What’s Love Got To Do With It is the eighth studio album from Tina Turner and the soundtrack for the same named movie about her life story. It’s also the first album for her new record company Virgin in America. Especially for this album, Tina re-recorded some old songs from Ike & Tina - some of them she hadn’t sung since her divorce from Ike. She recorded also three new songs, including the theme for the movie and hit single I Don't Wanna Fight. Tina performed this song live at her What’s Love? Tour in 1993 and promoted it at some TV and award shows. For the first time, Tina recorded also a studio version of the song Disco Inferno, which she performed live in her early concerts after the separation from Ike. The song „I Might Have Been Queen,“ a remixed version originally from the Private Dancer album, is a little bit longer and includes the additional and never before released vers „I Look Up To The Stars Till I Find My Destiny“. On the American version of the album, the two tracks „Tina’s Wish“ and „Shake A Tail Feather“ are missing.
For promotion, Tina was in Monte Carlo, Monaco on May 11, 1993 for a press conference and photo shooting and her record company released two Cassette Sampler with selected tracks for radio stations.
Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies
Design: Norman Moore
Photographer: Herb Ritts / Peter Lindbergh (Centre Page)
Release: June 1993
Label: Parlophone (Europe) / Virgin (USA)
Format: Vinyl / CD (Picture) / MiniDisc / Cassette / Digital
Charts: UK: #1 / Europe: #4 / Germany: #8 / USA: #17 / Australia: #30
Certifications: UK: 1x Platinum / USA: 1x Platinum / Germany: 1x Gold
Billboard - July 03, 1993
First effort for Virgin by veteran vocalist doubles as the soundtrack for current biopic on Turner's stormy life with ex-husband Ike. Majority of the material here is recut versions of such older Turner hits as „Proud Mary,“ „A Fool In Love,“ and „It’s Gonna Work Out Fine“ (title track is represented by hit '84 version); new (and commercially very promising) material includes slinky „Why Must We Wait Until Tonight,“ co-penned and produced by Bryan Adams. Strong critical reception for movie should spice sales.
Billboard - June 12, 1993
Tina - The music behind the story what’s love got to do with it - Her sizzling new album with 14 new tracks, including the smash hit single I Don’t Wanna Fight - A new album on a new label. The soundtrack to her life story. And her first North American tour in six years.