Foreign Affair is the title track and the fourth single from the album Foreign Affair, including several remixed versions from Shep Pettibone. Tina promoted the song on the German TV-Show Goldene Europa and performed it live at her Foreign Affair Tour in 1990 and her What’s Love? Tour in 1993. A live version is available on the Do You Want Some Action! home video from 1990. The single was released in some European countries, but not in England and America. Exactly 30 years later it was also released digitally. The well-known picture from the cover was photographed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris by Peter Lindbergh. It’s no montage, but Tina climbed the tower with her high heels for this shoot.
Writer: Tony Joe White
Producer: Roger Davies, Tony Joe White
Design: Glenn Sakamoto, Stan Evenson Design
Release: May 1990 / May 2020 (digital)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Digital
Charts: Germany: #35
Album: Foreign Affair
12“ Vinyl / CD 1
12“ Vinyl / CD 2
I had finished basically all of Tony’s songs. We were in New York there together, and that one popped up and I felt "Alright Tony, now this is enough, you know, I mean come on I’ve recorded three of your songs. What are you trying to do, take over the album?!!" And then I stopped kidding myself. I said "this is an European song". I could hear it blasting in the streets of Paris or Europe. The feeling of Europe and their music is different from ours in America, and I said "Oh God, it’s a beautiful song". I said "Get me the words, get me the words, I’ve got to hear every line".