sharing it with the fans. Unfortunately, the last few years have seen the release of many unauthorized DVD's of Ike & Tina Turner performances, none of them of concert length. One of our primary goals with any DVD we release is to make sure that every featured artist is paid fair compensation for the recorded footage of their performances. This release settles the score somewhat, being both the first full length concert DVD of Ike & Tina Turner and the first to have the full cooperation of Ike.
This concert was recorded by VPRO, a Dutch broadcaster, at The Kurhaus in Scheveningen, The Netherlands (near The Hague) on February 11, 1971 and was aired one week later as an hour long concert. In addition to filming the show, the radio wing of VPRO also recorded the entire concert in pristine stereo. In synching that stereo recording to the visual footage, the result is an audio-visual document that is rare for its time period - a true stereo DVD of an early seventies era concert. Unfortunately the master tapes to the concert have been lost or erased (a common practice of the day for the broadcast industry was to erase the 2 Inch/ Ampex to make room for other programs.) Thankfully we were able to find a copy of the show that was preserved on Umatic/3/4-inch tape (a lesser quality format).
We’ve done everything possible to make the DVD and CD look and sound its best, and special thanks are due to Robert Dunne and the staff at Technicolor in London for the restoration process as well the authoring of this DVD.
With a library of over 10,000 hours of performances from the last 50 years, deciding what to release on DVD is not always an easy task; there are several factors involved in the selection process. First off, the footage has to be exceptional. That is to say the performance is well played, well filmed, and from a historical period in the artists' career — this concert easily satisfies that criteria. Second, the artists must be on board for the project. Although we may consider the concert to be a stellar performance, if the artists feel differently, it goes back on the shelf. Another important consideration is selecting the appropriate distributor for the project. In Eagle Vision we found a company that not only believed in the project as much as we did, but also put in the same amount of time and energy to ensure that the end result would be something that the fans would appreciate. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Eagle Rock Entertainment and we're looking forward to working with them to release many more gems from our library.
This concert does a great job of demonstrating the incredible power and excitement of Ike and Tina Turner in 1971. For those lucky enough to have seen the band tear up the stage back in the glory days, we hope it brings back fine memories. For those who didn’t get the chance or were too young (like us), we hope it's the next best thing.
David Peck and Phil Galloway
Reelin' ln The Years Productions
August 2004, San Diego, CA