Don’t Leave Me This Way is a slow ballad and was first released from Malandra Burrows in 1998 under the slightly different title „Don’t Leave Me“. Tina recorded the song for her album Twenty Four Seven and released it as the third and last single only in Germany. She promoted it at the German „SKL“ tv show and performed it live at her birthday special Celebrate!, available on the Twenty Four Seven (Tour Edition) from 2000. All other live songs from the single were also taken from the Celebrate! home video.
The live music video, directed by David Mallet and produced by Barry Ryan & Tony Gregory, was filmed in London as part of Tina’s 60th birthday special. It shows her sitting on a chair in a glittering mini dress, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra behind her. The clip is available on the Celebrate! home video on DVD.
Released in February 2000 from Parlophone Records in Germany on 5“ CD, Don’t Leave Me This Way reached #78. The single was not released in England and America.
1. Don’t Leave Me This Way 4:19
Written by Paul Barry, Mark Taylor, Bryan Rawling / Produced by Bryan Rawling, Mark Taylor
2. The Best (Live) 5:42
Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Ollie Marland
3. Steamy Windows (Live) 3:24
Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Ollie Marland
4. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 4:18
Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Produced by Ollie Marland
All live tracks recorded live in London 1999
Photography by Herb Ritts
Design by Jeremy Plumb