Single

Two People (1986)

Tina Turner - Two People - Single

Two People is a slow ballad and the second single from the album Break Every Rule. Tina promoted the song at several tv shows in Europe and performed it live at her Break Every Rule Tour in 1987 /’88. A live version is available on the Live In Europe album from 1988. The previously unreleased b-side track „Havin A Party“ was originally written by Sam Cooke. As a special bonus, the UK single contains a poster and the gatefold maxi includes additional live songs. In 1988, some releases of the Live In Europe album included a limited edition 7“ vinyl or 5“ CD single with an previously unreleased „Tendermix,“ remixed by Ben Liebrand.

Writer: Terry Britten, Graham Lyle
Producer: Terry Britten
Release: October 1986 (Europe) / November 1986 (USA) / 1988 (tender mix)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl (poster) / 12“ Vinyl (gatefold)
Charts: Germany: #10 / Europe: #13, #7 (airplay) / USA: #30 / UK: #43
AlbumBreak Every Rule

7“ Vinyl Single
  1. Two People 4:11
  2. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten
  3. Havin’ A Party (Previously Unreleased) 4:00
  4. Written by Sam Cooke / Produced by Martyn Ware
12“ Vinyl Maxi (Europe)
Side A
  1. Two People (Dance Mix) 8:30
Side B
  1. Two People (Dub Mix) 7:06
  2. Havin’ A Party (Previously Unreleased) 4:00
12“ Vinyl Maxi (USA)
Side A
  1. Two People (Dance Mix) 8:30
  2. Havin’ A Party (Previously Unreleased) 4:00
Side B
  1. Two People (Dub Mix) 7:06
  2. Two People (Album Version) 4:11
12“ Vinyl Maxi (Gatefold)
  1. Two People (Dance Mix) 8:30
  2. Havin’ A Party (Previously Unreleased) 4:00
  3. Let’s Stay Together (Live) 4:37
  4. Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchel, Al Jackson Jr. / Produced by Terry Britten / Remixed by John Hudson / Recorded at the Birmingham NEC, March 1985
  5. Private Dancer (Live) 6:33
  6. Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by Terry Britten / Remixed by John Hudson / Recorded at the Birmingham NEC, March 1985
7“ Vinyl / CD Single (Promo)
  1. Two People (Tender Mix) 7:22
  2. Mix & additional production by Ben Liebrand
EMI (Germany)

Tina breaks all rules - Two People is the second single from Mrs. Turner's current album „Break Every Rule,“ which stays on top of the German charts for weeks and has reached gold status in several countries, including Germany, England, France, the United States and Brazil. Just as the single predecessor „Typical Male,“ the new number was written by the team Terry Britten / Graham Lyle, who wrote most songs of the LP. The multi-talented Britten is also the producer of of this sparingly arranged ballad, that leaves much room for Tina's voice. He also played guitar and bass and can be heard as a vocalist in the background.

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Music Video

The first scene shows Tina sitting on a bed in an apartment. Later she wears a long coat, standing in front of a revolving door and walking down a street while it is raining. After she was looking for shelter in a telephone cabin, she changes her clothes and performs on stage in a nightclub.

As a special bonus, Tina produced also a „Hollywood“ version, in which she represents different characters. In this version, she don’t perform in a nightclub, but standing alone on stage of a big concert hall, wearing a beautiful white long dress.

Both videos were originally released on the What You See Is What You Get home video on VHS, but are still waiting for a release on DVD.

Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Home VideoWhat You See Is What You Get (VHS, LaserDisc)
Time: 4:10 / 3:55 (Hollywood Version)

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Tina Turner - Two People - Music Video (Hollywood Version)

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