TINA: 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-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.

Design: Glenn Sakamoto, Stan Evenson Design
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
: May 1990 / May 2020 (Digital)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Digital
Charts: Germany: #35
Album: Foreign Affair

  1. Foreign Affair (Edit) 3:39
  2. Writer: Tony Joe White / Producer: Roger Davies, Tony Joe White / Mark Knopfler: Guitar / Tony Joe White: Lead and Rhythm Guitar / Nick Glennie-Smith: Synth Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards, Strings and Bell-Tree / Gary Barnacle: Sax / Recorded by Mike Ging and Nick Froome / Vocals Recorded at Pathe-Marconi Studios, Paris
  3. One In A Million Club Mix 6:54
  4. Heartbeat Instrumental 4:25
  5. Heartbeat Mix 4:24
  6. One In a Million Extended Mix 7:10
  7. Special Feelings Instrumental 4:43
  8. Heartbeat Edit 4:00
  9. From the 5" disc & 12" record / Remix by Shep Pettibone / Engineered by Dave Way / Edited by Tony Shimkin / Additional Programming by Fred McFarlane
    Additional track:
  1. Private Dancer (Live) 5:37
  2. From the 7" record / Recorded live in Europe
Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Single

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 and later on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD. It’s also available as a HD remastered version on the Foreign Affair (Deluxe Edition).

Director: Paula Walker
Producer: Natalie Hill
Release: Foreign Affair EP / Simply The Best / Foreign Affair (Deluxe Edition) / YouTube
Time: 4:07

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Music Video

Foreign Affair Promo Interview

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".

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