Break Every Rule was a TV-Special to promote Tina’s album Break Every Rule, released also on home video. It was filmed at London’s Camden Palace in November 1986 with special guest Robert Cray, introduced by Max Headroom. Beside songs from Break Every Rule, Tina performed also some old soul classics like A Change Is Gonna Come. As a special bonus, it includes the music video for the European single Girl’s. Most of the songs were later released on the album Live In Europe in 1988. In 2022, it was remastered and re-issued on DVD as part of the Break Every Rule (Deluxe Edition).
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Photographer: Bettina Rheims (Front) / Paul Cox (Back)
Design: John O’Brien
Release: March 14, 1987 (TV) / June 1987 (VHS, LaserDisc) / 2022 (DVD)
Label: EMI / Pioneer
Format: VHS / Video 8 / LaserDisc / DVD
Charts: USA: #17
Time: 60 Min.
The Band: Guitar, Vocals: James Ralston / Drums: Jack Bruno / Base Guitar, Vocals: Bob Feit / Guitar: Laurie Wisefield / Keyboards, Sax, Vocals: Don Snow / Sax, Flute: Gary Barnacle / Percussions: Steve Scales
CashBox - January 17, 1987
Tina Turner comes back to HBO in March for her second solo special on the channel, entitled, promotionally enough, 'Tina Turner Breaks Every Rule'. The crowned queen of Rock ’N’ Roll struts her stuff at a small club in Europe, performing tunes from her recent „Break Every Rule“ LP from Capitol along with some meaty R&B tunes culled from her early repertoire. Blues rocker Robert Cray also makes an appearance.
Billboard - June 06, 1987
To Tina Turner’s credit, she has always aligned herself with top industry talents. In this video, loosely structured on Turner as a chanteuse on the European nightclub circuit, she fronts for such songwriters as Mark Knopfler, David Bowie, and Wilson Pickett and a tight group of musicians who add their heat to her own. There’s even a cameo appearance by Max Headroom. Highly stylized, this is an hour of Turner strutting, syncing, and pouting. A hot ticket for true fans.