Album of the Day
Private Dancer (30th Anniversary)
Tina Turner's PRIVATE DANCER spurred one of the greatest comebacks of the 1980s – or perhaps “coming out” is a more appropriate description for the set that once and for all pulled the performer from the shadow of ex-husband/musical partner Ike Turner. As inspiring as its backstory of female empowerment is, the collection's huge success (it was certified 5x platinum in the U.S. alone) was all about the music. Originally released on this day in 1984, the album shows Turner embracing slicker pop/rock production without sacrificing any of her passion as a singer, and such songs as “What's Love Got to Do With It,” “Better Be Good To Me,” “Let's Stay Together” and the title track all became Top 40 hits. The PRIVATE DANCER - 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION includes the original album remastered along with a second disc of 12" mixes, B-sides, three non-album singles and a duet with Bryan Adams ("It's Only Love").