Look Me In The Heart is a pop song, written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg. It’s the fourth single from the album Foreign Affair, including remixed versions from Bryan 'Chuck' New. As a special bonus, the 12“ maxi single contains a giant poster and the gatefold CD includes the „Tina Turner Montage Mix“ with songs from her previously released albums. Tina promoted the song on French tv and performed it live only at the opening night of her Foreign Affair Tour.

The music video was directed by Paula Walker and produced by Line Postmyr. It’s a very colorful video with Tina wearing a purple suit, dancing around together with some people in crazy costumes. 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.

Released in February 1990 in America and in July 1990 in England from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, cassette and 5“ CD (gatefold), Look Me In The Heart reached #31 in England and #8 (Adult) in America. The single was not released in Germany.

They sent a song to Roger. Of course, no. We’re making it a point that Roger has a certain amount of work that he does with pre-production, so he gets in touch with song writers, publishing houses, and then they come in and we sit down and we listen as we do work together or I go into the office and we listen. So Roger got this and he said "Listen to this song". I thought "Oh no Roger…It’s another one of those 'Oh no Rogers!'“ I said "It’s not right. It’s much too pop for me. It’s just not right". He says "Yes, but I have a feeling this song is something like 'Let’s Stay Together’“. I said "I don’t know how you hear that, I don’t". I got in the studio, neither did Dan Hartman. All of us felt like Oh God, here we go with that song today. And finally I said "Alright, listen we got to do it because Roger wants it done, just to see if we can get it". I said "get me a tape of 'Let’s Stay Together‘ and see if we can do it". We had one of those whizz kid keyboard players and he did a programme and it started to happen. We all started to become excited. Roger should have co-production on that one because it was his fault that we dug into it to try to make it happen because he believed in it. That’s what it takes sometimes. If someone believes in it. And I respect him enough to say "OK, if he believes in this song, I’m gonna do it"! because you never know. It’s one of my favorites now. They didn’t mind me changing it. We did change the melody. It was quite pop but we couldn’t get it to happen. It’s different when you get a demo of the record, and we couldn’t make it a record. So finally we took a little bit from old Al Green and there it was.

from the Foreign Affair promotional interview

Tina Turner - Look Me In The Heart - Single

Vinyl Single (UK) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Look Me In The Heart - Single

Vinyl Promo (France) - Front Cover

single (uk)

A. Look Me In The Heart 3:43

Written by Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg / Produced by Dan Hartman, Chris Lord-Alge

B. Steel Claw (Live) (Previously Unreleased) 4:34

Written by Paul Brady / Produced by Terry Britten / Engineered by John Hudson

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single (usa)

A. Look Me In The Heart 3:43

B. Stronger Than The Wind (Previously Unreleased) 4:34

Written by Essra Mohawk, T. Sciuto / Produced by Nick Glennie-Smith, Roger Davies / Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge

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maxi (vinyl)

A1. Look Me In The Heart (12“ Remix) 5:26

Remix by Bryan 'Chuck' New

B1. Steel Claw (Live) (Previously Unreleased) 4:34

B2. Look Me In The Heart (Album Version) 3:43

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maxi (cd)

1. Look Me In The Heart (Album Version) 3:43

A2. Look Me In The Heart (12“ Remix) 5:26

3. Steel Claw (Live) (Previously Unreleased) 4:34

4. Look Me In The Heart (Instrumental) 3:39

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maxi (cd gatefold)

1. Look Me In The Heart (Album Version) 3:43

2. Look Me In The Heart (Instrumental) 3:39

3. The Tina Turner Montage Mix 8:54

Tracks: I Can’t Stand The Rain, Two People, We Don’t Need Another Hero,What’s Love Got To Do With It, Typical Male, Let’s Stay Together / Mixed by Les "The Mixdoctor" Adams for DMC Productions

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CD Maxi (UK) - Gatefold Cover

Tina Turner - Look Me In The Heart - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Paula Walker
Producer: Line Postmyr
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 3:38

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