Carnival! is a benefit album from the Rainforest Foundation Fund. Tina contributed the traditional „Row, Row, Row Your Boat,“ which was recorded live while she was on the road with her Wildest Dreams Tour. She supported the Fund also perviously in 1993 at the Rainforest Concert, where she performed live in New York together with Bryan Adams. Carnival! was released in 1997 from BMG Records on compact disc.

Billboard Magazine - May 03, 1997: The first album to benefit Sting and Trudie Styler's Rainforest Foundation features an eclectic mix of pop, classical, folk, and world music, and many of the artists who have participated in the annual Rainforest Foundation all-star concerts — including Sting, the Chieftains, Annie Lennox, Zucchero, Bette Midler, Luciano Pavarotti, Elton John, Shawn Colvin, Geoffrey Oryema, Madonna, Ruben Blades, Johnny Clegg, Paul Simon, Sharon Katz & the Peace Train, James Taylor, Tina Turner and an ensemble of globally renowned classical musicians led by pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque performing Camille Saint-Saens "Carnival Of The Animals." Beyond the inherent quality of the material, which ranges from Madonna’s rousing „Freedom" (written for the album) to Turners reading of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat“ — the album supports a worthy cause and will benefit from massive visibility.

Tina Turner - Carnival! - Album

Front Cover

Tina Turner - Carnival! - Album


Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Live) 0:53

Traditional / Featuring a cappella vocals by Timmy Cappello, John Miles, James Ralston, Kenny Moore, Bob Feit, Jack Bruno, Karen Owens, Sharon Owens, Cynthia Davila / Recorded live by Dave Natale / Special thanks to Roger Davies and Lisa Srhoj

Tina: "Row, Row, Row your Boat" is a song I grew up with and truly loved. It is a classic, one that I know the children of tomorrow and their children, and their childrens children will enjoy as much as I did.

Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.


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