Tearing Us Apart is a rock duet, written by Eric Clapton and released as the second single from his album August. Phil Collins produced the song and played drums and percussions. Tina and Eric performed the song live at the Prince’s Trust concert in London’s Wembley Arena, which was 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. Tina did also the backing vocals on the b-side track.

The music video was taken from the Prince's Trust concert performance and is available in two versions. It shows Tina and Eric together on stage with the band including Elton John, Midge Ure, Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler. The clip was produced from Anthony Eaton and the live version is available on the Princes Trust home video. The second version, mixed with the studio version of the song, was unfortunately never released officially.

Released in June 1987 in Europe and in August 1987 in America from WEA / Duck Records on 7“ & 12“ (picture) vinyl, Tearing Us Apart reached #56 in England.

Billboard Magazine - July 25, 1987: From his “August” album, quick dance-rock number with stellar support from Tina should bring this veteran the radio exposure he deserves.

Tina Turner & Eric Clapton - Tearing Us Apart - Single

Vinyl Single - Front Cover

Tina Turner & Eric Clapton - Tearing Us Apart - Single

Vinyl Single - Back Cover

single / maxi

A. Tearing Us Apart 4:14

Written by Eric Clapton, Greg Phillinganes / Produced by Phil Collins

B. Hold On 4:55

Written by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins / Produced by T. Dowd / Backing vocals by Tina Turner

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single (usa) / promo

A1. Tearing Us Apart (Edit) 3:38

B1. Hold On 4:55

Photography: Terry O'Neill

Tina Turner - Tearing Us Apart - Music Video

Music Video
Live from Wembley Arena, London
Home Video: Princes Trust
Time: 5:38


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