Simply The Best is a two disc promotional package with a very nice gatefold cover. The first picture disc contains only the track Love Thing, because this was the first single in America. The second one contains all tracks from the original American release of Simply The Best. The promo was released in 1991 from Capitol Records in America on two compact discs.

Tina Turner - Simply The Best - Promo

CD Promo (USA) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Simply The Best - Promo

CD Promo (USA) - Gatefold Cover

Tina Turner - Simply The Best - Promo

CD Promo (USA) - Back Cover

cd 1

1. Love Thing (Previously Unreleased) 4:27

cd 2

1. The Best (Edit) 4:08

Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by: Dan Hartman and Tina Turner

2. Better Be Good To Me (Edit) 3:38

Written by Holly Knight, Chin, Mike Chapman / Produced by: Rupert Hine

3. I Can’t Stand The Rain 3:42

Written by Peebles, Bryant, Miller / Produced by: Terry Britten

4. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by: Terry Britten

5. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:18

Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by: Roger Davies, Graham Lyle and Albert Hammond

6. Nutbush City Limits (The 90’s Version) 3:42

Written by: Tina Turner / Produced and Mixed by: C.J. Mackintosh and Dave Dorrell

7. What You Get Is What You See 4:26

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by: Terry Britten

8. Let’s Stay Together (Edit) 3:39

Written by Green, Mitchell, Jackson / Produced and Arranged by: Martyn Ware and Greg Walsh

9. River Deep, Mountain High (Digitaly Remastered) 3:38

Written by: Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Produced by: Phil Spector

10. Steamy Windows 4:03

Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by: Dan Hartman

11. Typical Male 4:15

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by: Terry Britten

12. We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:14

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by: Terry Britten

13. Private Dancer (Edit) 4:00

Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by: Carter

14. Look Me In The Heart 3:43

Written by T. Kelly, B. Steinberg / Produced by: Dan Hartman

15. It Takes Two (duet with Rod Stewart) 4:11

Written by: Sylvia Moy, William Stevenson / Produced by: Rod Stewart and Bernard Edwards

16. I Want You Near Me (Previously Unreleased) 3:52

Written by: Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by: Terry Britten

17. Way Of The World (Previously Unreleased) 4:24

Written by: Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by: Chris Lord-Alge, Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle and Roger Davies

18. Love Thing (Previously Unreleased) 4:27

Written by: Holly Knight, Albert Hammond / Produced by: Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner and Roger Davies

Tina Turner - Simply The Best - Promo

Billboard Promo - October 26, 1991

It’s a long road from star to superstar but
Tina Turner has made it look easy.

Four multi-platinum albums, including 1984’s Grammy-winning Record of the Year Private Dancer. Worldwide record sales over 25 million. Two #1 singles. And the #1 international tour of 1990.

Now Tina brings you Simply The Best.

Fifteen of her greatest hits featuring „What’s Love Got To Do With It,“ „Private Dancer,“ „River Deep-Mountain High," a fresh version of her classic „Nutbush City Limits," plus three brand-new tracks including the first single and video „Love Thing“ and „I Want You Near Me.“ A total of eighteen songs, over 70 minutes of music.

And it doesn't stop there.
Look for the companion home video.
Simply The Best: The Video Collection,
available on Capitol Home Video
November 19.

Tina gives you nothing less than Simply The Best...

Tina Turner - Simply The Best - Promo

CD Promo (USA) - Label CD 1

Tina Turner - Simply The Best - Promo

CD Promo (USA) - Label CD 2

The 1991 release of Tina Turner's greatest hits album Simply The Best crowns the most amazing comeback in music history. Since the release of the multiple Grammy-winning album Private Dancer in early 1984, worldwide record sales have topped a staggering 25 million.

Tina has fulfilled her dream of being the only woman to pack concert stadiums countless times; she burst into the Guinness Book of Records in 1988 when 182,000 fans jammed Brazil’s Maracana Soccer Stadium -- the largest paying crowd for a solo artist in history. In 1990, Tina’s international Foreign Affair tour was Europe’s biggest ever with 121 sold-out shows attracting more than three million fans in 19 countries. On her way to realizing her dream, Tina has shared stages and recording studios with an extraordinary number of fans and collaborators -- including The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, Bryan Adams and Elton John.

But the release of the Simply The Best CD and companion home video, is not merely a celebration of the past. Along with the cream of Tina’s comeback period are three brand new soon-to-be classics — „Love Thing,“ „I Want You Near Me“ and „Way Of The World.“ In addition, top London club producers/mixers C.J. Mackintosh and Dave Dorrell have recorded a fresh version of „Nutbush City Limits,“ an autobiographical hit originally penned by Tina in 1973. And as an extra special bonus, the legendary Phil Spector has remastered and equalized his ultimate classic, „River Deep, Mountain High,“ for inclusion on the album at Tina’s request.

But it has been a long and often difficult road to intemational triumph for the girl from Brownsville, Tennessee. Raised in the nearby hamlet of Nut Bush, the young Anna Mae Bullock moved to St. Louis in 1956, which led to the Club Manhattan, where she first set her eyes upon Ike Tumer and his Kings of Rhythm.

The story of Ike and Tina is now legendary...How Tina stepped in at the last moment to sing lead on „Fool In Love“ and how in the autumn of 1960, that record rocketed into the Top 40...How Ike renamed the act The Ike and Tina Tumer Revue, moved to Los Angeles and eventually built it into the favorite gut-bucket soul act of the burgeoning hippy audience...How Tina stepped out on her own for the tirst time to record the fabled „River Deep, Mountain High“ single with Phil Spector, then returned to Ike to cut such subsequent hits as „I Want To Take You Higher,“ „Proud Mary“ and Tina’s self-penned „Nutbush City Limits“...How Ike built his own studio, and how, after that, the whole setup began falling apart...And how, in July, 1976, Tina finally bailed out.

The split left Tina saddled with massive debts. She sometimes needed food stamps to make ends meet. She began turning up on TV game shows and then eased her way back into performing, mostly in cabarets, supper clubs, Vegas. But Tina knew she wasn‘t a has-been. In fact, she hadn‘t even started.

In 1979, she met a man who shared that belief; Roger Davies, a young Australian manager who had recently relocated to L.A. Davies helped Tina strip the glitz from her lounge act, peeling it down to its rock ’n’ roll heart. He also pointed her in a new musical direction: toward the English new-wave sounds that were then transforming the scene.

The end result of all this refinement was „Let’s Stay Together,“ an electrifying and very electronic rendition of the Al Green classic which went Top 5 in Britain at the end of 1983. Seizing the moment, Tina and Davies flew to England and, in two hectic weeks, Tina recorded Private Dancer under the helm of such producers as Terry Britten, Rupert Hine, Martyn Ware and Greg Walsh, and Carter. The album remained in the Top 100 for more than two years, ultimately selling more than 11 million copies worldwide. It spawned one chart-topping single, „What’s Love Got To Do With It“ and two other hits (the title track and „Better Be Good To Me“). At the subsequent Grammy Awards, „What’s Love…" was voted Record Of The Year, and Tina took home an additional three statuettes. After a quarter-century of dreams and struggles, she had finally reached the top.

Sustaining that success was an even greater challenge. Tina followed up quickly with a co- starring role beside Mel Gibson in „Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,“ which produced another chart-topping classic, „We Don’t Need Another Hero.“ Then came the multi-platinum Break Every Rule album accompanied by an exhausting 12 month worldwide tour, as well as an autobiography, "I, Tina." In late 1989, Tina released Foreign Affair, another huge seller, which led to 1990’s record-breaking European tour.

„I’m a farm girl and I have worked to get what I want,“ Tina says. „I wanted to sing, I wanted the star on my door, to be all of what I had seen in the movies when I was young. I went against the rules, I made the rules for my life -- but I never let go of the dream.“

This October 1991 album and its new home video counterpart are extraordinary packages by a truly unique artist. And as always, Tina Tumer’s latest works contain nothing but the best.

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