The undisputed reign of the late Tina Turner is showcased on the new anthology, Queen Of Rock 'n' Roll, but it doesn't just celebrate her singles, it encapsulates the spirit of an era shaped by her seismic vocals.
In a salute to Tina Turner's unrivaled solo career, Queen Of Rock ‘n’ Roll is a monument to 50 years of greatness that begins with her debut solo album. This anthology, with all of Turner's legendary singles, captures the essence of a career that has transcended eras. From the raw power of her funked up 1975 cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" on Acid Queen to the contemporary beats of the Kygo remix of "What’s Love Got to Do With It" in 2020, this collection traces the evolution of the undeniable queen of rock 'n' roll.
Spanning five decades and featuring collaborations with other legends like David Bowie, Bryan Adams, and Rod Stewart, the anthology curates Turner's complete singles for the first time ever. It's a mosaic that pays homage to her legacy, an ode to the woman who oozed sexuality and soul from every note, shaping the very fabric of the times. One highlight in this collection of many is a revamped version of the classic "Something Beautiful Remains," now titled simply "Something Beautiful." Producer Terry Britten took the reins, and delivered an emotive and fitting final tribute to the icon's enduring legacy. It's a moving addition to a compilation that chronicles not just the evolution of a singer but the evolution of an era.
One of the most dynamic soul singers in the history of music, Tina Turner paved her own path with performances that exuded both grit and sensuality. From her early days as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in the late '50s to the groundbreaking "Proud Mary" in 1971, Turner's journey took a turn as she walked away from Ike in the mid-'70s, looking to take the solo path.
Her role as the Acid Queen in the 1975 film adaptation of the Who's Tommy showcased her versatility, though the late '70s still denied her another big break. But like a phoenix, she rose from the ashes in 1983 with a solo deal at Capitol. "Let's Stay Together" and the huge hit "What's Love Got To Do With It" catapulted her back to stardom in the '80s. The soundtrack of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, which she also starred in, brought another hit with "We Don't Need Another Hero." Tina's chart-topping success continued through the late '80s and '90s with hits like "Typical Male," while albums such as Foreign Affair, Wildest Dreams, and Twenty Four Seven solidified her status as a timeless icon.