Tina Turner - Love Explosion - Album

Love Explosion is Tina's second solo album after she left Ike. It’s much more disco influenced than it’s predecessor, but like Rough, it wasn't a commercial success and was not released in America. Music Keeps Me Dancin was beside the title track released as a single and the only song Tina performed live in her concerts. The album was reissued on CD from EMI in 1990.

Tina Turner - Love Explosion - Album

A1. Love Explosion 5:58

Written by L. Macaluso, P. Summerson
Single release in 1979

A2. Fool For Your Love 3:26

Written by L. Sayer, M. Omartian

A3. Sunset On Sunset 3:38

Written by B. Livsley, D. Courtney, R. Niles

A4. Music Keeps Me Dancin' 3:54

Written by L. Macaluso, P. Summerson
Single release in 1979

B1. I See Home 5:22

Written by A. Willis, D. Lasley

B2. Backstabbers 3:38

Written by L. Huff, G. McFadden, J. Whitehead
Promo release in 1979

B3. Just A Littel Lovin' 3:15

Written by B. Mann, C. Weil

B4. You Got What I’m Gonna Get 3:11

Written by C. Bennett, Molly-Ann Leikin

B5. On The Radio 3:50

Written by V. Carstarphen

Tina Turner - Love Explosion - Promo
Tina Turner - Love Explosion - Promo

Produced by Alec R. Costandinos
Arranged and Conducted by Raymond T. Knehnetsky

Backing Vocals: Vickie Brown, Stevie Lange, Stehpanie de Sykes, Arthur Simms

Rhythm recorded at Trident Studios, London
Engineer: Peter R. Kelsey
Assisted by Michael Donegani, Adam Mosely, David Barrett, Simon Hilliard, Craig Millener

Miss Turner’s Vocals recorded at CBS Studios, London *
Engineer: Mike Ross
Assisted by Mark Chamberlain, Andrew Clark

Strings, Backing Vocals and Synthesizers recorded at Red Bus Studios, London
Engineer: Geoff Calver
Assisted by Gordon Milne, Richard Lengyel

Musicians:
drums: Dede Ceccarelli
keyboards: Bernie Arcadio
guitar: Jaycee Chanavat
bass: Tony Bonfils
percussion: Manu Roche
synthesizer programming: Georges Rodi
oboe: George Marge
trombone: Tom Malone, Wayne Andre, Barry Rogers, Dave Taylor
tenor sax: Michael Brecker
alto sax: Laurence Feldman, George Young
baritone Sax: Lew Delgato
trumpet: Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin
The Pat Halling String Ensemble

Brass recorded at Power Station Studios, New York
Engineer: Scott Litt
Assisted by Jeff Hendrickson

Remixed at Trident Studios, London by Peter R. Kelsey **

Thanks to:
Marilyn Mark, Rhonda Graam, Sheryl Feuerstein, Laura Wright, Peter Booth, Ricci Obertelli, Joseph Harris, Johnny Watson, The Tea Boys

Design: RIA Images
Photography: Claude Mougin

* Except "Love Explosion" and "Sunset on Sunset" which were recorded at Trident Studios, London
** Except "On The Radio" which was remixed at Red Bus Studios, London

Tina Turner - Love Explosion - Album

Release
Original: 1979 / CD: 1990

Format
Vinyl, Cassette, CD

Label
Germany: Ariola / UK: United Artists / CD: EMI

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