Proud Mary was originally a hit song from the band Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969. Ike & Tina Turner covered it for their live shows and released a studio version in 1971, taken from the album Workin Together. It was Ike & Tina's biggest hit in America, reaching #4 on the Billboard pop charts and certified gold. The single won also a Grammy Award in the category „Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group“ in 1971 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003. Proud Mary is one of the few Ike & Tina songs which Tina continuously performed live in her solo concerts and became one of her most recognizable signature song. In 1993, she re-recorded the track in the studio with guest vocals by Timmy Cappello for the soundtrack album What’s Love Got To Do With It and released it along with the home video release of the movie about her life story.

The live music video, directed by David Mallet and produced by Rocky Oldham, was recorded at the Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, California on September 15, 1993, as part of Tina’s What’s Love? Tour. It was taken from the What’s Love? Live home video.

The single was released officially in June 1994 from Virgin Records in America and as a promo from Parlophone Records in Europe on 7“ (jukebox) vinyl, cassette and 5“ CD. In 2010, after a candidate’s performance of this version on the tv show „The X Factor,“ Proud Mary reached #40 in Scotland and #62 in England.

Tina Turner - Proud Mary - Single

cassingle

1. Proud Mary (Live Edit) 4:32

2. The Best (Live) 5:22

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single (cd)

1. Proud Mary (Live Edit) 4:32

Written by John C. Fogerty / Previously Unreleased

2. Proud Mary (Radio Edit) 4:10

Written by John C. Fogerty / Produced by Chris-Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies

3. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Live) 4:58

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Previously Unreleased

4. The Best (Live) 5:22

Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Previously Unreleased

All live tracks recorded and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge at Blockbuster Pavilion, San Bernardino, CA., September 1993 / Executive Producer: Roger Davies / Album version available on „What’s Love Got To Do With It“ on Virgin Cassettes and Compact Digital Disc

Tina Turner - Proud Mary - Single
Tina Turner - Proud Mary - Single

promo (usa)

1. Proud Mary (Live Edit) 4:32

2. Proud Mary (Radio Edit) 4:10

3. Proud Mary (Album Version) 5:27

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promo (uk)

1. Proud Mary (Radio Edit) 4:10

2. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten

3. Disco Inferno 4:05

Written by Leroy Green, Ron Kersey / Produced by Chris-Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies

4. Proud Mary (Album Version) 5:27

Billboard Magazine
June 18, 1994

Turner revisits the song that took her (and ex-hubby Ike) to the top five in 1971 as a clear tie-in with the home video release of the 1993 biopic "What’s Love Got To Do With It." This live performance, recorded late last year at the Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, Calif., displays the legendary performer in top form. Classic Tina.

Tina Turner - Proud Mary - Music Video

Music Video
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Rocky Oldham
Home Video: What’s Love? Live
Time: 4:30

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