Break Every Rule was a tv special in 1986 to promote Tina’s album Break Every Rule. The concert was directed by David Mallet and filmed at London’s Camden Palace with special guest Robert Cray. 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 also the music video for the European single Girl’s. Most of the songs were later released on the album Live In Europe in 1988.

Released in 1987 from EMI / Pioneer on VHS and LaserDisc, Break Every Rule reached #17 on the Video Music Sales charts in America.

Billboard Magazine - 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.

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1. Afterglow (Album Version) 4:00

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle

2. Intro: Max Headroom 0:28

3. Back Where You Started (Live) 4:25

Written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance

4. Break Every Rule (Live) 4:25

Written by Rupert Hine, Jeanette Obstoj

5. What You Get Is What You See (Live) 4:35

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle

6. Overnight Sensation (Live) 4:10

Written by Mark Knopfler

7. A Change Is Gonna Come (Live) 7:05

Written by Sam Cooke

8. Two People (Live) 4:35

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle

9. Addicted To Love (Live) 5:55

Written by Robert Palmer

10. In The Midnight Hour (Live) 3:35

Written by Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper

11. 634-5789 (Live duet with Robert Cray) 3:10

Written by Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper

12. Land Of 1.000 Dances (Live) 3:10

Written by Chris Kenner

13. Paradise Is Here (Album Version) 5:30

Written by Paul Brady

14. Girl’s (Music Video) 4:52

Written by David Bowie, Erdal Kizilacay

Directed by David Mallet
Produced by Jacqui Byford
Executive Producer: Roger Davies
Live Recording Produced and Engineered by John Hudson
Cover Photography: Bettina Rheims
Back Cover Photography: Paul Cox
Package Design: John O’Brien

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Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Promo

Billboard Promo - March 14, 1987

Chicago Tribune
March 12, 1987 

Since her hit album "Private Dancer" catapulted her into the role of Pop Comeback Queen of the '80s a few years back, sassy soul veteran and multiple Grammy winner Tina Turner has been strutting her stuff in stadiums around the world; the days when you could catch her in a small club are long gone.

But Turner fans who yearn to see the singer in a more intimate setting can take heart. Turner`s upcoming cable TV special "Break Every Rule" debuts at 9:05 p.m. Saturday on HBO and captures her onstage at a small London club. The results are a slick and lively hour of music, motion and emotion.

Directed by David Mallet, whose previous credits include Turner‘s award-winning 1985 HBO special "Private Dancer" the show opens with Turner rolling out of bed, pouring herself into leather pants and matching top and making her way through the streets to Club Zero, where she`s introduced via video by computer-generated celebrity announcer Max Headroom.

Backed by an eight-piece pop-funk band headed by Alan Clark of Dire Straits, Turner swings into action with "Back Where You Started" and continues in high gear for several more songs from her current album "Break Every Rule“, before slowing the pace with the soulful Sam Cooke oldie "A Change Is Gonna Come".

Up-and-coming blues singer and guitarist Robert Cray, a recent Grammy winner in the Traditional Blues category, joins Turner on guitar for "A Change Is Gonna Come" and returns later in the concert to duet winningly with her on "634-5789," one of three Wilson Pickett hits included in the set. The others are "In the Midnight Hour" and "Land of 1000 Dances."

There’s also a black-and-white segment for "Overnight Sensation," evoking the early days of Turner’s career, and yes, she changes costumes a couple of times, winding up in a skimpy orange outfit at the finale and looking as foxy as ever.

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