Wild Lady of Rock (At The Apollo) is Tina’s very first solo home video with a concert from London’s Apollo Theatre, recorded on March 25, 1979. Dressed in Bob Mackie costumes and supported by four dancers, Tina performed several cover versions of popular songs, some old ones from Ike & Tina and some new tracks after the recording of her solo records Rough and Love Explosion. The video was first released in short form with a running time about 30 minutes in May 1979 under the title At The Apollo from VCL. Later it was also released as a one hour concert under the titles Wild Lady of Rock and Queen of Rock 'n' Roll from VCL / Hendring on VHS and Beta video and in 1986 on LaserDisc.

Billboard Magazine - May 05, 1979: From VCL — Europe's largest independent pre-recorded video producer - comes an exclusive specially recorded concert performance by America’s dazzling rock singer Tina Turner. This is no copy of an old concert — THIS IS AN ORIGINAL. Tina’s concert - specially produced for VCL and recorded by them in front of an invited audience - took place in London’s Apollo Theatre on March 25th this year. From that concert come unique 30 minute soul-searching cassettes of Tina at her best. And they’re available now at all good video shops. VCL will also produce a feature version for the cinema. 

CashBox Magazine - May 26, 1984: QUEEN TINA - Tina Turner will soon be available on videocassette. "Tina Turner - Queen of Rock 'N' Roll" is being offered in June by VCL for the suggested retail price of $29.95. The hour-long concert special features the indefatigable legend hammering out some of her best known tunes, including „Proud Mary," „Fever,“ „Acid Queen“, and „Nutbush City Limits“.

VHS (UK) - Front & Back Cover

full version

1. The Bitch Is Back (Live) 2:34

Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin

2. Crazy Cajun Cakewalking Band (Live) 4:24

Written by L. Vegas, P. Vegas, J. Ford

3. Hot Legs (Live) 3:00

Written by Gary Grainger, Rod Stewart

4. Nutbush City Limits (Live) 3:07

Written by Tina Turner

5. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 3:52

Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich

6. The Woman I’m Supposed To Be (Live) 3:28

Written by C. Wade

7. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Live) 3:24

Written by Otis Redding, J. Butler

8. Can’t Turn You Loose (Live) 2:12

Written by Otis Redding

9. Don’t Leave Me This Way (Live) 2:18

Written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Cary Gilbert

10. Givin’ It Up For Your Love (Live) 2:25

Written by Jerry Lynn Williams

11. Fever (Live) 2:07

Written by Eddie Cooley, John Davenport

12. Disco Inferno (Live) 2:48

Written by Leroy Green, Ron Kersey

13. Music Keeps Me Dancin’ (Live) 1:22

Written by Lenny Macaluso, Pat Summerson

14. Help Me Make It Through The Night (Live) 3:13

Written by Kris Kristofferson

15. Everyone Is A Winner (Live)4:43

Written by E. Brown

16. Root, Toot Undisputable Rock’n Roller (Live) 3:18

Written by G. Jackson

17. You Don’T Bring Me Flowers Anymore (Live) 2:51

Written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

18. Sometimes When We Touch (Live) 3:30

Written by D. Hill, B. Mann

19. Medley (Live) 4:34

Tracks: It's Gonna Work Out Fine, A Fool In Love, Honky Tonk Women, Acid Queen, I Want To Take You Higher, Le Freak, Proud Mary, Music Keeps Me Dancin'

Design & Art Direction: Shoot That Tiger!

Directed by Steve Turner
Produced by Carl Fischer
A VCL Videogramme Production

Tina Turner - Wild Lady of Rock - Video

At The Apollo - Beta (Short Version) - Cover

short version

1. The Bitch Is Back (Live) 2:10

2. Crazy Cajun Cake Walk Band (Live) 3:28

3. Hot Legs (Live) 2:58

4. Nut Bush City Limits (Live) 2:50

5. You Don’t Send Me Flowers Any More (Live) 2:45

6. Sometimes When We Touch (Live) 3:11

7. Medley (Live) 1:13

Tracks: It's Gonna Work Out Fine, A Fool In Love

8. Honky Tonk Woman (Live) 1:25

9. Acid Queen (Live) 0:33

10. I Wanna Take You Higher (Live) 1:29

11. Le Freak (Live) 0:24

13. Proud Mary (Live) 2:34

Tina Turner - Wild Lady of Rock - Video

Queen Of Rock ’N' Roll - LaserDisc (UK) - Front Cover

Liner Notes

„There are many types of performers; Crooners, Comics and Jokers. I’m no Crooner and I’m no Joker…Consider myself a Croaker!“

…..TINA TURNER…the raunchiest lady on stage - she oozes sensuality, excitement and sheer dynamism.

Feel the raw energy, the emotion and the tension in this explosive performance, as Tina „struts her stuff“

„People ask me when I’m going to slow down“ Do you know what I tell them?“ „I’m JUST GETTING STARTED…..!!!“…..TINA TURNER.

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