Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Review
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critics' view

Rolling on the river without Ike in the boat, Tina Turner makes a powerful comeback on Private Dancer. Turner throws herself into the material here, her voice rasping but strong, physical and impossibly sensual. There isn’t a single dud among the songs, and they’re given modern rock settings that are neither detached nor very fussy. She got some help: Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote the slow, gorgeous title track; Jeff Beck played a heart-scraping solo on the great rocker “Steel Claw”; Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware and Greg Walsh produced her hit cover of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”; and Rupert Hine produced much of the album and wrote one of its cocky songs, “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”

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