On Silent Wings is the third single from the album Wildest Dreams, including guest vocals from Sting. The wonderful music video, filmed in South Africa during the rehearsals for the Wildest Dreams Tour, was unfortunately never officially released on home video. For promotion, Tina performed the song at several tv shows and some additional remixed versions were produced from the New York production duo Soul Solution for DJ’s and dance clubs. Tina used the song as the encore at her Wildest Dreams Tour in 1996 / ’97 - a live version was released in 1999 on the single When The Heartache Is Over.

Released May 1996 on the Parlophone label in Europe and May 1997 on the Virgin label in America on 12“ vinyl, cassette and 5“ CD, On Silent Wings reached #13 in England, #45 in Europe, #55 in Germany and #24 (Adult) and #47 (Dance) in America. It was also a #6 airplay hit in Europe.

Tina Turner - On Silent Wings - Single

cd-single

1. On Silent Wings (Trevor Horn Remix) 4:20

2. Do Something (Previously Unreleased) 3:20

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cassingle

1. On Silent Wings (Trevor Horn Remix) 4:20

2. Private Dancer (Edit) 4:01

2. The Best (Edit) 4:16

4. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21

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maxi

1. On Silent Wings (Trevor Horn Remix) 4:20

2. Private Dancer (Edit) 4:01

3. Do Something (Previously Unreleased) 3:20

4. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21

Photography: Tony McGee
Art Direction & Design: Jeremy Plump @ Sonicon

Tina Turner - On Silent Wings - Single
Tina Turner - On Silent Wings - Single

digipack

1.1. On Silent Wings (Trevor Horn Remix) 4:20

Written by Tony Joe White, James Ralston / Produced by Trevor Horn

1.2. Private Dancer (Edit) 4:01

Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by John Carter

1.3. The Best (Edit) 4:16

Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Tina Turner, Chris Lord-Alge

1.4. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21

Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by Roger Davies, Graham Lyle, Albert Hammond

2.1. On Silent Wings (Trevor Horn Remix) 4:20

2.2. Whatever You Want (Album Version) 6:03

Written by Arthur Baker, Taylor Dayne, F. Zarr / Produced by Trevor Horn

2.3. Do Something (Previously Unreleased) 3:20

Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Trevor Horn

2.4. On Silent Wings (Alternative Version) 4:20

Tina Turner - On Silent Wings - Single

promo (cd)

1. On Silent Wings (Trevor Horn Remix Edit) 3:43

2. On Silent Wings (Trevor Horn Remix) 4:20

3. On Silent Wings (Call Out Research Hook) 0:08

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promo (vinyl)

A1. On Silent Wings (Soul Solution Club Mix) 8:32

A2. On Silent Wings (Soul Solution Instrumental) 8:32

B1. On Silent Wings (Soul Solution Percapella) 8:32

B2. On Silent Wings (Soul Solution Radio Edit) 3:51

Remixes by Trevor Horn / Bobby Guy, Ernie Lake (Soul Solution)

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dj-sampler

(summer souvenir) On Silent Wings (Soul Solution Club Mix Edit) 7:32

(winter party) On Silent Wings (Soul Solution Club Mix Edit) 6:44

Billboard Magazine
April 19, 1997

On the eve of La Tina’s first stateside concert tour in eons, Virgin plucks one of the strongest and more radio-friendly tunes from the diva’s gorgeous (and sadly underappreciated) current disc, "Wildest Dreams." Her worldly perspective adds depth to the lyrics of this melancholy rock ballad, which also shows producer Trevor Horn tempering his signature melodramatic keyboard sound with subtle acoustic strumming that never distracts the ear from Turner. Additional programming incentive comes from a laid-back cameo by Sting, though this lovely single would merit the ardent attention of pop, triple-A, and even mainstream rock radio without such stunt casting.

Tina Turner - On Silent Wings - Music Video

Music Video
Director: David Mallet
Home Video: Never officially released
Time: 4:16

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