What You Get Is What You See is an up-styled country-tinged rock track with Eric Clapton on guitars and the third single from the Break Every Rule album. The live version from the single b-side was taken from the Break Every Rule home video from 1986. In the UK, a special gatefold maxi was released, including the „Tina Turner Montage Mix“. The previously unreleased track „Take Me To The River“ from the maxi single is an edited version. A slightly longer version is only available on the American Break Every Rule single. In Australia, the song was used in a commercial for the New South Wales Rugby League in 1989. Tina performed it at several tv shows for promotion and live at her Break Every Rule Tour as well as twenty years later at her 50th Anniversary Tour in 2008 / 2009.

Released January 1987 in America and February 1987 in Europe on the Capitol / EMI label on 7“ & 12“ (gatefold) vinyl, What You Get Is What You See reached #13 in America, #17 in Germany, #18 in Europe and #30 in England. It was also a #9 airplay hit in Europe.

Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single
Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single

single

A. What You Get Is What You See (Single Version) 3:57

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

B. What You Get Is What You See (Live) 4:57

Produced by John Hudson / Recorded live in London, November 1986

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maxi (germany I)

A1. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Dance Mix) 6:39

B1. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Rock Mix) 5:59

B2. What You Get Is What You See (Live) 4:57

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maxi (germany II)

A1. What You Get Is What You See (Single Version) 3:57d

A2. Take Me To The River (Edit) (Previously Unreleased) 4:11

Written by Al Green / Produced by Martyn Ware

B1. The Tina Turner Montage Mix 8:54

Tracks: I Can’t Stand The Rain, Two People, We Don’t Need Another Hero,What’s Love Got To Do With It, Typical Male, Let’s Stay Together / Mixed by Les "The Mixdoctor" Adams for DMC Productions

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maxi (uk)

A. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Dance Mix) 6:39

B. The Tina Turner Montage Mix 8:54

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maxi (uk gatefold)

A1. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Rock Mix) 5:59

B1. Take Me To The River (Edit) (Previously Unreleased) 4:11

B2. What You Get Is What You See (Live) 4:57

C1. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Dance Mix) 6:39

D1. The Tina Turner Montage Mix 8:54

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maxi (usa)

A1. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Dance Mix) 6:39

A2. What You Get Is What You See (Single Version) 3:57

B1. What You Get Is What You See (Extended Rock Mix) 5:59

B2. What You Get Is What You See (Live) 4:57

Front Photography by Bettina Rheims
Back Photography by Paul Cox
Design by Stylorouge

Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single
Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single
Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single
Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single
Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single
Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single
Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Peter Care
Producer: Alastair Bates
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 4:09

1986

Tina Turner - Two People - Single

Two People

1987

Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single

What You Get Is What You See

1987

Tina Turner - Girl's - Single

Girl's