Golden Empire (2 CD) is a two disc set, including many previously unreleased songs as well as alternate versions of original Ike & Tina Turner tracks. The different versions of the songs Golden Empire and I Can’t Believe What You Say are only available on this CD. The album was released in 1989 from Delta Records in Germany on 2x compact disc. Many of the songs were also released on different titled records like the sampler 40 Rare Recordings.

Ike & Tina Turner - Golden Empire (2 CD) - Sampler

CD (Germany) - Front Cover

cd 1

1.1. Golden Empire (Alternative Version) 3:48 **

Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased version / Originally released on the album "Golden Empire"

1.2. Feel It (aka Don’t Fight It, Feel It) 2:01

Written by Sam Cooke / Previously unreleased track

1.3. Knock On Wood 2:34

Written by Steve Cropper, Eddy Floyd / Previously unreleased track

1.4. You Are My Sunshine 3:07 **

Written by Jimmy Davis / From the album "Nutbush City Limits"

1.5. Get Back (Alternative Version) 2:47

Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney / Previously unreleased version / Originally released on the album "Workin’ Together"

1.6. Ode To Billy Joe 4:09 **

Written by Bobby Gentry, Larry Shayne / Previously unreleased track

1.7. Shame, Shame, Shame 2:45

Written by Sylvia Robinson / From the album "The Edge"

1.8. I Got My Mojo Working 3:12 **

Written by M. Morganfield / Previously unreleased track

1.9. Shake 2:39

Written by Sam Cooke / Previously unreleased track

1.10. Money 2:34 **

Written by J. Bradford, B. Gordy Jr. / Previously unreleased track

1.11. Down In The Valley 2:27

Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased track

1.12. Don’t Believe Her 2:43 **

Written by Ike Turner / From the album "Let Me Touch Your Mind"

1.13. Ya Ya 2:40

Written by Morris Levy, Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis / Previously unreleased track

1.14. No More Lovin’ 3:23 **

Written by A. Birmingham, D. Wynne / Previously unreleased track

1.15. Somethings Got A Hold On Me 2:33

Written by Pearl Woods, Etta James, Leroy Kirkland / Previously unreleased track

1.16. I Know 2:44

Written by Barbara George / From the album "Golden Empire"

1.17. The Locomotion 1:54

Written by Goffin, King / Previously unreleased track

cd 2

2.1. When I Lost My Baby 2:33 **

Written by Ike & Tina Turner / Previously unreleased track

2.2. Proud Mary (Funky Version) 2:36

Written by John Fogerty / Previously unreleased version / Originally released on the album "Workin’ Together"

2.3. Baby, Get It On (Alternative Version) 3:02

Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased version / Originally released on the album "Acid Queen"

2.4. Driftin’ 2:25 **

Written by Ike Turner, Tina Turner / Previously unreleased track

2.5. Louie Louie 2:34

Written by Richard Berry / Previously unreleased track

2.6. Lean On Me (Reworked) 3:07 **

Written by W. Harrison, B. Whithers / Previously unreleased version / Originally released on the album "The Edge"

2.7. Only Women Bleed 3:49

Written by Dick Wagner, Alice Cooper / From the album "The Edge"

2.8. Ain’t That A Shame 2:26

Written by Domino, Bartholomew / Previously unreleased track

2.9. Early In The Morning 3:37 **

Traditional / Arrangement by Ike Turner, B. Krasnow / From the album "The Hunter"

2.10. Stagger Lee 2:43

Written by Harold Logan, Lloyd Price / Previously unreleased track

2.11. Ain’t Nobody’s Business (Alternative Version) 3:39 **

Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased version / Originally released on the album "So Fine"

2.12. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (Alternative Version) 2:18

Written by Rosemary McCay, Joe Seneca / Previously unreleased version / Originally released on the album "It’s Gonna Work Out Fine"

2.13. Drift Away 3:11

Written by Menior Williams / From the album "Nutbush City Limits"

2.14. You Paid Me Back 3:26 **

Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased track

2.15. Doo Wah Ditty (That’s The City) (Alternative Version) 4:39 **

Written by Rhonda Graam / Previously unreleased version / Originally released on the "Up In Heah" single b-side

2.16. I Can’t Believe What You Say (Alternative Version) 3:39 **

Written by Ike Turner / Previously unreleased version with lead vocals by Ike Turner / Originally released on the "I Can’t Believe What You Say" single 

Producer: Ike Turner; Executive Producer; Herb Moellis; Special Thanks: Samuel J. Lefrak; Produced by: Harry Hirsche; General Counsil: Laurence Moellis; Record Coordinator: Wally Roker; Copyright Coordinator: Bonnie Schifano; Special Thanks: Starforce Records, Stanley B. Herman & Hy Mizrahi

A L’Estrada Merles Entertainment Presentation / LMR / A Lefrak-Fuhrmann-Moellis Company
Licensed from VS-Musik Verlag GmbH, Hamburg / Start Records Ltd, U.K.

** Licensed from Start-State Of The Art Records Ltd., GB-London NW96JU / VS-Musik Verlag GmbH, G-2000 Hamburg 70

1988

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1989

Ike & Tina Turner - Golden Empire (2 CD) - Sampler

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1990

Ike & Tina Turner - 40 rare Recordings - Sampler

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