Live In Europe is Tina’s first solo live album, featuring recordings from her Private Dancer Tour and Break Every Rule Tour, plus some additional tracks from the Break Every Rule home video. The songs, including live versions of her duets with David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton and Robert Cray, were recorded at the N.E.C. in Birmingham; Wembley Arena in London; Camden Palace in London (UK); Westfalenhalle in Dortmund (Germany) and the Isstadion in Stockholm (Sweden). In Europe, a total of five single have been released from this album and some releases included also a limited edition 7“ vinyl or 5“ CD single with an previously unreleased „Tendermix“ of the song Two People, remixed by Ben Liebrand. Capitol Records in America released no offficial singles, but two Promo Sampler for R&B and Rock radio stations. The official release in America was issued in a longform package with two separate CD’s. In Australia, Japan and South America this album was released as two separate records: Tina Live in 1987 and More Live in 1988, but in Australia it was reissued as this 2-disc set in 1993.
TINA on Tina Live In Europe: To those who shared it with me, here is a fond reminder. To those who could not make it, here is a part of what you missed.
Producer: John Hudson, Terry Britten
Release: March 1988
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 2 Vinyl / 2 CD / 2 Cassette / Cartridge / Digital
Charts: Germany: #4 / UK: #8 / Europe: #4 / USA: #88
Certifications: UK: 1x Gold / Germany: 1x Gold
Grammy: Best Female Rock Vocal Performance (1989)
Billboard - April 02, 1988
This fine two-record compendium should have legs to rival Tina’s own. Featured are Turner’s own recent hits: oldies — Ike & Tina Turner and otherwise; blistering covers of such modern-day staples as „Addicted To Love“ and guest shots by David Bowie, Robert Cray, Bryan Adams, and Eric Clapton. LP buyers really lose out: Cassette and CD packages contain four extra tracks.