Open Arms was released as the first single from Tina’s greatest hits compilation All The Best in Europe and as a promo single in America. Tina didn’t shot a music video for this single, but performed the song live at several tv shows in Europe and North America for promotion. On the All The Best Live Collection home video, the record company released the performance from the Parkinson Show in the UK on October 23, 2004 the following year. The „Urban Remix“ is only available as a digital download. The enhanced interview footage from the European maxi is a promotion interview for the All The Best album in which Tina speaks about the songs on the album.
January 29, 2005
For Tina Turner’s latest greatest-hits compilation, "All the Best" (due Feb. 1), the pop/R&B legend recorded three new songs including first single "Open Arms." No, it’s not a cover of the Journey hit, but it is a by-the-numbers midtempo track that aims to uplift with its "your friend is here, right by your side" message. It’s too bad the song is saddled with cliched lyrics like "Ask me no questions/I’ll tell you no lies" and "Then the tables turned/A lesson l’ve had to learn." Still, Turner’s voice is always a treat to hear. Though she remains in solid form, the song itself is just so-so. We’re far more interested in another new tune from "All the Best": the engrossing, haunting rock track "Complicated Disaster." In other words, when it comes to the second single, make it this one. — KC