Mad Max (Beyond Thunderdome) is the soundtrack album for the action movie Mad Max from 1985, starring Mel Gibson as Mad Max and Tina as the Aunty Entity of Bartertown. The first single We Don't Need Another Hero was a worldwide success and her first number one in Germany. The follow-up One Of The Living won a Grammy Award in the category „Best Rock Vocal Performance Female“ the following year. All other songs are instrumentals fom Maurice Jarre. After the release of this album, Tina changed the setlist of her Private Dancer Tour and performed both songs live. The album comes with a wonderful gatefold cover, featuring many pictures from the movie and includes a giant poster with Tina & Mel. In Colombia, it was released as a limited blue colored vinyl edition.
Release: July 1985
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: Vinyl (Colored) / CD / Cassette
Charts: Germany: #7 / Europe: #16 / USA: #39 / Australia: #31
CashBox - August 17, 1985
While „We Don’t Need Another Hero“ speeds to the top of the charts, Tina Turner shines bright on this soundtrack LP to the popular Warner Bros. summer movie „Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,“ in which the Queen of Rock 'N' Roll co-stars with Mel Gibson. Once „We Don’t Need Another Hero“ runs its successful course, expect another hot Turner tune in „One Of The Living,“ a second single, and the only other Turner vocal on the LP. Side two features instrumentals.
Billboard - July 27, 1985
Go Ahead…Make Me Mad, Max!
The soundtrack album of the summer is here. It’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome featuring two new hits by Tina Turner, 'We Don’t Need Another Hero' and 'One Of The Living'. Bring it home and let Tina take you to the Max.