Festival of Live Performances is a live album from 1970 with recordings from different concerts. It includes the wonderful James Brown cover Please, Please, Please, which was also a single in 1964. The album was originally released in March 1970 from Kent Records on vinyl and was reissued several times on different labels with different covers and titles. In 2007 it was re-released on compact disc from Kent Records.

Billbard Magazine - February 21, 1970: The husband-wife soul duo of Ike & Tina Turner are everyday these days, especially on the charts where their incredible brand of pop-soul excitement has finally been realized after years as also-rans. Their live performances at the Fillmore and Madison Square Garden did the trick, but Kent presents the team as they were when "live" meant clubs and smaller audiences of devoted fans. "A Fool in Love" and "l Can't Stop Loving You" star.

Ike & Tina Turner - Festival of Live Performances - Album

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Ike & Tina Turner - Festival of Live Performances - Album

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A1. A Fool In Love (Live) 2:43

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

A2. He Is Mine (Live) 3:47

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

A3. Stop The Wedding / Please, Please, Please (Live) 8:30

Written by J. McCoy, P. Gaston, B. Williams / James Brown, J. Terry / Produced by Ike Turner

A4. If I Can’t Be First (Live) 2:21

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

B1. My Man (He’s A Loving Man) (Live) 3:33

Written by Matthews, Bennett / Produced by Ike Turner
Lead vocals by The Ikettes

B2. I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) (Live) 3:27

Written by George / Produced by Ike Turner

B3. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (Live) 2:32

Written by Sylvia McKinney, Rose Marie McCoy / Produced by Ike Turner

B4. The Way You Love Me (Live) 1:48

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

B5. I Can’t Stop Loving You (Live) 3:29

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

B6. You Should Have Treated Me Right (Live) 3:22

Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Ike Turner

Liner Notes

Ike & Tina Turner are perhaps the greatest husband and wife team to ever perform in the Rock & Soul division of the pop music field. They have led that division for more years than is polite to recall, and today they are in greater demand than ever for live appearances, TV shows, and are maintaining a steady flow of best selling albums.

More than anything else the key word to their success would have to be entertainment. It isn't necessarily their choice of material. They are a gas whether it is a low-down and dirty blues ballad or a stone rocker, and anything in between. It isn't just Ike's fantastic musical abilities and ideas, his arrangements and leadership. It is not only due to the fact that Tina is backed by the Ikettes, by themselves one of the most successful female groups ("Peaches 'N Cream" and "I'm So Thankful" are but two of their hits). And it is not only that Tina is one of the great vocal stylists in this field.

Not that all of these ingredients alone might make any team successful, but add to all of these the verve, energy and love of entertaining and you have this team, Ike & Tina, that are truly incomparable in todays music.

If you have ever seen any appearances of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, or Ike & Tina In Person (it isn’t that difficult to assume... they have repeatedly appeared all over the United States and in Europe) then you know what we mean. The band swings, Ike grooves, the Ikettes do their thing, and Tina ENTERTAINS. Tina, a great looker off stage as well as on, is pure electricity when she is working. She sings with her sock-it-to-em voice. But she also sings with all the rest of her. She gives every song everything she’s got, and she has plenty. Her dancing, her facial expressions, her body movements... she is completely wrapped up in each number. It is wonderful entertainment to see and to hear.

And that is what this album is all about. A rare collection of some of the great songs by Ike and Tina, with the original Ikettes, all done in live performance. You don’t have to buck the crowds, or worry about parking the car. It wont cost you $5.50 a ticket. Just put it on your phonograph and close your eyes. It is a fabulous lke & Tina show... but you are there.

Robert J. Demain

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