On The Road 1971-72 is a home video from the legendary American author and photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadja. Bob saw Ike & Tina for the first time at the tv show „Sam and Dave“ and was totally mesmerized. After that, he took the first photos from the duo at the Honka Monka Club in Queens. Several days later, he showed the pictures to his friends at another Ike & Tina concert, while Ike was behind him. Ike liked what he saw and showed them to Tina in the dressing room, which was the beginning of the relationship between Bob Gruen and Ike & Tina Turner. One year later he took the first cover photo with Tina. Bob bought a Sony Portapac video recorder, which filmed in black & white and with mono sound. Weekdays they were in Ike’s Bolic Sound studio or filming Tina and the kids in their home. Weekends they went on the road to various shows. Later, Ike bought a 16mm film camera, so they could make color footage. On this home video, we can see very rare video recordings from Ike & Tina Turner live on the road, in the studio, at home, in the dressing room and kidding at the airport. It was released in November 2012 from MVC Visual on DVD.
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1. Open / River Deep, Mountain High
2. Home Life
3. Tonight Show 1972 / Pick Me Up
4. Studio / Oh Devil / Gulf Coast Blues / Travel
5. Ikettes: Shake A Tail Feather / There Was A Time
6. On The Road / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Respect
7. Tina’s Premonition / A Love Like Yours
8. The 70’s / The Revue / Under The Weather
9. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
10. Wayne Cochran: Try A Little Tenderness
11. Proud Mary
13. Interview with Tina
14. I Smell Trouble
15. Wheelchair Races / Dressing Room
16. Instrumental Theme Song / Choreography
17. I Want To Take You Higher / Close
IN THE EARLY '70s, legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya toured with Ike & Tina, filming them performing on the road and behind the scenes. Now for the first time ever this footage is available to the public.
Ike & Tina: On The Road: 1971-72 is a look inside a hardworking band as well as an iconic couple. In addition to simply awesome renditions of Ike & Tina classics, we also get a glimpse of the group at work in the recording studio, Tina and the Ikettes practicing their dance routines, goofing around on airplanes and in airports, and even at home with their kids.
A lot has been written about Ike and Tina's relationship over the years. But for many years, they were able to coexist together in the public eye, and in the process, create some of the most exciting and gripping soul/rock music ever recorded.
"What's Love Got To Do With It? shows why Ike and Tina Turner broke up," says Gruen. "This film shows why they were together for twenty years before that."
PREBOOK DATE: 10/16/12
STREET DATE: 11/20/12
A Film by Bob Gruen and Nadja Beck
Produced by Bob Gruen and Rick Fuller
Executive Producer Ed Seaman
Video & Audio Recorded by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck
Edited by Dan Jagunich
Assistant Editor Allison Labonne
Post Facility Jagged Edge
Restoration and Color Correction Volt Studios
Executive Producer Charlie Lach
Creative Director Steve Medin
Smoke Artist Chris Chiabotti
Dlame Artist Randy Gackstetter
VFX Designers John Chadbourn, Amer Navarette
Autio Mastering Carl White
REST IN PEACE, IKE TURNER, 1931-2007