On Silent Wings is a song from the album Wildest Dreams with guest vocals from Sting. It was released as a single in 1996 in Europe and one year later in America. 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 it as the encore song at her Wildest Dreams Tour in 1996/97. A live version was released in 1999 on the single When The Heartache Is Over.
Written by Tony Joe White, James Ralston / Produced by Trevor Horn / Special guest vocalist: Sting
Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by John Carter
Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Tina Turner, Chris Lord-Alge
Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by Roger Davies, Graham Lyle, Albert Hammond
Written by Arthur Baker, Taylor Dayne, F. Zarr / Produced by Trevor Horn
Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Trevor Horn
Remixes by Trevor Horn / Bobby Guy, Ernie Lake (Soul Solution)
Photography: Tony McGee
Art Direction & Design: Jeremy Plump @ Sonicon
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.