Prepare to be swept away by the legendary Tina Turner’s musical journey as a new career-spanning box set, “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” is set to hit the shelves this fall. This collection boasts all 55 of Tina Turner’s singles released from the years 1975 to 2023, and it’s a must-have for fans and music enthusiasts alike. But what’s the scoop on this musical treasure trove, you ask? Let’s dive in.
A Box Set Fit for a Queen
“Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” is more than just a compilation of tunes; it’s a celebration of an iconic career. The set comes in two exciting formats: a 5xLP vinyl collection and a 3xCD package. If you’re a vinyl purist or a digital connoisseur, there’s something here for you. And for those who prefer a more concise experience, a 12-track vinyl version is also available.
But wait, there’s more! Each version of the box set includes a special treat—a foreword penned by none other than Tina Turner’s friend and collaborator, Bryan Adams. Adams beautifully captures the essence of Tina’s impact on his life, from their shared journey from obscurity to the grand stages of the UK and Europe. He praises Tina as a “force of nature” with unmatched energy and a voice that could move mountains. And as Adams aptly puts it, when it comes to Tina, “it’s only love, and that’s all.”
A Musical Odyssey
Tina Turner’s musical odyssey began in 1974 when she released her first solo studio album, “Tina Turns the Country On!” This marked the start of a solo career that would cement her status as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Her first single, a riveting cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” from her second album, “Acid Queen,” set the stage for her meteoric rise.
But what makes “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” truly special is its inclusion of collaborations with some of music’s greatest legends. You’ll find tracks featuring David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, and of course, Bryan Adams himself. These collaborations showcase Tina’s incredible versatility and her ability to seamlessly blend her powerhouse vocals with diverse musical styles.
And if that’s not enough to get you excited, there’s an exclusive gem in the box set—a new version of “Something Beautiful Remains,” thoughtfully reworked by her longtime collaborator, Terry Britten, and retitled “Something Beautiful.” It’s a testament to Tina’s enduring artistry.
A Bittersweet Farewell
As we celebrate this remarkable collection, we can’t help but remember that Tina Turner left us in May, passing away at her home in Switzerland at the age of 83. Her legacy lives on through her music, and “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” serves as a poignant reminder of her unparalleled contributions to the world of music.
So, mark your calendars for November 24, when “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” is set to be unleashed via Rhino. Whether you’re a die-hard Tina Turner fan or just someone who appreciates the magic of music, this box set promises to be a treasure trove of musical brilliance. Let the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll reign in your heart once again.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Music Anthology
What does the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” box set include?
The “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” box set includes all 55 of Tina Turner’s singles spanning from 1975 to 2023. It’s a comprehensive collection of her iconic musical journey.
In what formats is the box set available?
The box set is available in two formats: a 5xLP vinyl collection and a 3xCD package. There’s also a more concise 12-track vinyl version for those who prefer a shorter musical experience.
Who wrote the foreword for the box set?
The foreword for the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” box set was written by Bryan Adams, a close friend and collaborator of Tina Turner. In his heartfelt message, he reflects on their shared journey and the impact Tina had on his life.
Are there any special collaborations featured in the box set?
Yes, the box set includes collaborations with music legends such as David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, and Bryan Adams himself. These tracks showcase Tina Turner’s versatility and her ability to work seamlessly with diverse musical styles.
Is there any exclusive content in the box set?
Indeed, there’s an exclusive gem in the box set—a new version of “Something Beautiful Remains,” reworked by Tina Turner’s longtime collaborator, Terry Britten, and retitled “Something Beautiful.” It’s a unique addition that highlights Tina’s enduring artistry.
When will the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” box set be released?
The “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” box set is scheduled for release on November 24 via Rhino. Mark your calendars for this musical extravaganza!