1988 – Help! - 7" Promo Single - Japan

"Help!" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Private Dancer". In this case it’s the live version from the "Tina Live In Europe" Album.
It’s a cover version of The Beatles. The Beatles released the song in 1965 from the album "Help!"
"Help!" Was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Tina made a ballad version of "Help!" She sang the song for a long time before she released it as a single. Tina’s live performance of the song was a cry from the heart. It became a moving and touching song and a special moment during her live concerts when she screamed out for help.

Tina’s studio version was recorded with The Crusaders who are best known for their song "Streetlife". Later on it appeared on Tina’s "Private Dancer" Album in Europe. Although she sang the song already on the road since the early 80’s, it became a show stopping moment during her "Private Dancer Tour" in 1985, where this particular version is from. The same version appeared on "Tina’s Live In Europe" album and from this single they made a promo single in Japan. Here’s the video from this live version.

 

 

Surprisingly, the b-side for this promo single was "Land Of A 1000 Dances". Tina performed the song many times live with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The song is originally from Chris Kenner, but the person who had most success with it was Wilson Pickett. Tina performed the song again during her "Break Every Rule" Concert Special In 1986 where she paid a tribute to her own idols. This version was also included on the "Tina Live In Europe" Album. Here’s the video for "Land Of A 1000 Dances".

 

 

This single is extremely rare and can be found on record fairs and online auction sites like Ebay and Discogs.

Released: 1988
Genre: Pop, R&B, Soul
Length: "Help" - 5.03 min.
"Land of 1000 Dances" - 3.06 min.
Label: Capitol/Toshiba
Writers: "Help!" - J. Lennon and P. McCartney
"Land Of A 1000 Dances" – Chris Kenner
Producer: John Hudson
Catalogue Number: PRP-1258

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1984 - Private Dancer - EP Album - 12" Sampler Promo Single
1986 - Capitol Sampler Disc - Promo CD Single
1986 - Tearing Us Apart - 7" Promo Single - Spain
1986 - Girls - 12" Promo Single - Israel
1986 - Overnight Sensation - 7" Promo Single - Spain
1988 - Help - 7" Promo Single - Japan
1988 - Two People - Ben Liebrand Remix - 3" Promo CD Single
1988 - Best of 15 Tracks - Promo CD - Japan
1988 - More Live! - Promo CD - Japan
1989 - 4 Track Foreign Affair - Promo Samples Cassette - USA
1989 - Undercover Agent For The Blues - Promo CD Single - USA
1990 - Look Me In The Heart - 7" Promo Single - France
1993 - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Promo CD Single - France
1993 - Why Must We Wait Until Tonight? - Promo CD Single - Spain
1993 - Proud Mary - Promo CD Single - USA
1994 - It’s Only Love - 3" Promo CD Single - France
2003 - What You See Is What You Want - Unofficial Promo CD - Japan
2004 - All The Best - Interview Promo CD
2004 - Complicated Disaster - Promo CD Single

 

 

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