Sweet Rhode Island Red is the very last studio album from Ike & Tina Turner before they separated. It contains many songs written by Tina Turner, as well as some cover versions from Stevie Wonder. Most of the songs were remixed and reissued after Tina’s comeback on the album Golden Empire, while the track Living For The City was released as a single in 1985, including an extended club mix. In some European countries, the album includes the additional songs Sexy Ida (Part I + II), because this song was released as a single while Ike & Tina Turner were on tour in Europe. Sweet Rhode Island Red was released in October 1974 from United Artists Records on vinyl and 8-track cartridge. It was reissued in 2012 from BGO Records on compact disc on the double CD Sweet Rhode Island Red / The Gospel According to Ike & Tina.

Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album
Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album

A1. Let Me Be There 3:20

Written by J. Rostill

A2. Living For The City 3:42

Written by S. Wonder

A3. I Know (You Don’t Want Me No More) 3:21

Written by B. George

A4. Mississippi Rolling Stone 3:05

Written by T. Seals, D. Goodman

A5. Sugar Hill 3:15

Written by Tina Turner

A6. Sexy Ida (Part I) 2:29

Written by Tina Turner / European release only
Single release in 1974

B1. Sweet Rhode Island Red 3:24

Written by Tina Turner
Single release in 1974

B2. Ready For You Baby 3:14

Written by Tina Turner

B3. Smooth Out The Wrinkles 3:56

Written by Tina Turner

B4. Doozie 2:54

Written by Tina Turner

B5. Higher Ground 3:43

Written by S. Wonder

B6. Sexy Ida (Part II) 3:01

Written by Tina Turner / European release only
Single release in 1974

Produced by Ike Turner, Claude Williams, Warren Dawson and Soko Richardson
Co-Producer: Gerhard Augustin
Arranged by Ike Turner and Claude Williams
Design by Ulli Eichberger

Recorded at Bolic Sound, Inglewood, California

Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album
Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red - Album

Liner Notes by John Ierardi

What more can be said of the team of Ike & Tina Turner that hasn’t been said or written before? Adjectives like dynamic, soulful, powerful and sensational may not even be strong enough to express the way Ike & Tina turn on an audience. Ever since that night in St. Louis when Tina first sang with Ike’s band, they have been making hit music together. From their first record together, "Fool In Love" (a million seller) to their big hit of ’74, "Nutbush City Limits", they have had a successful string of great song hits and with this new album, "Sweet Rhode Island Red", they deliver again in a style that is pure Ike & Tina. Their legions of fans all over the world come to expect the best whenever a new Ike & Tina album is released and this one is no exception.

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