TINA: Single

Tonight Live (1988)

Tina Turner & David Bowie - Tonight (Live) - Single

Tonight (Live) was the fourth single from the album Live In Europe, recorded at Tina’s Private Dancer Tour in Birmingham, England on March 23, 1985 with guest vocals from David Bowie. The single was first released in Holland, were it reached #1 on the charts and was then also released in other European countries, but not in England and America. The original studio version of the song, taken from David's Tonight album, was already a single in 1984.

Writer: David Bowie, Iggy Pop
Producer: Terry Britten
Design: Hotline - Utrecht, Holland
Release: December 1988 (Netherlands) / February 1989 (Europe)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD
Charts: Netherlands: #1 / Germany: #39
AlbumLive In Europe

7“ Vinyl

  1. Tonight (Live Tina & David Bowie) 4:15
  2. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 4:12

12“ Vinyl / CD

    Side A
  1. Tonight (Live duet with David Bowie) 4:15
  2. Written by David Bowie, Iggy Pop / Produced by Terry Britten
    Side B
  1. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 4:12
  2. Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Produced by Terry Britten
  3. Let’s Stay Together (Live) 4:40
  4. Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchel, Al Jackson Jr. / Produced by Terry Britten
Tina Turner & David Bowie - Tonight (Live) - Single

The music video shows Tina in a black leather dress, talking to the audience and singing the first part alone. Then David appears from behind on a platform, and the whole crowd went crazy. While he sings the second part, he comes down the stairways to Tina. During the instrumental part of the song Tina and David dancing together and they finish the song as a duet. The clip was taken from the Private Dancer Tour home video, filmed in Birmingham, England on March 23, 1985. It’s available on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD as well as on Tina’s official YouTube channel.

Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Home VideoSimply The Best
Time: 3:45

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Tina: „Actually this is a song that David Bowie and Iggy Pop wrote a long time ago and David and I recorded it on his last David Bowie Tonight album. I want everybody… I want you to swing with me and we’re gonna singing together, tonight. Come on… We’re gonna do this together, tonight.

David: „I’d like to say that this was a privilege to be on the same stage as you tonight. It’s about the hottest place in the uni­verse."

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