Simply The Best


$12.79 $15.99

Product Promotions

20% off CD, DVD, and Blu-ray (excludes pre-orders, sale items, and exclusives)

Shipping Promotions

ID: aec.prl971529.2


    Simply The Best Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol
    1. Simply The Best International Edition Capitol / EMI Music Distribution
    2. Simply The Best Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: In Stock


Review Text Simply the Best is surrounded by some of the best situations a compilation can hope for. Tina Turner's work for Capitol past Private Dancer was spotty, she made a bunch of appearances on soundtracks and other artists' albums, and most of the tracks on Private Dancer are good enough to own twice. Almost half of Private Dancer shows up on Simply the Best, but you don't have to endure the way the original album spiraled down into slick fizzle. Instead you have to endure a misguided, pumped-up house remix of "Nutbush City Limits," but that's it. Everything else here is either top-notch or campy, certifiable fun. A duet with Rod Stewart on "It Takes Two" supplies the fun along with the new track, "I Want You Near Me" (Turner to lover: "You're so good with your hands/To help me with a hook or zip"). The two other new tracks tacked to the end beat out most of the album cuts the collection passes on, plus you get the bombastic "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" without having to buy a dull soundtrack. The oldest cut by years is the monolithic "River Deep-Mountain High," which is a bona fide classic but sonically out of place here. Reprogram the disc to play it at the beginning or end, skip the new "Nutbush" completely, and you've got sparkling, nearly perfect overview of Turner's postcomeback career. ~ David Jeffries

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Best - 4:10
  2. 2. Better Be Good to Me - 4:40
  3. 3. I Can't Stand the Rain - 4:43
  4. 4. What's Love Got to Do with It - 4:50
  5. 5. I Don't Wanna Lose You - 4:20
  6. 6. Nutbush City Limits (90's Version) - 4:44
  7. 7. What You Get Is What You See - 4:28
  8. 8. Let's Stay Together - 4:39
  9. 9. River Deep, Mountain High - 4:40
  10. 10. Steamy Windows - 4:04
  11. 11. Typical Male - 4:15
  12. 12. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - 4:16
  13. 13. Private Dancer - 4:02
  14. 14. Look Me in the Heart - 4:41
  15. 15. It Takes Two - 4:13
  16. 16. I Want You Near Me - 4:53
  17. 17. Way of the World - 4:25
  18. 18. Love Thing - 4:28

Product Details

This video collects twenty music videos from one of the undisputed queens of rock and roll, Tina Turner. Included are promotional clips for hits like "The Best", "We Don't Need Another Hero", "Foreign Affair", "It Takes Two", and "Private Dancer. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Release Date

Customer Reviews