Single

Be Tender With Me Baby (1990)

Tina Turner - Be Tender With Me Baby - Single

Be Tender With Me Baby is a slow ballad, taken from the album Foreign Affair as the last European single, but was not released in America. Tina performed the song as the encore at her Foreign Affair Tour and once again in 2008 / '09 at her 50th Anniversary Tour. Beside the live version on this single, an additional version is available on the Do You Want Some Action! home video from 1991. As a special bonus, a cut to shape picture disc was released in addition to the regular single. 

Writer: Albert Hammond, Holly Knight
Producer: Dan Hartman
Design: Glenn Sakamoto, Stan Evenson Design
Release: October 1990
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Cassette 
Charts: UK: #28
AlbumForeign Affair

7“ Vinyl / Cassingle
  1. Be Tender With Me Baby (Album Version) 4:17
  2. Written by Albert Hammond, Holly Knight / Produced by Dan Hartman
  3. Be Tender With Me Baby (Live Edit) 4:01
  4. Mixed by Dave Natale / Recorded by Dave Wilkerson / Assisted by Chris Myring / Recorded live in Europe on the Foreign Affair Tour 1990
12“ Vinyl / CD Single
Side A
  1. Be Tender With Me Baby (Album Version) 4:17
Side B
  1. You Know Who (Is Doing You Know What) 3:45
  2. Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Dan Hartman
  3. Be Tender With Me Baby (Live) 6:50
Promo Interview

Tina Turner

The song again, was one of those annoying songs. If you didn’t really deliver it properly. What can I tell you except to say that they were old fashioned songs again. It was songs that you wanna sing about. You’ll always get into that mood of feeling like you want to say (sings)… It’s an old melody that’s very sad and very pleading, that always works. If you look back into the days of Sam Cook and all of those Sam and Dave songs, they did that pleading type of thing, and Marvin Gaye. That’s what it took me back to. Just took me back to all of that, the feeling of those songs.

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Music Video

The music video was recorded live at two concerts on July 28 + 29, 1990 at Woburn Abbey in England as part of Tina’s Foreign Affair Tour. It was first released officially in 2004 on the All The Best home video.

Director: Nick Frye
Producer: Roger Davies, M.B. Kleber
Home VideoAll The Best (DVD)
Time: 4:32

Tina Turner - Be Tender With Me Baby - Music Video

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