Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album

Twenty Four Seven is Tina’s very last studio album, released in 1999. Actually, Tina wanted only a greatest hits album and planned an elaborate co-headlining tour with Elton John. But during the rehearsals for the VH-1 special Divas Live, Tina wasn’t happy with the band and stopped everyone from playing and instructed John how to play Proud Mary.

"I made a mistake when I needed to show him how to play 'Proud Mary'. The mistake is you don't show Elton John how to play his piano. He just went into a rage, which he apologized for later. He said it was wrong.“

Because of this, Tina canceled all common activities and decided with her manager Roger Davies to record her final studio album in London. The songs were written by various songwriters, including the Bee Gees and Tina’s longtime friend Terry Britten. When The Heartache Is Over, which was the first of three singles, was produced from the Metro team, the same team behing Cher’s #1 hit „Believe“. The album was first released in Europe on November 1, 1999. The US release was on February 1, 2000, after Tina performed live at the Super Bowl presume ceremony on January 30. With this album, Tina decided to go One Last Time on tour and started her Twenty Four Seven Millennium Tour on March 23, 2000 in Minneapolis. During the tour, a Limited Edition Special Pack was released, including a bonus CD with live versions from Tina’s birthday special Celebrate!

For this album, the additional track „I Heard It Through The Grapevine“ was recorded from Tina, which she also performed live. Because the song wasn’t included on the final tracklist of the album, it’s still waiting for an official release. It’s only available on a very hard to find internal pre-release CD as well as two different mixes of the songs „All The Woman“ and „Talk To My Heart“.

Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
1. WHATEVER YOU NEED 4:49

Written by Harriet Roberts and Russell Courtenay ● Produced by Johnny Douglas for Waxworx Ent. ● Engineered by Marc Lane, Paul Wright and Ren Swan ● Assisted by Tim Lambert & Andy Davies ● Mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice ● Pro Tools: Ren Swan ● Guitars: Alan Ross and Phil Palmer ● Bass: Paul Turner ● Drum Programming, Guitars, Keyboards and Turntables: Johnny Douglas ● Programming, Keyboards and Hammond B3: Dave Clews ● Backing Vocals: Andy Caine, Beverly Skeete, Sylvia Mason-James and Miriam Stockley ● Recorded & Mixed at Sarm West, London ● String Arrangement by David Arch ● Conducted by David Arnold ● Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ● Recorded by Erik Jordan at CTS Sludios
★ Single release in 1999

2. ALL THE WOMAN 4:03

Written by Paul Wilson, Andy Watkins and Tracy Ackerman ● Produced by Absolute ● Additional production and mix by Johnny Douglas ● Engineered by Paul Wright & Steve Fitzmaurice ● Mixed by Ren Swan ● Assisted by Tim Lambert & Andy Davies ● Drums, Guitars and Turntables: Johnny Douglas ● Guitar: Alan Ross ● Bass: Paul Turner ● Programming and Keyboards: Dave Clews ● Backing Vocals: Tracy Ackerman, Andy Caine, Miriam Stockley and Beverley Skeete ● String Arrangement: Chris Cameron ● Recorded at Oiympic and Sarm West, London ● Mixed at Sarm West, London

3. WHEN THE HEARTACHE IS OVER 3:44

Written by Graham Stack and John Reid ● Produced by Brian Rowling and Mark Taylor for Metro ● Engineered by Mark Taylor ● Keyboards and Programming: Mark Taylor and Graham Stack ● Guitars: Graham Stack ● Backing Vocals: Tracy Ackerman and Andy Blackwood ● Recorded & Mixed at Dreamhouse Studios, London
★ Single release in 1999

4. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING’S CHANGED 3:43

Written by Terry Britten and John O'Kane ● Produced by Terry Britten ● Engineered & Mixed by Brian Tench ● Assisted by Damon lddins ● Keyboards and Programming: Bruno BridgesvKeyboards, Programming and Drums: Marcus Brown ● Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Terry Britten ● Backing Vocals: Terry Britten and Pete Lincoln ● Recorded at State of The Arc ● Mixed at Astoria Studios, London

5. TALK TO MY HEART 5:09

Written by Johnny Douglas and Graham Lyle ● Produced by Johnny Douglas for Waxworx Ent. ● Engineered by Marc Lane and Paul Wright ● Assisted by Tim Lambert and Andy Davies ● Mixed by Ren Swan ● Pro Tools: Jamie Maher ● Guitars: Alan Ross and Phil Palmer ● Bass: Paul Turner ● Drum Programming, Guitars, Keyboards and Turntables: Johnny Douglas ● Programming and Keyboards: Dave Clews ● Backing Vocals: Andy Caine, Beverly Skeete, Sylvia Mason-James and Paul "Tubbs" Williams ● Recorded & Mixed at Sarm West, London and Powerplay, Zurich ● Mixed at Sarm West, London
★ Promo release in 1999

6. DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY 4:20

Written by Paul Barry, Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling ● Produced by Brian Rowling and Mark Taylor for Metro ● Additional Engineering: Walter Turbit ● Keyboards and Programming: Mark Taylor ● Guitars: Adam Philips ● Backing Vocals: Sylvia Mason- James, Andy Blackwood and Paul Barry ● Strings Conducted and Arranged by Robyn Smith and Mark Taylor ● Performed by The London Musicians Orchestra ● Recorded & Mixed at Dreamhouse Studios, London
★ Single release in 2000

7. GO AHEAD 4:20

Written by James House and Anthony Little ● Produced by Johnny Douglas for Waxworx Ent. ● Engineered by Marc Lane, Paul Wright and Ren Swan ● Assisted by Tim Lambert & Andy Davies ● Mixed by Marc Lane and Paul Wright ● Pro Tools: Ren Swan ● Guitar: Alan Ross ● Drum Programming, Bass, Guitars and Keyboards: Johnny Douglas ● Programming and Keyboards: Dave Clews ● Trumpet: Steve Sidwell ● Recorded & Mixed at Sarm West, London ● String Arrangement by David Arch ● Conducted by David Arnold ● Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ● Recorded by Erik Jordan at CTS Studios

8. WITHOUT YOU 4:07

Written by Paul Wilson, Andy Watkins and Shernette May ● Produced by Absolute ● Engineered and Mixed by Steve Fltzmaurice ● Assisted by Keith Uddin ● Additional Engineering by Paul Walton ● All instruments by Absotute except: Guitar: Milton McDonald and Phil Hudson ● Bass: Pino Palladino ● Drums and Percussion: Steve Sidelnyk ● Backing Vocals: Tracy Ackerman and Shernette May ● Bryan Adams appears courtesy of Mercury Records ● Recorded at Olympic Studios, London

9. FALLING 4:22

Written by Tim Fraser and Sol Connoll ● Produced by Terry Britten ● Assisted by Damon Iddins ● Drum Programming and Keyboards: Marcus Brown ● Acoustic Guitar: Pete Lincoln ● Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Terry Britten ● Backing Vocals: Claudia Fontaine and Chris Ballin ● Recorded at State of The Arc ● Mixed at Astoria Studios, London

10. I WILL BE THERE 4:37

Written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb ● Produced by Absolute ● Co-produced by Johnny Douglas ● Engineered by Steve Fitzmaurice, Marc Lane and Paul Wright ● Assisted by Tim Lambert & Andy Davies ● Mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice ● Guitars: Alan Ross ● Bass: Paul Turner ● Drum Programming, Keyboards and Guitars: Johnny Douglas ● Programming, Keyboards, Hammond B3 and Wurlitzer Piano: Dave Clews ● Horns: Mike Stevens, Duncan Mackay and Nichol Thompson ● Horns Arranged by Johnny Douglas ● Backing Vocals: Andy Caine, Beverly Skeete, Sylvia Mason-James and Miriam Stockley ● Recorded at Olympic & Sarm West, London and Powerplay, Zurich ● Mixed at Sarm West, London

11. TWENTY FOUR SEVEN 3:48

Written by Terry Britten and Charlie Dore ● Produced by Terry Britten ● Engineered & Mixed by Brian Tench ● Assisted by Damon lddins ● Drum Programming, Synths, Percussion and Hammond C3: Marcus Brown ● Bass, Fuzz Bass: Pino Palladlno ● Electric Guitars: Terry Britten ● Harmonica: Peter Hope Evans ● Backing Vocals: Claudia Fontaine, Chris Ballin and Terry Britten ● Recorded at State of The Arc ● Mixed at Astoria Studios, London

Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album

Executive Producers: Tina Turner and Roger Davies

Management: RD Worldwide Management BV 

Publicist: Bernard Doherty
Legal: Don Passman and Paddy Grafton-Green
Business Manager: Nancy Chapman
Personal Assistants: Daniela Bigi, Rhonda Graam
Chauffeur: Stuart Addison (Thanks for the candy bars!)
Travel: Tina Waters

Photography: Herb Ritts
Make Up: Kevin Aucoin
Hair: Arthur Johns
Stylist: L’Wren Scott
Art Direction and Design: Jeremy Plumb @ Vent
Mastered by Dough Sax at The Mastering Lab

Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Promo

The original soul queen is back - and with a fiery passion, it should be noted. Having recently celebrated her 60th birthday, the Zurich-residing Turner apparently won't let something as silly as a two-digit number get in the way of her singing career. For that, the entire music industry should breathe a sigh of relief. Because quite honestly artists like Turner don’t come along every day - or every year, for that matter - especially in these times of cookie-cutter wannabes. For „Twenty Four Seven,” which follows in the footsteps of the under-appreciated 1996 album „Wildest Dreams,” Turner delivers a sterling collection that deftly treks across a beat-savvy terrain. The singer has aligned herself with such dancefloor-conscious remixers/producers as the Absolute and Metro, who have produced for Spice Girls and Cher, respectively. On the opening track, „VVhatever You Need,” midtempo rhythms and heartfelt stringsprovide the perfect backdrop for Turner's emotional delivery. Other highlights include the rock-etched „Without You,” which features a cameo from Bryan Adams; the shuffling „I Will Be There,” a never-before-recorded Bee Gees track; the harmonica-drenched title track; and the set’s first single, „When The Heartache Is Over” which is reminiscent of Cher's „Believe“ - both musically and lyrically. A hit throughout Europe, „Heartache“ is poised to repeat the process in the U.S. That is, if radio would open its ears!

Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album
Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven - Album

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