Private Dancer is the fifth solo studio album by Tina Turner. It was released by Capitol Records in Mayand was her first album released through the label. Recording sessions for the album took place at several studios in England and was overseen by four different production teams, including Rupert Hineand Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh of Heaven After several challenging years of going solo after divorcing Ike, Private Dancer propelled Turner into becoming a viable solo star, as well as one of the most marketable crossover singers in the recording industry.
It became a worldwide commercial success, earning multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To date, it remains her best-selling album in North America. The album itself was produced in England using several different producers. The album was released on 29 May and became an outstanding commercial success,   peaking at no.
The album produced a number of highly successful singles including " What's Love Got to Do with It " which went to number one on the US Billboard Hot and stayed there for three weeks. At the Grammy AwardsPrivate Dancer won four of the six awards for which it was nominated.
No less than seven of the album's ten tracks nine in the U. InEMIthe parent label of Capitol Recordsreleased a Private Dancer - Tina Turner - Tina Live (DVD remastered Centenary Edition of the Private Dancer album on CD, then including four additional demo tracks recorded in Love On Ice - Momus - Tender Pervert and early with the producer John Carterfirst released Album) B-sides to some of the Private Dancer singles, as well as three extended 12" remixes.
The album remains the only Tina Turner studio album to have been re-issued in digitally remastered form. Inthe 30th Anniversary edition of this album was released by the Parlophone Records unit of Warner Music Group which now controls this album. The album received a positive reception from critics. The Los Angeles Times wrote that Turner's voice "melts vinyl". A date tour to promote the album took place from February 8, to December 28, Michael Lydon, in Robert Dimery's Albums You Must Hear Before You Diesays that the album's lyrical themes embodied her persona of a "tough, sexy woman schooled in a tough world", and that her vocal delivery overcomes the slick production, with her "indomitable soul" unifying Album) multiple producers.
Slant Magazine listed the album at number 63 on its list of "Best Albums of the s" saying "Both a Private Dancer - Tina Turner - Tina Live (DVD liberation and sonic redemption, Private Dancer established Turner not only as a genuine diva, Private Dancer - Tina Turner - Tina Live (DVD a bona fide force of nature". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album. For the song, see Private Dancer Tina Turner song.
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