Single

Tearing Us Apart (1987)

Tina Turner & Eric Clapton - Tearing Us Apart - Single

Tearing Us Apart is a rock song from Eric Clapton with Phil Collins playing the drums and percussions. It’s a duet with Tina Turner and was released as the second single from Eric’s album August. Tina and Eric performed the song live at the Prince’s Trust concert in London’s Wembley Arena, released the following year on the Royal Concert charity album. A second live recording of the track from Tina's Break Every Rule Tour with a guest appearance from Eric Clapton was included on the album Live in Europe. An otherwise never officially released extended version of the song is only available on an American 12“ promotional record, misnamed as lp version. Tina did also the backing vocals on the b-side track „Hold On“.

Writer: Eric Clapton, Greg Phillinganes
Producer: Phil Collins
Release: June 1987
Label: WEA / Duck
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl (picture)
Charts: UK: #56 / USA: #5 (rock tracks)
AlbumAugust

7“ Vinyl Single
  1. Tearing Us Apart (Edit) 3:38
  2. Written by Eric Clapton, Greg Phillinganes / Produced by Phil Collins
  3. Hold On 4:55
  4. Written by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins / Produced by T. Dowd / Backing vocals by Tina Turner
12“ Vinyl Maxi
Side A
  1. Tearing Us Apart (Album Version) 4:14
Side B
  1. Hold On 4:55
  2. Run (Live Eric Clapton)
  3. Recorded live at the NEC, Birmingham in 1986
12“ Vinyl Promo
  1. Tearing Us Apart (Edit) 3:38
  2. Tearing Us Apart (Extended Version) 5:16
Gallery

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Music Video

The music video was taken from the Prince's Trust concert performance, live from Wembley Arena in London. It shows Tina and Eric together on stage with the band including Elton John, Midge Ure, Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler. The video is available in two versions - the live version and a version mixed with the studio track of the song.

Producer: Anthony Eaton
Home VideoPrinces Trust (DVD)
Time: 4:32 (live) / 4:19 (studio)

Tina Turner & Eric Clapton - Tearing Us Apart - Music Video

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