Tearing Us Apart is a duet with Eric Clapton and was released as the second single from his album August. Tina and Eric performed the song at the 1986 „Prince’s Trust All-Star Rock Concert“ in London’s Wembley Arena. The live version was released on the Royal Concert charity album in 1987 and the performance was also used as the music video. A second live recording of the track from Tina's Break Every Rule Tour with Clapton guesting on guitar and vocals was included on the album Live in Europe . Tina also did the backing vocals on the b-side track „Hold On“.

Released June 1987 in Europe and August 1987 in America on the WEA / Duck label on 7“ & 12“ (picture) vinyl, Tearing Us Apart reached #56 in England.

Tina Turner & Eric Clapton - Tearing Us Apart - Single
Tina Turner & Eric Clapton - Tearing Us Apart - Single

single / maxi

A. Tearing Us Apart 4:14

Written by Eric Clapton, Greg Phillinganes / Produced by Phil Collins

B. Hold On 4:55

Written by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins / Produced by T. Dowd / Backing vocals by Tina Turner

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single (usa) / promo

A1. Tearing Us Apart (Edit) 3:38

B1. Hold On 4:55

Photography: Terry O'Neill

Billboard Magazine
July 25, 1987

From his "August" album, quick dance-rock number with stellar support from Tina should bring this veteran the radio exposure he deserves.

Tina Turner - Tearing Us Apart - Music Video

Music Video
Live from Wembley Arena, London
Home Video: Princes Trust
Time: 5:38


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