Tina Turner / Private Dancer 30th anniversary deluxe edition

Warner Music will next month reissue Tina Turner‘s 1984 album Private Dancer as a two-CD deluxe edition.

This new (slightly late) 30th anniversary edition comes with a bonus disc of extra tracks which include the British Electric Foundation’s (B.E.F.) Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today). Martyn Ware discussed working with Tina on this track and subsequently on Private Dancer with SDE last year. The B-sides and remixes are also present and correct along with We Don’t Need Another Hero, Turner’s theme song to Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

While this anniversary release is a significant improvement on the 1997 reissue (more than doubling the seven bonus tracks found on that single disc remaster) this isn’t a totally comprehensive round-up and there are a fair few tracks missing, such as the seven-inch edits of Private Dancer (the album version is over seven minutes long), Let’s Stay Together, Better Be Good To Me and Help! as well as the instrumental of Ball of Confusion and some live Private Dancer B-sides. And although the Mad Max theme is on here, unlike the other Private Dancer singles, the extended version hasn’t been included and for that matter neither has the twelve-inch instrumental or the seven-inch instrumental.

That’s at least 10 further tracks that could have formed part of this set, although in truth the lack of We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) 12-inch and seven-inch edit of Private Dancer is the biggest loss.

Despite these omissions, this newly remastered two-CD deluxe does just about enough to justify the upgrade and a remastered vinyl LP will also be available (with no bonus tracks).

Private Dancer 30th Anniversary is reissued on 29 June 2015.

2CD Deluxe Edition [2015 remaster]

Vinyl LP reissue [2015 remaster]

** Read the SDE interview with Martyn Ware discussing Private Dancer

 Track listing


  1. I Might Have Been Queen
  2. What’s Love Got To Do With It
  3. Show Some Respect
  4. I Can’t Stand The Rain
  5. Private Dancer
  6. Let’s Stay Together
  7. Better Be Good To Me
  8. Steel Claw
  9. Help!
  10. 1984


  1. Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) (with B.E.F.)
  2. I Wrote A Letter
  3. Rock ‘n Roll Widow
  4. Don’t Rush The Good Things
  5. When I Was Young
  6. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
  7. Tonight (with David Bowie) [Live At The Nec, Birmingham]
  8. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live)
  9. What’s Love Got To Do With It (Extended 12” Remix)
  10. Better Be Good To Me (Extended 12” Remix)
  11. I Can’t Stand The Rain (Extended 12” Remix)
  12. Show Some Respect (Extended Mix)
  13. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
  14. One Of The Living
  15. It’s Only Love (with Bryan Adams)

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