ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album

Sweet Rhode Island Red is the very last studio album from Ike & Tina Turner before they separated. Released in 1974, it contains many songs written by Tina Turner, as well as some cover versions from Stevie Wonder. Most of the songs from this album were later remixed and reissued after Tina’s comeback on the album Golden Empire. The track Living For The City was also released as a single in 1985, including an extended club mix. In some European countries, the album includes the additional songs Sexy Ida (Part I + II), because this song was released as a single while Ike & Tina Turner were on tour in Europe. A different version of I Know was already a single in 1969, taken from the album The Hunter. „Sweet Rhode Island Red“ was reissued on a double CD in 2012, together with the album The Gospel According to Ike & Tina.

ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album
ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album
ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album
A1. LET ME BE THERE 3:20

Written by J. Rostill

A2. LIVING FOR THE CITY 3:42

Written by S. Wonder
★ Single release in 1985

A3. I KNOW (YOU DON’T WANT ME NO MORE) 3:21

Written by B. George

A4. MISSISSIPPI ROLLING STONE 3:05

Written by T. Seals, D. Goodman

A5. SUGAR HILL 3:15

Written by Tina Turner

A6. SEXY IDA (Part I) 2:29

Written by Tina Turner / European release only
★ Single release in 1974

B1. SWEET RHODE ISLAND RED 3:24

Written by Tina Turner
★ Single release in 1974

B2. READY FOR YOU BABY 3:14

Written by Tina Turner

B3. SMOOTH OUT THE WRINKLES 3:56

Written by Tina Turner

B4. DOOZIE 2:54

Written by Tina Turner

B5. HIGHER GROUND 3:43

Written S. Wonder

B6. SEXY IDA (Part II) 3:01

Written by Tina Turner / European release only
★ Single release in 1974

Produced by Ike Turner, Claude Williams, Warren Dawson and Soko Richardson
Co-Producer: Gerhard Augustin
Arranged by Ike Turner and Claude Williams
Design by Ulli Eichberger

Recorded at Bolic Sound, Inglewood, California

ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album
ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album

What more can be said of the team of Ike & Tina Turner that hasn’t been said or written before? Adjectives like dynamic, soulful, powerful and sensational may not even be strong enough to express the way Ike & Tina turn on an audience. Ever since that night in St. Louis when Tina first sang with Ike’s band, they have been making hit music together. From their first record together, "Fool In Love" (a million seller) to their big hit of ’74, "Nutbush City Limits", they have had a successful string of great song hits and with this new album, "Sweet Rhode Island Red", they deliver again in a style that is pure Ike & Tina. Their legions of fans all over the world come to expect the best whenever a new Ike & Tina album is released and this one is no exception.

John Ierardi

ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Promo
ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album

Ike & Tina Turner album chronology