Single

Foreign Affair (1990)

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Single

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 and performed it live at her Foreign Affair Tour in 1990 and the What’s Love? Tour in 1993. A live version is available on the Do You Want Some Action! home video from 1991. The single was released in some European countries, but not in England and America.

Writer: Tony Joe White
Producer: Roger Davies, Tony Joe White
Design: Glenn Sakamoto, Stan Evenson Design
Release: May 2000
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD 
Charts: Germany: #35

7“ Vinyl
  1. Foreign Affair (Edit) 3:39
  2. Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Roger Davies, Tony Joe White
  3. Private Dancer (Live) 5:37
  4. Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by Terry Britten / Recorded live in Europe
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (1)
Side A
  1. Foreign Affair (One In A Million Club Mix) 6:54
Side B
  1. Foreign Affair (Heartbeat Instrumental) 4:25
  2. Foreign Affair (Heartbeat Mix) 4:24
  3. Post-Production & Remix by Shep Pettibone / Engineered by Dave Way / Edited by Tony Shimkin / Additional Programming by Fred McFarlane
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (2)
Side A
  1. Foreign Affair (One In a Million Extended Mix) 7:10
Side B
  1. Foreign Affair (Special Feelings Instrumental) 4:43
  2. Foreign Affair (Heartbeat Edit) 4:00
  3. Post-Production & Remix by Shep Pettibone / Engineered by Dave Way / Edited by Tony Shimkin / Additional Programming by Fred McFarlane
Promo Interview

Tina Turner

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 a 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".

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Music Video

The music video shows a man and a woman in different scenes, acting like a bullfight. Tina, totally dressed in black, is singing and dancing in an old theater together with her band and for the very last time with her dancers Ann Behringer and Lejune Richardson in the background. The clip was originally released on the Foreign Affair EP on VHS, but is also available on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD.

Director: Paula Walker
Producer: Natalie Hill
Home VideoSimply The Best (DVD)
Time: 4:07

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Music Video

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