Tina's 60 th birthday concert now on home video
TT | Belgium | 09/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This concert was filmed in London in November 1999 to celebrate six decades of Tina Turner on planet earth. The DVD has been available in Europe since June and finally it will be available to American fans this November. The show is not the same as the one she's currently touring North America with. The concert starts with the 1966 classic River Deep, Mountain High. After this landmark song she sings the title track of her most recent album "24-7". The high tempo continuous with a great version of her 1989 smash hit "Steamy Windows". Although her recent European no. 1 hit and US Billboard Dance chart top 3 single "When the heartache is over" is not really suitable for a live version she gives it a try here. For the next song, the UK hit single "Whatever you need", she is joined by the London Gospel Choir. Two ballads, "Don't leave me this way" and her 1983 comeback hit "Let's stay together" are next before she is joined again by the London Gospel Choir for probably the best track of the DVD : a superb version of "Talk to my heart", also taken from her most recent album "Twenty four seven". Tina gives everything she's got in her rocking version of "Hold on I'm coming"(unavailable elsewhere!) and is than joined by Bryan Adams for 2 duets. Of course the 1985 smash hit "It's only love" and the recent duet "Without you". Although her studio version of "All the woman" on "Twenty four seven" sounds rather weak, the live version here is one of the most sizzling tracks I've ever heard. The concert closes with her two classics "Nutbush City Limits" and 1989's European number 1 "The Best". The dvd also includes birthday dedications from such artists as : Bob Geldof, Al Green, Dolly Parton, Annie Lennox, Cher, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Phil Spector, PP Arnold, Bono, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin and Sting + interview with the lady herself. The European dvd also included bonus material : Promo videos for when the heartache is over and "whatever you need" ( Superb Video! ) + a biography and a photo gallery. The best Turner video available to date !"
Tina's Great, This DVD Isn't
Geoffrey Blair | Lexington, KY United States | 12/26/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD features some kind words about Tina from other celebrities, along with a few good interview clips of Tina herself, but the musical performances are poorly produced and do not adequately showcase Miss Turner's amazing stage presence. While she is perfectly at home in the smaller venue, the audio is spotty at times and her vocals seem overpowered by the band. To really see Tina in action, check out the Wildest Dreams Live in Amsterdam DVD -- much greater bang for the buck."
Happy Birthday Tina!!!
Javier Lopez | Peru | 10/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In november of 1999 there were two important things to celebrate in show business. First the 60th birthday of one of the most important figures in music and second her new album after almost 4 years.
On this DVD you'll party with Tina's music were she sings the songs of her latest album at that time. The multi-platinum "Twenty four seven" and of course some of her greatest hits such as: the best, steamy windows, what's love got to do with it, let's stay together and river deep-mountain high.
You'll also find an interview with Tina, special appearances by Paul McCartney, Bono and The Edge, Annie Lennox, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Mariah Carey, Al Green, Keith Richards, Bob Geldof, Phil Spector, George Miller, Gloria Reuben and Ricky Martin.
The special guest of that celebration was Bryan Adams and Tina and him sang their duets (the 1985 Top 15 hit "it's only love" and the 1999's "without you"). Continuing with the guest stars, you'll also find special performances with Cher, Rod Steward, Mick Jagger and David Bowie.
As part of Tina's band there was The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra and as special features in the DVD version you'll find the videos of the hits "when the heartache is over" and "whatever you need", Tina's biography and photo gallery.
This DVD is a must have, Tina's performance is amazing, the guests are the best, the songs are very well chosen, here you'll also find rare Tina's footage from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's and finally you'll see Tina blowing her cake's candles."
A legend pleases her viewers
Anthony Morelli | Montreal, Canada | 12/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the video only a day ago & I already love it. Tina leaves her audiences wanting more. This video proves it. I couldn't believe the enthusiasm this woman had onstage. The format of the video is amazing. There is so much packed into this incredible collection of hits. You'll find some great live archive video clips of Ike & Tina. She certainly had it all right from the start. In between her performances, there are some well known stars in interview clips. They talk about their experiences with Tina. It is simply heartwarming to hear other musician's point of view of "The Legend". Tina's repertoire consists mostly of hits from the Cd "24/7". She sings her 80's hits with a voice so happy & strong. Those hits are "River deep", "What's love...", "Let's stay together", "It's only love" and "Simply the best". All her new material from 24/7 is great live too! The band is excellent, giving us the best they got. Tina gives us her moves with those fantastic legs of hers, never losing her grace.I enjoyed hearing Tina's point of view on her early days performances. I was actually quite surprised by her opinion about certain songs. With her on the screen, I felt well entertained, at least for 1 hr. 27 min. Get this video now. They sell fast instore!"